Importance of Invoice Processing and Scanning

Invoice scanning and processing to have all your invoices securely delivered to you in digital files enabling you to have instant access, instantly locate and share your files at the touch of a button. A service available in Manchester, London, Birmingham and throughout the UK.

Invoices are one form of document that most companies deal with on a daily basis. In paper form, these documents can pile up. Depending on how big the company is, these invoices can fill filing cabinets, boxes and folders around the office, or even need to be stored in expensive, off site document storage facilities. Storage costs and retrieval times can rack up so is there a more productive solution?

A service from Pearl Scan Group that captures the data from each individual invoice

What are invoice data capture services?

Put simply, invoice data capture service is the process of scanning your invoices and accurately capturing the data contained in them. The process is simple when you outsource the services but the benefits can be endless. Your company can run more smoothly and save costs at the same time. It isn't often you find a time saving, cost effective, efficiency boosting solution all rolled into one but invoice processing and invoice scanning offers just that.

So what are the main benefits of using a UK invoice scanning service

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Scanning invoices can help you get all of your invoices, accounts payable etc. fully digitised so they can be placed onto a digital document management system. From this system, they can be accessed at the click of a button and shared just as quickly with colleagues and anyone else who needs access to them. Despite how the easy access and sharing, this doesn't mean that just anyone can view your documents. They can be encrypted and password protected for security and peace of mind.

Also, by outsourcing your data capture services to a full cycle document scanning company like Pearl Scan, you don't need to worry about the project and your documents as they will be taken care of from collection right down to the returning or shredding and disposal of documents.

Who can benefit from invoice scanning and processing services?

As I have already mentioned, most companies deal with invoices on a daily basis and having them digitised rather than incurring high storage costs could benefit them greatly. If your company is full of filing cabinets, boxes and folders filled with invoices, invoice scanning can reduce the clutter and free up some potentially much needed space in the office. Alternatively if you store invoices in off-site document storage facilities, you can banish those extortionate costs and access your documents without having to request them or pay for the privilege of viewing your own files.

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Surveying and scanning

Surveying and scanning

Surveying and scanning

Surveys are great ways for businesses across all industries to uncover answers to specific questions about their products and services – direct from customers and potential customers. Survey questions are usually extremely varied to cover a wide range of topics, and can be asked in an array of formats, including multiple choice, ranking, and simple yes/no. In order for businesses to get the most out of these surveys, questions need to be planned out strategically and structured in a way that encourages the respondent to answer.Things you need to consider include:

  • The main goal of the survey
  • How you plan to apply the survey data
  • The decisions you will make as a result of the survey data

Although surveys are vital to the continuing success of businesses everywhere, the time and cost implications associated with conducting market research manually has meant that, in recent years, manual surveys have taken somewhat of a backseat in order to make way for digital and online surveys. Although digital surveys serve a purpose – particularly for online transactions, response rates are often low, and answers can be vague or simply missed out. Paper-based surveys however can help increase response-rates by giving all targeted participants an equal opportunity to take part.

Conducting market research takes time and careful planning, however collating all respondent data and entering it into a database is extremely time-consuming – not to mention the various implications of having to store all the responses in organised folders. Survey scanning can solve all these problems. It not only copies the information onto a document, but uses sophisticated data capture software to capture the responses and feedback. The data is then separated out, allowing it to be exported to spreadsheets, onto CRM systems, into Access and Outlook, or in almost any format you desire.

The most cost-efficient and accurate way of capturing and gathering the data from questionnaires, surveys, forms, and exam papers, survey scanning can save businesses vital and energy time that can be spent elsewhere.

Pearl Scan have been helping companies overcome this for more than 10 years. Businesses from a whole host of sectors, marketing research agencies, medical trusts and universities have all benefitted from our survey scanning solutions.

A data capture specialist will work with you to study your survey, form or questionnaire, assessing:

  • Structure
  • Layout
  • Formatting
  • Question types (for example whether it’s a closed or open-ended question)

We can also produce statistical analysis reports both in Excel or PDF formats which can be simple or as elaborate as you wish.

Scanning: The Easy Way to Capture Data

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Scanning: The Easy Way to Capture Data

Digitising information and going paperless is no longer a futuristic ideal. It’s happening as we speak. But as with all transitions, having a good strategy is paramount. If you’re taking steps to reduce the use of paper in your organisation, scanning is the easiest and most effective way to catalogue your documents and the information they contain.

Scanning is faster, less expensive, and often more accurate than other types of data capture. Manually entering data is simply not a reasonable strategy if your organisation has many documents that need to be digitised. Even if you choose to employ the services of a third party data entry company that utilizes manual keying of information, you’ll likely find it’s more expensive and takes longer than utilizing the services of a professional scanning company like Pearl Scan.

Innovative technologies

Many people are unaware of just how sophisticated scanning software has become in recent years. Optical Character Recognition and Intelligent Character Recognition have become exceptionally effective, which means that having your documents scanned isn’t simply a process of transforming them into digital images.

On the contrary, top of the line scanning services can not only scan your documents, but they can also capture the data those documents contain. For example, Pearl Scan is able to scan a document, index each document in order to gather relative information, and then provide you with that data in a searchable database.

In addition to being used to index data from printed materials, OCR can also be used to ensure that the document files themselves are searchable. This is an enormous advantage over traditional media.

Flexibility and convenience

Having your documents scanned by a professional scanning service in order to capture your data provides you with enormous flexibility in terms of how you want your information organised, indexed, and saved. If there’s a particular file type your industry has a preference for, for example, it’s very likely that a professional scanning service can provide your documents in that form.

If you need your employees to be able to access this data, anytime and anywhere, it can be uploaded to a cloud storage service. If, on the other hand, you wish to restrict access to this data, you can opt for keeping it on a USB thumb drive or CDs, etc.

Scanning your documents to capture data is one of the best choices you’ll make in the transition to a paperless workplace.