Italy (PRWEB) August 06, 2015
Working paperless, without printing any kind of documents, not even invoices? Yes, it is possible. Not only that, it’s also effective and worthwhile. Startup Menocarta.net, a network of 8 firms focused on IT, legal conservation and law, fiscal and business consulting, analyzed the first year of Menocarta Workspace, which opened in February 2014 in Padua (Italy). Counting just digital invoices the Workspace’s numbers show clearly that working paperless is cheap, green and advantageous. In one year, Menocarta.net managed 2.2 million digital invoices. This means 5 million pages were not printed, which translates to a 50-meter-high pile of paper — an approximately 17-floor building of 25 tons. This also means 42 tons of CO2 were not emitted into the atmosphere and 63 trees were saved.
Total savings for all firms involved ranged from EUR 8.8 million (for the digitalization of a single invoice) to EUR 19.8 million for documents whose exchange was more highly organized.
Menocarta.net is deeply persuaded of the importance of the strong digital revolution represented in Italy, whose government has undertaken a legal obligation (effective March 31th, 2015) to forward only electronic invoices to public administration offices. 35 firms and 79 business consultants dealing with Menocarta.net are the strong evidence that working paperless is worthwhile, green and effective. The total advantage of the digital e-invoice revolution in Italy is estimated at EUR 1 billion savings, every year, for public administration. A deep digitalization of all 45 billion business documents produced in Italy every year (about 600 billion sheets of paper) will furthermore translate to 4 million tons of CO2 not emitted, 24 million trees not cut down, 10 billion job hours not worked and EUR 12 billion savings (in stationery costs alone).