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Pearl Scan

document scanning service

Why choose us

  • Accreditations
  • Experience
  • Security
  • Innovation
  • Audited
  • Scalability

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We hold a number of ISO accreditations including: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Management System) and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and Member of PCI (Security Standards Council). We are also a member of: ICO. (Information Commissioner’s Office), Member of Information and Records Management Society, Investors In People
and Member of The Skills Pledge.

We have over a decade of experience providing scanning services for some of the most reputable companies in the UK including blue chip companies and organisations as well as small businesses and private individuals. Some of our past clients have included NHS, local government, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, Aviva, BBC, Sky, Metropolitan Police, Environment Agency and many more.

We operate from a custom built scanning bureau focussed on security, safety, confidentiality and scalability. The main building is monitored by Red Care security systems and has 24 hours internal and external CCTV. We are more than happy for you to come and visit our premises so we can show you how safe your documents are with us.

Our scanning bureau is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dedicated scanning hardware catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service for your scanning and digital conversion cycle. We upgrade our scanners to keep in line with the latest scanning technology and ensure we are providing the best possible scanning service at all times.

We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.

We have the infrastructure to support small-to-large, quick-to-long term scanning projects and with a capacity to scan 10 million images per month. This scalability provides a great deal of flexibility with the services we offer meaning we can tailor all of our services to suit the needs of each client and we will always try our best to accommodate any request.

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Scanning Services

Scanning Services

Pearl Scan offers a wide range of scanning services and document management solutions meaning we can scan commercial as well as rare, precious and confidential documents and book archives with bespoke search and retrieval software solutions for desktop, network and web access. Our professional scanning bureau deploys only the best in the business scanners, digitisers and capture software allowing us to scan, capture, convert and digitise any physical type of document including forms, surveys, A0 colour plans, maps, fragile bound books and all formats of microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards

Our in-house software development team provide comprehensive solutions for many aspects of document management software which are focussed on ease of use and speed of access. Our Document Management solutions are tailor-made to each individual client's requirements according to their market sector and internal departmental needs. Pearl's scanning bureau typically provides document scanning services to Professionals (Finance, Accounts payable, Insolvency, Asset, Health, Medical, Pharmaceutical etc.), Legal, HR, Property and Estates, Education, Heritage, Media, Construction, FM and Health & Safety.

However, these document management solutions can be provided to all areas and markets of the UK and Europe Economy and Industry Sectors including: Public & Private Sector, Organisations, Associations, Societies, Clubs, Local Government, PLC's, SME's, Charities, PCT's, Utilities, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Retail
and Distribution. As well as businesses, we also cater for private individuals and students with a special discount for students on thesis or book scanning.  We offer Document Scanning in London, Manchester and rest of the UK. 


How our Scanning Services works

Collection of documents in the UK

1. Nationwide Collection

Our secure vans and team of collection coordinators can collect your documents from anywhere in United Kingdom the same or the next day, as required. We can also supply our secure A3 size boxes, which can hold bundles, folders, hanging files and any other loose documents.

staple removal before scan documents

2. Preparation - Removal of clips and fasteners

Prior to scanning documents, we go through the files and remove any document fasteners, such as staples, paperclips, treasury tags and post-it notes. All documents, including the attachments
and receipts, are all kept in their original order to ensure a smooth and accurate scanning process takes place and to guarantee the quality of all documents scanned.

Scanning Services

3. Scanning

We use the latest scanners equipped with ultra-sonic double-feed, automated colour detection and image processing applications. We can scan to PDF or any other preferred format such as searchable PDF, TIFF and JPEG. We can scan documents as small as a till receipt right up to A3 large format drawings and plans in full colour, greyscale or black and white. 

index of scan documents

4. Indexing 

Once the document scanning is done, we can then index each document by its relevant file / document data, for example, Title, Name, Address, Reference number, date etc.  

OCR document scan5. OCR Processing - Optical Character Recognition

We can also offer OCR processing to convert your documents to fully text-searchable documents. This can be very beneficial for searching particular documents by their contents, e.g. keywords as well as OCR search helps to locate any mis-field documents.  

