7th April 2014
UK accountants Milsted Langdon have become the latest MGI member firm to push the green agenda forward by switching to an entirely paperless office.
The Bath-based firm has implemented Virtual Cabinet, a document management system designed for professional firms. It organises, stores and retrieves incoming, outgoing and internal documents, completely removing the need for partners and staff to rely on hard paper copies.
The new system went live on March 3rd, with employees across the firm’s offices in Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil being provided with training to ensure a smooth transition.
Partner Simon Rowe, who has led the initiative, said: “As a firm, we have always embraced new technology and this includes using Virtual Cabinet. We recognised that freeing ourselves from paper files would enable us to work more flexibly and efficiently thereby providing a better service to our clients.”
He noted that the rapid pace of change in the sector was a major consideration in the move to a paperless solution. The Virtual Cabinet solution will evolve over time to remain relevant even ten years down the road.
“By its very nature, the accountancy profession has always relied heavily on using pieces of paper. However, it has also modernised in the sense that much of the work we now do can be done using a computer. It therefore made sense for us to go even further and switch to being completely paperless by using Virtual Cabinet,” added Mr Row.
“While it is early days yet, we are confident that this will have a positive impact on the way we do business, helping us work in an even more efficient manner.”
Going paperless has a range of benefits for firms:
Automatic audit trail
For more information on Milsted Langdon visit their MGI directory page, or the firm’s website.