6 Benefits Of Going Paperless


Of course, there are some documents that you need to keep. We wouldn't advise chucking out your marriage or birth certificates, but a majority of life’s ‘clutter’ comes down to poor organisation and lots of paper! Check out our 8 applications that can help you go paperless, or if you are still not convinced, here are 6 benefits to going paperless...

Disaster Proof.

Fire, floods, theft or even the lesser extremes such as spilt coffee and human error. There are lots of things that can go wrong when it comes to paper. However, by using a cloud system, your important information is always backed up and accessible anywhere.


Things like thoughts, presentations and household documents can be easily lost. If you use a paperless solution such as Evernote or Google Drive you can easily make collaborations with friends, family or colleagues.

Time Efficient

Funny how, it’s always when you really need something, you manage to lose it. With a paperless solution, you just need to search for a keyword, and you will be able to find it in a matter of seconds.

Reduces Clutter

Six years of receipts, endless notebooks, folders and goodness know what else. The main reason many people go paperless is to reduce clutter. With all documents in the cloud you can access it from virtually anywhere, so all you will need is a phone, iPad or computer! Easy.

Increases Privacy

It is not uncommon to walk into someone’s house, or office and casually see important documents lying around. Luckily most people respect privacy, but it's nice to know this is something you will not have to worry about. With applications such as Evernote, you can create passcodes just to enter a folder.

Access Anywhere

Wherever you are. Whenever you want. By going paperless you can access anything, anywhere. It’s all accessible at a click of a button!

Here at Cone Accounting, we are 100% cloud accountants. We use a software called Xero and integrations such as Receipt BankFloat and many more. If you would like to see how you and your business can go paperless, get in touch now!


About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.