Studies were made on a sample of 134 councils on the costs and resources used to produce documents from conception to publication and the results show that there are major areas where huge cost savings can be achieved.
The number of documents produced each year, most of which are statutory, is massive and one of the biggest headaches is version control. It is normal for several people to be involved in the production of one document and ensuring that the most recent version is being worked on by everyone is both time consuming, costly and prone to errors.
Using an electronic document management solution can save a substantial amount of money in terms of the time which is spent trying to keep track of documents within the publication cycle and there is never any danger of superseded versions still being in circulation.
For more information on Electronic Document Management and Version Control tools, please call IPC on 08081 45 46 47