The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) is moving ahead with its digital transformation agenda, and has started the implementation of a Documentation Management System (DMS) with assistance from Protective Business Solutions (PBS) Technologies (Barbados) Limited.
Manager of the NCSA, Betty Hunte, said the agency was excited about the project and noted that: “This is a long-standing deliverable and I am excited to hear that our workflow will be greatly enhanced and that the NCSA will be foremost among agencies in Government’s thrust to full digitisation.”
The company is presently configuring the system and is expected to begin testing and training with the NCSA staff before going live at the end of June.
Change and Project Manager of PBS Technologies, Shontelle Bryan, said the project was timely and important, as it allowed the NCSA to reduce reliance on paper and make files digital.
This, she added, would also allow for easier access and increase the efficiency in the organisation as staff worked remotely. The DMS is a centralised software system that facilitates the storage of documents in multiple formats, as well as search and retrieval, collaboration and routing.
It will contain documents that are currently in electronic format and images of scanned paper documents at the NCSA.