For many organizations, thinking of switching to electronic document management is stressful. Paper files are something you can hold in your hand. They are tangible. The system is familiar. Does it really serve your needs, though? In a modern world, paper-based records are one of the least trustworthy systems.
Paper records take up enormous amounts of space. Document sharing across team members or departments is difficult. Files must travel from desk to desk, or the information needs photocopying. This eats into productivity, wastes resources and opens you up to unnecessary confidentiality breaches.