From conserving natural resources to reducing business costs, there are lots of reasons to go paperless — but many companies have yet to do it. Maybe it’s because they’re attached to their familiar paper processes, or perhaps they’re simply reluctant to enact change.
But it’s important to remember that even if you don’t change, the rest of the world does. And in today’s climate, converting to digital documentation is a transition worth making.
Going paperless may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right mindset and procedures in place, your business can step out of its comfort zone and into the digital age!
Here are some of the best reasons to leave paper behind:
The number of efficiencies you’ll experience when you transition from paper to mobile forms with Fulcrum are countless. Here are just a few:
Your field teams will love it because they can collect data straight from their smartphones. No more carrying around bulky clipboards, worrying about lost or damage papers, or scrambling to find a pen.
With Fulcrum, you have access to your data immediately. This gives you the ability to make faster, better-informed decisions.
Plus: You have access to your data anytime, anywhere. Simply log into your Fulcrum dashboard from any device that has access to the internet, and voila! Data at your fingertips.
Paper accumulates into files, which accumulate in filing cabinets, which are heavy and bulky. And the more files you have, the more filing cabinets you need. That takes up a lot of space — sometimes even extra storage space outside your facility!
Imagine being able to eliminate the cost of that extra storage, or use the office space for an extra conference room or an espresso machine. Ahhh, you like that idea a “latte,” don’t you?
Your documents are stored safely and securely in the cloud, where you can control who has access to your data. You never have to worry about your documents being sabotaged by any sort of loss, such as a break-in or a natural disaster.
On average, Fulcrum customers collect 4.38 million records every month. That’s a lot of paper being eliminated! Plus, you look like a superstar when your customers see what you’re doing to save trees.
U.S. companies spend approximately $460 billion per year in salaries to manage paper-driven overload, and the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a paperless office saves roughly $80 per employee each year in paper, ink, and storage costs!
Once you decide to switch to digital documentation, buy-in from your team is critical. Here’s how to make the transition from paper forms much quicker and easier:
This is a big project and it isn’t going to happen overnight. You don’t have to scan and shred 100% of your papers. Not every document is meant to be destroyed. Some customers may still want paper invoices.
We’re going to let you in on a little secret here now that you’ve made the commitment: Going paperless doesn’t really mean “zero paper.” It’s more like “significantly reducing your business’ carbon footprint” — but that isn’t as fun to say!
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Fulcrum is a data collection platform that enables businesses to reduce costs, access critical data in real time, and improve decision making at every level. With Fulcrum, you can create custom apps using our simple drag-and-drop builder to turn your paper documents into digital forms that your field teams can quickly complete on mobile devices.