Is business paperwork dead? We may be getting close!

How close is the paperless office?

The Paperless Office

We’ve all heard the term paperless office but how close is the reality?

Ok! I’m going to start with a confession. I do not live in a paperless world. In fact, I love paper!

But the good news is that I’m getting better.

Working in the technology sector and heading up the marketing here at Salpo has opened my eyes to just how much we can do without having to pick up piles of paper or pull cardboard files down from shelves.

Time changes everything

Only 30 years ago we still relied heavily on being able to create documents, so that these could be stored in cabinets os a record or sent via the post as a communication.
Fast forward to 2017, and it’s a very different world. All the information we could ever need is digitally at our fingertips, 24/7, and we can even store it on a device that fits in our back pocket.

And, with new technologies available such as Stylus Pens and Diction Software, the paperless process is speeding up.

Age approach

What’s more, an individual’s approach to working without paper will be different depending on their age.

If you’re in your 20’s, you’ll have been brought up with the Internet at your fingertips, social media always on the go and even devices to read books. As a result, you’re naturally going to be much more paperless than some colleagues.

Tech sector leads the way

Here in the technology industry, we are always looking for paperless processes. And, when it comes to the Salpo CRM there are loads of ways we’ve taken paper out of the equation.

Here are our three top tips:

  1. Get rid of never ending scraps of paper with online Task Lists
  2. Remove the post-it notes off your computer screen and create a central place for all of your potential business Opportunities
  3. Create a 360-degree view for all of your customers; you can even store notes about their birthday, favourite colour or sports team

And if you need further help getting paperless then sign up for our free Salpo e-newsletter to get helpful tricks and tips!

Almost there!

So is the paperless office here already?

Well, not quite, but as digital technology continues to inch deeper and deeper into our day to day lives, we’re getting closer.

And if I can slim down my use of paper, then I’m sure you can too!