Most businesses today are creating documents almost exclusively in digital formats. That means that all of your new documents are digitized and fairly easy to find, share, and edit from the beginning.

Even so, many offices still have filing cabinets full of old paper archives from before the computer age. These files may be important to a company’s day-to-day operations or they may be records that must be kept for legal or policy reasons. Scanning these documents is the best way forward, but many businesses aren’t sure where to start given the sheer volume of paper.

Whatever the story behind your company’s overstuffed filing room, we know one thing for sure: those documents are unsecure and next to unusable. Here’s what we mean.

The Risk of Paper Documents

Paper documents can represent a liability to your company. All paper documents share security issues that can be eliminated by scanning and digitizing documents. Paper documents are susceptible to:

  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Natural disaster, such as flood or fire
  • Loss
  • Deterioration to the point of unreadability

Paper documents that contain sensitive information pose even more of a threat, even if they seem safe sitting on your desk. As they travel around the office from desk to desk, these documents too often can be lost, damaged, or susceptible to unauthorized viewing.

Scan Your Documents to Digitize

Scanning and digitizing your documents is an excellent way to combat potential security issues of paper documents. If indexed correctly, your scanned documents will be easy to locate and even easier to share and edit.

We can help you scan, archive, and index your documents so that they’ll be easy to find and use. With advanced technology and years of experience, we can make the mountains of paper disappear into a well-organized system. To learn more, contact Capital Business Systems today.