While the journey to digital transformation can be challenging, it is the ideal strategy to have in place to streamline operations and automate manual tasks that take away from productive employee time. This not only helps your organization reduce costs, but can improve service and customer experience, drive growth, ensure compliance and even enhance company culture.
The ultimate question many of our clients ask themselves is, should I scan my documents or just store them? When it comes to the security of your important business records, scanning them is your safest bet. Here are the top five reasons scanned documents are more secure than storing them:
Generally speaking, all businesses have the potential to be audited at some point and going through an audit can be an extremely time consuming and stressful process if you don’t have all of your ducks in a row. Auditors can require you to show a great deal of data and documentation and if that information isn’t readily available and organized, or if they happen to be stored incorrectly or missing, you could be at risk of being noncompliant and your business could face penalties.
What do you think of when you think of your local city or town hall? Most people don't tend to think of a fast-paced, highly digitized environment. Especially not a place where they could skip the lines and take care of a task online. From car registrations to land record management, local government is responsible for providing documentation to its residents. However, keeping these documents as part of a manual, paper-based process increases the risk of loss, poor accuracy and storage and safety issues. Digitizing your municipal records, such as land records, assessing files, financial records and meeting minutes, can help you quickly become organized, efficient and in control of the tasks that occur daily at your city or town hall.
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If you have documents that you need to keep for regulatory or compliance reasons, you might have considered storing them off site or getting them scanned. Having a framework to help you make the decision as to which is best in what cases can be helpful in understanding when you should continue to store your documents and when scanning them would produce a return on investment.
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What is SSAE?
Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) are administered by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). They essentially set out certain auditing standards which are used by auditors to guide the discovery of controls, including security controls, in all types of organizations, such as data centers and cloud service providers. The use of these kinds of standards can help both organizations and auditors to demonstrate information security compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.