So your organization is now paperless! You belong to an elite club of organizations that have achieved a paper-free workplace. But the paperless state is not a one-and-done sort of story. Maintaining a paperless workplace is a challenge—fighting the inflow of paper documents takes work.
For decades, organizations used filing cabinets stuffed with paper to organize their business information. There wasn’t an alternative. Now, the scenario has changed completely—paper documents are no longer considered the ideal way to store business records. Organizations around the world have transitioned to a paperless work environment.
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For centuries, paper documents anchored the world when it came to record-keeping and business communication. Fifty years ago, there were simply no alternatives to paper documents. Businesses stored vital records in stacks of paper files.
2020 was a leap year for the document management industry. Businesses still holding onto paper went digital—finally. It’s a two-part process: paper is scanned and then paper is shredded. But some businesses are still waiting in line for their own digital revolution. Until a high-volume scanner comes along and turns those old paper records (that are expensive to store and cumbersome to retrieve) into lightweight electronic files, you are obligated to take care of them. In most industries, regulations require retention. That means keeping documents for a defined period until their expiration date. While we recommend a solid paperless office strategy for all forward-thinking companies, here five tips to secure and protect physical documents from potential threats in the meantime.
As we move faster toward an increasingly digital world, the importance of digitizing data makes its way to the top of corporate productivity lists. The trend toward going digital accelerated as companies realized its many benefits in the last decade. The pandemic fast tracked digital adoption and businesses, not already fully-digital, scrambled to keep pace.
Does your organization have a good filing system? Efficient document filing keeps important documents safe and well-organized. It protects sensitive data and ensures documents required for the completion of everyday operations are readily available.
Organizations are lining up paperless processes heading into 2021. Document scanning is part one on the road to managing information. But what happens after scanning and what’s the best way to go about storing scanned documents? Good questions! First, let’s talk about why businesses are going paperless, what the easy part of that process is, and what elements are more difficult to accomplish during digital transformation.
You’ve decided to become a paperless office—great move!—and the first thing you need to decide is how to find the right document scanning company to digitize your old paper records. Paper records are critical assets. They’re your documented business history. When you choose a scanning company, your documents must be in safe and reliable hands throughout the chain of custody.