If there’s anything that sucks up time and hinders productivity; it’s paperwork. Like most things, you need to strike a balance between the amount of paperwork required for control and the cost of that paperwork and the potential savings from the controls.. This promotes accountability without adding unnecessary work. By far, the best way to achieve this balance is through the use of technology. Information input is less time consuming and files can be stored and sorted with ease. Here are some ideas on how businesses, industries, and organizations have been able to use technology to fight the paperwork mountain:
Barcodes and Scanners – https://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19950615/ai_n13988571
Handheld Computers – https://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-1585761/Palm-Handhelds-Cut-Paperwork-Burdens.html
eForms – https://www.informationweek.com/news/management/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=15600307
eFile Taxes – https://www.irs.gov/businesses/corporations/article/0,,id=146959,00.html
Here’s how you can eliminate the need for expense reports and automate reconciliations.