Going paperless saves money, space, time and an increase in productivity.

In the US alone, trillions of sheets of paper are used in offices every year. By year’s end, much of that paper ends up in the shredder or the trash. Making the change to a paperless office isn’t just friendly to the environment, it can also have advantages such as saving money, space, and time, and an increase in productivity. A lot of business owners might not realize it, but ditching the paper might also help with the growth of the business. Here’s a quick look at some of the benefits of going paperless.

Easy Shareability

Most businesses these days have an online presence. Their customers might get news about sales or even electronic invitations to events simply with the push of a button as opposed to having to create and pay for postage to send out flyers and invitations or sales papers.

Additionally, storing your documents online gives you the ability to share them easily and quickly. If you have quite a few people all working on one project, each one of those people can have access to the same documents and edit them simultaneously.

Opens Space

When you support sustainability, you’ll find that it has a way of opening up space. All of the paperwork generated by businesses has a tendency to take up quite a bit of space. You have a need for dozens of filing cabinets. When you go paperless, that space is freed up. All of those documents you’re storing in the filing cabinets will be stored on a cloud server. That additional space can then be used for a more productive, larger workspace.

Save Money

Many people might think that going paperless can be rather expensive. This is because they would have to purchase the right software and hardware and then train their employees to use them. If this concern is what’s keeping you from going paperless, disregard it. Going paperless can save you money. Yes, there will be a few expenses, but that money can be recouped in just a short time from the money that’s saved on paper. With no paper, there’s no need for things like copy machines, toner, printers and ink, and the electricity to run those machines.

Easy Access to Documents

When it comes to benefits from going paperless, one of them is that people will have easier access to the documents they need. Face it, it’s not exactly the most difficult thing in the world to misplace that one important piece of paper in the stacks of paperwork on your desk. However, when your documents are stored online, everything tends to remain organized and simple to find. You can simply pull up whichever document is needed without having to rifle through filing cabinets, but simply by clicking a button. This also saves time, since no time will be wasted searching for the necessary documents.

Easy shareability, additional physical space, money saved, and easy access to all of your documents – these are just a few examples of some of the benefits that going paperless brings to the workplace. The benefits of this practice significantly outweigh the transition periods and costs. Having the ability to keep all of your documents online will also make your office a bit more secure, make the business run more smoothly, and allow for each of your employees to become more productive.

We’ve all heard about sustainability and being more environmentally friendly. If there’s been any reason for you to not take this step, there’s never been a better time to get past it and do your part to help the environment.