Going paperless in your business can reduce your company's carbon footprint and help save our forests — and, ultimately, our planet. Whether you're looking at digitizing a single process or are ready to convert your entire office to paperless, DocuWare can help.
The environmental impact of paper
Paper production pollution
Metric tons of annual CO2 emissions (in millions) related to paper and pulp manufacturing
Paper waste and disposal pollution
How going paperless benefits the environment
How reducing your carbon footprint promotes business efficiency
Increased employee engagement
- More than 60% of employees want to know more about their employers' sustainability programs
- Almost 70% say that sustainability is an important consideration when they apply for jobs
- No paper to store. Storing paper takes up space, and that costs money. Whether you're paying for a room full of file cabinets or an entire off-site archive warehouse, going paperless lets you eliminate the cost of these spaces.
- No paper to manage. When employees work with hard copies, they lose valuable time. File clerks, warehouse transport or simply hunting down a piece of paper when you’re minutes away from closing a deal takes time and labor.
- Reduced errors. Digital processes have lower overall error rates, especially when it comes to lost or misfiled information. Reduced error rates cut down on the need for rework and corrections.
- More engaged customers. It's much easier to keep clients and customers informed when you work with digital processes. You don't have to copy and mail or scan and email documents, which cuts down on time spent in communication processes. Going paperless also creates the opportunity for client portals, which let external stakeholders log in to review documents on their own timelines.
- Empowered employees. Digital documents are much easier to search and view in real-time than paper documents. Employees can easily find what they need to answer client questions while they're on the phone, and they can look up information without putting a task on hold. That leads to efficiencies, such as handling customer requests in a single call or getting more workflow tasks handled each hour.
- Create role- or user-based permissions, so people can only access the information they need to do their jobs
- Track who accesses what documents for compliance and auditing purposes
- Record document versioning to ensure unwanted changes aren't made to documents
- Keep all documents in a single cloud repository, so they aren't misplaced, lost or stolen