March 28, 2013
As I’ve said many times, the reason I started Bill.com was to solve my biggest challenge managing the back office at my first company. As a CEO and entrepreneur there was simply too much paperwork moving through too many people’s hands to ever have an easy way to manage payables and receivables.
As a result it was pretty hard to have any kind of grasp on cash flow. At Bill.com, we’ve finally solved this age-old problem through our powerful, Cloud-based solution. And now we’re teaming up with like-minded companies to help bring the paperless revolution beyond our rapidly-growing network and out to every consumer in the nation. We have taken the Paperless Pledge and joined the Paperless 2013 movement.
Paperless 2013 is a coalition of companies that are helping consumers and businesses go paperless. Member companies include HelloFax, Google Drive, Fujitsu Scansnap, Expensify, Manilla, HelloSign, Xero, Eventbrite, Lemon, Nitro, Shoeboxed and, of course, Bill.com. The coalition notes that according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average U.S. office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. In 2010, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 334 pounds for each person living in the US, according to the American Forest & Paper Association. Pretty amazing numbers. And it’s even more amazing that by making some simple changes we can not only make the earth a better place, but we can make our businesses more successful.
Because being paperless is not just about saving trees. It is about increasing efficiency, enhancing collaboration, and bringing visibility where it never was before. It is about empowering that new generation of CEOs and finance leaders, the “No Check” CEOs we often talk about, to throw off the shackles of paperwork and replace time-consuming paper processes with fast, efficient cloud-based systems everywhere in their businesses. Goodbye file cabinets, hello data at your fingertips. There are a million good reasons to join this movement-- and not a single reason to wait. Please join us and take the paperless pledge at http://www.Paperless2013.org. Once you do, you will receive an email with links to a set of web services that, used together, can remove the need for ‘paper’ from paperwork. For more information, you can also follow the paperless 2013 campaign on Twitter using #Paperless2013.
But don’t delay. Help us save trees, better our earth and better our businesses by finally freeing ourselves from all that paper. I’ve done it and it feels great. Join me and let’s make our world a better place.