Tallyfy vs. Docs

If you attempt to use Word/Google documents or PDF's for your process documentation, there's some well-known and painful problems. Some of these problems are obvious, and some are less obvious, as you will see below.

Remember - the ultimate goal of all your investment in time/money is to improve company operations, not to write documents!

  1. It's difficult to find and read processes. When trying to find one piece of know-how - buried in an ocean of folders and content, it's virtually impossible to find something, let alone (comfortably) read a Word document on any device. The worst part of this is that the massive investment made in creating the content (sunk cost) is wasted - since hardly anyone looks at it. Having a separate, proper platform for hard content like processes is extremely useful.
  2. It's difficult to version and improve processes. If documents are allowed to be versioned and copied, it can result in a total chaos of multiple versions floating around, making finding anything difficult - such that people lose trust in the content. In addition, anyone with any idea to improve a process finds it difficult to suggest or make changes, resulting in static operations that will never be agile enough to defeat competitors.
  3. Countless hours will be spent on formatting. Content matters more than formatting. With Word documents, people can spend hours on every update, trying to manually re-format things after any change. With Tallyfy - you focus on the content, not the formatting.
  4. It's impossible to collect metrics. Tallyfy offers the option to log when a document was viewed, so that you know what's most popular and why. With static documents and PDF's - a complete lack of metrics means that nobody knows which processes are being consulted and when, and therefore - any further investment in improving processes is pure guesswork.
  5. Documents are just not engaging enough. Nobody likes reading through pages of tiresome Word documents. If you want any compliance at all with such large investments made in process documentation - you need a solution that's beautifully designed, easy to use and engaging.
  6. Zero innovation results in a "tired" business. If the business refuses to innovate how employees consume critical content and instead - tries as hard as possible to stick to existing tech stacks that frustrate people - the entire workforce suffers, morale drops, and recruiting new people becomes very expensive. Such toxic cultures can paralyze a business.

The cost of these problems can vary - but can often be very substantial. The cost, time and friction of the above problems is a very large multiple higher than the cost of Tallyfy itself.

Given that the average cost of an employee can be $30 - $40 per hour (fully loaded), Tallyfy only has to save someone less than 15 minutes in an entire month to pay for itself.

Assuming most businesses are budget-conscious - the real area to focus on, for savings - is how to optimize the massive cost of people. That's where a gigantic amount of waste is occurring, and sticking to Word documents is compounding that waste. The cost of Tallyfy is less than a few cups of coffee per month, per person.

Check out our DOCS plan here - the clarity and engagement you will get will blow your mind!

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