How many times have you printed a document only for it to ultimately gather dust on your desk or get thrown in the trash?
People say that time is money but have you stopped to think that paper can be a huge cost burden on an organization? In fact the costs can add up significantly. On average each employee prints 10,000 pieces of paper annually – taking into account that it costs $1.12 to print a piece of paper (including the cost of paper, electricity for the printer and ink) that adds up to a cost of $11,200 per employee per year just on paper printing. Businesses wanting to decrease costs for electricity and other utilities for their building could look into comparison sites such as Utility Bidder and others to make sure they aren’t paying an obscene amount for a utility plan that they could have possibly got for cheaper.
That’s not even taking into account the cost of storing all that paper. The average document is copied 9-11 times and every 12 filing cabinets require an additional employee to maintain. Furthermore each four-drawer filing cabinet takes up to 9sq ft of floor space and costs on average $1500 per year.
The costs sound like they are spiraling out of control don’t they?
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Has answering the questions made you think differently about your printing habits? Is it time to make a change?
One simple way to make the change to a paperless office is to look at your document workflows and invest in document productivity software. Can you use an online tool to annotate or make changes on that document? Can you get an eSignature rather than printing a document out, signing it, scanning it and then emailing it?
Why not take a free trial of Nitro Pro and see for yourself if using a document productivity tool can reduce paper usage in your organization.