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Strange. You Never See Captain Kirk with a Stack of Paper

Captain Kirk with Paper.jpg

Check out just about any science fiction movie or television show and you’re likely to see a few things. Captain Kirk with Paper.jpg

Flying cars. Check.

Digital communicators. Check.

Teleportation. Check.

Paper documents. Not so fast.

I’ve never seen Captain Kirk with a paper document. Or Captains Picard, Sisko, Janeway or Archer, either, for that matter. 

Companies also have the goal of utilizing paperless solutions – 79% say business-at-the-speed-of-paper will be unacceptable in a few years’ time – and yet … and yet …

According to AIIM, for 19% of organizations, the amount of paper flowing through their business processes is still increasing.

There are a lot of reasons for the continued popularity of paper.  These include:

Why do you think there is still paper in so many of your business processes? 


Staff prefer paper for handling/reading/notes


Lack of management initiatives or mandates to reduce it


Lack of understanding of paper-free options


We need physical signatures on paper


Suppliers and customers continue to send us paper


Long term records keeping


Legal admissibility will be compromised


Our regulators still insist on it


We are required to maintain a hybrid paper/digital environment


One thing is clear, with or without science fiction to clue us in: leading organizations will not use paper as a form of record or documentation, but rather a temporary viewing convenience.

It’s time to step into the future – a future of digital documents and digitized processes. Sound far-fetched? It’s not. The capability is here now, and cloud solutions make it easier than ever before.

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