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Business Documentation Software

“The very beginning stage of documentation is where the ball is usually dropped – where a massive error of omission can occur – not just because this is new, but also because the awful habit of being comfortable with fire-killing is still in full force, still poised to haul one back into chronic mole-whacking.”— Excerpt from the Third Edition of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.

BDS exactly conforms to the Work the System Method, It’s an intuitive and simple platform designed to make it easy for you to create, tweak and store your three primary documents.

BDS is simple to use. There’s no fluff or excess. It’s about “bottom up,” point-of-sale, and constant refinement.

Chain-of-Command document production. BDS ensures that your documents are available for use only after they’ve been thoroughly reviewed and approved per your management chain of command. This guarantees that your staff is following the most accurate and up-to-date policies and procedures. However, as I said, BDS’s architecture is “Bottom Up,” which means anyone within a department can recommend a system improvement to a procedure by simply and privately submitting the idea to the department head or administrator.

Automatically and instantly, via email notification, newly published documents, document changes, requests, questions. etc. are delivered to your pre-selected staff. No need to constantly check in to see what’s new and what’s changed. An important feature is the Administrator’s ability to easily insure confidentiality of documents, between people and departments.

History and Development, background:

As the author of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, and creator of the WTS Method, I’ve been intimately involved with the development of this product that is designed to simplify and speed-up the documentation process. My business partner in this venture, Brennan Morrow, is a down-and-dirty, blue-collar-background guy, with uncanny technical and business management skills honed in real life as the CEO of a local specialized construction company. We understand each other very well. He’s just like me: a hard-core, get-the-job-done entrepreneur who passionately believes in process documentation (boring but true!)…and in keeping things simple. Marcello and Manu, our programmers located in Italy and Romania respectively, are brilliant, and the rest of my team has been with me for years, here in our Bend, Oregon offices. Trust this: they get what my book is about and what we want this software product to be. The BDS team is a talented, tight-knit, get-it-done-now crew.

Regarding the systems mindset, there are nuances that matter and features that must be included if things are going to be intuitive and move fast. You won’t find these subtleties in any of the few other process documentation software platforms that are available.

BDS is cloud-based and so is fully accessible from anywhere, and on a range of devices including of course, smart phones and tablets.

Between departments or pre-determined groups, security features are bullet-proof. The BDS protocol ensures that your documents are available for use only after they’ve been thoroughly reviewed and approved per your management chain of command. This guarantees that your staff is following the most accurate and up-to-date policies and procedures. And, as I said, BDS’s architecture is “Bottom Up,” which means anyone within a department can recommend a system improvement to a procedure by simply and privately submitting the idea to the department head or administrator. Automatically and instantly, via email notification, newly published documents, document changes, requests, questions. etc. are delivered to your pre-selected staff. No need to constantly check in to see what’s new and what’s changed.

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