If you’re shredding in-house this is a great step in document management, however  it doesn’t offer the same protection for your business, as a professional document destruction company does. So why outsource your shredding needs?

3 Key Benefits:

Cost-Efficient:  Generally speaking, portable shredders are only practical for the occasional shredding job. They are not built to shred mass amounts of paper, and they certainly aren’t designed to shred through staples or clips. Unfortunately these are often put through the shredding machine anyways, causing the machine to jam.  When you outsource your shredding, you’re not faced with the possibility of replacement fees; instead you are investing in a quality shredding provider that offers secure, efficient service every time.

Improved Productivity:  Asking one of your employees to look after the company’s shredding needs takes time away from the tasks they were hired to do.  Once that small stack of paper increases to piles of documents, that quick and easy job is now an afternoon task!  A company that offers secure paper shredding, can literally shred in seconds what would take hours with an office shredder. Save your company time and hassle and outsource your shredding needs.

Effective Document Management:  There are risks that come with managing your own shredding program. Unless you have assigned an employee to monitor your internal shredding, papers considered to be confidential, often end up in the garbage can or recycling bin due to carelessness. In the end, your business is liable for safeguarding information pertaining to your company, and customers; it’s simply not worth placing a responsibility like this on a staff member. With identity theft on the rise, it is critical documents that are no longer needed get disposed of properly. Allowing a professional to manage your document shredding through a regular shredding program, ensures your company is compliant with HIPAA laws. Protect your business!

Sherri Taylor

Posted By: Sherri Taylor – President/Managing Partner

Sherri Taylor is the Managing Partner and President of Armstrong Archives, one of the largest independent records and information management companies in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.

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