Go Green to Work Lean

With Earth Day tomorrow, many of us may be more conscious of our impact on the environment. Perhaps your company has been evaluating opportunities to go paperless as part of a green initiative. And if your coworkers are not considering this, perhaps you should!

Organizations that have adopted integrated document management solutions experience benefits across all departments and industries. Success stories boast thousands saved in courier fees, unheard-of business growth, AP approval processes cut down by days and quick returns on investment (ROI). In fact, a study by AIIM discovered that 87% of document management projects studied met or exceeded their anticipated payback.

You may recall that the average office worker in the United States uses 10,000 sheets of paper every year. Where does this paper end up? In the trash; filed away in a cabinet; lost on a coworker’s desk? Some paper is inevitable, but life sure would be easier without physically handling those 10,000 copies per year. With document management, an electronic repository stores your documents and keeps them secure. New documents can be added to the repository through various capture methods such as OCR, email, scanning and even photos on our mobile devices. Business processes can be streamlined through automated workflow, and documents can be automatically distributed in any file format.

If you are interested in reducing the amount of paper your company produces (and thus reducing time and money wasted) take the first step and raise document management awareness amongst your coworkers. Sign up for our next webinar on going paperless to educate yourself on the various ways document management can affect your company and the environment. You just might find that you’re ready to go green.