Robert Esquivel of Fujitsu has invited me to join him in his session next week at the annual COLLABORATE conference. The session is titled Transform Your Company Culture By Taking Your Processes Paperless. (We're on Wednesday at 4 PM EDT in room 308C).
This session will address how companies save as much as 90% of their costs by taking processes such as accounts payable paperless. And we'll also discuss some of the green benefits companies realize by cutting paper, shipping and storage costs. But we'll also talk about how a number of companies have actually realized cultural changes by moving to paperless processes. We held a roundtable on this topic with our AIIM Golden Gate chapter, and the folks from PG&E had a lot to say about it. Not only had they saved costs on paper, they had made it so they could access information anywhere. In the field, on the road, or even from home. And by enabling their work force to work from home, they were able to reduce traffic congestion and have less environmental impact. But they were also able to reduce their real estate footprint in the expensive San Francisco market. Less office space equalled lower overhead for PG&E, and they also lowered the real estate requirements for storing all that paper.
PG&E has been pretty progressive about culture and lifestyle changes. We were also told that they evaluate employee lifestyle impact as an element of ROI when they evaluate projects. And they were able to recognize a transformation in company culture by taking their processes paperless.
These companies still have paper coming to them from customers, employees and partners. But they scan and capture that information electronically where it enters their organizations, enabling them to make these big changes at their companies. You can learn more about some of the other companies we will profile on the Green ECM site: www.oracle.com/goto/ecmgreen
In particular, you can hear the Missouri Department of Licensing talk about their improved processes, green benfits, and cultural changes in this webcast.
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