The idea of a “paperless office” has been around since the late 1970’s and according to Wikipedia a paperless office is defined as “a work environment in which the use of paper is eliminated or greatly reduced. This is done by converting documents and other papers into digital form.” However we still find that peoples offices, wallets, spare shoe boxes and just about anywhere else a piece of paper can fit are full of paperwork.
With the generation shift it’s the millennials who seem to be hell bent on making this 40 year old idea a reality and everyone seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. HMRC are making tax digital, train companies are looking to eradicate paper tickets and the NHS has been challenged to go paperless by 2018.
As more and more business are looking at new ways to “trim the fat” of their processes and data entry they turn to technology to help them do this, with the increased use of tablets, cloud solutions and contactless technology. Paper documents, newspapers, contracts and even our paper money are becoming a thing of the past as companies and consumers alike use technological advances to digitize their documents.
This is not just an approach for “large companies”, a paperless office can be attained by a business of any size and the value of doing so will only increase as the business grows. The best way to start is by introducing paperless systems.
At Laxmi, all our activities are entirely paperless and we offer our customers an end to end paperless solution. We find that our customers, once they discover how easy it is to make the change and begin to enjoy the efficiency savings it achieves they likewise take steps to embed paperless solutions across their business operations.
Is 2017 the year your business jumps on this 40 year old bandwagon? Don’t delay contact us today.