How Transitioning to a Digital Environment Can Benefit Your Small Business

Posted on November 16, 2016

If you’re a small business owner, you’re likely running on slim margins. For small companies, every penny counts and productivity is key to ensuring that you can make ends meet every month. Although large businesses are increasingly moving toward cloud-computing and digitized workflows, many small businesses remain trapped under an avalanche of paperwork.

You may think that because your business is small, you can’t justify the costs of moving toward a digital environment. However, according to a recent study conducted by AIIM, more than 60% of businesses that transition away from a paper-based environment reported payback within 18 months of implementation. In addition, 70% reported a good or excellent return on their investment after transitioning to a digital environment.

In addition to cost-savings, moving to a digital environment will also improve your business’s productivity. If your office is thinly staffed then it’s important to make the most of your resources. Even if your records are impeccably organized, paperwork can still go missing or accidentally get filed in the wrong place, which is why the average employee wastes more than 6 hours per week searching for the information they need. In contrast, digitally-stored information can be easily located with a few strokes of the keyboard and will be easily accessible to employees who are working remotely or need a client’s file at a moment’s notice.

The study also noted that small businesses benefited from improved response times, better audit records, and an improved understanding of workflow and project status after digitizing their records, so a digital environment can truly help you make the most of your small business.

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If your document management services are costing your organization too much money, contact the experts at Centric Business Systems today. Whether you require upgraded equipment or an in-depth analysis of your workflow, we have the expertise needed to maximize your systems and help you make the most of our technology. We will go above and beyond to create the ideal solution for your needs and will work closely with you to improve your organization’s productivity and efficiency. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call at 877-902-3301, send us an email at, or fill out our contact form to learn more about how we can help your organization run better.
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