In honor of National Savings Day, let’s talk paper. Businesses of all sizes handle a variety of documents every day, from contracts and tickets to utility bills and inspection sheets.
“The paperless office is possible, but not by imitating paper.” – Ted Nelson
Printed materials are costly to produce and takes up lots of space in cabinets and folders. Here’s how going paperless with concrete ticketing software and other digital platforms can help businesses save time, space and money.
Going paperless comes with a few upfront costs, but the long-term savings and profits make it a wise investment.
Studies estimate that companies still using physical documents spend an average of $80 per employee on paper each year. By transitioning to a paperless system, businesses across industries will reduce or phase out these expenses. Beyond the cost of paper alone, other fees including cost of labor to scan tickets, scanner expenses, carrier payments, and the charge from lost tickets (which registers even more with customers), are entirely eliminated, which should be taken into consideration.
Going paperless can also save businesses money by increasing their day-to-day efficiency.
Organizing, filing, and searching through physical paperwork takes up a lot of time and energy. With digital documents/systems, employees can process valuable information with just a few clicks. When staff members waste less time and energy managing paper documents, they have more time to take care of business.
Without depending on paper for transactions, customer interaction is enhanced as well. Billing is easier and faster without waiting for the tickets, and customers are able to access their tickets in real-time, which reduces calls and business time spent to deal with customer inquiries.
The iStrada platform sets a new standard for ready-mix companies looking to go paperless. By monitoring and tracking deliveries in real time and producing hot tickets electronically, iStrada allows concrete producers to invoice quicker and collaborate seamlessly with customers instantaneously. It also frees drivers from the stress of dealing with physical tickets, instead focusing on getting to the job safely and on time using custom routing and geofence features. Clients can also track their deliveries as needed and avoid having to contact dispatchers directly.
With iStrada and the rest of Sysdyne’s fully integrated suite of cloud-based products, Sysdyne helps concrete producers automate, reduce costs, and enhance operations with paperless solutions.