One of the main advantages of Evernote (other than it being FREE!) is the brilliant search function, it can even search in pdfs. It is cloud based, and has free apps that all sync, so no matter where you are you can get access to your information.
You can also share notes with other people, so if you have minutes of meetings this is a great easy way of sharing docs, notes etc. I take all my notes using this and it syncs with my laptop, phone and tablet so I don't have to worry about where I saved something.
A huge benefit has been helping me with decluttering my office. I had bits of paper everywhere, different notes and articles all being kept 'just in case'. But there was no order, I couldn't find anything and my piles of paper were getting out of control.
From there everything now gets scanned, from prescriptions, old greeting cards, business cards, websites I want to review and even my blog idea and posts. Yes you maybe able to tell I'm a bit of a hoarder and hate to throw things away, but with Evernote my recycling bin is now overflowing and I still have the memories that I can search on. I have a Samsung Tablet so when I say scanned, its usually a photo taken from my Evernote app, so its very quick and easy.
I know I've just skimmed the surface of what is possible with this great tool, and am sure I will keep coming up with great ideas and enhancing my system.
Being organised and improving processes is an important part of running a small business, and if we are not constantly reviewing these things we can get static and start to go backwards.
What tools do you use to help you get organised?