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The Big Box Project – Saving Money with an Inactive Records Strategy

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Inactive records may not be the first place companies look for cost savings, but the right records strategy can deliver a significant impact on the bottom line. Ten years ago, an international energy company went through a period of rapid growth, acquiring assets and records from over ten other companies. With several different records collections coming together, the situation would normally require the execution of a strategic plan to integrate all the newly acquired records. However, the company did not prioritize dealing with the inactive records collections and shipped over 35,000 boxes of inactive files to a storage provider with the intention of “dealing with the information at a later date”.


Four ways to save money and “go green” with your RM program

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Many organizations have learned that doing the right for the environment is also doing the right thing for the bottom line. For example, consider the case of business travel for staff members. Replacing flights and long commutes with online meetings not only reduces the organization’s carbon footprint, it saves a lot of money on travel […]


Reader Favorites MAY 2017: Our Most Popular RIM Resources

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our latest roundup of popular resources starts with a  seven tips for developing a functional classification system. We also have a guide to managing paper and electronic files in the hybrid environment, and a guide to helping you add value to the organization during difficult economic times. 1. 7 Tips for Developing and Applying a […]


Learn How to Save Money in Records Management

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 […]


Don’t forget the physical files in a credit union merger or acquisition! (Part 2)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

In last week’s blog post, we outlined why it is so important for credit unions to properly manage the physical files involved in a merger or acquisition. First and foremost, acquired files have the potential to create legal and compliance issues. If not handled well, the physical files can also hamper the efficiency of your […]


Don’t forget the physical files in a credit union merger or acquisition! (Part 1)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mergers and acquisitions are changing the credit union landscape in Canada. The impact of these transactions goes well beyond the boardroom and branch offices, reaching into every corner of the organization – including the file room. In a two-part blog post we will explain why physical files require special attention during a merger or acquisition, […]