Small Business Opportunities has posted Matt’s article on 5 Reasons To Go Paperless This Tax Season!
Are You Ready To Go Paperless This Tax Season?
By Matt Peterson, President & CEO of eFileCabinet
As tax season approaches, businesses of all sizes should be reevaluating workflow practices to improve office operations, efficiency, and profitability. Electronic document management can create quick wins on an organization’s balance sheet, lower overhead 30% to 40%, and drive profitability and growth during this busy season. Here are a few reasons why electronic document management will make a difference:
- Create quick wins on your balance sheet. Electronic document management frees up administrative and productive time spent locating and retrieving documents. For example, a Cloud-based document management system can reduce reliance not only on physical hardware and expensive server licensing fees, saving an organization’s office space and IT spending, but it also provides anytime/anywhere access to critical files and documents.
- Lower key overheads. A well-designed paperless system not only frees up person-hours, it can lower several costs, including stationery expenses and document storage space, and it can even positively influence carbon credit.
- Drive profitability and growth. The inherent efficiency of a paperless office can be maximized when combined with other productivity tools such as workflow management. Imagine an enterprise where work instructions for every step of a process automatically open when an employee performs the specific step. Secure, paperless offices see significant reductions in cost, turnaround time, risk profile, and training periods, and they see better performance on key growth indicators. These growth indicators enable a business to do more with less time and money—another great reason to go paperless.
- Provide security. Electronic document management and file sharing are the safest way to store and transmit sensitive documents, like tax forms. The security provided through these sophisticated systems protects your customers, your company, and your bottom line. It reduces risk from compliance and regulatory requirements (SEC, HIPPA, etc.) and is an easier and safer way of transmitting information than email, FTP, and physical document distribution.
- Produce faster response times. Electronic document management and file sharing allow for faster and more accurate access to information which not only increases workflow productivity, but also quality perception from customers (the sooner you respond to customers, the more organized you appear and the happier they are).
About the Author
Matt Peterson is the CEO of Lehi, Utah-based eFileCabinet, Inc. Founded in 2001, eFileCabinet, Inc., began as a cutting-edge tool to digitally store records in accounting firms. As it grew in popularity, eFileCabinet developed into a full-fledged electronic document management solution designed to help organizations capture, manage, and protect their data. While the accounting industry was the company’s main focus at formation, it has since expanded to include numerous vertical markets. eFileCabinet, Inc., distributes its solutions both directly and through a worldwide network of Value-Added-Resellers and strategic partners that customize solutions to meet their client’s specific needs.