According to latest research from eFax, most IT decision-makers are accelerating the digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption to their workforce caused by the UK leaving the EU (Brexit). Even more of them, would have accelerated digital transformation sooner if they were aware of the impact of extra paperwork causing cross-border trade and transport to slow down. 

Many believe the technology already exists to ensure additional paperwork does not hold-up cross-border transport and supply chains, and that new levels of extra paperwork creates a security risk.

This article from eFax Director of Customer Experience, Scott Wilson, will examine how IT leaders have accelerated digital transformation since Brexit, and are planning and implementing how they can help their organisations thrive with frictionless cross-border travel and trade, despite huge increases in extra paperwork, by exploring new technologies to cut delays and ensure vital goods and supplies reach their destinations.

eFax, the world’s leading online fax solution, today announces the findings of research revealing how UK IT decision-makers are accelerating digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by the UK leaving the EU (Brexit).

The research conducted on behalf of eFax by independent research organisation Vanson Bourne, has found that whilst most UK IT decision-makers (57%) are accelerating the speed of digital transformation of paper-based processes as a direct result of disruption caused by Brexit, the majority (77%) of UK IT decision-makers would have accelerated digital transformation sooner if they were aware of the full impact of extra paperwork causing cross border trade and transport to slow down. Despite this, only 5% of IT Directors have completed their digital transformation of paper-based processes.

The findings also found that most IT decision-makers (74%), believe the technology exists already to ensure additional paperwork does not hold up cross-border transport and supply chains, and the majority (68%) also believe that extra levels of paperwork required to do business across EU borders creates an additional security risk.  The vast majority (86%) of IT decision-makers also agree that workers travelling across borders would benefit from the ability to send, receive and securely sign extra layers of paperwork on the move.

eFax Director of Customer Experience, Scott Wilson
eFax Director of Customer Experience, Scott Wilson

“This evidence from eFax shows IT decision-makers are accelerating digital transformation of paperwork as a direct result of the UK leaving the EU” said Scott Wilson, Director of Customer Experience, eFax. “Since Brexit we have seen many stories of vital goods and supplies delayed or not reaching their destinations due to increased requirements of paperwork, continued Wilson.

“The good news is this doesn’t have to be this way” said Wilson. “IT decision-makers understand the technology exists today to securely send, sign and receive extra paperwork on the move, to help enable frictionless cross-border trade and transport.”

The eFax research surveyed 100 UK IT decision-makers across organisations in Business & Professional Services, Financial Services, IT, Retail, Distribution & Transport and Manufacturing industries.

 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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