Information management

The importance of information as an asset should not be underestimated. To operate effectively and efficiently, charities need to ensure that they manage information in a robust and consistent manner.

Our specialists can help you to achieve competitive advantage through slicker decision making and more accurate and complete reporting.

The increased automation of business processes and electronic storage of data makes it easier for organisations to manage their information, and charities are no exception to this. However, without formal policies, procedures and structures in place there is a real risk that information is disordered or duplicated and information silos develop which fail to integrate.  Where this happens, information may not be readily available or in a format capable of supporting management decision making.

How we can help

Our consultants and IT assurance specialists have worked with numerous charitable and not-for-profit organisations to assess the effectiveness of and support the development of information management arrangements. We are also fully up to date with the relevant legislative, regulatory and best practice requirements.

Our objective is to ensure that you implement and maintain information management arrangements that enhance business efficiency and effectiveness.

What we do

We will work with your charity to understand your current processes for managing information to assess the effectiveness of collection, storage, availability, retention, security and disposal of information.

It is common for charities to have multiple locations exacerbating the problems that relate to information management, so we have developed review processes that allow us to efficiently gather data on the practices and operations at each of your charity’s sites. This allows us to provide you with an evaluation of practices as well as potential options for ensuring consistency of practice and enhancing processes.

We are able to provide consultancy and assurance support to our clients in specific areas such as:

  • Enterprise content management
  • Selection, implementation and design of Electronic Document and Records Management Systems
  • Records management
  • Information Governance
  • Data audits
  • Information strategy and policy development
  • Business process design
  • Compliance with legislative, regulatory and best practice standards.

Our approach

From the outset we will determine your objectives as well as appraising the current processes, policies and practices. We can then identify options for practical improvement of your charity’s information management as well as supporting you in the specification and implementation of improved disciplines.This ranges from project oversight to specific support provision such as developing policies and reengineering business processes.