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Schools Need Document Management

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Another industry that would see great benefits if they implemented a document management system is the education industry!

Document management is an effective tool for every business not matter what it does.

So many different industries have put document management to the test and are doing much better because of it. The medical industry and the law industry are two great examples of industries that benefit greatly from document management!

Another industry that would see great benefits if they implemented a document management system is the education industry!

Schools go through immense amounts of paper on a daily basis!

There are tests, school work, homework, applications, grade sheets, notes home to the parents and much more that use paper!

Schools spend a good amount of their budget on printing alone.

If a school were to implement document management then they would not only save money on printing but they would also find that many of their practices are easier when done electronically rather than done on paper.

Migrating from paper to digital storage will give teachers, staff and administration instant access to information when they need it instead of shuffling through filing cabinets for the document they need.

Student information and records can be much more easily located and passed on to the parents, new teachers and transfer schools when it is stored electronically.

Same goes for grades. Instead of handing out a paper report card you can store it digitally and offer it to the parents online. This will assure that the report card gets to the parents and also that they can refer back to it when needed instead of digging through their massive amounts of paperwork and junk mail at home.

It is a win-win situation for both the parents of the students and for the teachers and administration.

Schools need to throw away their filing cabinets and adopt a document management system!

If you work in a school then you know how great this could be!

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