Pearl Scan, one of the UK’s most established companies dedicated to document scanning and management, has stressed the importance of technology when it comes to the building trade, emphasising how adopting digital processes can help the sector grow and develop further – and as a result, have a positive effect on the economy.
The building industry is, by default, hands-on. But technology can play a large part in the sector, helping it to move forward and develop like never before. Nowadays it is commonplace to find out information, such as building plans, deeds and planning applications online, but there is much more that can be done, according to Pearl Scan’s managing director.
Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director, Pearl Scan Group, says, “In the past, the best way to retain planning application records was to store them on microfiche, but as technology has advanced at a greater speed than many anticipated, it has become clear that microfiche storage no longer addresses business processes – and actually waste valuable resources.
“Over the last five years, local authorities have really embraced the digital age, making the use of social media to open up a two-way form of communication, investing in websites in order to inform local residents about the issues that affect them, and of course making information freely available to those who request it. But despite these developments, more can be done to help streamline the way it is run behind the scenes and speed up the time it takes for planning investigations to be conducted and shorten the time between application and a decision being made.”
It’s no secret that the country is facing a chronic housing shortage. Latest figures suggest that the country will have a housing deficit of 1m by 2025, due to both a slowdown in the building industry and an increase in the population. And despite the government pledging more money than ever before into the building trade, it could actually be technology that helps to lift the fledging industry by increasing the speed of retrieval and providing more effective service to construction and investment companies.
Pearl Scan specialises in the digitisation of microfiche and paper documents.
In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.
Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.
We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.
The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.
Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.