What? Who would imagine paperless accounting? Well with technology the way it is I really think this is very possible. Now this means we all need scanners and a way to save these files confidentially and completly secure. I do still like my hard copies to mark up for reconciling and finding errors.
Many programs now including Quick Books will allow you to save the copies of your scanned invoices and checks. This makes life easier when you need to find a file.
I do recommend naming these files in a way to find them and date them so you can purge files once you are past needing them later 7 to 10 years depending on the file.
So when you are ready you can have paperless accounting.