Printers, overnight mail, scanners, and fax machines are killing business productivity. More and more organizations are moving away from paper-based approaches to their critical business processes to reduce costs, improve security, and limit environmental impact. According to a recent Adobe study, “Paper: An Endangered Species?” the majority of managers surveyed had overwhelmingly negative attitudes toward paper-based processes and cited productivity, security, attracting talent and going green as the benefits of a completely digital workflow. The research is based on interviews with 1,051 U.S. managers in small, medium and large businesses that are responsible for creating or working with contracts.
Below are a few stats from the report, but to view the full report Click Here: Paper: An Endangered Species?
- 51% of respondents said that a digital workflow makes filing and managing documents easier
- More than two-thirds believe that paper-based contracts are prone to defacing
- 76% of respondents said they are impressed by companies that have a strong digital presence
- 98% of respondents noted they still use paper in their transactions involving contracts
Organizations that use eSignatures are seeing a dramatic decrease in the time needed to close deals, reduced contract negotiation times, faster “quote-to-cash”, and a safer, more secure way to track and store some of their most critical business documents. And all eSignatures are backed by the federal ESIGN Act, ensuring the legality of the contract, which should put the customer at ease.