San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 01, 2013
The paperless office has finally arrived. Led by HelloFax, a coalition of companies today launched Paperless 2013, a push to deliver free online tools to consumers and businesses that allow them to retire their printers and fax machines to the scrap heap.
When people pledge to go paperless at http://www.Paperless2013.org, they will receive an email with links to a set of web services that, used together, can remove the need for ‘paper’ from paperwork: HelloFax, Google Drive, Manilla, Xero, HelloSign and Expensify. HelloFax is offering an exclusive deal of 50 free fax pages per month.
“The digital tools that are available today blow what we had even five years ago out of the water,” said Joseph Walla, HelloFax founder and CEO. “For the first time, it’s easy to sign, fax, and store documents without ever printing a piece of paper. It’s finally fast and simple to complete paperwork and expense reports, to manage accounting, pay bills and invoice others. The paperless office is here – we just need to use it.”
“I hope many small business owners will join us in the Paperless 2013 pledge,” said Xero President of U.S. Operations Jamie Sutherland. “Not only is it good for the environment, but the cloud saves time and money by streamlining and digitizing workflows, especially in the case of small business accounting."
"Manilla is excited to be a member of the Paperless Coalition and the Paperless 2013 campaign," said Jim Schniella, CEO of Manilla. "It's truly representative of Manilla's overall mission to simplify and organize people's lives, to help them to eliminate clutter, and to help improve the environment by reducing the overall use of paper."
"Between pockets full of crumpled receipts, stacks of expense report printouts, or long forgotten reimbursement checks stuffed in your wallet, paper makes expense reports suck at every stage," said David Barrett, CEO of Expensify. "We're excited to support Paperless 2013 to bring receipt scanning, online reporting, and direct deposit reimbursement to the masses."
The Paperless Coalition is:
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the average US 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.
The Paperless 2013 campaign can be followed on twitter using #Paperless2013.
About Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage and collaboration service from Google. Drive allows people to store their files online and access them from any device: in desktop folders on Mac or PC computers, in mobile apps on Android or iOS devices, or from any web browser by visiting drive.google.com. Google Drive is available with 5GB of storage for free, and additional storage may be purchased.
Google Drive also allows people to create, edit and share files with one another. Google Drive applications are third-party applications that work seamlessly with Drive. By integrating with the user account and file data stored in Drive, these web applications provide a simple way for people to open files from Drive, make changes or edits in the application, and save the updated file. Drive applications are available in the Chrome Web Store.
Google, Google Docs, Google Drive are trademarks of Google Inc.
HelloFax was founded in 2010 to bring simple and easy online faxing to everyday consumers. Today, HelloFax enables customers to send and receive faxes, complete forms and create tempates. In 2012 HelloFax launched its second business line, HelloSign, which is revolutionizing the electronic signature industry. See http://www.hellofax.com
Created by the makers of HelloFax, HelloSign provides always free and easy to use electronic signatures. HelloSign combines the simplicity of a consumer product with business grade electronic signatures, empowering consumers and businesses alike to securely sign documents online. See http://www.hellosign.com
Expensify does "expense reports that don't suck!" by importing expenses and receipts from credit cards, email and mobile phones, submitting expense reports paperlessly, and reimbursing everything online with QuickBooks, PayPal and Direct Deposit. Expensify's unique design suits everybody from individuals tracking their personal finances to companies with a thousand employees, and everywhere in between. Expensify is free for individuals and small businesses, with premium upgrades available for receipt scanning and shared expense policies.
Xero is beautiful, easy to use online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors. The company has over 110,000 paying customers and 200,000 users in more than 100 countries around the world. Xero's U.S. team is based in San Francisco. Xero is hosted with Rackspace in Texas. See http://www.xero.com/
Manilla organizes and simplifies people’s lives by providing one secure access point to all household accounts and services. The free service helps consumers manage their household accounts, including financial accounts, utilities, subscriptions, daily deals, and travel rewards programs, all through Manilla.com. Consumers can also use all of the Manilla features on the go by using Manilla’s 4+ star customer-rated Android and iOS mobile apps. Under a single password, Manilla gives customers an automated, organized view of all of their account information, text and email reminders to pay bills, renew expiring subscriptions, and manage soon-to-expire daily deals, all with unlimited storage and seamless document retrieval.
Manilla is a company incubated within and backed by Hearst Corporation. Manilla is the recipient of the 2012 Webby Award and People’s Voice Award for Best Banking/Bill Pay Service. For more information, please visit http://www.manilla.com.
About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, please call us at 800-626-4686.
For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa