How are Businesses Going Paperless?

Paper is on the way out: ebook sales have overtaken printed book sales. Consumers aren’t the only ones ditching paper: businesses of all kinds are leaving paper in the 20th century. 

But why are they going paperless? And what are they doing to replace the forms such as inspections, time cards, and delivery confirmations that businesses can’t avoid? We asked our customers and here’s what they said in three major industries: 

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The problem with paper

$2182.62 – the annual cost of owning & operating a standard five-drawer filing cabinet.

$80 – the annual cost of paper per employee.

Construction uses

Working on various sites, mobile apps allow their offices to get information in real-time, and make decisions on actionable intelligence (Work orders 37.6%; Inspections 63.5%; Checklist 35.1%).

Top features: GPS capture; signature capture; photo capture.

General office uses

Mobile apps aren’t just for those in the field, they also help your office workers get more done and share it in real-time (Invoices 33.7%; Auditing 24.3%; Timesheets 65.2%). 11% of documents are misfiled or lost.

Top Features: Time/Date Stamp; Calculations; Signature Capture.

Transportation and logistic uses

Ensuring that the right product makes it to the right location isn’t easy, but going mobile is making it faster and ensuring accuracy each and every time (Tracking Forms 78.41%; Checklist 33.2%; Inspection 54.7%).

Top Features: Dispatch; GPS Capture; Time/Date Stamp