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Released: 24th October 2013
ARX Inc., the market leader in digital signature solutions, has announced the results of a YouGov survey that it commissioned to investigate British business practices regarding the use of paper, printing and signatures in the workplace. The research showed that despite increasing pressure to ‘go paperless’, the vast majority of UK businesses surveyed still print documents just to get ink-based signatures. The survey is being released on World Paper Free Day (October 24th, 2013) which is being organised by AIIM, the global industry organization for information professionals.
Highlights of the YouGov research results include
“Of course there can be other reasons for printing out documents, but this research backs up anecdotal evidence that most businesses still print out documents because ink-based signatures are perceived as more secure and legally compliant. This completely undermines paperless office strategies and reduces return-on-investment on document and content management systems that were designed to automate end-to-end paperless processes,” says ARX’s UK Country Manager Ronan Lavelle. “However, an increasing number of organisations are turning to digital signatures, because they help reduce paper-related costs, improve staff efficiency, significantly shorten the signature collection process, ensure document security, and conform to a draft of internationally-recognised legislation, regulations and audit requirements.”
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 576 senior managers in small, medium and large sized businesses, split across Public Services, Financial Services, Business Services, Engineering and Manufacturing. The survey was conducted online in England, Scotland and Wales between 20th - 25th September 2013.
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