Types of Filing Systems

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A well-maintained filing system allows vital information to be accessed quickly and saves a company money by saving time. Businesses, schools, government agencies and even everyday people use filing systems to keep their affairs organized. Choose between four different types of filing systems for your office. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

Alphabetical Filing System

Numeric Filing System

Terminal Digit Filing System

Alphanumeric Filing System



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