FUJIFILM Holdings

CSR activity report│Fighting Against COVID-19

Support for Transformation from Paper-Based Operations at Construction Worksites

Contributing to business continuity amid the pandemic through online ordering process

Manually-handled paper-based ordering process shifted completely to computers, delivering drastic cuts in lead times

In introducing remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies found existing paper-based operations a major hindrance in the transition. Aigatyousasekkei Co., Ltd. is an all-round construction consulting firm engaging in civil engineering and land survey operations that are heavily dependent on paper-based manual tasks, such as printing order forms, stamping documents, inserting in envelopes, posting, etc. As part of work style reform of the company during the COVID-19 pandemic, it introduced Office Anshin Online Office Suite (Adobe® Sign) from FUJIFILM Business Innovation Japan, which is a cloud-based service including helpdesk support, issuing an invoice, based on an electronic contract service Adobe® Sign. Working methods that had been largely manual tasks involving paper forms were improved by using computers. The system removed the need to make trips to the office to stamp documents that leads to preventing the spread of infection between employees, and contributes to maintaining business continuity in an emergency such as a wide-spreading pandemic and a natural disaster. Digitization of the system has reduced the time required for some tasks from roughly five days previously to one or two days, cutting lead times by 60%, dramatically improving productivity and providing a solution to the issue of delivering greater productivity in a labor shortage, an issue shared across the entire industry.