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4 Digital Transformation Trends for 2023 and How Recordsforce Cloud Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Posted by Recordsforce on Jan 11, 2023 2:12:15 PM

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.

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Topics: Storage, #Digitization, Security, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Remote Access, Remote Working, Workflow, Cloud Services, Document Management

5 Reasons Scanned Documents Are More Secure Than Storing Them

Posted by Recordsforce on Nov 23, 2022 12:00:52 PM

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:

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Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Scan, Security, Paperless, Backfile, Store, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Document Management, document scanning company, Document Scanning

9 Myths Debunked - Why Businesses Don't Outsource Document Scanning

Posted by Recordsforce on Jun 23, 2022 1:28:53 PM

Even though it has been proven that statistically, outsourcing your document scanning and management helps to cut costs and improve efficiency, many businesses are still skeptical of outsourcing their document scanning needs or are just holding onto their manual paper processes for dear life. This is a large waste of resources and money, because according to PricewaterhouseCoopers “the average company spends $20 in labor to file a document, $120 in labor to find a misfiled document, and $220 to reproduce a lost document. Meanwhile, companies lose one out of every 20 documents, and spend 25 hours recreating each lost document.” Don’t buy into the typical myths about outsourcing your document scanning, we are here to debunk them for you. 

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Scan, Documents, Security, Compliance, Backfile, Store, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Cloud Services, Document Management, document scanning company

What Is The Importance of Document Management?

Posted by Recordsforce on Jun 2, 2022 8:56:37 AM

Electronic document management is a system or process used to manage, track and store electronic documents. But why is it important? According to the Associate for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), “organizations expect the volume of information coming into their  organizations to grow from X to 4.5X over the next two years” (AIIM 2020). With the majority of that information coming in the form of paper documents, it’s important to have a system to help your business securely find, manage, and distribute those documents. 

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Security, Compliance, Store, Automate, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Remote Working, FDA, Workflow, Cloud Services, Document Management

What is the best way to manage documents?

Posted by Recordsforce on Mar 31, 2022 2:52:00 PM

Every day businesses create and manage large amounts of documents, from human resource documentation to contracts, invoices and more. Not only do we create and manage these documents, we also have to spend time searching for the documents we need, and a lot of time at that. Even if you are already paperless, we still spend time looking for documents on our drives, inboxes, and work chats.

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Security, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working, Cloud Services, Document Management

How Do I Start Being Paperless?

Posted by Recordsforce on Mar 16, 2022 2:14:20 PM

There are many small but mighty steps you can take to become a paperless office, from scanning your backfile of documents to utilizing paperless cloud services for future processes. Not only do paper-heavy business processes waste time, they increase unnecessary costs and reduce productivity.  Did you know that every 4-drawer file cabinet holds between 10,000-12,000 documents, occupies around 9 square feet of floor space, and costs $1,500 yearly to maintain? On top of that, according to an AIIM market study, going paperless can improve staff productivity by nearly 30%. 

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Documents, Paperless, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access

Recordsforce Cloud for Your Back Office

Posted by Recordsforce on Dec 14, 2021 11:41:37 AM

Every business, regardless of size, can benefit by the use of automation. It simplifies areas of a business by automatically accomplishing tasks that an employee would otherwise have to do manually. This is especially true for back office processes for small businesses. The Small and Medium Business Trends Report from Salesforce from 2017 surveyed nearly 500 small business owners and leaders and reported that “small businesses automating their processes in some way are 1.6-times more likely to be growing than those that don’t. Likewise, growing small businesses are twice as likely to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) as stagnant businesses.”

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Topics: #Digitization, Organization, Backfile, Digitize, Automate, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working, Outsourcing

Document Management Software - The Bulletproof Auditor

Posted by Recordsforce on Sep 29, 2021 12:33:55 PM

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. 

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Topics: Storage, #Digitization, Compliance, Auto Dealership, Automate, Storing Documents, FDA, Quality, Regulatory

Aperture Cards: What Can You Do With Them?

Posted by Recordsforce on Feb 23, 2021 9:23:53 AM

In a past world, aperture cards were an extremely useful form of microfilm for archiving important information.  You may have seen these types of cards in engineering or building departments, as there were certain advantages to using this type of technology to archive engineering drawings or building plans.  Aperture cards have a projected 500 year lifespan, and they are human readable, which prior to computers made them a very reliable and easily searchable form of archiving.   If you are unfamiliar, aperture cards typically look like a wide index card (approx. 7.5” x 3.25”) with a piece of microfilm mounted on one side and punch holes throughout the card. The punch holes are known as the Hollerith data and they represent important metadata, as well as card index information that would describe the specifics of the image without needing to actually look at the image itself.  

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Topics: #Scanning, #Digitization, Scan, Store, Digitize, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage

5 Reasons to Digitize Your Municipal Records

Posted by Recordsforce on Nov 24, 2020 9:11:50 AM

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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Topics: Storage, #Scanning, #Digitization, Organization, Scan, Security, Compliance, Paperless, Store, Digitize, Automate, Efficiency, Storing Documents, Document Storage, Work From Home, Remote Access, Remote Working, safety, covid-19, coronavirus