3 times when you shouldn’t go paperless

3 times when you shouldn’t go paperless

Believe it or not, there are some documents you should not scan.

Is there an anti scanning bias? Hardly.

Imaging Office Systems (IOS) scans over 6,000,000 pieces of paper every month. It is a big part of our business, and we are very good at it. We help clients “go paperless” every day. But you would be surprised how often we tell clients not to scan. That might sound counterintuitive, but it’s true.

When our experts are consulting with clients, these are the top three times when we know their best option is to stick with some form of box storage.

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Your old-school document management is costing you

Your old-school document management is costing you

How being stuck in the past is costing you time, money, and productivity.

Remember when you drove to the bank, filled out a deposit slip, and handed a teller your money to add to your savings account?

Now the process is digital and efficient. Your paychecks get automatically deposited without you lifting a finger. Or you can take a photo of a check and upload it right from your phone.

Speaking of photos, remember when you brought your film canister to the drug store and waited a week to pick up your 24 prints, hoping the majority would turn out decent?

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Turn a mountain into a molehill with smart document management

Turn a mountain into a molehill with smart document management

I Am Paying This to Store What?

You know those movies where the lovable but shambolic hero of the movie throws a messy stack of receipts on his nerdy accountant’s desk assuming a favorable income tax filing will magically emerge?

Oh, Hollywood...

Life ain’t like that. But what if it was?

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So you say you want a “paperless” office? Use IOS scan to zero solution

So you say you want a “paperless” office? Use IOS scan to zero solution

Nothing—the absence of something—is a difficult concept to hold in your mind.

Math and numbers were invented by the Sumerians to track commerce and trade as early as 4000 BC. The idea of numbers and simple arithmetic spread rapidly in the region through trade until Egypt applied the understanding of numbers to measurement in 3000 BC and began to build all those amazing structures we marvel at still today. However, the concept of zero—the value of nothing—didn’t happen until 500 AD in India and it revolutionized the world.

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Data management ideas that inspire

Data management ideas that inspire

Our blog is our opportunity to tell you, unfiltered, how our story can help yours. Great ideas, like great advice, don’t go out of style.

The Speech

If you’ve been to any formal occasion, chances are you’ve sat through an uplifting speech. They all pretty much follow the same script. If ever asked to present, the IOS commencement speech would probably start with a provocative and inspiring quote:

“It’s the idea that matters.”

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