archive management

Digital solutions designed to meet the challenges of historical document management

Document management solutions from PDM

Historical documents and archives are fascinating; providing an invaluable and important insight into the past. However, if you work with historical documents or archives, you’ll be all to aware of the challenges of managing and storing this type of documentation. Here at PDM we offer a range of document management and storage services, with options to suit all all types of documents, regardless of age or type.

Document scanning

Archive management starts with document scanning and at PDM we have a range of high quality, state-of-the-art scanning equipment with the capability to scan thousands of documents per day. The vast majority of documents are suitable for scanning; from historical records through to tiny items the size of postage stamps and large-sized documents such as architectural plans.

Archive management

Once documents have been scanned, the data from them can be captured, ready to be digitally stored. Digital documents don’t take up any storage space, are fully secure and can be easily searched to find the information you need quickly and easily.

We offer a range of document storage options in a selection of media types. Documents can be either managed within your own existing system or we can offer a range of document management and archive systems to suit your own requirements.

Get in touch with PDM to find out more

Digital document management offers a number of advantages, not least in terms security and efficiency. If you would like to find out how digital archive management could help you improve the way you store, access and manage historical documents, get in touch with us by calling 01272 883459 or email

document management solutions

The latest trends in document management

Document management solutions from the document management specialists

While many businesses have embraced the benefits of moving from paper to digital documents, the majority either haven’t taken maximum advantage, whilst a significant number still haven’t tried going digital at all. As a result, thanks to the significant changes to the ways many of us have had to work as a result of the current pandemic, a number of document management trends have emerged.

Important document management trends:

  • Cloud computing is proliferating at lightening speed: although the benefits of cloud computing have been widely recognised for some time, the current pandemic has forced many businesses to come onboard for the first time. All that’s needed is an internet connection and cloud computing enables access to the files and documents you need, regardless of where you are. This has enabled the countless numbers of people who are now working from home to access information, collaborate with colleagues and share data – all at the touch of a button.
  • Changing workplaces call for a mobile-friendly environment: there has been a recent and significant demand for document accessibility away from the traditional workplace through a range of online devices such as smartphones and tablet. Whether driven by the challenges we currently face – see previous bullet point – or a trend which would have emerged regardless, increasing numbers of end users are making the most of mobile technology to access work-related information.
  • Improvements in security: as it becomes easier to access and share data, an unfortunate by-product of this is a rise in cyber crime. Although securing content will remain a significant challenge, a wide range of highly-effective security solutions are available, designed to provide the protection businesses need.

Get in touch with PDM

To find out more about the benefits that moving to a digital document management system could offer your business, or to discuss your requirement, get in touch with PDM by at or call 01274 883459.