The ultimate question many of our clients ask themselves is, should I scan my documents or just store them? When it comes to the security of your important business records, scanning them is your safest bet. Here are the top five reasons scanned documents are more secure than storing them:
Even though it has been proven that statistically, outsourcing your document scanning and management helps to cut costs and improve efficiency, many businesses are still skeptical of outsourcing their document scanning needs or are just holding onto their manual paper processes for dear life. This is a large waste of resources and money, because according to PricewaterhouseCoopers “the average company spends $20 in labor to file a document, $120 in labor to find a misfiled document, and $220 to reproduce a lost document. Meanwhile, companies lose one out of every 20 documents, and spend 25 hours recreating each lost document.” Don’t buy into the typical myths about outsourcing your document scanning, we are here to debunk them for you.
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The buying, selling, and managing of properties is a paper-intensive process. You are in charge of keeping many different documents organized and secure. You or your team members are always on the go and many of you probably work remotely. So what does that mean for the various forms and documents, like property tax statements and insurance claims, that are being mailed to your physical business location? You or someone on your team has to drive to your office or PO box, collect the mail, and then sort it. This leads to wasted time and possible issues of lost documents or documents not getting to the right people.
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Electronic document management is a system or process used to manage, track and store electronic documents. But why is it important? According to the Associate for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), “organizations expect the volume of information coming into their organizations to grow from X to 4.5X over the next two years” (AIIM 2020). With the majority of that information coming in the form of paper documents, it’s important to have a system to help your business securely find, manage, and distribute those documents.
In a past world, aperture cards were an extremely useful form of microfilm for archiving important information. You may have seen these types of cards in engineering or building departments, as there were certain advantages to using this type of technology to archive engineering drawings or building plans. Aperture cards have a projected 500 year lifespan, and they are human readable, which prior to computers made them a very reliable and easily searchable form of archiving. If you are unfamiliar, aperture cards typically look like a wide index card (approx. 7.5” x 3.25”) with a piece of microfilm mounted on one side and punch holes throughout the card. The punch holes are known as the Hollerith data and they represent important metadata, as well as card index information that would describe the specifics of the image without needing to actually look at the image itself.
What do you think of when you think of your local city or town hall? Most people don't tend to think of a fast-paced, highly digitized environment. Especially not a place where they could skip the lines and take care of a task online. From car registrations to land record management, local government is responsible for providing documentation to its residents. However, keeping these documents as part of a manual, paper-based process increases the risk of loss, poor accuracy and storage and safety issues. Digitizing your municipal records, such as land records, assessing files, financial records and meeting minutes, can help you quickly become organized, efficient and in control of the tasks that occur daily at your city or town hall.
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If you have documents that you need to keep for regulatory or compliance reasons, you might have considered storing them off site or getting them scanned. Having a framework to help you make the decision as to which is best in what cases can be helpful in understanding when you should continue to store your documents and when scanning them would produce a return on investment.
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Do you have piles of documentation in storage just collecting dust? Do you have rooms and offices dedicated entirely to document storage? Are you certain those boxes or file cabinets are secure at all times? There are many benefits to digitizing your backfiles with a backfile scanning service provider instead of continuing to store the physical copies, here are a few of them: