Change can be hard, but going paperless in your home improvement business is one change you should make.Whether you’re still using handwritten estimates and 3-part carbonless forms or just looking for new areas to go paperless, here are 11 reasons moving from paper to digital will help propel your business forward.
No more shuffling papers to find where you wrote down that one small piece of info. When you have an all-in-one digital platform, everything is all housed digitally in one easily accessible place. You know exactly where it is at all times, can search for what you need, and are able to access that information from any device, whether pulling up customer contact information, measurements, or the estimate and agreement.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever spent countless hours transferring information from handwritten measurements into a spreadsheet? It’s time to skip that step entirely! Technology solutions like One Click Contractor give you everything you need digitally, including integrations with many of your favorite CRMs, design tools, and more. When the project is digital from the start, you’ll save plenty of time, giving you the chance to focus on the tasks that directly impact your bottom line.
The estimation process is a conversation that can go through several evolutions, turning handwritten estimates into messy, complex pieces that have to be re-written from their original version. An all-in-one digital platform gives you real time editing capabilities without the mess and can impress homeowners with your streamlined, professional system.
In the current climate, homeowners are concerned about the safety and security of their own families. Making better, safer choices will be a big factor for them. Eliminating paper from your processes means you won’t be passing papers back and forth between multiple hands, increasing the risk of spreading germs and viruses to both your customers and your team.
Keep costly mistakes to a minimum! Paperwork is easy to accidentally lose or throw away. An all-in-one digital platform cuts down on those “whoops” moments with the trashcan and eliminates the worry that a fire or other natural disaster could wipe out valuable customer files.
Don’t wait for a check with a hand signed agreement. Using a digital agreement tool with an e-signature makes it faster and easier for homeowners to sign. Add in an online financing tool and payment option and you’ll get paid faster than ever.
How much money have you spent on toner, paper, printers, and having 3-part carbonless forms printed? How many hours have you spent shuffling papers around? A digital system significantly reduces printing costs while saving you time.
Have you ever needed information in a job jacket to take care of an important step in your process, only to find out your coworker has the file in their briefcase, sitting on their desk in a locked office, or on the front seat of their truck? A paperless system means everyone not only has easy access but is able to more efficiently get the job done. From billing to production, make sure everyone has access to the important details about the job.
Gone are the days of endless filing cabinets and banker boxes full of homeowner information. Free up physical space in your office by storing everything you need digitally.
Less paper means less of an environmental impact. Many customers like to see a commitment to environmental integrity with paperless processes!
Over and over again we’ve heard from home improvement pros that once they integrated digital, paperless tools into their system, customer satisfaction increased. Going paperless means less paper clutter for them to keep track of in their house (which, if you are in the middle of an interior remodeling project, can feel like a huge chore) and creates an overall easier experience for them.
Still not sure if a paperless, digital process is right for you? Get a free strategy session with a digital sales expert to learn how it could work for your unique business.
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