The Ultimate Guide to Document Scanning

Document scanning vendors will provide you with a seamless experience but scratch the surface and there’s a dozen spinning plates and processes in place to deliver the best result.

This comprehensive guide offers insight into the processes which underpin efficient document scanning, benefits and considerations to the end-user to make the process more effective.

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Award-winning St James Property Development chose EDM as their digitisation partner to rapidly turnaround their document scanning needs. 

Yvonne Jandhu, head of estates management at St James, said: “The service worked extremely well within the tight timescale we were working towards. We were kept fully informed of pick-up and delivery times, and we could pay up-front for the service rather than negotiating a complex contract that we didn’t need on this occasion. We have gone on to use Scan-it again for further jobs, including collecting documents from multiple sites for scanning.”

Our comprehensive document scanning eBook covers the following areas of your digitisation project:

  • What is document scanning?
  • How does the document scanning process work?
  • Identify your document scanning goals:
    • Compliance
    • Cost-savings
    • Remote workers
    • Security
  • In-house document scanning or outsourced?
    • In-house document scanning
    • Outsourced document scanning
  • What type of scanning do you need?
  • What file types should you use?
  • Colour or Bi-Tonal?
  • What document scanning resolution should you use?
  • What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)?
  • How to receive scanned documents?
  • Additional questions should you ask your scanning vendor?

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Access your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Document Scanning here