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Could document scanning help your business?

Document scanning services provided by PDM

There’s nothing more irritating or time consuming than searching for an important piece of information from an old document. You know you filed it in the right place last time you used it, but instead have to spend hours rifling through filing cabinets in an effort to track down the elusive piece of paper.

Or perhaps you know exactly which snippet of information you need, but can’t remember which document it’s in. You know that you’ll have to search through piles of folders to find it when you could be doing something far more productive instead. We’ve all been there but when used efficiently, document scanning offers a cost-effective way to knock irritating, time-consuming situations such as these on the head, helping you free up your time to do what you do best.

What is document scanning?

When document scanning is suggested as an efficient way to capture images of documents, many people think of desk top scanners, used to scan individual documents one at a time. Here at PDM we use high-speed duplex scanners which have the capacity to scan more than 100,000 images per week. The resulting images can be saved in a range of digital formats including PDF and JPG, depending on your individual requirements.

What’s involved?

Document scanning refers to a process of converting paper documents into a digital format. This process begins with the scanning and capture of the image, utilising OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software designed to intelligently recognise words. The digital file is then stored securely, available for retrieval as required.

What are the benefits of document scanning?

  • Document scanning offers a range of benefits, not least in terms of additional storage space. Paperwork takes up huge amounts of space but by scanning documents into a digital format, document scanning can help you create room in your office.

  • Efficiency is also improved as rather than spending hours searching through paper files and folders, you and your team could find the information you need at the touch of a button. When efficiency is improved costs are cut too, helping you save time and money.

  • Document security and data protection have been highlighted by the recent introduction of the GDPR requirements. Digital documents storage is safe and secure, offering you a way to manage data and personal information with efficiency and in-line with the new GDPR regulations.

Contact PDM to find out more

Our specialist document scanning and management solutions have been designed to help businesses just like yours save time, cut costs and improve efficiency.

If you would like to find out more about our document scanning services, or to talk through your individual requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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The implications of GDPR for HR Departments

Document management solutions for HR Departments

Electronic document management solutions are widely used by human resources departments, offering a cost effective way to manage and store searchable employee records. However, as a result of the new GDPR regulations, it is likely to be necessary for many organisations to consider additional categorisation of records if they are to meet their data management and protection obligations.

The new GDPR regulations give employees the right to find out which data their employer processes, why it is processed and where it is stored. With this in mind, HR departments will have to find a way to manage this change, with the categorisation of HR records by type and an efficient HR records management system likely to be the most effective solutions. It is now also important for employers to have an effective method of finding and removing information, as well as a process to manage when data is deleted, for example when an employee leaves the company. In addition, systems will also need to be established with the aim of removing data if requested by an employee and which the employer has no legitimate reason to store.

Take control with document management solutions from Pro-Doc

Our online document management solutions offer the ideal way for HR departments to store data securely, ensuring information is found quickly using an efficient quick search tool. We can also help you categorise data in order to suit your requirements, ensuring you meet the new GDPR regulations both now and in the future.

Here at Pro-Doc we offer a wide range of document management solutions which are designed to be tailored according to the requirements of different organisations. Whether your records are currently in a paper format and need to be digitised, or you need to find a way to improve data security and management, we have the expertise to help.

Contact Pro-Doc to find out more

If you would like to find out more about how our document management solutions could help you meet your GDPR obligations whilst improving efficiency and cutting costs, why not get in touch to discuss your requirements?