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The Appeal of Going Paperless at Home

Wadih Pazos November 25, 2013

The Appeal of Going Paperless at Home
Document Management
In this day and age, many individuals have built home offices in order to make their lives more efficient and have a designated area where things such as household finance documents, important records and other materials can be stored safely. Moreover, it can be a quiet area for people to work in when their careers require them to complete job tasks while at home.

But we’ve all seen what happens when too many papers come in at once, the hectic holidays arrive or little kids get at files – pieces of papers pile up or are scattered everywhere. This can wreak havoc on an individual’s filing system.

That could all be avoided by embracing electronic workflow in the household. Since this is becoming so common in the office, many individuals should be acutely familiar with how this works to begin with. They’d simply scan personal files into their computers, then organize and manage them using electronic document imaging solutions. This way, their records can’t be lost, stolen, accessed without knowledge of a password and so on.

This can be a great way to protect personal files and ensure that the right members of the household can tap into these documents from Internet-enabled computers no matter where they are.

Personal scanning made easier

While individuals who digitize home offices are going to want to use the best document management software out there to ensure files are properly taken care of, they have a number of options when it comes to the scanning hardware that will import the records.

For instance, Green Home Gnome reported that for best – and quickest – results, people should consider investing in a two-sided scanner with an automatic document feeder. That way, they can load up the papers that will go into the computer, press a button and walk away.

Can help company work

Another big perk of placing all personal files from a home office online using digitization technology is the fact that this can mesh well with work responsibilities. This way, the work and materials on both systems can be synced.

This means that if an employee had to work from home, he or she can still have access to the important documents needed to complete tasks. This is along the same lines as when a  business partner or client is shared on an electronic invoice – employees in the office can make changes to documents, and the staffer at home can also verify the file and amend it as needed.

This can yield more productivity for individual workers and the company as a whole.

Wadih Pazos

Wadih founded both PairSoft and PaperSave. He is an avid technologist who specializes in streamlining operations and maximizing productivity.

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