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Paper-lite: Busting the myth of the paperless office

The paperless office is an unrealistic ambition, but technology can help businesses cut the amount of paper they use and improve efficiency.

For most businesses, going paperless is an unrealistic ambition.

But there are ways that firms can use technology, including Brother scanners, to reduce the amount of paper they consume.

It’s called going paper-lite, and it’s a concept we’ve explored in our new research report.

It found that scanning is helping firms cut costs and improve sustainability, while also making storing and sharing documents more efficient, as this infographic shows.

Infographic displaying the results of Brother's Paper-lite research

Scanning documents creates long-term efficiencies, especially when you work with a Managed Print Service partner that can create a solution that’s bespoke to your business, without the need for a large upfront investment.

Read the full report Paper-lite: Busting the myth of the paperless office here.

* This infographic is based on the results of two online surveys, targeting employees and managers of firms with 5 - 500 employees, conducted by Censuswide in May 2018.
To gather representative data from this diverse sector, a broad cross section of 408 adult employees in either clerical, manual (skilled or unskilled) or graduate entry level positions answered a 21-question survey, while 404 adult managers in junior, middle or senior management, or in director-level, business owner or C-suite positions answered a 20-question survey.


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