The schedule of an educator follows a pretty unique timeline: two to three weeks holiday break, followed by the beginning of a new semester and, of course, the contract renewal process. Whether your district has 400 or 4000 teachers and staff, renewing and managing annual contracts is one of the most crucial and intensive procedures of the entire year. As this time draws closer (or has already begun), you have probably asked yourself at least once, “Is there any way to make this easier?”
Enter Softdocs. We believe that when it comes to workflow and paper, less is definitely more. Less money, less time, less worry… many more benefits for your district.
With our Workflow Suite, you can turn that mountain of paperwork and processes that can last weeks into a fast, efficient and fully electronic management system. Check out the top four reasons our solutions can make less into much more.
Less Time = More Efficient
Typically, manually renewing contracts can take anywhere from four to six weeks (or longer), and most districts must go through it every year. With Softdocs, the process is simplified. Buford City Schools (link to customer story) in Georgia, a customer since 2004, implemented this solution and cut their usual time frame down to an eighth of what they originally spent.
The steps are simple:
The teacher receives notification of a contract via e-mail. The teacher then opens the contract, reviews and accepts or rejects the contract by electronic signature. The contract is automatically sent back to their principal or human resources for final approval. After approval the contract is converted into a PDF and archived within the teacher’s electronic folder in Doc e Scan. The entire process is also recorded and archived for an easy-to-read audit trail. Less Paper = More Space
Do you have multiple filing cabinets reserved for teachers’ files? Maybe even boxes full, or a whole room dedicated to hundreds or thousands of pages of contracts and archives? Doc e Scan gives you the organization of filing cabinets, but completely online. Each contract can be automatically archived into a folder for a specific teacher, in […]