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  • Published On : Sep 2023
  • Code : CMI6282
  • Pages : 165
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  • Industry : Smart Technologies

The global Record Keeping System market size was valued at US$ 20.25 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach US$ 46.18 billion by 2030, grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% from 2023 to 2030.

Record keeping systems refer to solutions and services used for storing, managing, and maintaining data and records by enterprises. These systems enable organizations to effectively track records, increase efficiency, ensure compliance with regulations, and gain valuable insights from data analytics. Key drivers of the market include rising regulatory compliance requirements, need for better data management, and increasing adoption of cloud-based record keeping solutions. 

The Record Keeping System Market is segmented by solution, end user, enterprise size, application, component, and region. By solution, the market is segmented into paper-based systems, cloud-based systems, on-premise electronic systems, services, and others. The cloud-based systems segment is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period owing to the increasing adoption of cloud-based record management software and platforms by organizations globally. Cloud-based systems offer advantages like lower upfront costs, scalability, and accessibility from any device and location.

Record Keeping System Market Regional Insights

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Record Keeping System Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 40% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to early adoption of digital record keeping solutions, presence of leading vendors, and stringent regulations regarding data management and security.
  • The Europe market is expected to be the second-largest market for Record Keeping System Market, accounting for over 30% of the market share in 2022. The growth of the market in is attributed to high focus on data privacy and security, increasing digitization, and regulations like GDPR driving demand for record keeping systems.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Record Keeping System Market, with a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Asia Pacific is attributed to increasing digitalization, rapid economic growth, and government initiatives for digitizing records in countries like India and China.

Figure 1. Global Record Keeping System Market Share (%), by Region, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Record Keeping System Market Drivers:

  • Increasing Regulations and Compliance Requirements: Regulatory compliance is a major driver propelling the growth of the record keeping system market. Numerous regulations across sectors mandate organizations to properly manage data, digitize records, and retain them for stipulated time periods. For instance, regulations such as HIPAA in healthcare, GLBA in banking, SOX in public accounting, and FRCP in legal require proper record keeping. Adhering to these regulations necessitates robust record management systems. Organizations are increasingly adopting electronic record keeping systems to stay compliant. The integration of records management capabilities in business productivity tools like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace is also driving adoption. Proper audit trails, security protocols, backup, archiving etc. in these systems help meet compliance needs.
  • Transition from Paper-Based to Digital Record Keeping: Many organizations traditionally relied on paper-based records stored in physical files and cabinets. However, the limitations of paper records like taking up space, risk of physical damage, and difficulties in accessing and sharing information are driving a transition to digital record keeping. Digitizing records into scanned electronic copies or born-digital formats enables easy online access, sharing, backup, and recovery. It also saves physical space and infrastructure needed for paper storage. Cloud-based record management systems further enable anytime, anywhere access to records across devices. According to estimates, the electronic records management market is forecast to grow at 9% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.
  • Rising Need to Unlock Value from Unstructured: Organizations are accumulating vast amounts of unstructured data from documents, images, emails, social media, chats etc. Managing this data effectively and tapping actionable insights can be transformational for enterprises. Record keeping platforms integrated with analytics capabilities allow structuring of unstructured data, extracting metadata, and generating reports. Predictive analytics applied to records can reveal trends and patterns to aid decision-making. Big data analytics helps uncover insights like policy impacts, customer behavior patterns, operational efficiency opportunities etc.
  • Integration of Emerging Technologies like AI, ML, Blockchain: Incorporation of technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain etc. into record keeping systems is enhancing functionality. AI enables auto-classification of records using metadata, automatically tagging and linking related records. ML improves records search, accelerates information discovery, and predicts archive needs. Blockchain provides tamper-proof chains of records custody. Chatbots assist in records requests and queries. Adoption of these technologies is making record keeping and management more intelligent.

