The Paperless Chase


Almost 65% of accounting firms believe that paperless processes are critical to their firm’s future success, according to the recent findings of the online 2008 CCH Accounting Trends Survey.

Moreover, 62% of the firms surveyed said their use of paperless solutions will evolve quickly over the next year.

The most commonly used paperless approaches are:

  • Scanning source documents (78%).
  • Storing scanned documents on a network drive (77%)
  • Performing on-screen reviews of tax returns (71%)

The firms surveyed say the top benefits of adopting paperless technologies are:

  • Improving client service (76%)
  • Improving competitiveness (71%)
  • Increasing efficiency (67%)


Source: CCH Group, www.cchgroup.com.

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