Research, Development, and Progress

in Small-business

For as long as there has been a business to run, its progress has gone hand in hand with the developing technologies of the day as each business owner sought to get the edge in an almost always competitive market. Even as far back as the days of simple trading posts in the wilderness between civilization, abacuses were used to calculate profits far more quickly than the layman's sluggish number crunching. The abacus has of course, fallen out of use by and large, but our contemporary technologies afford us far greater capabilities than any abacus ever could, from crunching numbers incomprehensible to facilitating instant communication between co-workers thousands of miles from one another. The invention of the fax machine heralded a new age in business technology, as it brought the potential for the instant transfer of a document between any two places in the world in a time when mailing it was often the only option (and a painfully slow one at that.)

Much as the fax machine revolutionized the transfer of documents between hands, so too has the computer age brought about a similar revolution, yet this time the changes are far more profound. Various Document Management Systems now exist for use by companies that allow computers to process the majority of the information transfer needed in any given business, much to the convenience of a large chunk of small (or large) business owners. These systems help increase efficiency and productivity without the hassle of logistics of conventional management practices such as how much paper to order, or better yet, how to move that paper about in a timely and organized manner.

Though papers and parchment still reserve almost exclusive use in contractual obligations, to ensure a physical representation of the deal agreed upon, most other applications of stationary are being relegated to a bygone era before the development of software that can perform countless complicated tasks with almost no required input. Entire forms of data entry can be automated to be filled completely accurately and instantly by software. The vast majority of computers can accomplish many of these tasks with little strain, but they cannot do them alone, the proper software and services are sometimes needed to facilitate the process. RJS Software Systems is one company that provides such tools for business owners, for example, document management systems that allow the easy tracking, use and transfer of documents by and between co-workers in different cities or even a world apart. These new technologies, at least for businesses, are looking to be the way of the future.

RJS Software Systems is a company founded in 1990 as a consulting firm for software development. In 1993 they branched out into a variety of productivity enhancing products for business such as document imaging software and document management systems. For a catalog of their products and services or just to look into electronic business management practices, check out their website at


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Tim Bridges is a professional writer for who provides software solutions for business. You can visit for more information on a document management system.

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This article was published on 2010/10/17