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

3 Reasons to Protect Paper Documents

Posted by Mike Lynett on Aug 4, 2017 11:00:00 AM

A paper-based archive requires a lot of work to b maintained in an excellent condition. After all, paper is a pretty vulnerable material. 

Have you introduced any protective measures when it comes to the safety of your business documents? If the answer is negative, the time is right to start thinking about ensuring the integrity of your archive. Paper documents are vulnerable in many ways and here are some of the main reasons why you should start thinking about their protection.

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Topics: protecting paper documents, paper documents

5 Tips For Protecting Paper Documents

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Feb 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Even in the digital age, there are some documents that must be produced, stored, and presented physically. While keeping paper use at a minimum in your office will save money, save trees, and reduce clutter, it is also important to learn how to protect the paper documents you can't be without.

Below, we look at five ways of protecting paper documents from the various threats they potentially face in a business environment:

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Topics: paper documents

The Negative Financial Implications That Come With An Office Full of Paper

Posted by Robert Adshead on Jan 25, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Businesses deal with all kinds of operational costs. Some of these are much easier to cut out than others. While most focus on the largest types of corporate expenditure, there’s one costly item that often remains out of the equation. This costly item is office paper.

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Topics: paper documents

Will Paper Documents Ever Truly be a Thing of the Past?

Posted by Scott Kimura on Sep 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

For years, businesses have been told that a paperless office is truly the way of the future. However, during day to day business operations you likely still use paper documents as a way to keep information moving and within your line of sight. This forces one to think, will paper documents ever truly be a thing of the past? Or, are we destined to keep paper documents floating around the office regardless of the technology that comes our way?

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Topics: paper documents

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