As a business, reducing your carbon footprint is one of the best things you can do for a number of reasons. To start, when you reduce your carbon footprint by going green, you often wind up saving money, what business owner doesn’t want that? Additionally, more than ever, consumers are aware of how the businesses they contribute to affect the environment. By making an effort to go green, you’ll be encouraging better relationships with existing customers and attracting new ones. With all of these benefits in mind, how can document scanning help you meet your green goals? Today, we’ll be walking you through some of the ways that document scanning can help reduce your carbon footprint.
How often do you print copies that you don’t really need? Whether it’s for handouts during meetings, sending forms by mail, and more, you’re likely printing more than you need to. When you move to document scanning, you’ll be able to quickly and easily share editable forms and documents with everyone you need to. Not only does this decrease printing and paper waste, but it can make for a more efficient and speedy return of materials. Today, most customers find it easier to fill out a document online than printing, filling out manually, only to have to scan it back to you. Moving to document scanning also ensures that you lose fewer documents requiring fewer replacements.
No More Hard Copy Backups
Most businesses require documentation, and if you’re using hard copies, you may find that you’re using a lot of paper and storage. Depending on your storage needs and the age of your business, these documents may require additional space and utilities. Instead, they could be stored digitally with more security and energy efficiency.
Recycling Is Taken Care Of
When disposing of paper, does it make it to the recycling bin or does it wind up in the trash? Almost 25% of landfill space in the US is from paper products. When you move to document scanning, the scanning service will recycle all of the shredded material for you. Not only does this ensure the paper you do use gets a second life, but that you’re keeping your waste minimal.
Have Questions? Micro Records is Here to Help
If you have more questions about document management software, Micro Records is here to help you with all of your needs. We can help your business to transition to a paperless way of life with outstanding e-forms and technology. For more information about how we can help you implement your new document management software, visit us online or give us a call at 877-410-SCAN. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.