Today’s Army needs digital tools

You’re doing vital work every day, but there is no doubt that the paper-based world slows down the execution of every support task, logistical effort and administrative process you perform to support your mission. Managing paper drains staff resources away from high-value tasks.

Lost time due to paper-based systems takes many forms. But you already know this is a challenge. As you walk through your base, you see the paper on desks, you requisition more file cabinets, locate more secure storage, buy shredders and purchase reams of paper. These are administrative costs.

All that paper has an effect on staff too. Paper systems are hard to search. They are vulnerable to loss, theft or damage. They stop you and staff from knowing where things are in a process. Paper systems also slow processes down, whether they are critical to missions or they fall on the logistic and support functions.

Today’s Army needs digital tools

Put simply, paper doesn’t support the execution of the Army’s mission. Your most critical resource, a highly trained and committed staff, is being let down by the infrastructure that has driven civilian and military efforts in the past, but can’t support a modern defense community.

Digital tools start with capturing information using great tools like the Canon imageFORMULA scanner line, working with a solution provider like Next Phase Solutions and utilizing OnBase by Hyland to make it possible to get rid of the paper.

The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting is all about exploring the tools and resources that will lead today’s Army into the future. Why not explore the possibilities of going paperless? Stop by booth 8949 to discuss how to address these and other challenges you face in a paper-driven organization.

Key digital tools? Capture and content services

Utilizing a robust content services platform can help you face the challenges of today’s world by eliminating the burdens of paper. With a content services approach, today’s Army can modernize by removing paper, improving processes and providing better services to personnel.

More than 18,000 organizations of every type worldwide use OnBase to centralize important business content in one secure location, and then deliver that information to whoever needs it, wherever they are. That aligns perfectly with the mission of today’s Army.

Terri Jones

Terri Jones

Wondering what goes into a document management, ECM or content services deployment in government? Terri Jones, Hyland's government marketing portfolio manager, has your answer. In her 10-plus years in both state and local government, she's managed IT departments, implemented ECM strategies and written legislation and program policies. If that isn't enough to prove her IT expertise in government, she has also designed and implemented data systems and websites to manage compliance and funding in excess of $90 million annually. Have a question for her? Contact her at [email protected]

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