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Our professional scanning services can help transform mountains of unwieldy paperwork or microfiche into easily manageable digital documents, helping to streamline your records and prepare for the arrival of the new Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25th May. Your archive will be protected at our ISO27001 certified bureau and processed in accordance with your bespoke requirements by our team of security cleared experts. For further information please contact us now or call us on 0800 1972804 to arrange a free of charge test scan, site [...]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR is coming in May 2018 If you hold any data in hardcopy relating to staff or and other persons you will need to understand the update to the current General Data Protection act. The new act could mean a fine of 20 million euros or 4% of you worldwide turnover, whichever is more. Not sure what documents you are holding in storage or generally in hardcopy? Scanning your documents and working with them digitally in PowerRetrieve puts you in complete control. It gives you [...]

PAPER PROCESSING – Is it a major bottleneck in your business?

Accountants, solicitors and even the NHS are typical examples of organisations swamped with paper. It creates bottle necks, inefficiencies and wastes so much time. And they’re not alone. But the war is on, and even the NHS has been set a target to go paperless by 2018. Technology is on their side, with electronic document management and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) providing the best possible solutions for transferring paper archives into their digital equivalents. And the case for going paperless? • Easy sharing and retrieval [...]

Document Management for Law Firms – A Better Concept

It’s been just over 30 years since the personal computer really took hold in the law office as the primary means of drafting and storing documents. In those three short decades, technology has advanced to the point where you can not only manage those piles of paper, but, with effective use of scanning, email storage and electronic court filing, your firm can actually start to approach a ‘paperless office’ No, I’m not suggesting that any firm can become entirely free of paper. That’s not the [...]

Scanning engineering drawings unlock valuable data and free up space.

Most people who have been involved with manufacturing or engineering have had to retrieve a drawing from the drawing stores, look through an index and thumb through drawers or hanging files. With the advent of CAD many years ago, the amount of paper for film drawings has nearly stopped however old archives still exist. At we often get jobs where a company needs to scan their drawings to electronic format to save space, provide a disaster recovery backup, integrate with a Document Management System [...]

Fire breaks out at National Archives in Kew, London

This is just one reason to scan your documents A fire broke out at the National Archives in Kew, home to some of the UK's most important historical documents. Some 20 firefighters tackled the blaze, which affected two disused water towers at the site in Richmond, south-west London. London Fire Brigade(LFB), which was called out at about 12:30 GMT, said the blaze was now out. The National Archives is the official UK government archive and publisher. Building evacuated Held there are 11 million [...]

Scanned Drawings For Engineers

Revealed: What Can Scanned Drawings Do For Engineers? One of the most important aspects of an engineer’s role is based on drawings. Drawings not only ensure that the structure being designed or built is going to be safe and viable, but it guides the construction or manufacturing team on what needs to be done and what materials are needed. Drawings are also key as a way to communicate to the key stakeholders of a structure. Drawings aren’t easy to store or to find again once [...]

Microfilm Scanning Services

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Microfilm Scanning Services If you’ve ever considered using our microfilm scanning service, here’s some facts for you to consider: Easy access Once you’ve had your microfilm scanned the images can then be stored on your computer system. Then the images are easy to find, access, print and .Once in an electronic format we can even convert the date to files such as .doc and Excel spreadsheets. Time savings Once electronic there is no need to manually search through your [...]

Film Scanner Produces Better Results Than a Flatbed Scanner

Why A Film Scanner Produces Much Better Results Than a Flatbed Scanner One of our clients recently came to us with a collection of 35 mm film slides that she had collected as part of a family history project. These film strips were of great importance to her, as you can imagine and ranged in age from almost 100 years old to just one year old. Pictures of her family before they left their country of origin to the most recent family reunion. The condition [...]

Document Scanning – Drawing and Plan Digitisation

Drawing and Plan Digitisation Although they may be large and cumbersome to deal with, plans and drawings are created in the size that they are for very good reasons. When constructing a building or redeveloping a property or even designing a boat, it’s important to capture all the intricate details of the project so that every team member and potential buyer is clear about what’s involved. However, access and storage of such large drawings can be challenging. Many businesses have now become aware of how [...]