Still on the fence about going paperless? Why wait any longer when your business can reap a host of benefits? The following are the top reasons to scan your documents:
More Office Space
Using prime office real estate to store business records is costly. Scanning your documents frees up office space so it can be used to generate more revenue for your company. Rather than taking up space in bulky file cabinets, thousands of files can be stored on a single server instead.
Enhanced Information Preservation
If you have important historical documents, you want to preserve them for years to come. Unfortunately, the aging process accelerates every time they’re handled. Document scanning is the “last touch” solution. Firstly, this lets you protect important information from physical deterioration. Secondly, it has the added benefit of improving the legibility of old hardcopy records.
Better Data Security
Protecting hard copy information is difficult at best. Scanned documents can be encrypted, password protected, and securely stored in the cloud. Then, you can assign access levels to specific users and track all file activity.
Improved Staff Collaboration
Document scanning makes it easy to share documents and collaborate on projects without having to reproduce information on paper. This means staff in multiple locations can access and view electronic documents simultaneously.
Compliance is a reality for most businesses. Firstly, document scanning makes it easier for your company to fulfill its legal and regulatory obligations. And secondly, digital files can be organized, indexed and produced quickly to meet the demands of even the strictest auditor.