Pearl Scan urges HR departments to embrace digital too

In 2017 the professional environment is transforming. Office buildings, as they were conventionally known, are quickly becoming a thing of the past as remote and flexible working is quickly becoming the norm. This move towards an increasingly mobile workforce is largely enabled by innovative technology making it possible to complete tasks and many job roles can be completed from almost any location. As a wide range of industries and departments within them are utilising digital tools to enable this change, national document scanning service provider Pearl Scan urges HR departments to follow suit, providing the skills and facilities to do so.

Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director at Pearl Scan said, “Working in HR means that you must be able to form great relationships with the staff that you are responsible for. As these workers are quickly switching from stable, regular positions to operating on a much more mobile, remote basis then it is vital that this sector responds to this trend in order to stay relevant to staff. Something as simple as switching to using virtual files on a cloud based HR document management system be a great way to update workflows effectively.”

While there still be many businesses operating in traditional ‘desk based’ situations, the need for allowing flexible working in the future is becoming more and more apparent. A survey by highlighted that 46% of the junior staff members questioned felt that being able to work from home would improve their overall happiness at work, with 32% seeing flexible working as being a main workplace motivator.

With services such as employee file scanning and HR document management, Pearl Scan offers document scanning solutions that are tailored specifically towards the needs of this crucial and developing industry. With HR files scanning services, Human Resources managers can quickly send and receive important employee documentation in a virtual format, to be viewed on a PC, smartphone or tablet. With this improved flexibility, HR departments can communicate and operate effectively with their workforce as it becomes increasingly more mobile.

Pearl Scan has been helping its clients save money, increase productivity and revolutionise its working days using document scanning technology for over a decade, investing in state of the art technology and highly trained staff to ensure that every job is completed to the highest possible standard.

Preserve classic tales for generations with book digitisation services


Since ancient times, storytelling has been a cornerstone of culture and exchange of knowledge. For thousands of years the greater part of this was done by oral tradition, as only religious leaders or the wealthy had the advantage of literacy. However, as education become more accessible, more information was written down and shared on paper.

Beowulf is one of the oldest known examples of literature written down, a tale that is still cherished by many today (most recently adapted to the big screen in 2007, in a version starring Angelina Jolie, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins.) The original manuscript dates back to as early as the 10th century, and sadly the text has suffered extensive damage over the year. A fire in 1731 has caused hurt that even careful restoration work couldn’t reverse.

It wasn’t until an electronic version of the manuscript was produced that much of the text lost from rebinding and fading over time became visible again, thus preserving this important piece of art for generations to enjoy for years to come.

Literary digitisation not only ensures the lifelines of classic stories, but it also makes them more widely available. Previously, the only way to enjoy a text was to buy a physical copy, yet now with the popularity of mobile devices, digitised version of even the oldest stories can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. For authors, this is a truly exciting prospect; thanks to a book scanning service, readers have direct and immediate access to their work from devices that they are very likely to be carrying with them at all times anyway.

Dracula, A Christmas Carol and The Wind In The Willows are some of the classic tales that rank in the top 50 titles for Kindle eBooks, proving that these stories still resonate with modern audiences. Their conversation to digital format has meant that thought the content of the stories themselves has not aged, the original manuscripts can be protected from further wear- by scanning them into a digital format, the originals can still be examined, but they will not be exposed to excessive handling, which can cause further degradation.

Protecting our literature’s heritage is vital, but it’s also important that these fabulous pieces of history are still available to study and enjoy in their original form, and digital conversion is the ideal solution.

Our book scanning service is perfect for archiving and preserving rare and fragile texts of all sizes in a variety of formats and we can even scan precious books intact, which exposes the pages to less heat than other methods. 

Unleash important data with audio transcription services


There are many instances when a voice recording is the perfect solution for capturing data. Businesses conducting market research via interviews, legal professionals listening back to statements and journalists catching a story will often record speech in order to capture precise information in a quick and easy way. However, while this initial data collection method may be fast, deriving tangible information from audio files can be incredibly difficult. Document digitisation expert Pearl Scan knows these challenges all too well, and is helping businesses across the UK with its fast and effective audio transcription service, quickly turning audio files into readable text format, unleashing important data.

The renowned audio transcription services from Pearl Scan is just one of the time saving and efficiency boosting solutions that the innovative group offers with its renowned document scanning services, covering everything from invoice scanning automation to employee file scanning, quickly helping businesses of every kind make the move towards paperless operations.  

Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director at Pearl Scan says, “Voice recordings are certainly effective for capturing authentic data, and often there are many things that can be found when listening back to an audio file that will have been missed by anyone making notes on a pen and paper. With our team of experienced, meticulous staff, our audio transcription service can quickly give our clients the full extent of the information that is stored in their voice files.”

Pearl Scan has the capabilities for handling audio files of any type, including CD, P3, MP4, WAV, AVI and DAA, quickly turning them into the text format of the client’s choice. In order to ensure absolute accuracy, inclusive revisions are offered to ensure that each client receives the best possible data. The document scanning solution provider is happy to sign any NDA’s that clients may request, understanding the utmost importance of confidentiality and security for those that it works with.