“More and more companies these days are going on about how they want to go “paperless” but many companies are struggling to reach this goal at the present time as paper still continues to be part of many business processes and functions; and even when electronic resources are used files are still being printed, copied and more.” (Fujitsu).
With that in mind, here are a few facts to mull over the next time you head to the filing cabinet:
- document management is now the largest non labour related cost to most organisations
- the average document is copied 19 times
- the average worker has a 34 hour paper backlog
- paper files are doubling every 3.5 years
Many businesses aren’t aware of exactly how much of their costs can be attributed to the usual methods of document storage and filing; if they did they would certainly look to do something about it.
Even without knowing, the above statistics should certainly provide the incentive to head towards the “paperless” goal and start a love affair between your business and document scanning!
There are many operational benefits and savings to be made by making scanning a key part of your administrative processes; the following are the just a few to consider.