In 2001, Seth Dawson, CFO of a large industrial contractor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, needed to solve the problem of managing the large volume of paperwork associated with running a self-performing construction company. As revenues climbed, so did the cost and burden of filing, routing, reviewing and storing the associated documents. Logically, he decided to seek an outside solution from several leading providers of imaging and document workflow technology, including his existing accounting software vendor. What he found were very expensive solutions that only solved part of the problem, so he began developing with Paul Rice what has evolved into the Paperless Environments® System.
In 2005, Seth and Paul realized their new system could benefit other construction companies and launched Paperless Environments®. Since 2005, Paperless Environments® has installed 1,200+ systems and integrated with most of the popular construction accounting, project management and estimating systems on the market. In 2008, Paperless Environments® made the top tier in several categories of the well-respected, CFMA Information Technology Survey.
Since the company's launch, Seth and Paul have recognized that the need for this technology goes well beyond that of construction companies. Working with their team of expert developers, they have expanded Paperless Environments®' services to seamlessly integrate with a variety of industries' platforms to help even more businesses improve efficiency. These industries include manufacturing, healthcare, non-profit and human resources. And we surely aren't finished yet!