The digital age. Few would attempt to deny that as the age we are in. Everyone gets their news, entertainment, and curiosities online. Increasingly, they get it on Facebook. Does this making printing obsolete? Many would argue that it does. But there's something about tangible words and colors. Is it enough to keep the printing world alive?
Managing your company's many thousands of documents is one of your biggest challenges. The old stand-by method of "print, copy, and file everything" is time-consuming, to say the least. But that's not the only problem.
Printing every document costs money—many businesses report spending up to 6% of yearly revenues just to print and manage paper documents. From paper and consumables to storage solutions and labor costs, a paper-heavy office is an expensive option. Fortunately, the paperless office is well within your grasp.
Setting up a streamlined and efficient office space is an important part of your company's blueprint for success. Office equipment and furnishings chosen with an eye toward productivity and ease of use are an important part of the arrangement.
Your copiers and printers play a big role, so choosing the best ones for your company's unique business requirements is important.
Thinking about going green in your offices? Do you have visions of new solar roof panels and sustainably grown bamboo flooring? While those are worthy goals, did you know you can begin going green today with a document management solution?
Staying ahead of the new advances in office equipment technology can be an expensive proposition. New advances in printing, for example, can help your business produce the high quality marketing materials and other media you need to stay ahead of the competition. Fortunately, leasing is an affordable option that can help you access the printing technologies your business needs to stay ahead of the curve.
Here are some answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding leasing.
If you're looking for a good option for wide format printing, you may be wondering where to start. A checklist of your needs is the first step to making a choice you'll be happy with.
Wide Format Printing Checklist
Narrowing down your choice will be easier when you consider your requirements first.
Even with ramped up efforts to launch the paperless office, paper documents are still a daily part of office life. Almost any type of business comes into possession of confidential information printed on paper documents and other media. The responsibility lies with the business to make sure this information doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
If your accounting firm took a wait-and-see approach to adopting the paperless office with a document management system, you weren't alone. With no measurable data to prove that document management was a good investment, many firms decided to stay with tried-and-true paper-based systems until more data was available.
The Results Are In
Innovators who took the risk on document management have some good news to report: the paperless office reaps both efficiencies and savings, and on multiple levels.
Whether you're from the film generation that had just two options for viewing photos (slides or prints, singles or doubles), or were born in the (mostly) digital revolution, you've probably got a stockpile of photos prints in albums or photo storage boxes somewhere in your home or apartment. You already know that those photos aren't really safe from disaster. One fire or flood, and they're gone for good. That's one of the reasons why taking digital images with a scanner is such a good idea, but it's not the only reason.