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PDF Tools for Efficient Workflow Management

For many of us in business, workflow management is a constant battle. Keeping digital data and paper documents organized, compliant, secure, and managed can be overwhelming – especially as technology evolves. That’s why its important to stay up to date with workflow management systems and decide on which ones work best for you, your business and clients. To help keep all those documents running smoothly and to help improve productivity and profitability, here are 7 easy ways PDF tools can help create a more efficient workflow experience:

#1 Streamline Your Workflow
Working under tight deadlines wears heavy on any workforce. On the other hand, working without a deadline can be just as stressful because of changing priorities and a lack of organization. Projects that are well organized and documents that are easily tracked and archived is a big step toward streamlining workflow. Proper PDF tools that include multi-threaded, server-based platforms help organize, batch and archive digital automation files, leading to a more simplified and streamlined workflow.

#2 Choose Quality and Speed
Even with today’s technology, we are sometimes forced to chose between quality product or timely service. However, with the right tools you don’t have to compromise speed for quality or vice versa. ActivePDF presents efficient PDF tools that enhance the quality of PDF manipulation and archiving in a fast, affordable and secure environment. This allows businesses to grow without adding new staff, while increasing hundreds of hours of new productivity.

#3 Easy Integration, Easy Workflow
The pressure is on for businesses today to improve on what they already have. Discovering a system that can enhance and adapt into your existing workflow is vital to the process. The last thing you want is your IT professionals spending time and money re-configuring your database, or spending an inordinate amount of time learning new systems. Easy integration is the key to enhancing your existing applications and at the same time improve on your day-to-day workflow processes.

#4 You Are How You Work
No matter who you are or what industry you’re in, you’re only as good as the tools you use. High quality digital document tools can be the difference between a clunker and a well-oiled machine. One great example is ActivePDF Toolkit. This ActivePDF flagship product offers a library of PDF developer tools with hundreds of properties and methods that can handle almost any PDF-related task. A simple .NET and COM interface gives Toolkit the unique ability to hide the complexities of PDF, saving time, money and a lot of headaches.

#5 Centralize Your Automation
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a small-scale start-up (or in between), centralized document automation elevates productivity and efficiency. Automation reduces the risk of human error and optimizes repetitive tasks – giving your team the time to interact with clients on a more personal level and more often. Centralized means having complete control over the tools you are implementing. The two together become a “dynamic duo” of document workflow precision.

#6 Transparency and Accountability
As noted above, when you reduce the element of human error, you improve consistency and reliability of your service or product. Distribution of documents delivered instantly to multiple destinations ensures critical information is where it needs to be at all times. This increase in thoroughness helps retain loyal customers and attract new ones. It’s also good to mention that the limited hands-on approach doesn’t necessarily mean a pared-down workforce. Having a clearer vision of your workflow often allows for a greater variety of jobs that were once deemed unprofitable or simply overlooked.

#7 Shake Off the Waste
Adopting a digital work environment not only means streamlining workflow and saving money, it also means eliminating toxins that exist in things such as ink, toner, cartridges and other items that may be harmful to the environment. This is a big part of the new push towards digital transformation. For ActivePDF, digital transformation is more than a buzzword, it lives at the foundation of every PDF tool we create.

Looking for the right tools to conquer your document management workflow? ActivePDF helps streamline workflow management, so you can focus on what matters the most – your business. Check out our full suite of PDF centralized tools and free trials at



Posted: 8/2/2016
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