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Document Management

The Flexibility of Paper in a Paperless Environment

Integrating traditional paper-based processes with paperless technology offers practitioners the organizational and review flexibility of paper plus the efficiency of a digital workflow

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By David Wyle, CPA, President & CEO, SurePrep

Over the last decade, the accounting profession has undergone a slow and steady evolution to the paperless office—a transition that began in the area of audit. As audit professionals started to reap the rewards of more efficient, paperless workpapers, tax practitioners took note and soon followed suit—putting the tax department at the center of the paperless movement. In the last few years, the advancement of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology and improved scanning processes have allowed firms to transition to a far more efficient and time-saving digital tax process.