Business Process Re-engineering was a hot-button term for the 1990’s and early 2000’s (Millennials, if you are reading this, sorry for making you consult Wikipedia) – the concept still exists but is more limited to highly specialized (and highly priced) consulting firms seeking to analyze workflows and examine the overall performance of an organization. A way to literally think outside of the cube, BPR as a term may be losing it’s trendiness, but re-engineering can still be a DIY as well as a cost-effective solution.
BPR is a great idea for your company, any day of the week. Improving your process and streamlining (forgive the buzzword) your workflow will ultimately make your company more efficient. And at the end of the way, it is something you can actually do yourself, without consulting the big (read: exorbitant) guns like BCG or McKinsey.
Problem Area #1: You’re not paperless enough.
You know it. I know it. If your company could just dredge out every last bin of paper, there would be so much less filing and productivity loss hunting down old documents. Saving time is still saving money – at a nearly exponential level. Whether it’s just converting the old sheaves to sleek, space-efficient digital files, or it involves converting your modern processes to a paperless process, this is probably the top on the list of ways you could re-engineer your processes to perform on a more successful level.
What is the solution? Document Scanning. Converting your work to digital format is something that you can do, with a high tech scanner that your office probably already has, or that you can have another company do for you. If 5i Solutions does it, we throw in the imaging service – something you don’t want to miss out on. The beauty of this method is that the expense can qualify as a tax write off, a boon of “going green” which is technically what going paperless qualifies you for.
That’s step one of the BPR DIY – for more steps, visit our blog next Tuesday to discover more tips!