Keeping manuals up-to-date matters not only for compliance, but also to ensure end users have the latest information about safety, regulations, and policies. But this can be challenging.
OEM and company manual revisions are ongoing and can be quite intense. The number of people and different roles involved make it complicated and cumbersome, especially if you’re managing the process manually. Between the time it takes to complete and deliver revisions (digitally or on paper) and the everyday hang-ups that can often halt the process, inefficiencies are common.
That’s why an automated document workflow for creating and updating content can have a meaningful impact, benefiting content authors and end users of the information. In an automated document workflow, the steps or tasks of a process (i.e.: document revision) are determined ahead of time. So are the key people and roles as well as the actions needed to complete each step. Completion of a step then automatically triggers the next step to begin without requiring manual (aka. human) intervention. This continues until the process is complete and reduces the burden of managing the process. This automation should free up time to focus more on the tasks themselves.
If you aren’t already using automated workflow management, consider the benefits:
Ultimately, the streamlined process and opportunities for collaboration created by automated workflows leads to richer content and a more positive experience for authors, content contributors, and end users.
Comply365 is the leading provider of enterprise SaaS and mobile solutions for content management and document distribution in highly regulated industries including aviation, rail, and energy. Comply365 supports the world’s most mobile and remote workforces with targeted and personalized delivery of job-critical data that enables safe, efficient, and compliant operations. Every day, hundreds of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, maintenance technicians, rail conductors and engineers, as well as energy workforce rely on Comply365 for digital delivery of operational content, including OEM and internal company manuals. Having played an instrumental role in the regulatory approval of electronic flight bags (EFB) to replace the traditional, paper-based, pilot flight bags, Comply365 partners with clients to transform their industries.