The Win/Win of Reducing Paper By Mobile Forms

The Win/Win of Reducing Paper By Mobile Forms

Mobile forms apps such as EZFORMS deliver a number of material benefits that include ease of data and information entry, increased accuracy, enhanced staff efficiency and real-time incident reporting. Beyond those obvious process improvements, using mobile form apps creates the opportunity to radically reduce the use of paper in and across many areas of the enterprise.  

Media reports witness no shortage of environmental challenges in the world today iincluding drought, air and sea pollution, forest degradation and landfill growth.  Enterprises that embrace mobile devices and apps to create more efficient operating processes accrue value for themselves, their customers and their community by becoming more sustainable businesses and better corporate citizens.  

How can more sustainable mobile forms solutions bring value to the enterprise:

  • There is a clear and measureable benefit in reducing paper usage.  A typical office disposes of about 350 pounds of wastepaper per employee per year.  Reductions can easily flow to the bottom line.
  • A sustainable paper policy can provide a competitive advantage when it comes to winning the hearts and minds of customers. Prospects and customers may value an enterprise that operates more sustainabily than its competition.
  • Younger generations have made it clear that they want to work for companies that contribute to the well-being of the planet.  Practicing a sustainability agenda makes recruiting and retaining employees easier and can provide a strong boost to esprit de corp. 
  • Using mobile solutions to reduce/eliminate paper will send a message to investors -- shareholders or owners -- that you are looking to cut costs while being a good corporate citizen. They can feel good about investing in your company while making a profit at the same time.
  • An environmentally friendly paper program can be good public relations. Enterprise can use online paper calculators or vendor statistics to calculate key sustainability metrics such as trees saved, water and energy saved and quantity of green house gas emissions avoided and promote the success story to the market.

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