You have probably heard the term “paper trail” many times over the years. It originated back in the “old” days before computers were widely used and everything was tracked on paper. The idea of a paper trail was to use paperwork like breadcrumbs. Each one referenced a previous one. In that way, people could track how all sorts of processes progressed over time.
Today, we more commonly use the term “digital paper trail” to describe this process because most information is stored on computers. Here is a closer look at digital paper trails and their advantages.