Wadih founded PairSoft and PaperSave, and he currently advises non-profits on business process improvement and technology.View all posts by Wadih Pazos
Wadih Pazos • May 1, 2014
Electronic document imaging programs are probably the most important part of the equation. From the first day of scanning papers into the computer system, employees at all levels are going to need to be able to navigate the software easily. Luckily, the best options available are easy to pick up and use for years to come.
However, corporations cannot afford to go big on the software and skimp on the hardware that’s necessary to facilitate a paperless office. For instance, managers should never choose a few run-of-the-mill scanners and shredders in order to make electronic workflow a reality. The machines themselves need to be of a high quality, because after the original, tangible files are properly disposed of, there’s no getting these back.
In fact, this aspect is so important that PC World named selecting the correct machines as its first tip when going digital.
“You’ll quickly be lamenting another failed resolution if your hardware isn’t up to the task,” the source read.
However, the news provider noted that there are plenty of cost-effective, but no less efficient, scanners and shredders available. Many experts recommend that company leaders making the change to the digital realm pick machines that include duplexers and sheet feeders to keep things organized and precise.