How Do Manufacturers Create a Paperless Office?

How Do Manufacturers Create a Paperless Office?

Manufactures from across the world are moving towards a paperless office. Reducing paper costs. Reducing papers that get lost. Reducing human errors. Reducing the need for filing cabinets. Reducing the need to print. Reducing the time it takes to find the information you need.

How are manufacturers doing this you might ask?

…DASH! A software company that is automating document management. Finding documents online is a SNAP!

How Do Manufacturers Create a Paperless Office?

With this software, you will locate important documents with a single click. Search, protect and share any document or file. Remotely access documents anytime (i.e.: the mobile office). Automate document capture and archiving, and instantly distribute to intended recipients.

Have you ever followed the paper trail in your office?

It can easily add up to miles traveled before it comes to rest. Manufacturers realize that this motion and time all contribute to cost with little value. It becomes easy to conclude that automating the paper flow will help these organizations become more effective.

DASH software helps countless companies across their entire organization.

teams that benefit from document automation

Some examples:

  • Finance department? Yes.
  • Customer Service team? Yes.
  • Human Resources group? Yes.
  • Purchasing team? Yes.
  • Sales representatives? Yes.
  • Engineering crew? Yes.

These teams, across an organization, can all work remotely and access the information they need. This allows the right people to get the right information at the right time. No more file cabinets taking up space at the office.

If you’ve factored in the risk of having paper in the office during a disaster, going paperless reduces your organization’s risk: A risk of losing some or all the documents. If you use a document automation system (Like Dash DDX), it’s stored safely for you. Automating documents gives the employees more time to do the work they do best – and the work that most needs the human touch. Your team can concentrate on best practices and time-saving tasks that increase your overall ROI.

Want to know what your organization’s ROI would be? Click here to download the ROI Spreadsheet.

In the end, it saves companies time and money.

Manufacturing companies are finding their groove and ideal workflow. DASH is a critical part of that success!

What we hear in the marketplace is that small to mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the USA and beyond were struggling to find a paperless solution. There were few good choices for document management and automation.

Either use a low-end system that ran out of capacity quickly and had little room for growth or devote large budgets to the high-end systems. In both cases, no one seemed to cater specifically to the manufacturer’s or distributor’s needs, nor to the mid-sized user. So, document management for most of these companies remained, literally, in the file cabinet.

How Do Manufacturers Create a Paperless Office? The Solution: An ERP-integrated document automation software for small- and mid-size companies that includes the “big league” functionality and scalability found in high-end systems, but keeps both price and complexity at a level better suited for these more modestly sized organizations. Built from the ground up to work with most business software, Dash’s software integrates seamlessly with almost any ERP system, as well as other business systems used by this audience. At the same time eliminates the risk of loss or damage to the information contained in those documents. As a green-minded solution, it also positively impacts sustainability efforts.


We went LIVE on LinkedIn for a few sessions to address the Paperless Office idea and how beneficial it is to scale small-to-mid-sized manufacturing and distribution organizations.

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About the Author:

Stephanie is the marketing guru at Dash. For over 20 years, Dash has been authoring, delivering, and supporting Dash DDX™, its ERP-integrated Document Automation software to small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the USA and beyond.


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