And ARMA International, a not-for-profit information professional association, estimates that on average businesses tend to misfile
up to 20% of their papers.
With a relatively inexpensive investment in a high-speed scanner, you can convert tons of paper into PDF or TIF formats, which will reduce the number of documents you have around the office (and thus the amount of paper you can misplace, misfile
, or outright lose).
No matter how good your filing system is, you're always going to misfile
Manually indexing documents is time-consuming and presents an opportunity to misfile
Widely quoted sources claim misfile rates ranging from one to ten percent for documents in office files, but such claims are typically substantiated by anecdotal reports rather than scientific studies that present detailed statistical data about filing activity in specific work environments.
However, unless misfile detection is performed during document preparation, pages can be microfilmed in the wrong sequence, in which case misfiles are irreversible.
If users do not participate in the development stage, either they will misfile
records or, worse, not use the RMA at all.
In digital document management implementations that use computer-based indexing, data entry errors are the counterparts of misfiles
and missing files are no longer an issue as many people can view the same record on the system.
Inquiry response time dramatically improved, our staff members were free to work on other tasks and projects, misfiles
were virtually eliminated, the plans to rent an additional storage space were scrapped, and productivity was improved.
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