Going Paperless: 5 Guaranteed Benefits for SMEs With UNAWA

April 20, 2023 by
RJ Gumban

As the world shifts towards digital transformation, businesses must adapt to stay competitive. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Philippines, which make up 99.5% of registered companies, are no exception.

This article will explore the benefits of going paperless and how UNAWA's solutions can help Filipino SMEs take advantage of these benefits. With innovative solutions like SafeForm™ and SignSecure™, UNAWA is your partner in achieving digital readiness.

1) Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity

Streamlined Processes
One of the primary benefits of going paperless is increased efficiency. By digitizing your records and automating manual tasks, you can streamline your business processes and reduce the time spent on mundane tasks.

UNAWA's SafeForm™ is designed to help you achieve this. With its AI-capable data digitization and security, you can effortlessly organize and retrieve your documents, allowing you to focus on more critical tasks.

Paperless Statistic: According to a study by The Paperless Project, companies implementing paperless solutions can see a 30% increase in efficiency.

Improved Collaboration
Digital documents also improve collaboration among team members. With cloud storage and easy file sharing, employees can access and work on the same documents simultaneously, regardless of location. This seamless collaboration boosts productivity and fosters better communication within the team.

2) Cost Savings

Reduced Paper and Printing Costs
SMEs often face budget constraints, making cost reduction a top priority. By going paperless, you can significantly reduce paper, ink, and printing equipment expenses. Additionally, digital documents eliminate the need for physical storage solutions like filing cabinets, allowing you to repurpose that valuable office space for more productive uses.

Another Cost-Saving Example: A small accounting firm that goes paperless can save an average of Php 500,000 annually on paper, ink, and printing equipment costs.

Lower Operational Costs
By automating tasks and streamlining processes, you can reduce operational costs. Less time spent on manual tasks means your employees can focus on more valuable work, ultimately increasing your return on investment (ROI).

ROI Pointer: A 2019 survey by AIIM found that 84% of organizations achieved a positive ROI within 18 months of implementing paperless processes.

3) Enhanced Security and Compliance

Secure Data Storage
One of the primary concerns for SMEs when going paperless is data security. UNAWA's SafeForm™ ensures that your digital documents are secure and compliant with the Data Privacy Act of 2012. By using advanced encryption and access controls, SafeForm™ provides a safe environment to store your sensitive information, giving you peace of mind.

Legally Enforceable E-Documents
With UNAWA's SignSecure™, you can easily create, sign, and store legally enforceable e-documents in the Philippines. This digital solution ensures that your electronic signatures are secure and legally binding, giving you the confidence to conduct business transactions digitally.

4) Environmental Responsibility

Reducing Waste and Carbon Footprint
Your business can significantly reduce its environmental impact by transitioning to paperless operations. Digital processes generate less waste, consume fewer resources, and reduce your carbon footprint. Embracing digital transformation benefits your bottom line and demonstrates your commitment to sustainable business practices, which can enhance your brand reputation.

Environmental Statistic: It is estimated that a single office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper annually. By going paperless, SMEs can significantly reduce deforestation and carbon emissions.

5) Improved Customer Experience

Faster Response Times
Digital document management enables you to respond quickly to customer inquiries and requests. With immediate access to digital records, your employees can provide accurate information and resolve issues faster, increasing customer satisfaction.

Customer Experience Example: An online retail business that goes paperless can cut down its order processing time by 50%, leading to faster order fulfillment and happier customers.

Enhanced Accessibility
By offering digital documents and e-signature options, you can give your customers the convenience of accessing and signing documents from anywhere, anytime. This improved accessibility can improve customer experience and increase customer loyalty.

Embrace the Digital Shift: UNAWA's Solutions for Filipino SMEs
Going paperless is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity for Filipino SMEs to remain competitive in today's digital landscape. By adopting UNAWA's solutions like SafeForm™ and SignSecure™, SMEs can experience numerous benefits such as enhanced efficiency, cost savings, improved security, environmental responsibility, and a better customer experience.

Don't wait any longer to start reaping the rewards of going paperless. Contact UNAWA today and discover how our innovative solutions can help your business thrive in the digital age.

RJ Gumban April 20, 2023
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