In any kind of business, you always need to keep a record of client data: and amass a huge amount of files in the process! Believe me, in this category credit repair is no exception. With hundreds of current clients at any given time, the amount of information that has to be organized is dizzying!
The ultimate question about organizing data is this: paper or electronic? I know people who swear by good old fashioned manilla folders, looking to keep a paper trail of everything. Others cite the backup capability and clutter-free benefits of keeping only electronic folders.
Me? My business has evolved to use a mixture of both. Any correspondence sent in by clients we keep in paper form in a big filing cabinet. But all our clients' personal data, as well as any forms we recieve by e-mail, are kept in an electronic-file for the client. I find this works pretty well, but I don't forsee being able to completely eliminate paper until clients and credit beauraus stop sending physical letters!
What does everyone else think? Paper or Electronic?
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