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The 3 Main Benefits Of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) For Schools And Colleges…

The 3 Main Benefits of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for Schools and Colleges…

Paper files, pencils, and ink grade books are now obsolete. Administrators and educators are turning to management software to become more efficient, more secure, and more collaborative. ECM helps increase security by allowing users to restrict access to folders, documents, fields, and other information, monitor system login and logout data, and monitor document creation and destruction to ensure compliance. Content management occurs when teachers manage space, materials, equipment, the movement of people, and lessons that are part of a curriculum or program of studies. In this blog, we would like to outline the advantages of adopting enterprise content management in your school.

Increased Communication And Feedback For Working Better Together

Content management systems prove to be extremely suitable for usage in online education, because it not only satisfies all fundamental needs of information activities, but it provides the possibility to implement new methods of communication between members of the education community. Instead of teachers meeting after school, they can use the ECM program to upload and download files and view them from any computer with access permission. Co-teachers can plan lessons. New teachers can receive feedback on their lesson plans. All educators can better work together to build connections across subject areas in their individual unit plans.

Increased Student Information Security

The pitfalls of keeping critical data in a hodgepodge of formats are that it can lead to lost data, security breaches, duplicate files, and more. It is important to keep student information secure at every grade level; however, high school and college records certainly have higher stakes. ECM will ensure that students’ academic and personal information remains secure. The process will be very helpful when letters for recommendation, college applications, and grade disputes arise. This software system will keep all of that information safe and far from any potential foul play, yet available with the touch of a computer key.

Increased Savings And Environmental Resources

ECM helps strengthen the bond between home, faculty, and institution. In addition to innovative management tools, it offers administrators access to a range of proactive solutions that contribute to the smooth operation of school systems. Going paperless can also save money. The worksheets, assignments, report cards, and more can stay digital. Email grades and student progress reports directly to students and their families. Less paper means less waste and less expense which means a lower school budget. If your school adopts the ECM software, remember to leave ample time for training and practice as a new system is only useful if everyone feels confident and empowered to make the switch to paperless or at least paper light.

Information Consultants Can Create an ECM Plan Schools and Colleges

Information Consultants ECM solutions provide the following benefits…

  • Decreasing overhead costs of paper storage, office space and additional hiring.
  • Streamlining operations by automating repetitive, manual processes.
  • Managing all organizational content throughout its life cycle.
  • Facilitating compliance with robust security and auditing features.
  • Integrating seamlessly with the applications employees use everyday.

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Information Consultants uses Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software by Laserfiche to help businesses create, organize, manage, and access all documents and forms through secure, easy-to-use programs. At Information Consultants, we work closely with each of our clients to consult, train, and operate Laserfiche in order to boost efficiency and profitability within the company! We are a leader in global technology services and solutions consulting based in South Florida with offices in Pembroke Pines and Downtown Miami.
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