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Health Services NPO Cuts Contract Turnaround and Aces Audits With DMS

It is the purpose of many nonprofits and NGOs to take action in resolving global health issues and, to establish and provide resources to struggling people who have nowhere to turn. Their mission is to educate, inform, and strength healthcare workers and systems.

Providing these resources is the first step in their mission. Their challenge is to provide these resources in the most effective and efficient way possible.

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Document Management System Contract Management Saves NPO Thousands

As a nonprofit product development partnership (PDP), TB Alliance collaborates with many external partners globally in their quest to discover and develop better, faster-acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis.

In support of their contractual collaborations, they originally used a SaaS NGO/NPO contract management system competitor, but glitches, more cumbersome system features than actual benefits, and poor customer service left them in need of a new document management platform. Since choosing DocuVantage one year ago, they haven’t looked back.

Click here to read the case study and learn how TB Alliance integrated document management for a reliable and customizable contracts administration process that saved over $22,000 annually, reduced document retrieval time by 50%, and reduced contract record setup time by 30%.

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DocuVantage Product Updates Make Managing Documents Even Easier!

We've recently updated our software and would like to highlight some of the new features now available to make managing documents and information even easier!

DocuVantage clients can always find all new release information in the "help" section. If you're not a client, give us a call and we'll answer all your document management questions.

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DocuVantage Selected as a Top 20 Most Promising Workflow Solution

Workflow management is central to business operations, which in turn is central to cost-effectively running your business and delivering your product or services to your clients.

How do you determine which workflow management solutions are best at reducing back-office paperwork volume? Which are the most adaptable to the market's evolving needs?

A team of CEOs, CIOs, and analysts at the CIO Review came together to distinguish the best of the best in workflow management solutions, and they recently announced that DocuVantage is among the 20 most promising providers.

Check out the full article to find out why they think DocuVantage is revolutionizing the way to move and manage documents.

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The ABCs of Contract Management for NGOs and NPOs

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofit organizations (NPOs) are jumping on board with a very popular trend in process improvement; automated contract management. To be fair, though, contract automation is not so much a transitory “trend” as it is an essential, sustainable ingredient in NGO and nonprofit management.

THE WHYs

Streamlining and automating contract lifecycle management and compliance with a cross-operational electronic document management system not only eliminates the worries of back-office operations, but also drives more efficient execution of mission goals.

THE HOWs

So you want to become a successful and tech-savvy contract manager? That’s a respectable goal, and it’s also not as complex as you may think. Here are four down-to-earth tips to elevating your contract administration efficiency:

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No-Nonsense Document Management for Nonprofits/NGOs: What to Look For

Many of our clients assume that nonprofits and NGOs are outside the domain of business process improvement. This could not be further from the truth. On the contrary, it’s often the case that profitless processes – due to the countless stakeholders and key decision makers involved – require the most fine-tuning to their operational efficiency and document management.

We could go on, but we’ll let an actual NGO take it from here. They live and breathe the complexity of nonprofit/nongovernmental operations, so they naturally say it best.

This global NGO found their document management solution.

The following is an account from an actual NGO whose document management system needed a little boost of digital efficiency.

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Nonprofit Success Story: Global Nonprofit Executes Contracts Faster with DMS

nonprofit contract managementThere's a lot at stake working for a nonprofit, NGO, or NPO.

You have a mission to fulfill, and limited resources to fulfill it in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It's easy to lose sight of your cause when your backend processes take up all of your time. What you need is a workflow to help your mission accomplish itself.

We've discussed the benefits of a document management system for business process improvement, and for the next few weeks we'll be posting real-world Nonprofit and NGO Success Stories.

A $70M+ international nonprofit organization educates and helps others to prevent and control disease abroad. However, expanding their services to 140 countries requires a sophisticated contract management system. Here's how they addressed that problem with DMS, and how the savings in time and money helped them focus on their mission to save lives.

Read their success story here.

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4 Signs Your Contract Management System is Hurting Your NGO/NPO

nonprofit contract managementWe'd reported on a study conducted by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which opened our eyes to the rampant inefficiency plaguing the contract lifecyle management (CLM) of countless organizations – companies and NGOs/nonprofits sweeping the gamut of industry type, geographic location and size.

Here's the bad news that we learned:

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5 Ways Nonprofit Document Management Software Helps Your NGO or NPO

For a successful NGO to flourish, staying compliant and reporting funds accurately for every transaction is crucial. This is especially true for those who receive funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State and other government agencies.

To successfully achieve your mission’s potential reach and scope, you must understand what to look for in nonprofit document management software. This software allows you to serve people in a more logical and organized manner, and makes managing your workflow and business processes much more efficient. 

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Industry Gurus Reflect on Digital Enterprise: The Future of DMS Pt. II

digital enterpriseLast week, we discussed the history of and current trends in Document Management and Enterprise Content Management (ECM). A great deal of your ability to manage and leverage information assets more effectively hinges on integrating Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, and Collaborative (MACC) technologies. Subsequently, however, you may need to become a digital enterprise.

When the folks over at CMSWire attended Amplexor’s Future of Document Management event, they ended up gathering some of the industry’s key people together in the same room. Their perspectives are valuable to anyone looking to keep up with today’s IT advancements, namely in workflow:

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