Lidl UK is to introduce a document management system within its property division that will digitise more than 200,000 documents.

The discount grocer has worked with Easy Software UK on the system which will go live imminently; with the potential for it to be expanded to Lidl’s operations across Europe.

Lidl decided to invest in the system because the amount of time being spent to sort, filter, retrieve, update and file this information was “staggering”, according to a Lidl spokesperson.

The system has workflow built in so that staff can collaborate on documents, and will also save time and money on the filing and retrieval of documents from long-term storage.

It worked with outsourcing firm TNT to scan all of the documents to be loaded into the system, prior to extensive testing.