June 13, 2019
Organisations across Europe are moving evermore into a digital age, but the UK is losing ground in its adaptation of digital documentation, Kyocera’s Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019 has found. The research provides an in-depth insight into the way in which businesses across the continent are handling digital transformation processes.
The study surveyed 1,750 business representatives, ranging from self-employed freelancers to professionals from international corporations in seven European markets. Whilst 61 percent of UK companies have digitalised at least half of their business documents, the rate is lower than four of the seven other countries surveyed such as The Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, and Spain.
In fact, 12 percent of UK organisations admit to barely having digitalised any of their documents, a figure which is double that of the rate in Spain and Italy.
Moreover, the study reveals that the rate of automation of business processes, another way of finding greater productivity, is a figure that is expected to increase in years to come, given that nine out of every ten companies claim that they would consider automating more processes over the next 12 months.
“We are seeing that UK companies face a variety of challenges such as securing vital information and storing documentation, without realising that easy solutions exist and are on the market in the form of document management solutions, such as Content Services,” explained Michael Powell, Expert Software Product Management at Kyocera Document Solutions Europe.
“The UK leads the way in some departments, such as Logistics and Legal, but significantly lags behind in both digitalisation and automation of areas such as Sales and Procurement. Such disparity between departments is reflective of the way in which companies are transitioning, and therefore still have some way to go.”
A full report on the findings of the survey can be found in Kyocera Document Solutions Europe’s Business Digitalisation in Europe Outlook 2019.
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