When comparing how the Army processes its Soldier’s records today to the past, before technology, which consisted of typewriters, stacks of file cabinets, and mailing hard copies to HRC, the Army, as a whole, is saving a lot of time, money and effort. Organizations no longer need to spend money on additional file cabinets due to inadequate space or postage and shipping fees when mailing documents to HRC for further processing. Furthermore, with this system, each organization can save money on paper because there is no need to print each document in a Soldier’s record to store it. Moreover, the unit administrator or the human resources professionals no longer has the obligation of spending hours scrubbing the files for documents that are obsolete or updated, which saves a lot of effort. Also, instead of waiting days that it takes to mail a document from its point of origin to its destination, iPERMS allows for instant delivery to the next higher echelon, saving the Army time. One negative impact the system endures is occasional down times. Sometimes a Soldier will need to update their records in a timely manner for situations of importance however, the system will be down for maintenance causing the Soldier to miss his or her window of opportunity. Another negative impact this system has is the delay it has from the time the RM uploads a document until the ORC finalizes it into the Soldier’s record. Many times, a Soldier will wait months waiting for their records to post initiating a recurrence to the unit administrator often blaming them for the lack of competence. This causes more time and effort because the RM will constantly have to spend the time to communicate with HRC and the ORC to figure out the reasoning of the delay.