December 20, 2014

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  1. How much of this document management would be superfluous if there weren’t so many government regulations and lawsuits?

    • Hi Robert, There’s some truth to what you say, for sure! HIPAA, for example, imposes some draconian record keeping requirements on businesses when it comes to medical records. FDA, EPA and IRS are also big drivers behind the need to keep records.

      Litigation, as the piece mentions, is another huge issue. If you get hit with a subpoena or discovery request, you need to be assured that you can accurately and easily retrieve those records. Too many businesses unnecessarily get into trouble during litigation due simply to not having a good document retention policy and document management system to back it up.

      But as much as we hate regulation, it’s a fact of life and we have to deal with it in our businesses.

      – Anita

  2. Valid point, Robert! The government brings in way too much red tape.

  3. I would love to be able to do that!

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