The COVID-19 pandemic thrust the work-from-home (WFH) model on many organizations. Younger generations of tech-savvy employees took to it enthusiastically. WFH became a convenient and attractive option for employees who needed greater flexibility on the home-front—such as those caring for young children or ailing family members.
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.
Paper doesn't just harm the environment and your company’s productivity—and therefore your revenue—paper also harms your reputation: 87% of consumers surveyed say they look more positively on a company if they run 100% paper free. And that's how you want your customers to see your company.
Companies storing a large number of paper documents must continue to pay for storage costs and may be subject to significant security and data risks. Now, our team at MES is offering a clear solution to this common business process challenge. In this new post, we’ll explore our Scan to Zero service and its value.
Few departments in any company deal with paperwork on a larger scale than the HR department—and while it may be easy for a smaller scale HR department to keep up with the documents at hand, larger HR departments can quickly balloon to unmanageable inefficiency. Our Scan to Zero program helps reign in paper documentation over time, slowly transitioning your department from analog records to a paperless office.
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Whether you’re relatively new to the office-based business, or have been stacking up numerous files for decades, converting your paper to digital files using scan to zero has a host of invaluable benefits. In fact; this type of conversion has been getting more popular in the past half-decade, as business owners appreciate the huge reduction in storage space, cost-savings and other attributes exclusive to this method.
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