Once you’ve realized the obvious savings in time, space, and cost of digitizing your paper documents, it’s time to start scanning. Files can be saved in a number of ways and saved in a number of formats (e.g., PDF, TIFF, JPEG). Planning this all out beforehand will ensure a seamless document scanning project.
Your business has realized all the benefits of going paperless: It’s earth-friendly, your documents are searchable with a few keystrokes, and your office is uncluttered. That’s about all there is to it, right?
If that’s all you think going paperless is capable of doing for you, you’re probably not taking advantage of your files’ metadata.
On-premises servers may become more cost-effective after the five-year mark and keep running when the internet isn’t, but that’s about where the advantages of on-premises solutions, which are quickly becoming antiquated, end.
Because budgets are usually made annually, the lower upfront costs of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are usually a safer bet when planning yearly budgets — they can be adjusted as businesses and market demands change, for one.
Missing paperwork may seem like a tiny issue when you’re dealing with company-wide strategies, but it can have serious and expensive implications for your business. When you can’t find important documents, critical processes like invoicing and customer service get delayed.
Online forms are vital when it comes to running a business. It makes tasks like customer signups, job applications, and product surveys a breeze, all while giving you valuable data to jump-start back office processes. But there’s a lot that goes into building smart web forms.
Running a business smoothly and efficiently starts with the back office. Departments like accounting and administration support are the more visible aspects of your business; therefore, it’s imperative to optimize bookkeeping, record management, and other behind-the-scenes operations.
An important part of running a profitable and productive business is implementing tools that allow employees to work smarter. That’s why many organizations are always looking for the next game-changing enterprise software. Document management systems (DMS) are arguably are one of the most important tool modern businesses should implement.
A lot can go wrong in accounts payable (AP). From misplaced records to overdue payments, controllers and AP managers have their hands full making sure everything runs smoothly. In most cases, insufficient paper-based processes are to blame for such problems.
Growing businesses need robust software applications to achieve their goals. They must have enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for accounting and customer relationship management (CRM) systems for sales and marketing. The problem is having multiple systems makes it difficult to coordinate departments and manage data that’s scattered in separate databases.
Data is an organization’s most valuable resource. It enables business owners to make informed decisions, understand their client base, and streamline processes. But managing data is becoming more difficult than ever. Documents and records are scattered in clusters of filing cabinets, servers, corporate intranets, and emails.