If your documents are scanned and available online, they are also easily searchable. Forget about locating the right file cabinet, sifting through folders, and then shuffling papers to find the right one. Once documents are scanned and available online, they are easier to search through. Right from your desk, you can perform a keyword search to instantly bring up the file you need. This gives you more time to spend on other important aspects of your business.
Access from Anywhere, Anytime
A physical piece of paper can only exist in one location, but a scanned document is available to you anywhere and at any time. Today's business world no longer revolves around a routine 9 to 5 day with everyone working in the same location. With today's more flexible work schedules, there is a bigger need to access information ‘after hours’. Many employees are also working from a home office or while on the road. When your documents are scanned, you can still retrieve information online no matter where you are located.
Paper documents need to stay in pristine condition, and if they're used by multiple people, you can't make personal notes. But with an imaged file, you can add notes to a document and insert reminders or flags before you print. Scanning allows you to retain the original version of the file, but also have an additional copy that is custom to your specific needs.