eBNMS: The Next Generation
in Briefing Note Process Management.
eBriefings.ca is proud to introduce the next generation in briefing note process management. The product of years of research into policy analysis systems, briefing process dynamics, human/computer interaction and the needs of executive decision-makers, the eBriefings.ca electronic Briefing Note Management System (eBNMS) will dramatically improve the timeliness and value of briefing notes in your organization. And for organizations interested in embracing the power of collaboration, the eBNMS now comes with Web2.0 modules that deploy wikis, blogs and other tools for enhanced collaboration.
The briefing note process is a staple of large hierarchical organizations, especially governments. In its current form, the briefing note has been used for over half a century to provide senior decision makers with concise summaries of complex policy issues, and to focus an executive’s attention on the key elements in any decision problem: the issue, its background, the salient points and the options available.
A number of challenges in the briefing note process have always existed - issues of communication and collaboration in hierarchical systems, information management, timeliness and resource use. With the growth of modern information systems - a situation in which we may have hoped that technology would solve some of these problems - these challenges have actually become even more pressing.
The eBriefings.ca eBNMS has been designed to address these challenges. Using a secure document management and Web2.0 collaboration architecture, our briefing note management system focusses on four key areas in order to improve your briefing note process:
* communication: by opening up the briefing note process to a collaborative evironment, the eBNMS enhances multi-directional communication between senior decision makers and policy analysts.
* collaboration: with secure, real-time access to the briefing note at every point in the process, all collaborators can interact with the developing briefing note at their discretion - to check on status, add value or confirm direction. Social media and Web2.0 meets the traditional briefing function.
* information management: the eBNMS is the first IM/IT system that enhances the principal strength of briefing notes - that is, their ability to let decision makers intelligently ignore unimportant information in order to focus on salient issues - while still making that information available on demand.
* efficiency: current briefing note writing and process management places demands on professional resources well beyond the value briefing notes add to the organization. The eBNMS environment allows decision makers quicker access to high-quality policy analysis when they need it while giving policy analysts greater ability to accomplish their tasks.
- For more information on the eBriefings.ca EBNMS, a Proof-of-Concept presentation can be arranged (n.b.: requires confidentiality agreement).