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Learn How to Save Money in Records Management

Cost savings is one of the most common themes in our discussions with records management colleagues. Requirements and expectations only ever grow, while budgets remain fixed, and often inadequate. Our recent toolkit offers four resources that help you create a well-supported, effective RIM program that will help save money for the organization. The toolkit includes […]Read More

Budgeting Your Imaging Project: Six Overlooked Cost Factors – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we introduced some of the hidden cost factors that can drive up the cost of your document imaging project. As we saw, you need to pay close attention to several things: the state of your current collection, the handoff process to the imaging team, and the process of applying naming conventions and metadata. To avoid extra costs in these areas you can conduct a thorough audit and purge of your collection, and provide the scanning team with an electronic manifest containing detailed information about the collection.Read More

Budgeting Your Imaging Project: Six Overlooked Cost Factors – Part 1

Document imaging projects are complex undertakings. Each project has many variables and moving parts that can have an impact on the final budget. Unless you have managed many imaging projects, it is hard to get an accurate handle on your budget. As the expression goes, you don’t know what you don’t know! In a two-part blog post, we will reveal six commonly overlooked cost factors that can drive up the cost of your document imaging project. Knowing about these factors will help you estimate the cost of your project more accurately, and ensure that you stay on budget.Read More

How to demonstrate ROI for records management programs – Part 2

In last week’s blog post we started to look at how records managers can demonstrate ROI for their records management programs. To start our discussion we looked at one of the biggest drivers of ROI in RM programs: cost savings. We showed that our programs will deliver greater ROI when we look for opportunities to apply RM best practices whenever we can. In this week’s post we will look at more ways to create and demonstrate ROI in RM programs.Read More