There are many problems with paper documents that businesses today don't have to worry about. Digitizing these documents has an enormous number of benefits that are well worth the digitizing process.
Save Money and Space
Storing items costs money for every business. The more space you need for your stored documents, the more you will pay. It also costs money to have people dealing with the filing that has to be done to store those documents. The loss of productivity that comes from employees taking their time to print and arrange them also costs the business money. Scanning them into the computer means that none of that is necessary. It saves an enormous amount of space as well as employee time. There will no longer be a long retrieval time needed for a file to be found and brought back to the desks of employees. That loss of productivity alone is worth document scanning to have your files available digitally.
Keep Documents Accessible
When documents have been scanned and digitized, they are easily accessible by anyone who needs them. It takes away the real possibility of files being misplaced or accidentally thrown away. When they are instantly accessible, it's easy to find all of the information you need from one or multiple documents in just seconds. It also makes company travel easier. You no longer have to retrieve many documents and carry them with you.
Paper documents are easily stolen in an office. They can be copied or simply placed in a bag and carried out. When the documents have been digitized, it's far easier to keep them limited only to those who should have access to them. And, there's no risk of having them stolen from the company's trash cans. It's a great way to add more security to your data to avoid theft.