Presentation on theme: " Q. Should we keep electronic records Q. Do you purchase a software package Q. Do you develop your own package Q. What solution would be most cost."— Presentation transcript:
Q. Should we keep electronic records Q. Do you purchase a software package Q. Do you develop your own package Q. What solution would be most cost effective Q. How do we store the information Q. How do we manage the information
If you have to keep only a small amount of records then NO however start considering If you keep moderate to high levels then YES
If you are sure you require a software package then seek out what others are using. It maybe that you can share another organisations package It may be best to consult your funder to see if they plan to develop a sector wide package
There is no such thing as a one off cost when you develop your own package On the positive if you do you can modify as it suits you (A small package may cost $20,000 to develop + $10,000pa to support) A large package may costs hundreds of thousand to create and $100,000pa to maintain
A shared solution (across a number of organisations) that is web based and stored in ASIO T4 data centre is the most cost effective solution for medium to large organisations
Carefully Physical security, access, storage, retrieval and disposal are all key considerations
The management of information surrounds the whole electronic data environment Establish a small sub group to focus on data management Develop a project plan and draw up everything you will need to consider
Don’t cut corners Don’t share data (that identifies a client) over the as you have no control of where else it may be sent Don’t rely on just one person to control your data mgt. Budget correctly for your data management (about 5% of your gross budget)
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