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.
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.