Published February 21, 2023
Why Your Business Should Adopt a Paperless Approach
Transitioning to a paperless environment can seem challenging, especially if you’re used to working with physical documents. However, the advantages of going paperless make the effort well worth it. In this blog, we’ll explore what it means to go paperless, the benefits of doing so, and how to get started.
Going paperless refers to reducing or eliminating the use of paper. It’s not just about going digital or saving trees, it’s a mindset that can have a positive impact on your life, work, and the world.
1. Environmental: The most evident benefit of going paperless is that it’s better for the environment. On average, a UK office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper annually, and between print mistakes, handouts, billing reports, packaging etc, mixed paper products make up an estimated 75% of the total waste in offices. If a business goes paperless, it can save many trees and reduce emissions.
2. Efficiency: Going paperless is more efficient than relying on paper documents. When all your documents are stored in one digital location, employees can quickly access what they need, reducing the time spent searching through folders and file cabinets. Studies show that an average employee wastes 3.5 hours a week searching for but not finding documents – going paperless will reduce stress and increase overall productivity.
3. Collaboration: Digital storage makes it a lot easier for multiple people within an organisation to share information in real-time, leading to increased collaboration between coworkers. This system of working together towards a common goal by sharing information boosts productivity and is more collaborative compared to working alone.
4. Cost-saving: Apart from reducing waste, going paperless can also help save money on office supplies and printing costs. Regularly sending and receiving physical documents can add up over time, but going paperless heavily reduces these costs and puts more money back into the business. Being more efficient also means doing more in less time, ultimately saving your business money.
If you’re looking to go paperless, consider our partner product, DocuWare. Companies are increasingly seeking to adopt paperless solutions, and DocuWare solves these problems by storing digital documents in one central and secure location.
DocuWare helps with tasks like creating digital invoices with intelligent indexing for secure instant retrieval. It provides an electronic system to manage all documents, track the management approval process, and store them. Additionally, it has digital signature technology that speeds up auditing, reduces contract completion time, and associated costs.
To learn more about how React Computer Partnership can help your business go paperless with DocuWare, visit our website and get in touch today.
Published February 21, 2023