Office Document Strategies Blog

Document Scanning on the Go?

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 @ 17:02 PM

Sometimes I find I could really use a portable document scanner.  I have access to MFP based document scanning in the office so I can easily convert paper to electronic records and create PDF's of paper documents for e-mailing.  There are times however when I really would like to have a small portable scanner that could be taken with me for travel or use at home.

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Topics: Scanning, document management, Document

Desktop Scanning Comes Of Age

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:01 AM

Scanning has become a staple of most offices that use multifunction printer - copiers.  Through these devices users have the ability to capture paper documents and use them in their everyday business. E-mailing has overtaken faxing largely due to the ability of businesses to easily adopt scanning.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Scanning, document filing, video, document storage strategy

High Volume Scanning Gets Stopped By Lack of Support

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 @ 16:12 PM

 

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document management, office document strategy

The Best Scanning For Your Document Imaging System

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 @ 11:11 AM

 There are three primary ways that you can choose  scanners for your document imaging system.  You  can use scanning capability from a multifunction (MFP) based print device.  You can install a dedicated scanner with network scanning capability or you can use desktop connected scanning from your PC.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, MFP

Some People Really Get Document Imaging in Ontario

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 17:10 PM

For over 15 years I have sometimes felt like I was an evangelist as I quoted, configured and promoted document imaging in our area of Ontario, Canada.  In the past couple of weeks I have been gratified to meet and talk to people who have really understood the benefits and are adoptees of the tool.

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Topics: Scanning, document filing, video, document storage strategy, document management, Document, office document strategy

Scanning Paper Directory for File Conversion

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 @ 09:10 AM

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Topics: technology tools, Software, Scanning

Document Imaging for Hamilton - Burlington Professionals

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 @ 15:09 PM

When looking at the users of document management (document imaging) technology one of the largest groups of adoptees are professionals.  Business professionals like lawyers or accountants and personal professionals like doctors or dentists are learning that storing their records in paper format has become a tedious, risky and expensive process.

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Topics: technology tools, Scanning, document filing, document storage strategy, document management, Document, office document strategy

Kyocera Canada Introduces FS-3140MFP Letter/Legal Device.

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:08 AM

Many MFP manufacturers are trying to catch up with the market with introductions of more powerful letter/legal MFP devices.  Kyocera Canada has recently joined the club with the introduction of two units based upon their strong FS-3920 monochrome laser printers.

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Topics: Multifunction Printer, Scanning, MFP, Copier, cost of printing

Paper Filing System Impacts Workflow in Hamilton Medical Office

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 @ 16:07 PM

  Converting a paper filing system into an electronic record system requires several steps and impacts the workflow of the office.  Here is a case in point.

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Topics: Software, Scanning, document filing, document storage strategy, Document

Document management in Burlington- Where to start

Posted by Lee Kirkby on Thu, Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

Are you puzzled with the who, what, where and why of document scanning and management? You have heard or read a lot about document management- but  exactly what is a document management system- and why do you need it? 


Wikipedia defines a Document Management System (DMS) as a computer system ( or a set of computer programs) used to track and store electronic documents and/or images of paper documents.
Smeadsoft defines it as the imaging, storage and retrieval of documents and information scanned into an electronic system. This includes both documents and files orginally created in electronic format as well as paper documents, photos and other items scanned into digital form and saved with keywords.   Both definitions start with STORAGE of documents.

If you want to store documents away- never to be looked at again
- then get a brown cardboard box, fill it with paper, seal it up with tape, and store it in the basement- and in 20 years when you move- open it up- and finally decide to throw it out. Rather extreme case in point. Because if you really have documents that you will never have the need to look at again- shred them now.   But most documents do have to be looked at again for numerous reasons.   In your company is there any one type of document that seems to have the most “handprints” on it.  Are invoices passed around for approval and payment processing? Is customer correspondence shared with different departments? Are meeting notes distributed to several team members.    Where to start- I’ll share my experience with Accounts Payable.  
 
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Topics: Scanning, document filing, document management, Document, office document strategy, shredders