What is In-Place Records Management?

Extract from article by Julie Lintner

When you are searching for a Records Management solution, there are many choices.  Many of them have similar features, although there are a few things that set them apart from each other.  One such feature is In-Place Records Management.

What is In-Place Records Management?

In-Place Records Management is when the Records Management Solution does not physically move the content to manage it; the content remains it its original location, but the solution is managing the retention policies and overall File Plan for the content.

Not all solutions are architected to use in-place records management.  Many solutions utilize the concept of moving the content so it can be managed.  Although this may be desirable in some situations, if you move the content you have to consider your security and workflow, and how the users will find the content once it is moved.