The days of storing paper documents and records are quickly coming to an end. More and more companies are using document scanning to convert paper records to digital.There’s a lot of great reasons to consider document scanning and utilizing document management solutions to organize your office and keep your files safe and secure.
If your company is holding out in moving to digitizing your documents here are 10 reasons to get scanning...
1. Get Your Business Ready for the Future
In the past documents have been stored in a variety of formats. Some have fallen out of favor such as microfiche and microfilm. These records must now be converted a second time to digital format. Digital records can be converted to any new format with software in moments.
2. Increase Security and Protect Your Business
This is because you can focus security all the way down to the document level and access can be changed instantly as job functions change or employees leave.Privacy laws including HIPAA and FACTA require business to keep control over its private information. With electronic documents it is easier to maintain control. You can also track what each employee looks at and/or accesses.
3. Comply With All Disclosure Laws
Sarbanes-Oxley and other legal disclosure laws require business to quickly find all relevant documents requested. This process tends to be a lot easier when you have the ability to send electronic documents.
4. Get Back On Your Feet Quickly With Easy-to-Use Disaster Recovery
What would be the consequences of losing all of your records? Most businesses only have one copy of their company records and store that on site. This puts you at risk for burglary, flood and fire. Scanned documents can be backed up to a remote server on a regular basis and really help solidify your disaster recovery plan.
5. Collaborate With Coworkers and Vendors Quickly & Easily
Document scanning allows teams to work on projects across geographic areas. Company records can be accessed, modified, and uploaded simultaneously by everyone in the office, providing valuable information to your employees whenever they need it.
6. Go Green
Cut back on paper and ink for printing. Electronic records also require less energy to store than climate controlled records storage facilities.
7. Cloud Services Make It Easier to Distribute Files Anywhere
Avoid the trouble of finding a record, making a copy and then sending it through the mail or FedEx. Remote employees and partners also have access to document near instantly with email. This is a big advantage for medical offices that are bombarded with requests from patients.
8. Increase Efficiency In Your Document Management Processes
Employees waste a great deal of time looking for records. They can be in their desk or in the official company records. Electronic records are easily found via search functions- and don’t require time to file after they are used.
9. Reduce The Space Paper Documents Take Up In Your Office and File Room
Millions of scanned documents can be stored in a server. To store a similar number of paper documents would require rooms and rooms.
10. Save Time & Money in the Short and Long Term
The last but definitely most important reason for document scanning is saving money. Cut your storage costs, the number of employees needed to maintain and retrieve records and improve everyone’s productivity.
Whether you choose to do it yourself, or you are looking for a professional scanning company to help you digitize your office, our experts are here to help!
Let a professional, secure company and staff take the hassle out of your records scanning project. We have the manpower to quickly perform the indexing, scanning, and post production work, which includes conversion to text via optical character recognition (OCR) software. This allows you to edit the documents, or redact private information to protect your patients or clients.
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