According to reports, the value of office space rented by one of Britain's largest landlords rose by 18.8% last year. This news from British Land further cements the uncomfortable struggle coming for London based businesses to operate while incurring crippling prices for their premises.
While there's still a debate about whether businesses would be better off moving outside of the capital to reduce the amount of money they spend on premises, there is a better and much simpler solution.
So much office space in companies across London is being consumed by cumbersome filing cabinets, folders and boxes which have become such an office staple that you might not even have noticed them overrunning your office.
It might have started out as just a few boxes of paperwork here and there but between invoices, HR files, client information and incoming mail, you've found yourself with a serious document management issue. But aside from not being able to find the documents you need, when you need them, there is another more pressing issue; the space it's wasting.
Let's say a 4 drawer filing cabinet (used in many offices as an 'easy' storage method) uses around nine square feet of space. Now take a look around your office and the rest of the offices and storerooms at your company. How many filing cabinets do you have? 10s? 100s? 1000s? Multiply that number by nine and you can see an estimate of the amount of square footage you are using just for storage.
If you know how much money you are paying out per square foot of office space you can also calculate the cost of this storage too.
Shocking, isn't it?
But did you know all of that space can be saved simply by scanning documents and adopting a digital document management system. Transferring the documents filling those filing cabinets to a more manageable system hosted on a cloud platform, using document management software or simply stored on your IT network can transform your offices and leave you wondering why you didn't make the switch sooner.
By switching to managing your documents digitally, you could benefit from all of the above AND still remain compliant with file retention laws. It's a win-win situation!
A document scanning service like us here at Pearl Scan, can make the transition to digital a smooth one by scanning your documents, whether a small or large volume, in high resolution in a quick turnaround.
We have worked with a number of London based companies from a wide range of industries including the legal, healthcare, education and financial sectors. Our document scanning bureau is fully equipped with the latest scanning technology and monitored by 24 hour CCTV so your documents will be in safe hands throughout the entire process.
For more information about the wide range of scanning services we offer, why not explore our website? If you would like a member of our friendly and experienced sales team to draw up a quote for your scanning project, get in touch by email, phone or by filling in our online form.
Alternatively, if you have already decided to move out of London into cheaper premises, we can still help you by taking away the stress of a big office move. Find out how.
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