Category: Going Paperless

The Construction Industry is Embracing Digital Document Technology

Construction projects traditionally generate lots of documents; everything from large paper drawings, plans, contracts, invoices, permits, reports, municipal filings, etc. This has often led to unwieldy amounts of paper. Much of this documentation is used in the field where most construction company work is actually conducted. Copying and sharing physical documents is costly and paper… Read More »

The Expanded Need for a Digital Mail Room

It used to be that, once a company reached a certain size, it became necessary to internally create more efficient ways to manage business processes. One major development in the world of operations is Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) – employing vendors who specialize in automated processing of backend services such as Accounts Payable. This type… Read More »

Embrace Digital Transformation or Risk Falling Behind

“Digital design, not strategy, is what separates winners from losers in the digital economy.” -MIT Press. In an era where major personal and business life changes are occurring rapidly, companies are discovering that they must either adapt or fall behind and eventually disappear. Driving that change is the tsunami of digital transformation (DT), which is… Read More »

Digitizing Documents: 5 Advantages to Your Construction Business

According to McKinsey Global Institute, the construction industry is among the least digitized in the world, second only to the agriculture sector. Many construction firms still rely on traditional paperwork on their projects. This includes large-format paper drawings, plans, contracts, invoices, and other documents that take valuable office and construction site space. There’s also the… Read More »

Reducing the Municipal Archiving Footprint

Cities and towns have broad responsibilities for providing a variety of document services to their residents, from assessing property and managing taxes, to documenting who owns which Map/Lot. Paper documentation has reached its limits for storage, accuracy, and safety. Both administrators and residents are faced with the inefficiencies of working with the sheer volume of… Read More »

Managing Large-Format Documents

Large-format paper records, such as maps, blueprints, drawings, and images are a part of doing business. Architects and engineers use them, as do municipal/state/federal government agencies. But storing these dimensionally-large paper records take up a lot of space. Additionally, safely handling and preserving them over time can be a painstaking hassle. Wrinkles, tears and fading… Read More »

DPI Resolution Factors for Scanning to Digital

Do you want to convert your paper documents to digital? Would you like to scan them yourself? If you do, be aware that your scanner configuration will directly impact your scanning time, storage costs, and data retrieval performance. Scanner Configuration The default scan rate of a scanner right out-of-the-box is typically configured for full color… Read More »