Ten thousand. That's how many sheets of paper the average U.S. knowledge worker goes through every year. Astonishing, isn't it? We can go paperless (or nearly so) in the office, but we're cranking out more printed documents than ever before. What's going on?
It's All About Your Time and Money
A few sheets of paper here and there don't look like much, but the costs add up. U.S. businesses divert more than $120 billion each year to print documents. Imagine the growth that could happen if those funds were allocated to core projects instead?
Researchers discovered that the average office worker spends about six hours of each work week searching for misfiled or lost documents. If you're a small-to-medium business, that's a lot of time and money that could be put to better use.
A Better Way Forward
Switching to electronic document management is how many SMBs just like yours have solved the problem of paper. The benefits are well-worth your consideration.
- Reduced storage costs. Save the money associated with paper-based processes by going digital. No more expensive filing cabinets, off-site storage solutions, and endless piles of paper documents taking up your valuable office space.
- Save time. Searching for paper documents or mismanaged electronic files is a huge waste of your staff's time. A document management solution means your important files are scanned, organized, backed up, and always just a few clicks away.
- Improved collaboration. With a document management solution, your staff will have anytime/anywhere access to your most important documents. That means faster project completion, fewer errors due to incomplete or outdated information, and less time wasted on face-to-face meetings.
Get in touch with us at Century Business Technologies to make the switch from paper-based processes to digital document management today!