Stephen Cole to Speak on “The Getting to Zero Strategy” for On and Offsite Records at ARMA Las Vegas

CHADDS FORD, PA – September 12th, 2016 – Legal support services consulting firm Mattern & Associates, LLC announced today that its Director of Client Technology and Strategy, Stephen Cole was selected to present “Getting to Zero Strategy” at the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) Las Vegas chapter luncheon to be held on September 13th,2016 at 11:30 AM. As organizations increasingly recognize the industry mandate for a comprehensive plan for on and offsite records to substantially improve information governance, Cole’s discussion will span multiple strategies that can be customized per an organization’s culture. The event is open to ARMA and non-ARMA members.

Nothing is more important in today’s law firm and professional services environment than a firmwide, long-term strategic plan for records. The need for a cost -effective offsite storage contract, a digitization process and a records retention policy is fundamental to reducing risk and improving compliance, but also extends to substantial financial and operational efficiencies.

In the ARMA Las Vegas event, Stephen will discuss how firms can cost-effectively eliminate offsite storage burdens over the next decade by:

• Identifying and obtaining key offsite storage contract terms and conditions that will allow your organization to reduce permanent withdrawal costs and destroy records in a cost-effective manner
• Applying a Records Retention Policy that will be adhered to and that will lay out the retention guidelines for paper and electronic records.
• Implementing a workflow scanning solution that will reduce the amount of paper the firm is handling on a daily basis
• Identifying workflows for native electronic documents that negate the need for paper copies
• Developing a firm-wide strategic plan for your firm’s records

Cole has a successful track record with over twenty years of expertise in consulting for large law firms, extending from Litigation Support, Records & Information Management, Document Processing, Imaging, Cost Recovery to BPO and end-to-end eDiscovery services.
Stephen Cole comments “We are honored to be selected to participate in the ARMA Las Vegas luncheon and look forward to leading a highly engaged discussion on this vital topic for professional services organizations. In addition to risk mitigation, security and other benefits, what many firms do not recognize is the opportunity to reap substantial financial benefits through implementation of these ‘Getting to Zero’ strategies. I look forward to illustrating industry examples and discussing the multiple benefits with attendees.”
To learn more about ARMA Las Vegas and to register for the event, click here.

About Mattern & Associates

Mattern & Associates assists law firms in developing an unbiased strategic direction for their business processes while improving both the cost-effectiveness and the recovery of expenses for these services. For more information on Mattern & Associates, visit, check out their blog,, or follow them on Twitter @MatternOfFact. The company is based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.