No matter how handy those post-its are, or that notepad you use to jot down everything that still needs work this week: paper has a little bit of a hand to roam around, end up at the bottom of piles and eventually get lost. There is no escaping that. Moreover, there is a good chance that tasks will get snowed under. Documents remain on the desk of an employee who may not even be aware of a required action, and furthermore: who says that only this person has knowledge about this stage of the work process? Perhaps the document in question should have been in the tray of four colleagues at the same time.
This brings us directly to one of the most important advantages of a low-code platform compared to paper: you are assured of a single source of truth. By digitizing workflows and digitally archiving business information, knowledge becomes universal. Data is visible to all employees who are authorized to do so and current tasks can easily be taken over when an employee is absent. Problems with physical version management are also a thing of the past. Where people first liked to print out emails and documents, perhaps even write some notes on them. They can now work together in real-time in the cloud with a low-code platform.
That printed email can also be in violation of the GDPR. Perhaps there is personal data in the text of someone who has not given permission to share it? Or even a signature? Make no mistake: with printed emails that end up here and there on desks, privacy legislation may be violated.
A low-code platform therefore eliminates risks, lack of clarity in responsibilities and human error sensitivity. Because workflows are logged from action to action, everyone is aware of the status of a project at the same time. Important tasks are not delayed longer than necessary and the laziness that creeps in when actions have to be performed daily is compensated by the automation of the low-code platform.
Paper does not remind you of anything. Computers do.