What is Records Management?
An organisation creates records (paper and electronic) on a
daily basis as part of its administrative, operational and
commercial activities. If records creation and destruction
isn’t managed properly your business can end up spending vast
amounts of money in storage and retrieval costs, or creating silos
of information that can’t be used because there is no
meaningful differentiation between business critical information
and ephemera. A modern records management programme solves records
issues by establishing a process that manages timely destruction of
records, and maintains business critical records for as long as
needed, or in accordance with statutory and regulatory
The records management process also identifies current business
records that will have archival or historical value in the future.
Implementing a records management programme can enable your
business to capture new accruals of archives, keeping the corporate
archive collection up-to-date and dynamic.