Record Scanning6. Quality Assurance and Control

All of our scanning services are fully accredited to ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance standards. In addition to this, we have developed our internal quality-control procedures to ensure that the scanning process and digitalisation meets the required industry standards. 

document scanning secure storage

7. Data Delivery Medium

The scanned images (data) is normally supplied on CD, DVD, USB, secure FTP, Halogen or our Pearl Cloud portal. For the security and confidentiality of the data delivery, we can encrypt the entire data using highest level of encryption. As well as providing data in a standard PDF file format, if your department or company does not have any document management system we can supply the data in our free document management software, Halogen, or host it for you on our secure Pearl Cloud portal. We can also supply data in SharePoint

document secure shredding8. Secure Document Shredding and Disposal

Once you have approved the disks your papers can either be returned to you, securely disposed of via environmentally friendly document shredding processes or we can deep store them for a further required period.


Document Scanning

Document Scanning

Is your valuable office space being consumed by filing cabinets, boxes and folders full of paper? Can you access the information you need and share it with colleagues quickly? Scanning documents with Pearl Scan could provide a perfect solution to your document management and access issues.

        • High attention to detail and quality control
        • Scanning at true high resolution [minimum 300dpi]
        • Use of professional / specialist Scanners
        • Ability to scan from a business card up to A2 size
        • Safe and Secure Facility
        • In-house bespoke development facility for special requirements / projects

Regardless of the size or type of scanning you want, we will provide you with a package to suit you. We carefully analyse your needs, prepare proof-of-concept samples and explore options before recommending and implementing the most suitable and cost effective document scanning solution. We promise to beat any like-for-like quotation to ensure that our customers always receive the best value for their money and peace of mind guarantee of the services that we provide. Whether you want one of the following:

        • A one off scanning of your document or archive to electronic format
        • Advanced department or company document management solution
        • Simply have your document scanned to disk or USB for secured storage

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How Document Scanning can help you

SPACE- You can free up much needed, valuable office space by storing documents, previously stored in bulky filing cabinets, in a virtual storage system because when you scan a document, there is no requirement to store it in hard copy any longer.

EFFICIENCY- With the ability to access scanned documents through simple text searches rather than wasting hours searching, you will be able to complete tasks in a shorter space of time and benefit from an improved information flow.

PRODUCTIVITY- Quick file retrieval, easy sharing and greater control of documents and workflow will see a huge boost in office productivity. This improved productivity could also see a boost in office morale.

COSTS- If you store your documents in off-site storage facilities or have seen the company budget drained by paper and printing costs, document scanning services offer long term cost savings which can see you reclaim costs to be focussed on core functional areas of the business.

COMPLIANCE- You will no longer have to worry about complicated file retention laws and remaining compliant because with digital documents, you can securely store compliant files for as long as needed without taking up physical storage space. They can also be retrieved easily for auditors avoiding incurring fines.

SECURITY- You can minimize the risk of data loss by up to 99% by scanning documents and managing them digitally. Disaster recovery, password protection and file encryption give you peace of mind that your documents are as secure as they can be.

About Us | Document Scanning Company

Document Scanning CompanyPearl Scan Solutions was founded in 2003 with a main aim to aid businesses, organisations and individuals struggling with document management issues and to help them go paperless and become more efficient. Over more than a decade we have grown into a leading national document scanning services provider, delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

Our focus is not only on what we do but also the way in which we do it. We have invested in the latest scanning technology so we can bring excellent, cost effective scans in a quick turnaround. With our extensive experience, you can be sure that your documents will be in safe hands.

We have successfully completed projects for some of the most reputable companies in the UK including BBC, NHS, Sky, The University of Manchester, Haribo, The Environment Agency and many more and our services are fully accredited with ISO certifications to security and quality standards.

We can scan documents, books, magazines, newspapers, microfiche, microfilm, aperture cards, x-rays, photos, slides, negatives and lots of other materials. If it needs digitising, we can scan it. That’s why we’re the Scan-Do Peopletm

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