We’re all about saving paper and resources at Adobe EchoSign. In business today, companies that are “green-minded” with how they are using resources, not only help improve the environment but can also save money – double bonus! Last year’s EchoSign IP Study, Paper: An Endangered Species revealed that cutting back on paper use and going digital is a key step in “Going Green” for all types of businesses. From reducing costs to increasing efficiency and document security, the benefits of taking your contracts and important documents digital with EchoSign are endless.
Here are several other ways companies can save resources by digitizing workflows:
- Use mobile technology to get business done: Many, if not all, of the tools business professionals use regularly have a corresponding mobile app. Use of these apps can help ensure you are able to get business done while on-the-go without having to print out lengthy documents, scribble notes or keep calendars on paper. For example, the Adobe Reader mobile app helps you view and edit documents from your smart phone or device. Apps like Dropbox store important documents for you, so you can access them from anywhere, and the Evernote app helps you sync up your key documents on every device you use. Finally, the Adobe EchoSign app allows you to get key documents signed and as a result, business done from anywhere, even when offline.
- Send documents electronically: Does anyone in business use “snail mail” anymore? Sending physical documents is insecure, inefficient and creates a lot of unnecessary waste. These days, everything can be sent electronically, saving your business time and resources. Use Adobe Acrobat to PDF your important documents before sending them over to ensure security and prevent unauthorized editing. Adobe EchoSign allows you to send contracts and close deals electronically with legally binding e-signatures, and keeps documents secure with password protection and other security options. No more scanning, faxing, printing or posting!
- Store documents in digital archives: Printing and filing is old school! When important documents are filed in a paper filing system, not only is it a waste of time and paper, but your business runs the risk of losing those vital records. Electronic filing systems help companies to always know where important records are and have access to those records from everywhere. With Adobe EchoSign, key documents and contracts are stored within your account in an online archive and can be accessed from anywhere. Acrobat.com also allows you to store important PDFs and access them from your mobile device where ever you may be doing business that day. And an Adobe Creative Cloud membership comes with online storage for your creative files, to allow access on any device or computer.
Adobe and their partners offer many products that help companies to go digital with their business processes, and save time, money and resources while doing it. This Earth Day, make a pledge to make your company a little more digital by incorporating some of the above solutions into the way you do business!