A new report, just published by Butler Group, Europe's leading IT research and advisory organization argues that employees spend up to 25 percent of their working day on non-productive, document collaboration related tasks. The report, "Document Collaboration," goes on to say that organizations risk a great deal more than poor business performance by not managing the production of their high value business documents, and that the time has come for document collaboration to move on from simple intracompany collaborative exchanges to more sophisticated intercompany collaborative experiences.

"Organizations are now looking to extend the reach and range of their document collaboration capabilities in order to support high-value, low-overhead joint ventures and collaborative commercial undertakings", says Richard Edwards, senior research analyst at Butler Group and co-author of the report. "However, technology issues, business constraints, and information formats combine to make the job of document collaboration a much more arduous one than it should be."

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