Pearl Scan Solutions
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Birmingham: 0121 285 1900
Nationwide: 0845 225 5923

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Bulk Document Scanning Service

At Pearl Scan we offer a bulk document scanning service to provide high-volume scanning when it is needed. We have the infrastructure to quickly digitise historical archive files and documents, or any other large document scanning project.

We have successfully delivered many high volume document scanning projects for over a decade. This includes conversion of archives to fully searchable digital archive libraries.

Our bulk scanning services explained

If you’re struggling with too much paper in your office, our bulk document scanning service could provide the solution.
  • For over a decade, Pearl Scan has successfully delivered many high volume and conversion of archives to fully searchable digital archive libraries.
  • Our bulk scanning bureau has the capacity to scan 15 million images per month.
  • We offer our clients the flexibility and scalability that is needed with high volume scanning projects.
  • All of our bulk document scanning services are accredited to ISO 9000, 27001 and 14001 best quality, and security and environment management standards.
  • Our bulk scanning services are low cost and can provide a positive change within any organisation.
  • Going digital using bulk scanning services offers a variety of benefits which extend far beyond digitising your documents.
  • We offer bulk document scanning in London, bulk document scanning in Manchester and bulk document scanning services across the rest of the UK.

Why use bulk scanning services?

  • Improve productivity
  • Save Space
  • Reduce outgoing costs
  • Save money while improving workflow
  • Boost staff morale
  • Enjoy better green credentials and environmental impact

Dedicated bulk scanning team

You are allocated a dedicated team for each bulk or archive document scanning project you purchase. The team consist of the project managers, project supervisors, scanners, processing specialists, quality controllers, collection and delivery coordinators and technical staff.

Our teamwork and dedication o your project allows us to communicate effectively, allocate resources more efficiently and meet the project goals successfully. Our dedicated project managers have a at least five years of experience in managing and delivering a variety of bulk document scanning projects, consistently meeting tight delivery deadlines.

Regardless of where you are in the UK or Europe, we will fully manage the entire project either on your site or at our scanning bureau. We will also develop a scanning project plan from its inception to the delivery with clearly defined project time schedules and deadlines.

The bulk document scanning process

Scanning any large amount of boxes, files and folders is an important task and must be acknowledged accordingly. Our bulk scanning service ensures quality delivery by deploying carefully designed phases from the initial brief through to collection, processing and delivering of the digital batches.

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Document collection in the UK and Europe

We can collect high volumes of documents or files from your location using our courier partners.

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We remove all paperclips and staples along with other fasteners to be able to process your documents correctly.

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Documents are then scanned using industrial document scanners equipped with state-of-the-art image capture cameras, data processing, image enhancement and quality control functions. Our bulk document scanning service workflow breaks the initial large volume of documents into small, automated, manageable sizes. This allows for thorough image processing and quality checking before releasing the batch to the next phase of the scanning workflow.

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Indexing or cataloguing

We then index your documents to create fully searchable data. Or we can name each document by its file storage and retrieval criteria such as file title, reference number or date.

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Delivery of the Scanned Files

The final approved batches of the digital files are then extracted from the systems and supplied to the client via their chosen storage media such as DVD, USB, secure FTP, Halogen or Pearl Cloud. For the security and confidentiality of the data delivery, we can encrypt the entire data using highest level of encryption.

Free document management software

Halogen is our in-house document management solution, developed by experts at Pearl Scan.

If your department or company does not have any bulk document or archive management system, we can supply the data in our free document management software Halogen, or host it for you on our secure cloud based document storage service, Pearl Cloud portal. We can also supply data in Microsoft SharePoint format.

The Advantages of Scanning

  • Improved productivity
  • Huge potential space saving
  • Vast reductions in outgoing costs
  • Low cost solution to saving money and improving workflow
  • Potential boosts in staff morale
  • Better green credentials and environmental impact
  • There are also many other benefits that you often discover having had a digital system in place for some time.

What’s the cost of large volume document scanning services?

Like all of our document scanning services, our bulk scanning service is completely bespoke and can be tailored to suit your needs. For this reason it can be difficult to give an idea of cost until we know your requirements.

Why not get in touch and one of our sales team. They can talk you through your options and draw up a quote for the project.

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Fast, secure and nationwide - whether you have a box to collect or would like us to organise a collection of hundreds of boxes, our logistics team will work with you to arrange the collection of your documents at the most convenient time for you and in the most cost effective way possible.

If you need additional assistance to have your files, boxes etc. removed from filing cabinets and catalogued or from third-party storage supplier's facility, this can also be arranged for you as well as if you require any boxes, packaging material or special fragile items such heritage material, books, large maps or documents to be collected in security marked lockable containers.

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

We use the latest document scanners equipped with ultra-sonic double-page-feed detection, automated colour detection and image optimisation technology to ensure optimum scanned image quality.

The document can be scanned either black and white or like-for-like as per originals, our document scanning equipment can handle document sizes as small as a trains ticket to A3, any large documents such as maps, plans and technical drawings are scanned on our wide-format scanners.

Once the documents have been scanned, we can then index each file, folder or a document by the required index criteria (metadata) for example, title, name, address, reference number, date etc. to enable better storage and search capabilities.

We can apply OCR processing in order to convert your scanned documents to fully text-searchable scans (images). This can be very beneficial for searching particular documents by their contents (keywords etc.); while the OCR search used together can also help to locate any misfiled documents.

Rigorous quality control checks are applied throughout the document scanning and capture processes, as well as a separate dedicated department is allocated to perform quality checks in accordance with our In-house manual, and third-party audited EN BS ISO 9001 and EN BS ISO 27001 standards.

To ensure extra layer of security, the data can be encrypted at the highest available level of encryption.

The final scanned data can be supplied either on a Disc, USB Drive or downloadable from our SFTP.

After an agreed period of time and approval of the scanned data, the originals can be securely shredded. A shredding certificate is provided upon completion of the shredding process.

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Why Choose Pearl Scan Group

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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.

Logo's in which Pearl Scan Group has a number accreditations with including ISO