Record Keeping System Market Opportunities:

  • Adoption in Emerging Economies: Emerging economies like India, Brazil, Indonesia etc. represent significant growth opportunities for record management solution providers. Large population, fast developing economy and infrastructure, initiatives like Digital India and demonetization are driving technology adoption in these countries. Regulatory policies like India’s eGovernance policy mandating government records digitization is increasing demand for record keeping systems. Government projects providing impetus to records digitization in education, healthcare etc. Expanding tech infrastructure, internet connectivity and cloud adoption offer avenues for record management vendors. Local partnerships and solutions tailored to market needs can help tap these high-potential markets.
  • Integration of Record Keeping with Business Processes: Tight integration of record keeping capabilities into business systems like ERP, CRM, HRMS etc. rather than as a separate solution can boost adoption. Built-in compliant records management allows organizations to achieve process efficiency and automation goals while meeting regulatory needs. For instance, capturing customer communication records directly within CRM systems, integrating contracts management and eSignatures into Salesforce, or adding student records management into college ERPs can provide user convenience and single source of truth.
  • Transition from On-Premise to SaaS Models: Cloud-based record keeping systems are gaining strong momentum owing to affordable pricing models, easier maintenance, ubiquitous access, scalability to store growing data, and continuous feature upgrades. SaaS solutions avoid large CapEx of on-premise systems.
  • New Use Cases Across Industries: Innovative use cases and applications of record keeping solutions across diverse verticals also offer growth opportunities. For instance, in banking integrating record keeping with customer identity verification, KYC, and transaction analysis enables fraud prevention and compliance. In insurance, linking records management with claims processing improves efficiency. In logistics, combining record keeping with asset tracking, inventory management etc. enhances visibility. Leveraging use-case specific capabilities can expand solution adoption across verticals.

Record Keeping System Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 20.25 Bn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 12.5% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 46.18 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Solution: Paper-based Systems, Cloud-based Systems, On-premise Electronic, Services, Others 
  • By End User: BFSI, Hospitals, Government, Educational Institutions, Corporate Offices, Others 
  • By Enterprise Size: Large Enterprises, SMEs, Others
  • By Application: Legal Processes, Tax Processes, Procurement Operations, Sales Operations, Others
  • By Component: Software, Hardware, Services, Others
Companies covered:

Iron Mountain, ARC, Access, Shred-it, Restore plc, Cintas, Proshred, National Document Shredding Service, Shred Station, Red Dog Shred, Shred-X, Secured Document Shredding, Shred Works, Guardian Data Destruction, EndoShred, Mobile Shred, ShredQuick, ProShred Chicago, Shreds Unlimited

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing Regulations and Compliance Requirements
  • Transition from Paper-Based to Digital Record Keeping
  • Rising Need to Unlock Value from Unstructured Data
  • Integration of Emerging Technologies like AI, ML, Blockchain
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Data Security and Privacy Concerns
  • High Costs of Implementation and Migration
  • Risk of Vendor Lock-in

Record Keeping System Market Trends:

  • Integration of RPA and Intelligent Process Automation: Integration of record keeping systems with robotic process automation and intelligent process automation tools is a major trend. RPA bots can automate high volume, repetitive records management tasks like validating entries, filing records, finding documents etc., enabling significant productivity gains. Dynamic workflows allow auto-routing of records to concerned users. Combining RPA with AI/ML technologies like computer vision, NLP to digitize, classify, extract data from records is also gaining traction.
  • Greater Adoption of Maintenance-Free Record Keeping: Traditional records management involves extensive reliance on IT teams for maintenance • managing hardware, upgrades, security, infrastructure etc. Maintenance-free solutions offered by cloud service providers like Microsoft, Amazon, Google are being increasingly adopted. These solutions provide secured records retention and compliance as fully managed services, eliminating technology maintenance overheads for organizations. This helps free up budgets and resources to focus on innovation and growth.
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology: Blockchain-based record keeping enables decentralized, immutable, transparent records sharing between parties. Records are cryptographically signed and chained together in tamper-proof blocks across multiple distributed nodes. This enhances trust and accountability in record authenticity and custody tracking. Startups are developing blockchain-based records management solutions. Government initiatives like the EU Blockchain Partnership are also driving exploration of blockchain for public record keeping.
  • Integration with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence: Organizations are increasingly looking to extract value out of records data through integration with analytics, BI and reporting tools like Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlik etc. Analytics applied to records can uncover correlations, trends, and metrics to derive actionable insights. Automated BI reporting also provides valuable executive dashboards and summaries. Advanced analytics further aid in records predictive modeling, forecasting, sentiment analysis etc.

