Go Paperless! 8 Shocking Facts About Paper Waste in Businesses

Posted by MESHDS on May 2, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Today, businesses are looking for ways to work smarter and greener. Despite this, many still use tons of paper, which costs a lot of money and hurts the environment. There's a better way to do things: go paperless with the help of document scanning and document management systems (DMS). Going digital reduces clutter and waste, makes businesses run smoother, and saves them money. In this article, we'll dive into eight shocking facts about how much paper businesses waste and how switching to digital can make a big difference.

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Topics: sustainability, document management, digital transformation, Efficiency, Paper Waste

7 Features of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) to Help You Boost Efficiency

Posted by MESHDS on Apr 25, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Managing and efficiently retrieving documents is crucial for success. An Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is an indispensable tool for any business looking to optimize the handling of its digital documents. Beyond mere storage, an EDMS revolutionizes access, management, and critical information security. 

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Topics: data security, business efficiency, document management, Electronic Document Management System, Workflow Automation

Boost Efficiency and Accessibility: Find the Best File Format for Scanning Documents

Posted by MESHDS on Apr 18, 2024 8:00:00 AM

As we hustle towards making our offices digital-first, the question of how to best convert our paper mountains into digital files looms large. Choosing the best file format for scanning documents is a crucial step many overlook. It's not just a technicality—it affects how we use, store, and even future-proof these documents. From PDF/A to TIFF and beyond, each format serves a unique purpose and has its own pros and cons. So, how do you pick the right one? Let’s cut through the complexity and get straight to what you need to know to make that choice confidently.

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Topics: document management, Scanning Documents, Efficiency, Accessibility, File Formats

Streamlining Information: The Key Benefits of Electronic Records Management

Posted by MESHDS on Apr 11, 2024 8:00:00 AM

In the digital age, how we manage information can either propel us forward or hold us back. With their bulky file cabinets and endless paper trails, traditional document storage systems are increasingly becoming a bottleneck to efficiency and security. The shift towards electronic document storage is not just a trend but a strategic move to leverage technology for streamlined operations. The key benefits of electronic records are enhanced accessibility, robust data security, and significant cost savings. By embracing electronic records management (ERM), businesses and organizations can unlock new levels of productivity and collaboration, laying the groundwork for innovation and growth.

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Topics: digital transformation, Electronic Records Management

The Future of Records and Information Management: Trends and Innovations Unveiled

Posted by MESHDS on Apr 4, 2024 8:00:00 AM


Effective records and information management (RIM) is essential in today's fast-paced business world. It's not just about storing information anymore; it’s about how we use, manage, and protect this data. This blog aims to shed light on the future of records information management, focusing on the latest trends and innovations shaping the industry. We'll look at the current state of RIM, explore new advancements in document management technology, and offer practical advice for businesses looking to stay ahead. With insights from MES Hybrid Document Systems, a leader in this field, we’ll help you understand what’s next for RIM and how you can prepare for it.

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Topics: Records Management, Workflow, automation, information management, document management

The Impact of Document Archiving on Data Security: A Comprehensive Analysis

Posted by MESHDS on Mar 28, 2024 8:00:00 AM


In today's digitally-driven world, the importance of document archiving cannot be overstated, particularly when it comes to safeguarding sensitive information. Document archiving — storing documents securely and organized for long-term retention — has become a cornerstone of data security. This practice ensures the preservation of vital records and is critical to protecting them from unauthorized access and potential breaches.

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Topics: Archiving Documents, data security, information security, cybersecurity

Demystifying Compliance: How Long to Keep Business Records in Canada

Posted by MESHDS on Mar 18, 2024 8:00:00 AM


Understanding how long to keep business records in Canada is critical for senior leaders in mid- to large companies. It's not just about keeping your office organized; it's a legal requirement. Knowing and following document retention policies is essential for staying compliant with Canadian laws. This is where MES Hybrid Document Systems comes in. They offer a full range of document scanning services managed by experts. From planning your project to indexing your documents, MES helps you stay on top of your record management, ensuring compliance and efficiency.

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Topics: document management, Document Retention Policy

Document Indexing for Compliance: Ensuring You Meet Regulatory Requirements

Posted by MESHDS on Mar 4, 2024 11:39:35 AM


Meeting regulatory document management rules can be challenging, but using a document indexing system can help. Document indexing methods make it easier to find data, ensure accurate documentation, and access important information promptly.

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Topics: document indexing, compliance

Strategic Data Management: Leveraging Digital Archiving for Business Success

Posted by MESHDS on Feb 26, 2024 8:00:00 AM

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the management and preservation of data have become paramount for businesses across all sectors. Digital archiving, a critical component of strategic data management, offers much more than mere storage solutions. It represents a sophisticated approach to organizing, securing, and retrieving crucial business information efficiently. 

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Topics: digital archives, data preservation, document management, Data Management

Record Management for Remote Teams: Challenges and Solutions

Posted by MESHDS on Jan 3, 2024 8:00:00 AM

Remote workforces offer many cost-saving benefits for small businesses with growing teams. However, remote work can create challenges if your business relies on document sharing. Managing records for remote teams means ensuring a secure, streamlined system that allows workers to collaborate, access, and edit documents while remaining compliant and agile. Record management for remote teams can be easy with a record and document management system.

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