The stats provided by Ecology Global Network are overwhelming. Every year, Americans will use more than 90 million tons of paper and paperboard, which is an average of 700 lbs. of paper products per person annually. Every year in the U.S. more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers are published.
At UpdatePromise, we’ve created technology that is 100% paperless with our Video- and Photo-Enabled MPI. It enables technicians to complete MPI using a tablet or mobile phone in the service stall. Digitized OEM MPI Forms with Video and Photo recommended items are sent to Service Advisors for review, who can then approve and send videos and photos to guests for authorization. Test Drive our Video MPI
By creating an effortless digital process for technicians and service writers we eliminate the “Vehicle Pick up MPI Report” by texting an MPI video to their customers during the service repair, fulfilling UpdatePromise’s pledge to do things a better way. The best part is that everything is performed virtually on a mobile tablet or device. UpdatePromise eliminates the hassle of filling out paper MPI forms and any manual labor that follows. Our customers appreciate being able to receive their MPI immediately after it’s been filled out, as opposed to, the time they return to pick up their vehicle.
The average office worker in this country uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, with 45% of it ending up in wastebaskets at the end of the day. U.S. companies spend more than $120 billion a year on printed forms, most of which outdate themselves within three months’ time.
But, not all of the news is bad. Although, printing and writing paper volume have been declining overall, with newsprint in particular suffering the most rapid decline, the raw tonnage of paper produced and consumed is still increasing per year. Even though the declines in printing and writing are more than offset by the growth in packaging and hygiene paper, UpdatePromise is a great contributor to going paperless in our ever-evolving society.
Tom Soild started the Paperless Movement by creating a short YouTube video that gained major attention and considerable traction all over the world.
His mission is to rethink the “save paper – save trees” movement. “Avoiding the use of paper may well result in significant loss of forest land,” Solid wrote. “Organizing and simplifying our lives is important, but it isn’t enough. The current research shows that going paperless versus using paper isn’t clearly the better choice. There is not much difference. If we quit using paper, we save trees, but using tech in order to live a paperless life creates massive amounts of pollution. The coal-powered energy used to create today’s technology, and the resulting pollution, are seriously impacting our planet. That is the point where it all became so clear: We need to go paperless AND we need to shift to green energy. This solution actually solves BOTH problems!”
Solid walked the walk about becoming paperless and learned that technology could help him along the way. “By integrating apps for specific tasks and using productivity systems to create a workflow, I could optimize my productivity and simplify my life,” he said. “And it worked. Along this journey I realized I needed to get rid of my paper notebook and become completely paperless. It was simply easier to store things and find them again, and I believe it’s where the future is headed.”
Solid began sharing his findings and pretty soon thousands of people were asking about how to join the movement. “After I committed to my paperless life, my colleagues and fast-growing online community started reaching out to me through comments, email and on Facebook. They wanted to know how I went paperless, and which apps are the best. So, I created the App Comparison Tool to make it easier for people to make a side-by-side comparison of the apps they’re interested in. Our discussions on the Forum have taught me this: We all have the same aim—to become paperless, to take back control over our complex lives, and to gain more freedom to work on things that matter.”
With UpdatePromise’s Video- and Photo-Enabled MPI, technicians can be more efficient than ever without using paper during any stage of the process. All of the information gathered during the UpdatePromise Powered tablet Vehicle Check-In is carried over; using a Digitized OEM MPI Form and accessing Video/Photo Recommended items. Service Departments appreciate the simplicity of UpdatePromise which allows technicians and advisors to work together to send media to the customer. Visual MPI gives customers clarity in understanding their vehicle inspection while building trust they can see and hear without using one piece of paper!
Sources: Ecology Global Network, CNN and TechCrunsh.com