It’s a myth that document scanning services are only advantageous for large enterprises. Every business, regardless of size can benefit by utilizing these management tools and solutions. Developing trends are evident through business research showing that nearly 75% of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are adopting electronic systems to get a better handle on internal document management. This should come as no surprise considering that document management, including scanning, digitizing and indexing, is one of the biggest challenges that SMBs face.
The benefits of early system implementation are numerous. Reduced storage is a huge advantage for a business that might be struggling with office capacity. The features of flexile search, retrieval and index options increase access, improve overall operating processes and improve the quality of customer service. The security features allow you to control the distribution process, and grants the ability to assign varying levels of access within your company. Document management solutions also lend a hand in helping cover your assets. The system automatically backs up all information and acts as a disaster recovery strategy.
All of these benefits pertain to a SMB and prove the potential return on investment. Even amidst all of the advantages, it’s possible that you may not have ever considered using such a system because it seems out of reach for your SMB. Document scanning and digitizing solutions give you access, control and a competitive edge—all things that are critical to achieving success. The cost, process and complexity of the system all depend on a number of factors. The size, age and type of business you operate all affect how and from what solutions you could best benefit. For more information on why it makes sense for SMBs to invest in document management solutions, contact ILM today.