There are many differences between a policy, process, procedure, SOP, or work instruction. Here we explain the differences between policies, procedures, processes, and how each are used in a business setting.
Development of policies and procedures usually begins at the unit level, by employees who carry out the policy or take part in the process or by their managers. Once a draft copy of the policy or procedure is developed, the document workflow begins to the policy review process. Continue reading What is the Policy Review Process?
If you are writing a company policy, a business procedure, or a whole policy and procedure manual then you know that policies and procedures writing has its own requirements. Sharing, control, and reporting are three of the most important aspects of policy and procedure management. Continue reading Time for Policy Procedure Management Software?
A reader recently asked if we could talk about writing a policies and procedures style guide. As a matter of fact, many style guides already exist, so why bother to come up with one of your own? Your situation isn’t so unique. Continue reading Do You Need a Policies and Procedures Style Guide?
Our customers cite ‘organizational improvement’ as their main reason why they purchase policies and procedures. From many conversations we have gleaned that customers want to implement a system for continuous improvement and compliance. In a system, procedures are continuously reviewed, revised, and updated. Bizmanualz OnPolicy manages policy procedure workflow and simplifies compliance.
It is useful to think of any writing project as a three step process consisting of Plan-Draft-Revise. What is procedure drafting, and how can you create successful drafts to ensure your final written policies and procedures are effective? Continue reading Procedure Drafting Using the Process Approach
You’ve written a new procedure. Your procedure review identified completeness, correctness, and subject matter applicability. You feel you’ve caught your procedure writing errors and the procedure’s ready to go…but go where? How do you determine if your new procedure is working? How can you make that final step of procedure validation? Continue reading How to Use Procedure Validation
The purpose of your Accounts Receivable Policy, found in our Accounts Manuals Template, is to document the financial principles and policies governing your company’s accounting and collection practices. Your Accounts Receivable Policy Manual and associated accounting procedures are intended to satisfy the documentation requirements for an Accounting Management System. Continue reading What Is in Accounts Receivable Policy Manual?