Traditions are something humans generally hold dear. But in the case of technology and the business world, they tend to weigh us down. In the past few years alone, technology has advanced at an unbelievable rate. Businesses are no longer tethered to one particular office building, in one specific city. Technology has made it possible for businesses to exist anywhere; in home offices, on the road, in cafes, or even in cyber space.
This incredible change from placeholder to mobile operation has transformed the way we take care of and store our files. Thankfully, the physicality of filing is a tradition businesses can now move away from.
Our friends at Software Advice, a document management review firm conducted a study and survey targeted at comparing traditional, paper-filing offices with modern offices that have a digital filing system in place. We’ll use that study as a guide to help determine how much time a business can save by investing in document management.
The Tiresome, Disorderly Hunt for Paper
Imagine a library that not only has a bar-code system, but also a digital copy of every single one of its items. If anyone misplaced the physical copy of something, one could simply loop up its digital counterpart. This manifestation is a lot like what DMS offers businesses: the knowledge that your keepsakes are safe and also easy to find.
The Creation of Superfluous Reports
Digital vs. Paper (or Traditional Filing vs. Document Management)