Don’t Work Like a Dog, Get DocLink!

“Work Like a Dog’ is an odd saying considering most of our domesticated BFFs don’t work AT ALL nowadays! So where did the term come from?

In the past, and still today, dogs play an important role helping humans with their amazing herding and hunting skills. And many dogs continue helping us out in rescue and service capacities.

Since humans have a more developed brain, this idiom supports the idea that hard work and perseverance is rewarded. History has many examples where humans become inspired and find creative ways to transform or improve manual, tedious or difficult tasks so that you can reduce your effort and work smarter, not harder; and as a result, you won’t have to work like a dog.

Think about where you work. If you’re spending too much time and unnecessary effort to get all your work done, there is technology out there to help streamline your workload, like DocLink.

Document Management = Time Savings

In business, time is money. IDC data shows that “the knowledge worker spends about 2.5 hours per day, or roughly 30% of the workday, searching for information.”

How much time are you spending each day searching for lost documents? What about time spent on copying, matching, and filing documents?

Altec has customers who store millions of documents within DocLink. Just think of how much time they have saved by NOT having to manually file any of those millions of documents.

This can all be done more efficiently and quickly if you have DocLink’s document management system where you can electronic and securely store your business document and data. It makes it easier to search for the documents you need, especially with indexing and full text search capabilities.  And it’ll eliminate the need for duplicate data entry, minimizing human errors.

DocLink for Accounts Payable

In most instances, DocLink is first deployed in AP.  According to Ardent Partner’s 2021 report, the AP approval process deficiencies rank as the top challenge.  To process a single invoice, the average cost is $10.89 and the time to process is an average of 10 days.

Leveraging technology and automation like DocLink, organizations have been able to streamline the AP process and lower their invoice processing costs 80% and improve processing time 74%.

If you’re working like a dog, what areas do you struggle? Take a moment to assess your processes. What’s your work day like in AP? Do you have to work harder than needed to get an invoice approved when it can easily be routed electronically, more efficiently and quickly with the added benefit of audit trail for tracking? 

Rather than having to work like a dog, you can spend more time playing with your dog (should you have one). 

Get more done with DocLink without having to put in more hours.  Contact us to learn how we can help.