Striving for objectives - such as a paperless office - generally results in attaining objectives that typically were not given consideration during the planning process.

That is assuming that firms spent any time planning their paperless initiatives. Most firms don't spend enough time planning. What we see in a limited number of firms are strategic by-products developing from the paperless initiatives, and the results of the by-products are greater than the gain from the original objective of a paperless audit.

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