How much is the true cost of printing and storing paper files?
True Cost of Paper
- The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year.
- 10,000 equals about 2 cases of paper per employee. With an average price of $40 for a case of paper, this is an $80 annual cost per employee.
- That’s 4 million tons of copy paper used in 1 year in the US alone.
True Cost of Labor
- The average organization spends about $20 in labor to file each paper document.
- 18 minutes is the average search time for a document.
- It costs $120 in labor to search for each misfield document.
- It costs $220 to recreate each lost document.
True Cost of Storage
- 50-70% of office space is still dedicated to filing and storage of documentation.
- One standard five-drawer filing cabinet costs about $1,000.
- About 50% of the files in those cabinets are duplicated information and 80% is never accessed again.
How to Use the Paper Calculator
Enter the total number of file cabinet drawers and/or shelves for each size. Clicking the RESET button will clear entered values.
For example: If you have five, 4-drawer file cabinets and each drawer is 30 inches deep, then you would enter '20' next to the '30" File Cabinet Drawers/Shelves.
Enter numeric values only, using decimal points if needed. Do not use commas or non-numeric values.
*Note: Physical inspection of the documents and finalization of several parameters is required for a final project quotation.
Ready to gain control over your documents?
Contact us now for an estimate to digitize your documents, and save your business time and money.