Retention Manager

Created for business records professionals and their companies, Retention Manager is cutting-edge records retention software for a wide array of industries. Our records retention software and consulting services assist business organizations by equipping them with the ability to manage resources and important documents safely. We provide an effective records retention program for implementing policies and procedures to organize and manage company information.

The retention manager software we provide features a legal research database with an over thirty-five year history and is updated on state, federal and international levels daily. At IRCH, the database can be supplemented with optional modules and industry templates.

Default records series are also included that work with 80% of business records. And each record series is documented with descriptions, retention periods and supporting legal research. At IRCH, the retention services and software we offer can improve the functionality of accessing basic record-keeping for tax documents and retention compliance purposes.

Online services are included to provide support, supplement, and expedite your retention schedule development skills.

Organizations benefit from using retention schedules they develop with our records management software.  Their retention schedules help minimize the cost of stored information and allow easy access to active information within their companies.

Retention Manager SaaS Version “Software as a System”

Information Requirements Clearinghouse is happy to announce the availability of the Retention Manager SaaS Version. All new customers will utilize the SaaS Version, and existing customers can transfer over

Retention Manager SaaS Version is the same popular records retention software and data system used by IRCH for consulting projects and by IRCH customers in-house to develop and manage records retention schedules and legal research. The significant difference is that the software and data will no longer be installed and updated on your local network, eliminating future involvement by your IT staff.

  • IRCH manages the software and data on your behalf.
  • Your legal research updates more frequently and automatically.
  • Your subscription can include updated legal research for industry templates, multiple countries, and customized research.
  • You access Retention Manager anywhere in the world through a secure internet connection.
  • You print, save and transfer reports through your desktop computer.
  • IRCH provides technical support directly using your version of Retention Manager.
For all these benefits, your annual subscription cost will increase only by the cloud platform cost.

Included with Retention Manager


Find laws by industry-subject or from a full text index.

Legal research

Includes legal considerations, addressing statutes of limitations.


Sophisticated, pre-configured reports provide total control.


Easily export authorized retention schedule to RecordLion.

Record categories

Assign categories and requirements to departments or countries.

Continuous updates

Update your legal research throughout. We research law changes daily.

Thorough current research

General business records and special industries for US federal: general business records for US states and territories.

Add-on modules

Insurance Research

Supplementing the default database, this is the leading database of state-level legal research on Insurance regulations.

International Research

International retention research is available to supplement the default research database with retention laws and citations for all countries.  Please contact us for a jurisdiction list and more information.

Industry templates

Combining our Retention Manager software with an industry-specific template makes developing and maintaining retention schedules easy.

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Retention Manager Plus

Introducing a suite of consulting services designed to help maximize your results with retention Manager.

Plus services include:


Individual or group training on how to implement, operate, and integrate Retention Manager.


Project support providing assistance and guidance implementing and integrating Retention Manager.


Importing and adapting your current retention schedule into Retention Manager using the legal database and record series.


Integrating Retention Manager with your Electronic Content Management or Records Inventory systems.

Custom research

Supplement the default legal database in Retention Manager with additional custom research.


Update your existing retention schedule on a one-time or periodic basis.

Consultants Edition

Available in standalone or network versions, this program augments the management and development tools in Retention Manager Professional with functionality for multiple third-party clients. It enables retention consultants and professionals to create individual client schedules with named reports. And all installed clients draw from the shared add-on modules and industry-specific templates.

Initial purchase and license includes:

Annual subscription

Annual subscription for technical support, legal research and software updates several times annually and new version-to-version upgrades when released.

Single user

One concurrent user for either standalone workstation install or network install with multiple workstations.


Consultant management tools for creating, developing, and updating multiple client retention schedules. Options available for industry-specific templates, and domestic and international legal research.

CMS already in place? No problem.


Content Management Systems (CMS) provide many record indexing and management functions. And Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) software is capable of applying retention rules to electronic records for destruction.

Retention Manager enables you to export your current retention schedule, with record series descriptions and retention information, to most major content management systems.

Common CMS are below. If yours is not listed, please contact us for a certification documentation kit for CMS, EDMS and ERM integration of Retention Manager.

Certified Compatible Electronic Document Management Programs

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