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Physical filing

Four space planning mistakes (and how to avoid them)

How do we make the most effective use of space? This is a continual challenge for records managers, who are often under pressure to accommodate more documents in a fixed or shrinking storage footprint. When space becomes an issue, it is often the result of decisions or mistakes made a lot earlier. To help you […]Read More

How to reduce costs during a corporate file move

Along with mergers and acquisitions, corporate moves are one of the biggest challenges a records management team can face. The thought of organizing, packing, and re-shelving entire record collections is one that sends a chill down the spine of most records managers. It’s a good thing corporate moves don’t come around that often! The silver […]Read More

Happy Holidays 2016 + a File Folder Craft

As we approach the end of 2016, many organizations are looking at ways to improve their RIM programs, and this may include reducing paper. Whether you’re considering a transition to an electronic records management environment or simply going “paperlite,” you’re bound to end up with unused file folders and equipment. So what to you do with these unneeded supplies? While some of the more obvious answers may be recycle, donate or trash, we wanted to explore some more creative solutions.Read More

RIM in Banking: How to Make Your Loan Vault More Efficient – Part 1

In our tours of loan vaults, we have observed many examples of poor processes that hamper loan operations, including excessive manual handling of files and inefficient storage and retrieval practices. Together, these issues lengthen the time it takes to process loan files and severely limit the capacity of the vault. Fewer loans processed equals lower profitability. In addition to that, the error-prone manual processes create significant compliance risks. In a two-part blog post, we outline seven proven best practices that will help you avoid these issues and maximize the productivity of your loan vault.Read More