What every distributor should know about getting rid of paper
The promotional industry was one originally built on a whole lot of paper. Catalogs, presentations, purchase order, invoices, supplier bills, job jackets - all paper. Many desks at promotional products companies still look like we’re living in that era - covered in paper.When we launched commonsku, it was with a vision of a paperless-world. How do we get information into the hands of whomever needs it wherever they need it, all distributed through the cloud and accessible from anywhere. How do you build workflows so that you could hand off process without having to pass job jackets? How you do invoicing and billing without having to print, mail or file?We digitized every step, from product search, through to presentation, sales order and invoicing. Paper disappeared from everyone’s desks and all of a sudden we no longer needed banks of filing cabinets and shelves of boxed files.The interesting side effect to removing paper was that it opened up a new world of possibilities for office design. You can literally tear down the walls and open up your work environment:
- No more huge filing cabinets loaded with paper
- No more giant, bulky desks for mass storage
- No more stacks and stacks (and stacks) of catalogs
- No more heavy-duty (and ugly!) boxes overflowing with old orders
Action Item: Review your paperwork processes and make a list of what can go paperless.
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