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shutterstock_194942603A paperless company benefits everyone.  Recently, Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ changed over to a paperless system.  Utilizing a variety of online or “cloud” based technologies the change has many benefits to our customers and employees.  Though the best and most obvious benefit is to the environment.  Less paper used means less waste created.

 

A few facts about paper use:

 

-The average U.S. office worker prints 10,000 pages per year
-Average employee prints 6 wasted pages per day, that’s 1,410 wasted pages per year
-Average cost of a wasted page $0.06

(Data Source:  Cleveland State University)

 

For the current and future customers of Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ going paperless means they will receive faster and a more secure service resulting in an improved experience.  Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ serves customers in several states across the Northwest and even in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.  This means our sales representatives and installers are on the road all the time.  Going paperless means that all our employees will have access to all documents they need no matter where they are at.  Any Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ can now respond with “I have the answer” instead of “can I get back to you, I’m not at my desk right now”.

 

Salesforce logoThe company makes almost all of its cloud based program decisions based on whether or not it syncs with Salesforce.com  This allows us to increase productivity rather than hire more staff and purchase more paper.  To create an integrated paperless solution the company is using many well known online services and technologies.   Salesforce.com for customer relationship management, Docusign.com to collect an electronic signature, ExpenseCloud.com for credit card collection and processing, Google Drive for cloud based file storage, Asana.com​ to manage tasks and Intacct.com for cloud based accounting.

 

Our best investment and greatest efficiency’s have come from the accounting and inventory management systems mentioned above.  We can see our customers, marketing, sales, and financial data all in one place.  Because the system is integrated data changes made in one program are then instantly communicated to the other programs.  This insures the data we access is current and accurate.​

 

Primarily, going paperless is going to increase productivity for Smart Energy Today, Inc.™  With increased productivity and more efficient and streamlines processes and procedures, Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ will be able to improve and excel in every other area of the business.  This will result in a better customer experience from beginning to end.  The benefit that makes us feel the best though is that our office workers will only print a tiny fraction of those 10,000 pages printed a year by the average worker.

 

SETI Logo 150 Pixel TestSmart Energy Today, Inc.™ is a certified installer of reflective insulation systems, traditional insulation and solar technologies.  Our feature product, a radiant barrier solution called Sol-Blanket Insulation™ complements traditional insulation.  Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ is located in Olympia and serves all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Pennsylvania.   Specializing in the installation of insulation and solar, Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ offers products that are able to exist for a long time without significant deterioration saving you money and making your home or business warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.  Smart Energy Today, Inc.™ never wants a complaint and always strives for positive reviews.