On Demand - Into the Paperless Zone
"I think if there isn't an overall plan about how to manage a company's information, it's inviting trouble," Deluca cautioned. He also suggested consideration of these points when implementing a digital solutions strategy:
- What's your priority: Systems-based, cost-based or productivity-based?
- New systems require flexibility relative to technological advances.
- Continued access to advanced technology and trend information is a must.
- Security, storage and support.
Though this may not be the first time non-paper-based communication has been heralded as the next big thing, perhaps the best example of what companies have to gain from diversifying their offerings is evidenced by commercial print provider FP Horak, of Bay City, MI.
After deciding to diversify its offerings to include information management, print-on-demand, and mailing and fulfillment services, Horak went from $10 million in sales in the traditional forms market to $22 million in information management.