Small businesses looking for record storage or cloud management services just got another option from a familiar source. Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS) is partnering with GRM, a leading provider of information management solutions, to offer these services under the Staples brand.
Staples Records and Cloud Management offers a range of specific services that businesses of all sizes can choose from. All are intended to help businesses manage their records in a way that complies with all industry and government regulations.
President and CEO of GRM Document Management Avner Schneur told Small Business Trends in a phone interview, “We’re seeing more and more issues related to compliance, especially with small businesses. We are a totally unique repository and cloud service in that aspect since we place extra importance on giving peace of mind to small businesses by actually helping them understand how to stay compliant when it comes to their document storage and management.”
Some of the new services include:
- Physical document storage with security;
- On-demand scanning and imaging to convert paper documents to digital;
- Cloud records management to let you share, collaborate and manage business records, with end-to-end encryption and workflow management features; and
- Modules focused on HR records management.
In addition to the focus on compliance, the new Staples services can also help small businesses keep records and data actually secure.
Schneur says, “Cybersecurity is a huge issue for a lot of small businesses. Instead of keeping all your records and important information on a local machine, our cloud offering is a highly secure solution that has all the security standards and capabilities to help companies resolve any of those challenges that may arise.”
There are a range of prices for each of the new services depending on which ones you choose and the size of your business. For example, the cloud management service starts at $15 per user per month. And physical document storage starts at about $75 per month, which includes pickup and storage for about 20 to 30 high-security boxes of records and documents. Many of the services simply require you to request a quote since they are so dependent upon each business’s individual needs.
Each business can decide which specific services they can use. So you don’t need to pay for those that you don’t need. And then you can add or change your services as you go. To get started with any of the new Staples Records and Cloud Management services, you can browse and request quotes on their site.