Has the paperless office arrived?
As I have looked across my paper strewn desk over many years, writes Andrew Oulsnam, I have often wondered when the paperless office so talked about 20 years ago will finally arrive. Well I can tell you it has arrived here in the lettings department of Robert Oulsnam & Company.
A new system installed in the last month called Invu will allow in future, us to run the whole of the lettings department without any paper file at all. All documents will be stored digitally, whether it is an email or a letter written on the computer which can be readily copied to a digital file to someone writing a letter or an agreement which can be scanned and copied to a digital file. The new system allows us to access any property file at the touch of a button and has allowed us to clear out four large filing cabinets and make a lot more space for ourselves as well providing for very tidy desk!