Not only are you wasting time trying to locate and retrieve documents, you’re spending a lot of money on the space alone that those cabinets are utilizing. On average, more than 15 percent of office space is used to store paper documents.
Our colleagues at Digiscribe, based out of New York, developed a precise and thorough infographic (including statistics) that breaks out all areas of your office in which file cabinets can be costing you more than you think. Of course, office space in the St. Louis area costs much less than office space in Manhattan, so depending on your real estate costs, your monthly costs for storing file cabinets will differ. Regardless of how much you’re spending on real estate, you’ll always be spending more to keep paper around.
In addition to Digiscribe’s helpful infographic, the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) has previously stated that electronic filing and digital document management would halve the storage space needed for paper in just five years!
There are obviously many advantages to ditching the files cabinets, so why not start today? We realize the value of workspace and can help your company to eliminate your file cabinet problem before it causes additional problems for your business. Call Microtek today to see how you can get started.