Digital Business

No more paper! 2.3 million euros’ worth of savings per year?

The German government wants to use the law to promote electronic legal relations, which was adopted in 2013, to curb the flood of paper. The law stipulates that lawyers, solicitors and authorities must communicate electronically with courts by 2022 at the latest. Petitions, claims, documents and legal documents – all of these must be submitted digitally. The new technology, new processes and new procedures should all be well under way two years prior to the cut-off date.

 

Save money, become more efficient

The justice secretary for Saxony-Anhalt recently predicted that his state was making savings of 2.3 million euros per year. A lot has, however, been invested: The state ministry calculates that the cost of introducing the electronic legal relations has amounted to around 15.3 million euros. However, considering the financial implications of the electronic system alone does not tell the whole story. After all, there have been considerable gains in terms of efficiency, with faster proceedings, improved communication between the legal authorities and, last but not least, increased security in terms of archiving.

 

Ready for the digital age

German authorities are not renowned for driving innovation. But in this case one must acknowledge that the German judiciary is on target and digitalisation is progressing – soon entire court records will be managed digitally. The project is a good example of the advantages that digital processes offer – and, of course, of how citizens can benefit from the technology, as proceedings now run more quickly.

Recent Posts
About EASY SOFTWARE
EASY SOFTWARE is your partner for end-to-end digitization of business processes. As a provider of forward-looking and successful software products and service solutions, EASY makes your business simpler, more efficient, and more transparent.
EASY SOFTWARE
This might also interest you:
Drei Business-Leute halten Fragezeichen vor Ihr Gesicht: Wer ist der Richtige im Recruiting-Prozess?
Optimizing the Recruiting Process: How to Achieve Recruiting 4.0, Step by Step
A woman looks at a glass door with Post-its. Make sure you have modernity with HR Trends 2019.
HR Trends 2019 – Work Environment on the Upswing
Purchase-to-Pay Process
Purchase-to-Pay Process: Procurement in Times of Digitalization and Industry 4.0
Back to topic Next Post