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Revolutionise your approach to document storage with data capture

Not only do physical document archives take up a lot of storage space, they’re also difficult and time-consuming to search, regardless of well organised they may be. However, once documents have been scanned and digitised, the data within them will be digitally captured, making it readily available for you to share or access at the touch of a button.

How does data capture work?

Data capture is the second stage in a process which begins with digital scanning. Once documents have been scanned, the data within them can be captured in a level of detail to meet your requirements. For example, you might simply need to have the titles of files captured, or multiple fields within a document. Once the information you need has been canned, this enables forward processing through a wide range of business applications, such as Accounts Processing.

There are times when automatic recognition for documents isn’t possible. When this is the case, our well-equipped data keying bureau will manually extract date from documents with a very high level of accuracy. Once this has been done, you’ll then be able to access and search archives of information at the touch of a button.

In addition, our data capturing service also includes full optical character recognition (OCR). We use the latest specialist and highly reliable character recognition software to convert physical documents into a fully searchable digital format to provide you with an accurate document archive you can rely upon. Not only does this allow for speedy document searches, it also enables paper documents to be converted into digital editable formats, suitable for use in a wide range of software such as Microsoft Word.

Contact PDM – your data capture specialists

Data capture offers the potential to turn your physical paper archive into responsive, living documents. To find out more, or to discuss your requirements, why not get in touch today?

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Document management services designed for schools and colleges

The long summer holidays are rapidly approaching but first there’s a hectic schedule of exams and end of term events to organise. The school year is  always very busy and with this in mind, many school administrators find it difficult to set time aside to keep on top of document management. In addition, there’s also pressure to ensure the secure and accurate capture and storage of safeguarding records within the latest guidelines.

In 2016, the Department of Education published a document entitled ‘Keeping children safe in Education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges’ which outlines the duties that schools and colleges have concerning recording keeping. As a result, many schools and colleges are now meeting these requirements by utilising specialist software designed for monitoring child protection, safeguarding issues and a wide range of additional welfare and pastoral issues. This type of software brings all these issues together under one umbrella, securely storing them into a central repository.

Organising and storing documents in this way enables the relevant people immediately to any issues, allowing senior leaders to develop a chronology surrounding a particular student. In addition, simply pushing a button generates reports on vulnerable pupils and pupil groups; and these reports can be used for Ofsted or in Case Conference or Governors meetings.

Although document management software for schools and colleges is designed to streamline the way they store and manage information, in order to make the software ‘complete’, existing paper records have to be integrated into the system and this is where we can help. We provide a complete data capture and document scanning service which securely transfers paper documents into a user-friendly archive, designed to enable you to efficiently manage important school documents.

We have almost two decades of experience in providing scanning and digitisation records for a wide range of organisations including schools, colleges and universities. Our services are fast and reliable with an emphasis upon security and confidentiality. As such, we have a rigorously tested, audited system in place, designed to maintain the highest standards.

To find out more about how we can help you safely and securely manage documents within your education setting, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.