Paper accumulates. Too much paper can reduce efficiency and cost you money.
We outline some steps to cut paper out.
Life is better without paper
Apart from saving the trees and not getting anymore paper cuts there are many benefits to not using paper.
Paper is everywhere. We hardly think about it, but businesses spend a lot of time and money moving paperwork around. Analysts have been predicting the arrival of the paperless office for more than two decades, yet more paper is produced every year.
It doesn't have to be this way. In almost all areas of business, it's now possible to get rid of paper entirely. Digital documents are simpler, easier to store and send, more searchable and more versatile than paper.
But many businesses have a long way to go before they become paperless. In this guide we'll look at the benefits of digital documents, and how you can reduce your paperwork to help you run your business more efficiently.
Why do we still use paper?
Before we look at the benefits of going paperless, it's worth understanding why paper is still so common. Here are some of the reasons why businesses still use paper:
So at least some of the reasons why we still use paper are historical and personal – not logical.
Benefits of a paperless office
Going paperless is more beneficial than it might first appear. Here's what can happen when a business starts to cut back on paper.
How to get there? 10 steps to a paperless office
Going paperless doesn't happen overnight, so you should plan your strategy for reducing paper use. Here are some steps to consider.
The more areas of business you can move to the cloud, including accounts and payroll, the less you'll have to worry about technical support and file format issues.
Let's make this journey easier
Depending on how comfortable you are with technology, it may be difficult to change to a paperless office. Here are a few tips to make the journey easier:
Give us a call and we can give you our insights into going paperless. 08 6444 1741
Source: Original Post on Xero
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