Once an essential way to store data such as plans, information or drawings, microfiche was widely used by engineering, finance and human resources departments. Although microfiche is now an outdated technology, for many businesses it’s essential that they are able to access the information stored on microfiche documents. However, accessing the information isn’t always straightforward and can result in a range of problems including:
Unlike digital files, files stored on microfiche cannot be indexed. This makes it difficult and time consuming for staff to find the information they need.
Unlike digital files, the information stored on microfiche cannot be easily shared. This means that the costs of sharing the information can easily spiral, whilst there is the ever present danger that the information can be lost in transit.
Reading microfiche documents requires special equipment which can cost as much as £1000. In addition, as this type of equipment is rapidly becoming obsolete, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get hold of.
Document scanning services
Not only does document scanning help improve efficiency and cut costs, it will also dramatically reduce the amount of physical storage space you need. Unlike their microfiche or paper counterparts, digital documents take up no storage space at all, whilst ensuring they are fully secure and can be accessed at the touch of a button.
At PDM we offer a range of cost-effective document scanning services, designed to help businesses and organisations reduce costs and improve efficiency. Ideal for converting microfiche documents in PDFs or any other format you require, we have the capability to scan information quickly and efficiently.
Get in touch with PDM
If you would like to find out more about our microfiche document scanning service, or to talk through your individual requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling 01274 883459.