What is a document scanning bureau?
by Web Admin
A document scanning bureau is a specially equipped facility to which organisations can send their documents to be scanned. A bureau has a wide range of scanners which can handle all types and sizes of paperwork.
A company which runs a document scanning bureau will usually arrange for the paperwork to be collected either on a regular basis or just as a one off project. A team of experienced scanning operatives will then prepare the paperwork by removing any staples, paperclips or post it notes prior to it being fed into the machines. The documents are then scanned using either a flatbed scanner or an ADF (automatic document feeder) and indexed according to the client’s requirements.
Post scanning, the images and search references are quality checked before being released and are delivered either on CD/DVD or via a VPN link directly to a client’s server.
The original paper documents can either be returned to the customer, stored for a period of time and then confidentially destroyed or shredded immediately. Most bureaux provide a range of scanning solutions and are able to work to any brief set out by a client.
To find out more about The IPC Group’s document scanning bureau, please click here or call us on 08081 45 46 47.