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Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down


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Professionals are eager to find a better way to work, but documents and processes are stuck in the past. See the full report:

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Paper Jam: Why Documents are Dragging Us Down

  1. 1. Professionals are eager to find a better way to work, but documents and processes are stuck in the past. CLEAR THE PAPER JAM. #AdobeDocCloud Adobe, the Adobe logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2015 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Why Documents Are Dragging Us Down The data points referenced above come from a study commissioned by Adobe, produced by research firm Edelman Berland and conducted as an online survey among a total of 5,038 office professionals in five countries, age 18-70, employed full time and working with a computer on a daily basis. The global data presented in total in the report uses an aggregate of five countries (U.S.A., U.K., Germany, France, and Australia). Data was collected Feb. 8-20, 2015 by Edelman Berland. The margin of error +/- 3.0%. For more information and graphics on the research results visit Professionals are fed up with antiquated business processes. 83% Paperwork is more than a source of frustration: it’s a bottleneck to getting real work done. Even in this digital world, people still cling to paper. feel their success and ability to be productive are slowed down by inefficient processes. 61% would change jobs even if the only benefit was dramatically less paperwork. MORE THAN 1IN 4 believe mundane tasks and inefficient processes hold back their career advancement. report mundane tasks and inefficient processes distract them from more important tasks. say it stops them from doing their best work. 55% 49% 80% “ “Not being able to find documents I know exist and version control are most frustrating.” APPROXIMATELY “ “The volume of email attachments has made my work life more complicated.” ALMOST HALF 43% “ APPROXIMATELY 70% “When I've lost important information and documents, computer or hard drive failure was responsible." “Going paper free saves time, is fast and easy.” However 52% 76% 50% admit to being emotionally attached to paper documents. say they rely on paper documents at work. believe they will be reliant on paper five years from now. 4/5 AGREE Documents lag behind other forms of media in going digital. PHOTOS 64% are digital MUSIC 57% is digital DOCUMENTS 41% are digital They expect access to important information from anywhere. Personal Work 65%60% YET ONLY of their documents are stored in the cloud.6%