Records management is a major challenge for most organizations but one that can be overcome with a logical, step-by-step approach to determining how to deal with the documents, data and records created by your employees. This whitepaper provides an overview of how to get started
Records management: those two words are enough to strike fear into the heart of any business executive and with good cause.
The process of sorting, classifying, storing, scheduling and disposing of the monumental number of documents and artifacts created over a business’ lifespan is a challenge for any organization, from a multi-national financial institution to the neighbourhood hardware store.
Unfortunately, no matter how daunting a task it may seem, records management is a necessary component to establishing a reputation as a transparent, accountable and well managed organization.
So you know you need records management in some form. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been tasked with helping in the implementation process. So how do you get there? The first step is a mental one. The reality is that it is a journey, not one single monstrous hurdle, and one that is more than just a technical project. It’s a business and cultural undertaking as well.
This whitepaper will focus on the key points of content management and records management (RM) and provide some insight on how to get started in a considered, staged way. It may well be that you’ll find you need a robust records management solution. But you may also find you can get by with the tools and resources you already have at your disposal - at least in the short and medium term.