Go Green And Save Green: Economic & Ecologic Benefits of Going Paperless

Believe it or not, you can save the environment and your money at the exact same time. By transforming your organization into a paperless organization you can save trees and forests while you save money on paper, ink and supplies. Now that’s a good deal.

Ecologic Benefit
Reducing paper consumption is a simple way to have a huge impact on the environment. A company can drastically reduce their carbon footprint by reducing their paper usage. A tree can only produce, on average, 17 reams of paper, and takes about 100 years to grow. Also, producing 17 reams of paper releases 110 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Think about how quickly your office might use 17 reams of paper in relations to how long it takes for those reams to be produced.

Economic Savings
Another benefit of going paperless is that it not only saves the environment but it also will save your company a large amount of money. Companies can save tens, hundreds even millions of dollars a year by automating business processes and transitioning to more eco-friendly workflow solutions. Digital documents, email and optical character recognition (OCR) technology allows organizations to reduce filing and retrieval costs, data entry costs and eliminate costs of ink, paper and associated labor costs. These savings can really add up and show an impressive and substantial return on investment.

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