Many organizations are unsure what records they should or shouldn’t keep and, by default, many simply keep everything. Believe it or not, saving everything puts your organization at greater risk than throwing essential records away. Most organizations are required by law to retain and dispose records after a set period of time to comply with various local, state, federal, and industry-specific regulations. Without an effective formal records retention policy, organizations can face legal ramifications that may result in million-dollar fines and executives can be held personally responsible.

In today’s complex business environment, a records management program with processes that are consistent, repeatable, and easily auditable is crucial to the success of any business. However, according to a recent AIIM survey, only 47% of organizations have a records retention plan in place. Not having a solid records retention policy in place can lead to costly fines which is why it’s important for organizations to take the time to establish an effective records management policy. This records infographic:

  • Explains how records help businesses manage information.
  • Identifies the different types of records.
  • Offers suggestions on how to effectively manage different record types.

Digitech Systems has over 20 years of records management experience, so this is your chance to learn from the experts. Download this helpful infographic to learn all about the different types of records and how to properly manage each.

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