Even small manufacturers produce thousands of documents in any given month. Whenever you purchase materials or ship an order to a customer you generate a new set of documents. And the more suppliers and distributors you have, the more complicated your paperwork becomes.
Every year schools, colleges, and universities welcome new students, and each year these new students result in the generation of a wide range of documents. From applications and admission forms, to report cards, attendance and behavior records, curriculum and financial aid documents, each needs to be properly processed, filed, and retrievable. Many of these documents are required by law to be kept for long periods of time.