If you think paperless strategies only offer benefits to your organisation, your business may be failing to recognise that going paperless also offers an unlimited number of benefits to your customers.
They say old habits die hard, and that is twice as true in the corporate world. Trying to convince a business to change their processes and the way they work, and introducing them to a new system is a hard sell - the first reaction to abrupt change is resistance and annoyance.
Currently, UK businesses operate under the Data Protection Act of 1998. While 1998 may not seem too long ago for many of us, in internet terms it might as well be the Dark Ages. The World Wide Web of 1998 shares little in common with that of today, and it’s high time that the rules caught up with the reality.
As of the 25th of May 2018, all UK businesses will be required to comply with the new GDPR. But with just 6.5% of businesses describing themselves as ‘very prepared’ for the upcoming changes, it’s fair to say many businesses may not know exactly what they entail.
It was a sultry summer’s night; a light breeze spread ripples across the bedroom curtain, allowing hints of moonlight to tease the bedsheets. A woman appeared in the doorway, barely covered by an open silk robe. On the bed a man lay expectantly, eyes awash with desire. The woman crouched, resting her lips against his ear. ‘Document management’, she whispered.
The digitising of data brings about a number of advantages that may not be immediately apparent. However, those companies who do make the ultimate decision to switch to document management software, thus breaking their reliance on paper, will soon find that the pros by far outweigh the cons.
Generally speaking, organisations will opt for digital methods in a bid to make cost savings, free up office space and enable invoice automation with business partners. With the right tools and a little time, all of these actions can easily be accomplished via digital means, but there are also a number of ‘hidden’ advantages associated with document management software that are not as well-advertised. These benefits could well sway business owners and managers who would not otherwise have considered electronic workflow as an option.