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By Karen Edwards, RT3
Are you still following the paper trail in your business? You aren’t alone. A recent survey of 3,500 business leaders found that 44 percent said they use paper on a daily basis.
While many businesses have been forced over the last year to make changes to allow employees to work remotely, many are still following old habits and pushing papers around their desks. Paperless offices were first predicted in a 1975 BusinessWeek article that imagined by 1990 most handling of records would be electronic. Nearly 50 years later, many of us are struggling to achieve the paperless environment.
There are tremendous benefits that come with going paperless for both your business and your employees. Here’s just a few:
So, how do you make the leap to digital? Here are a few tips to make the process easier:
Ever-evolving technology is making it easier and more affordable than ever to move your business away from the piles of paper and into the cloud. For more in-depth information on digitizing your business, be sure to look for the RT3 contractor panel at the 2021 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas titled: Roadmap to end the paper trail and make your business 100% digital. You’ll benefit from the open, honest discussion from these contractors on how to get started, cost expectations, time investment, pitfalls, challenges, success and timelines for the process.