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5 Most Commons Fears About Going Paperless & Breaking Down Those Barriers

Posted by Recordsforce on Sep 8, 2022 3:43:00 PM

According to a Xerox study, “80 percent of companies want to create paperless processes and workflows. Unfortunately, the Sierra Club coupled with Reduce.org, are quick to point out that the average office employee still uses an unprecedented 10,000 sheets of paper per year” (integrify.com). This clearly shows that businesses are interested in making the change to a paperless office, but fear and concerns are holding them back. Here are the top five most common fears about going paperless and why you shouldn’t be afraid to take the paperless leap.  

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Scan, Documents, Security, Paperless, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Document Storage, Document Management

How Do I Start Being Paperless?

Posted by Recordsforce on Mar 16, 2022 2:14:20 PM

There are many small but mighty steps you can take to become a paperless office, from scanning your backfile of documents to utilizing paperless cloud services for future processes. Not only do paper-heavy business processes waste time, they increase unnecessary costs and reduce productivity.  Did you know that every 4-drawer file cabinet holds between 10,000-12,000 documents, occupies around 9 square feet of floor space, and costs $1,500 yearly to maintain? On top of that, according to an AIIM market study, going paperless can improve staff productivity by nearly 30%. 

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Paperless, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access

What's an example of a workflow?

Posted by Recordsforce on Feb 28, 2022 10:42:17 AM

An example of a workflow can be anything from automating an accounts payable invoice review process, to the hiring and onboarding of an employee, to the process of reviewing and signing a contract. When people refer to a workflow, they often mean an implemented software or service that manages that business process for them. A workflow helps to eliminate the manual and repetitive tasks within a process, usually a document-heavy one. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Paperless, Digitize, Efficiency, AP, Accounts Payable, Accounts Payable Automation, Workflow

Recordsforce HR Is Getting Clicky

Posted by Recordsforce on Oct 12, 2021 8:35:58 AM

Hiring can be a difficult and complex process, especially when you need to hire a large amount of people in a short period of time. From scheduling interviews to sending rejection emails, it can be time consuming to track each candidate and where they might be in the process, especially in a time where the majority of the workforce is now remote. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Paperless, Automate, Efficiency, Human Resources

Why Business Transitions Are The Best Time To Go Paperless

Posted by Recordsforce on Feb 11, 2021 12:52:34 PM

Whether it be moving to a new building, adding more locations or taking over another practice, all transitions can feel pretty daunting. From moving high-value equipment and machinery, to relocating teams of employees, there is nothing simple or easy about these transitions. Even more daunting are the thoughts on how you’re going to move all of the key documents your business heavily relies on, either because you need them to complete daily tasks or because you are legally required to hold on to them. It’s important to have a plan in place to safely and securely relocate your documents. 

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Filing Cabinet, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working

The Most Important Thing I Learned In My First Year In The Imaging Business: Document Scanning Services Have More Value (Still) Than I Ever Could Have Imagined

Posted by Recordsforce on Jan 19, 2021 7:53:31 AM

While paper has been successfully phased out for some businesses, there are more companies than I ever imagined still running on it. It’s not just your typical small businesses either.  Some of these are large operations running in 75 countries and doing it entirely on paper.  No matter how much technology we have access to, there are still companies running entirely off paper that is stored in boxes, cabinets, and shelves and then arranged into closets, cabinets, vaults, attics, and basements.  

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Paperless, Digitize, Automate, Document Storage

5 Reasons to Digitize Your Municipal Records

Posted by Recordsforce on Nov 24, 2020 9:11:50 AM

What do you think of when you think of your local city or town hall? Most people don't tend to think of a fast-paced, highly digitized environment. Especially not a place where they could skip the lines and take care of a task online. From car registrations to land record management, local government is responsible for providing documentation to its residents. However, keeping these documents as part of a manual, paper-based process increases the risk of loss, poor accuracy and storage and safety issues. Digitizing your municipal records, such as land records, assessing files, financial records and meeting minutes, can help you quickly become organized, efficient and in control of the tasks that occur daily at your city or town hall. 

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Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Store, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working, safety, covid-19, coronavirus

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Imaging Services

Posted by Recordsforce on Oct 29, 2020 9:00:40 AM

Today, business is more competitive than ever.  The need to provide employees with the best tools to do business in a financially limited environment is a constant challenge.  The debate over “going in-house” versus “outsourcing” has run on for years with companies doing one or the other, or both.  For your business, the decision is even more difficult if you have an existing set of records and no equipment or expertise left in the office to handle the responsibility. 

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Paperless, Backfile, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Outsourcing

Should I Scan or Store My Documents?

Posted by Recordsforce on Sep 10, 2020 9:45:48 AM

If you have documents that you need to keep for regulatory or compliance reasons, you might have considered storing them off site or getting them scanned. Having a framework to help you make the decision as to which is best in what cases can be helpful in understanding when you should continue to store your documents and when scanning them would produce a return on investment.

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Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Paperless, Store, Filing Cabinet, Digitize, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Outsourcing

Storing FDA Regulated Quality Documents

Posted by Recordsforce on Aug 27, 2020 10:08:43 AM
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Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Documents, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Store, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Remote Access, FDA, Quality, Regulatory