A brief history of paper to digital documentation

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on May 5, 2020 2:17:10 PM

Startups do things digitally. But companies that have been around for decades largely don’t. It seems impossible to believe, but 82% of companies are still paper-based. 

“With all the lip service paid to innovation, it’s astounding that most businesses still use technology invented more than 2,000 years ago. We’ve entered the era of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and missions to Mars — yet only 18 percent of companies consider themselves paperless.”

—Corp! Magazine

New Checklist: Is Document Imaging Right For You?

With cloud servers and apps like Monday, Trello, and Evernote replacing paper calendars, notebooks, and whiteboards, it seems crazy to think that less than 20% of all companies in 2020 operate digitally. Not so crazy, though, when you consider that computers weren’t even part of the office environment 40 years ago.

Let’s take a look at the brief history of paper to digital documentation and nail down when paper processes will finally go digital.

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Topics: paper usage, paper documents, manual document filing, process management, document management trends, document management, business process automation, digital transformation

The 10 Disadvantages of Manual Documents Filing

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on May 5, 2020 2:16:12 PM

New employee: “I can’t find the printer and I need to print something.”

Coworker: “We don’t have one. And no you don’t.” 

Startups do things digitally. 

Invoices, receipts, and business cards are digital. Any paper that does come in—usually from the government—gets digitized and put in the cloud and that paper is recycled immediately. Post its and wall-hanging calendars are replaced by apps like Monday and Trello and Teamwork. Notebooks swap for task managers. Clutter disappears and productivity soars. 

 

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Topics: manual document filing, document scanning solutions, compliance, document management trends, document management, digital transformation

What to Look for in a Digitization Company

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on Mar 23, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Nearly 30% of American companies believe they must go digital to survive. Nearly 90% believe they must do so to remain competitive. But many companies don't have in-house resources to handle digitization themselves. That's where third-party experts come in. Read on to learn how a digitization company can help you right now. 

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Topics: digital transformation

Transforming The Banking Industry With Cloud Technology

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on Sep 19, 2019 10:02:00 AM

Cloud architecture

Cloud architecture essentially refers to the components in place that leverage the cloud to help a business with its issues, systems and processes. The components include, software and services, middleware, on premise resources and cloud resources. Cloud architecture works to allow users complete access to applications and data, on demand and with a high bandwidth. The range of architectures include: Platform as a Service (Paas), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or Software as a Service (Saas). 

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Topics: digital transformation

How Do Document Management Systems Reduce Costs?

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on Aug 22, 2019 10:12:00 AM

Companies in a wide variety of industries are now using document management systems to reduce their expenditures and improve the efficiency of their working processes. Our team at MESHDS has decades of experience in working with document management technology. In this new post, we’re explaining a little more about how document management systems can help reduce costs.

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Topics: document management, digital transformation

Understanding the Wave of Digital Transformation in Law Firms

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on Aug 12, 2019 9:54:00 AM

Being an exceptional lawyer isn’t always the same as being able to run a successful law firm. One can be an outstanding courtroom practitioner, yet lack the skills that ensure that your firm remains prosperous, reliable and smooth in its operations. In many ways, Law Firms are just like any other small business. They need to be able to generate value for the client in the face of stiff competition from all sides. They need to improve their visibility and provide an outstanding experience for the client. They need to impress sufficiently in order to gain referrals that are the bread and butter of legal firms just as customer referrals provide opportunities for all kinds of businesses.

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Topics: digital transformation

Why Do Businesses Scan Their Paper Records?

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on May 29, 2019 2:01:00 PM

One of the key considerations for businesses is how to handle their paper documents when the document is no longer being actively used within the office space. Many companies are now taking the time to ensure that their records are scanned and placed into an online cloud storage system. Let’s review a few of the business process benefits of scanning paper records.

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Topics: paperless office, document scanning services, digital transformation

Where Can I Get a Document Scanned?

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on May 27, 2019 11:30:00 AM

When you’re hoping to scan a document, you may find it difficult to locate a reliable scanning service. Our team at MES has many years of experience in document imaging, and within this latest post, we’ll explore several of the options for those looking for document scanning services.

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Topics: document scanning services, digital transformation

A Guide to the Benefits of Paperless Document Management

Posted by Andrew D'Arcy on May 21, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Companies across marketplaces are now choosing to digitize their paper documents and reduce their reliance on paper and on paper files. Our team at MES has helped many clients complete the digitization process, and within this post, we’ll explore some of the many benefits that paperless document management can bring to your organization.

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Topics: paperless, digital transformation

How to Find a Secure Document Scanning Services Company

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Apr 24, 2019 12:38:00 PM

The document scanning services company you select can have a critical impact on your organization and its customers. The company will be handling your data’s organization and transferring it to online systems, so it’s important that they are experts in this area. In this latest post, we’ll present a guide to finding a secure document scanning services company.

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Topics: document scanning services, digital transformation

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