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7 reasons why you need a Document Management System (DMS)

In today’s fast-paced business world, managing an ever-increasing volume of documents efficiently is crucial. This is where a Document Management System (DMS) comes into play. A DMS is a robust software solution designed to streamline the creation, storage, retrieval, and sharing of documents, making it a fundamental tool for modern businesses. In this blog, we’ll delve into seven reasons why you need a Document Management System, or DMS, for your organisation. 


1. Improved Document Organisation

Do you ever find yourself lost in a sea of files and folders? A DMS can help you find your way by bringing order to this chaos. With intuitive categorisation, tagging, and metadata capabilities, you can create a structured repository for all your documents. Keywords and search functionalities further simplify the retrieval process, saving valuable time and reducing the frustration of searching through countless folders.  

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A DMS allows you to have a more streamlined documentation process.

In image: MacroView DMS Tree View 

2. Enhanced Collaboration

A DMS fosters seamless collaboration by allowing multiple users to access and work on the same document simultaneously. Team members can make real-time edits, leave comments, and track changes, all within the DMS environment. This not only streamlines teamwork but also guarantees that everyone operates with the most up-to-date version of a document. No lost work!

3. Easier Document Retrieval and Cost Savings

Looking for documents can be a real time-drain, and as they say, time is money. Studies estimate that a typical employee spends around 30% to 40% of their workday hunting for physical documents.  

A document management system (DMS) saves both time and money. With the right DMS, you can search for files using specific keywords or phrases using metadata tags. You can add these tags on folder-levels which means these details are automatically carried on to every file in that folder.  

Furthermore, the reduction in paper usage, printing costs, and physical storage requirements contributes to substantial cost savings over time. A DMS is not just a tool; it’s an investment in efficiency. 

Easier Document Retrieval

Search for files using meta tags, minimising manual data entry and improved search reliability. 

In image: MacroView DMS search functionality

4. Increased Data Security

According to a recent report by IBM, a data breach can cost a business on average AU$2.64 million! Safeguarding sensitive data is a top priority for any organisation, especially law and others. A Document Management System strengthens your data’s defences. Through role-based access control, you can determine who can view, edit, or delete specific documents, ensuring that confidential information remains confidential. Additionally, DMS systems often incorporate audit trails, allowing you to monitor document activities and track any unauthorised access. With a DMS, your data remains under lock and key. 

5. Streamlined Compliance

Some industries have strict rules about how documents are retained and managed. A DMS can be your compliance ally, automating various compliance processes. It enforces document retention policies, ensuring documents are stored and archived correctly, thereby reducing the risk of compliance violations and potential legal entanglements. By adhering to industry standards with a DMS, you’ll save both time and resources while staying on the right side of the law. 


Streamlined Compliance

Stay compliant with regulatory requirements by automatically setting retention labels and marking files as records to meet industry standards.

In image: MacroView DMS template view 

6. Better Backup and Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters, hardware failures, and data breaches can spell disaster for your critical documents. A DMS steps in, offering robust backup and disaster recovery capabilities. Documents are securely stored in data centers with multiple layers of redundancy, guaranteeing their safety. In the unfortunate event of data loss, a DMS can swiftly restore your documents, minimising downtime and ensuring business continuity.

7. Integrates with Other Solutions 

An effective DMS solution, such as MacroView DMS, smoothly blends into your Windows environment. It seamlessly connects with familiar platforms like SharePoint, Teams, and the desktop Microsoft 365 suite. This means you can maintain your comfort with well-known software while unlocking productivity-boosting features. These include effortlessly dragging and dropping documents and emails into SharePoint folders, conducting comprehensive searches across SharePoint, enjoying quicker navigation, and much more. 

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In image: MacroView DMS integration with Microsoft

In conclusion, a Document Management System (DMS) is a transformative solution that can revolutionise how your organisation handles documents. From improving organisation and collaboration to enhancing security and ensuring compliance, the advantages of a DMS are undeniable. By adopting a DMS, you not only streamline your document-related processes but also position your organisation for increased productivity and success in the digital age. 


If you’re ready to embrace efficient document management and reap the benefits, there’s no time like the present to implement a DMS. Your documents will be secure, meticulously organised, and effortlessly accessible, enabling your team to work smarter, not harder. Speak to us today to see how DMS can help your business.  

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