Flooded Building – Plans destroyed!

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Document Scanning saves plans!

flood-largeDocument Scanning allows rebuilding work to immediately commence after building plans were lost in the Brisbane Floods.

Extensive floods affected many parts of  Brisbane.  In the suburb of West End, a property managed by Dexus was flooded and the plans destroyed.

DEXUS contacted Scan Express and we were able to create a disk with the scanned plans which was couriered the same day.  This significantly reduced the time needed to get the building ready to be occupied again.

Document Scanning effectively provides a backup of your valuable paper based documents.  Creating an index of your documents makes it easy to find and distribute the documents that you are looking for.  We will work with you to work out the best solution for your needs.


Document Scanning Service in Sydney

Document Scanning or Document Imaging is the process which converts paper based information to electronic images that are stored in a computer. Document imaging is an important part of doing business. Document scanning and document imaging helps to ensure that business paperwork can be saved and archived safely.

Almost all companies have a large number of documents that only exist in a paper format. Document Scanning or imaging allows an organisation to capture this paper based information and save it in a computer electronically.

The benefits:

  • Accessibility
  • Ease of access
  • Enables full text search
  • Security
  • Space savings

Document Scanning or Document Imaging form the basis of Document Management Systems and Records Management Systems.

To make scanned documents really useful they need to be indexed to allow them to be searched. This can be done by a process called Optical Character Recognition (OCR) which converts graphic images to searchable text.

Depending on the type of documents and the quality of indexing required, indexing may need to be done manually. This involves an operator viewing each document and extracting the relevant information into a spreadsheet or database. For example when scanning or imaging plans common information from each plan can be extracted such as plan and revision number, author, date and description.

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we can tailor a solution to your needs.