Record Keeping System Market Restraints:

  • Data Security and Privacy Concerns: Data security concerns are a key factor hampering adoption of digital record keeping, especially cloud-based solutions. Organizations are apprehensive about confidential data being compromised, lost or stolen. Compliance requirements like HIPAA and GDPR also necessitate stringent controls in records management. Lack of control over data in cloud solutions also causes reluctance in some industries like BFSI. Vendors are addressing these concerns through robust security like encryption, identity management, perimeter defence etc.
  • High Costs of Implementation and Migration: For organizations with legacy on-premise systems, migrating to modern cloud-based electronic records management requires high initial investments. Digitizing vast volumes of paper records is tedious and expensive. Retraining staff on using new systems also involves costs. According to a survey, nearly 50% organizations consider cost as the biggest barrier in records management technology upgrade. Vendors are providing tools to simplify migration. Gradual transition focusing on most critical records first is an approach used by organizations.
  • Risk of Vendor Lock-in: While cloud solutions reduce in-house IT overhead, over dependency on a single vendor creates risk of vendor lock-in for organizations. Also, lack of standards in records management solutions leads to compatibility issues when changing providers. Some vendors address this through open APIs, integration with other applications, and standardizing on formats like PDF/A, XML etc. Organizations are also looking to reduce lock-in risk through multi-vendor strategies.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • In September 2022, Hyland launched Nuxeo Insight, an intelligent document processing and understanding platform to extract actionable insights from unstructured content. This launch strengthens Hyland's intelligent automation capabilities.
  • In June 2021, OpenText launched OpenText Cloud Editions 21.2, the latest version of its cloud-based information management solutions. It delivers enhanced analytics, strengthened information governance, and integration with Microsoft Azure Purview.
  • In March 2020, DocuWare launched version 7 of its cloud-based document management and workflow automation software. It features enhanced search, flexible cloud storage, and mobile access.

Acquisition and partnerships

  • In October 2022, Iron Mountain acquired Secure I.T. Environments, a provider of data center decommissioning and IT asset disposition services. This expanded Iron Mountain's IT asset disposition capabilities.
  • In January 2022, OpenText acquired Zix Corporation, a provider of cloud-based email security, threat protection, and compliance solutions. This helped expand OpenText's information management capabilities.
  • In June 2021, Hyland acquired Learning Machine, a blockchain credentialing provider. This allowed Hyland to offer blockchain-secured credential verification services.

Figure 2. Global Record Keeping System Market Share (%), by Type, 2023

 | Coherent Market Insights

Top companies in Record Keeping System Market

  • Iron Mountain
  • ARC
  • Access
  • Shred-it
  • Restore plc
  • Cintas
  • Proshred
  • National Document Shredding Service
  • Shred Station
  • Red Dog Shred
  • Restore plc
  • Shred-X
  • Secured Document Shredding
  • Shred Works
  • Guardian Data Destruction
  • EndoShred
  • Mobile Shred
  • ShredQuick
  • ProShred Chicago
  • Shreds Unlimited

Frequently Asked Questions

High initial costs, lack of awareness, reluctance to adopt new technologies, data privacy and security concerns, integration complexities, budget constraints.

Increasing digitalization, need for better data management, regulatory compliance, increasing adoption of cloud solutions, drive for process efficiency and automation, growth in unstructured data.

The software segment leads the Market owing to growing adoption of record management and archiving software.

Iron Mountain, ARC, Access, Shred-it, Restore plc, Cintas, Proshred, Shred Station, OpenText, Hyland, DocuWare, Box, Adobe, Microsoft, SAP.

North America is expected to continue leading the Market during the forecast period.
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