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Why Document? Documentation Reason #2

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Jun 01, 2009

Picture this…
You have just found out that there will be staffing cuts across several departments in your company beginning immediately. Even though you are already short-staffed, several key employees will be let go. You are the one responsible for redistributing the workload. What do you do first?

You and your colleagues may start digging through old meeting notes and presentations, trying to remember the what/how/when/who, etc. Unfortunately, you soon realize that you are in over your head.

How would you insure that critical work processes stay on track with minimal disruptions of internal operations and, most importantly, with minimal disruption to your customers?

Having well-defined process documentation, such as workflow diagrams and procedures manuals, will give you a head start. This is yet another reason why you should document.

- Deborah Conrad, Documentation Specialist

Tags: document, documentation

Why Document? Documentation Reason #1

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, May 07, 2009

“The new system just isn’t working the way we hoped…”

It is not unusual for system implementations and upgrades to represent a major investment. Also, when things don’t turn out as planned, costs (and headaches) can quickly multiply.

You can avoid these pains by developing a documented needs analysis and functional requirements listing before signing on the dotted line for an implementation or upgrade.

For all involved, this would help clarify your vision of optimal system functionality or process automation and provide a basis for an even-field RFP process, thus better equipping you to get the most bang for your buck.

Check back next week to find out more reasons why you should use documentation!

- Traci Spratt, Documentation Specialist

Tags: document, documentation

Why Document?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, Apr 30, 2009

Deadlines. Increasing costs. Competition. Budget cuts. Layoffs.

No doubt about it, companies face tremendous pressures on a daily basis to be successful. What’s more, along with typical challenges, such as delivering quality products and services on time and within budget, companies are being held increasingly accountable for proving compliance with numerous laws and regulations.

An indispensable tool for achieving success on all fronts is documentation. Whether to justify why your company should move forward with an innovative initiative, to communicate effectively with your technical team, or to ensure routine procedures are understood at the most granular level, the benefits of documentation are immeasurable.

Terrell & Terrell, CPAs, LLP offers documentation services to meet a variety of needs such as detailed process workflow diagrams and procedure manuals, and functional requirements documentation and whitepapers.

Stay tuned for the top ten reasons you should invest in documentation and how we can help!

- Deborah Conrad, Documentation Specialist

Tags: document, documentation