The term ‘digital transformation’ has been a buzz word skimming around the business world for many years. And document scanning is at the heart of that. The single best way to bring a business bang up to date and increase efficiency from the ground up, it can help almost every industry to automate and drive up productivity. Although document scanning is imperative for almost all industries, there are some where it is necessary to take a leap into the 21st century. Here are the top four industries that can be revolutionised with document scanning:
Finance, by nature, is a paper-dense industry. But it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to the rise in computer systems and processes, the finance industry has taken a giant leap towards digital means over the last five years. But there is still a lot of work to be done in order to bring it up to date. Document scanning scan overhaul finance departments by getting rid of bulky and unorganised filing cabinets, paving the way for digital stores of organised and correctly labelled files and folders.
The education sector relies on mountains of paper every single day. Whether it be in classrooms or offices and receptions, the education sector as a whole is, in general, behind the times when it comes to digitalisation. Although it has moved forward over the last few years, there is still a lot that can be done to improve processes. Digitalising student records and attendance is one of the first steps, while reducing the number of handouts by driving forward a technological culture in the classroom is another. This will not only help staff to deal with an increasing number of students, but also help to minimise teachers’ precious time being wasted.
The NHS’ drive to be paperless by 2020 has been at the forefront of the digital industry for many years. Yet all signs are pointing to it missing its target. However the medical industry can benefit greatly by doing switiching to a paperless system, cutting down on time wasted search for records, ensuring information is correct and minimising clutter.
Human resources is another typically paper-heavy sector. Essentially the heart of a business, HR is there to ensure workers are happy, healthy and trained. And as a result, the sector demands a lot of paperwork for each employee. And even in a relatively small business, that can wreak havoc. Digitalising employee records, training and procedures can make sure that files are never misplaced, records are kept up to date and staff are able to get on with their jobs efficiently.
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