Xerox recently did a survey of 1000 organizations in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, and France to analyze the direction to take to increase small and medium enterprises’ efficiency and profitability. The survey indicated that a ban to various organizational processes is likely to occur, which will transit companies from paper to digital. Eucatex’s head, Flavio Maluf, noted that the change would probably happen in a span of one year. He shed some light on the findings.
The study pointed out that increasing production and minimizing costs are the vital factors that can increase overall profitability. Many organizations employ the print management services in a bid to reduce costs. Among those who represented the small and medium-sized enterprises, 50 percent said that so much time is wasted on processes that use paper, which compromises the value that it was intended to achieve. Germany and the U.S. are strong believers of efficiency. They noted that employees should use their hours in a more efficient way. However, only a small percentage of the participants showed readiness to adopt a paperless industry. Nearly 37 percent saw it better to utilize the services of companies dealing with information technology. About 23 percent indicated that they intended to integrate their operations in mobile devices. Another 27 percent noted that their intention to migrate to a mobile device within this year. France came out as leading in the initiative of moving from paper to a digital platform. The United States is just beginning.
A Good Initiative
According to Xerox Marketing and Strategy Director, Cristiana Lannes, the small and medium enterprises stand to experience great impacts when the transition occurs. These companies can, however, strategize on how to leverage from the implementation by considering information technology as a vital business partner. The change stands to benefit these enterprises regarding improving their customer care services, which will ultimately generate good results.
About Flavio Maluf
Flavio Maluf undertook a program in mechanical engineering up to the undergrad level at the Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado University located in Sao Paulo Brazil. He also did some bit of his university education at the New York University.
Flavio joined Eucatex three decades ago, serving in the trade division. He then worked in different capacities in the firm. His efforts saw him rise through the ranks to the position of the President that he currently holds.