Did you know that the Wall Street Journal found that the average business worker in America loses one and a half hours per day, which adds up to a full 40 hours a year, in lost productivity because they were too busy searching for lost and misplaced items from a messy desk?
This lost time adds up to costing businesses a lot of money. According to Price Waterhouse Cooper, the average business makes 19 copies of each document, spends 20 dollars in labor to file each one, spends 120 in labor searching for misfiled documents, loses one out of every 20 documents and spends 25 hours recreating the lost documents. About one quarter of enterprise paper documents wind up misplaced, and never located, according to Datapro/Gartner Group, which means even more money is lost.
Thankfully, we now have portable scanners and other technology to help us stay organized and productive. With the help of portable scanners to facilitate digital filing systems, the consolidation and back up of hard copy receipts, business cards, documents and other paperwork has never been easier. Files that are stored online or in the cloud with devices like laptop scanners or portable scanners can easily be accessed from anywhere. This eliminates the need for a worker to have to physically access the files, which means more time spent productively in the office.
So why continue to waste your time and your employees’ time? Invest in portable scanners to facilitate the maintenance and operation of a digital filing system in the cloud today and start saving money on your business immediately. If you have any questions regarding portable scanners, feel free to ask in the comments!