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Go Digital With Microfilm Scanning

     In the past businesses and organisations made use of microfilms to archive printed information. Put simply, the microfilms incorporated an image of documents and were considered an effective storage tool. Retrieval of the stored documents was usually done via a special machine but the advent of newer technologies has seen the emergence of microfilm scanning, also known as microfiche scanning; an effective retrieval alternative.

Why Should I Use Microfilm Scanning?

Microfilm scanning can greatly improve the productivity of a company, as employees can easily and efficiently retrieve the information they need in order to complete more tasks quicker.

As opposed to microfilm images, digital scans tend to have a longer life span as they are stored within digital media. Therefore long term data security is much more secure as digital scans are not degradable and can remain in the same condition as when it was first produced, provided the storage media is not damaged. With professional document management firms, any physical damage to storage media is highly unlikely due to their high security and first class resources.

The use of microfilm scanning also brings in an aspect of versatility. This is because the digital images acquired from the microforms can be interlinked and used with numerous other applications; some of which include HRIS, CRM, EMR and ECM. As such, the information can be used in a wide variety of applications, something that is virtually impossible when using the conventional black and white storage strips.

However, microfiche scanning equipment tends to be very expensive and as such, it is usually advisable to outsource the scanning to a company that specifically deals with digital microfilm imaging.

Professional Microfilm Scanning Services

When choosing a digital imaging company, there are various factors you should consider. For instance, you should choose a company that has extensive experience not only in this particular field but data management services in general. Furthermore, if they have had previous customers from multiple industries then you can remain confident that they will be able to offer a service suited to your specific needs.

Microfilm scanning is also considered advantageous because it makes the process of sending information much easier. Conventional black and white film makes the process of reading information somewhat cumbersome, as an individual has to have specialised equipment to access the stored Information within the microfilm. The use of microfilm scanning transforms the information contained within the microfilm into a more user-friendly format that can be easily transmitted and read.

Contact Recall Document Management Solutions

Recall has over 30 years experience in this field and an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, ensuring their customers remain assured that they are getting the best service. The company incorporates advanced project management expertise into all their projects and ensure that all customer expectations are met.

At Recall they not only scan the microfilm and extract the data, but also offer secure data storage solutions for both the physical and digital images of the data until their eventual destruction, at your request.

They have developed an advanced integrated system; Enterprise Content management (ECM), which gives clients the capacity to capture, manage and store their digital content according to their preferences.

For more information please call +44 (0) 845-673-2255 Website:

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Recall Corporation Phone: +44 (0) 845-673-2255 Microfilm scanning

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