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ImageAn Information Audit is an essential precursor to any information management programme.  An audit can be a stand alone piece of work to guide strategies  and policies or used to define the work required to deliver an effective, beneficial electronic document and records management system (EDRMS). 

The high level objectives of an audit are to:
  • To ensure that information assets are appropriate, consistent, accurate and of high quality,
  • To ensure that information assets are necessary, and that they support business and corporate objectives,
  • To ensure that information assets are managed and used efficiently,
  • To facilitate the delivery of the correct information to the point of need at the correct time.

We undertake an audit in four stages.  These stages mirror the BS ISO 15 489 process, with which the whole audit will comply. 

  • Preliminary investigation and communication to staff,
  • Analysis of business activities,
  •  Identification of requirements for records,
  • Assessment of existing systems. 

At the end of the information audit, we will present you with a report that

  • Defines the current information and records management practises within the organisation including paper records, born electronic records and scanned images,
  • Details the requirements of key information users within the business,
  • Identifies any gaps between the current situation and the desired situation,
  • Presents a series of options detailing how those gaps can be addressed, and
  • Gives a costed business case for each option along with estimated implementation plans.
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