I have worked in the document management field, earlier called document imaging till some of the copier vendors grabbed that title, for almost sixteen years now. In all that time I have never had as many enquiries about document management, scanning services, workflow and cloud electronic storage as in the past few weeks.
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One of the key areas of work that our clients count on us to perform is to right size and advise them on the network print devices they need for their businesses. The trust us to understand their use and figure out the device and other tools that best fit their unique situations.
Most businesses today have a composite document collection they have to deal with.
When a decision is made to acquire an MFP printer most buyers focus their attention on the print or copy capabilities of the device. Scanning is also one of the features which is seen to have value for some offices.
Document management systems (DM) are all about building more efficiency in the filing processes and filing access in an office. Making the effort to install and learn the intricacies of document management is not a decision to be taken lightly. On the other hand my experience in our work in the Burlington area tells me that doing so is inevitably a good one and can lead organizations to see a quantum leap in efficiency in their operations affected by document production, filing and retrieval.
One of the services we provide is an outsourced scanning bureau for clients looking to convert their paper files to electronic records. I have observed the process we apply to this busy part of our operation and one thing that becomes abundantly clear is that productivity in any scanning operation is seriously affected by the way paper files are created.
One of my clients in Hamilton asked me for a solution for a problem she is having. Her difficulty is that she has a large number of electronic files which she needs to keep secure and therefore she password protects the files when she creates them. This becomes a problem as the number of files increases and she says she also always forgets the passwords she uses. At the present time she does not have access to a document management system to solve her problem.