The COVID-19 pandemic forced an acceleration of digital adoption in the vast majority of private sector organizations. Municipal or public sector agencies struggled to keep up with the pace of technological change adopted by the private sector. Funded primarily by taxes, municipal service fees, and financial aid from other government agencies or departments, municipal bodies lack the financial resources to undertake large-scale transformational initiatives.
Hundreds of thousands of students pass through the school system annually. The volume of records that academic institutions must maintain grow year after year: attendance sheets, exam report cards, academic transcripts, exchanges, and documents related to student loans, scholarships, and sponsorships.
Education institutes are legally required to preserve some of these records over long periods. In the past, these records were largely paper-based. Millions of pages were filed, stored in cabinets, and stuffed into basements and storage spaces, with entire rooms dedicated to storing these legacy records.
If your organization is currently paying employees to create, file, organize and manage paper records, you’re likely wasting valuable resources and money. It is possible to cut back on your labor costs by investing in a comprehensive digital records and information management system that streamlines your processes and makes your employees more efficient.
Welcome to the digital era. After years of having to sift through mountains of paper documentation in order to get things done, you have finally digitized your documents. Even after you officially make the transition from paper document management to digital, however, you will still have to deal with all of that paperwork that your company has piled up over the years. Here is what you should do with your paper documents once they're digitized:
Managing your students' academic records – both before and after they graduate – is a critical function of your educational institution. Because it is so important, you should always be taking steps to enhance the student record management process. One step that you should be taking right now is investing in digital student records. Here are the reasons why: