Lateral Filing Systems
Makes records management easy and efficient!
Here are some signs that your current filing system needs to be reviewed…
- You’re unable to locate the document you want quickly
- New records that come in are filed as quickly as possible, rather than as efficiently as possible
- Your filing cabinets are jam-packed with bulging files
Compact has developed a Lateral Filing System with the needs of workplaces in mind.
Here are the basics that we think you need in the best filing system:
An easy way to logically and correctly file your information, and therefore quickly retrieve it.
Compact’s Lateral Filing System
- Designed with colour-coded alpha or numeric indexing to ensure that you can identify files (and mis-files!) at a glance
Look at our example of organised coloured files. You’ll notice how your eye responds to the colours and immediately sees the different sections of information.
That means that if you have this filing system in your office, you will immediately be able to see if information has been misfiled because a different colour in a section of grouped information will stand out!
A Lateral Filing System that saves space and ensures that you find your information quickly!
Compact Lateral Filing Cabinet Storage Units
The colour-coding really shines when you use them in one of our LATERAL filing cabinet storage units.
And there are more bonuses to using our lateral filing system than just how attractive and accessible they will make your files.
Stowing folders laterally (like books on a library shelf) is a more space-effective way of organising records.
Amazingly, these upright, lateral units allow you to release up to 75% of the floor space occupied by regular storage units!
And from what you’ve already read, you know how easy-to-see (and therefore how easy-to-use!) this lateral system makes you files. One look and you can find the section that will contain the information you need! How much better is that than rustling through the drawers of a filing cabinet?
You know what a manila folder can look like after it has a few years and a few uses behind it! You need your files to continue to look neat and tidy for as long as you need to use them.
Compact’s folders are made of special, heavy white stock that has been gloss-coated in Mylar for lasting durability.
Let’s talk about making YOUR filing easier!
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