What is a System of Record

What is a System of Record

A source or system of permanent record (PR) is an information management term referring to a system of storage and control of permanent data that has been used over time by an organization, organisation or business. 

What is a System of Record

The term permanent refers to the fact that data is usually maintained in a centralized location (a permanent data repository or database). However, there are instances when the records can be maintained elsewhere (as in the case of a temporary data repository or database). Regardless of how the data is maintained, the purpose is always the same – to keep a complete and accurate copy of the information in question for future use.

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