Document Management

Docuvan specialise in all facets of Document Management.  This can cover providing basic bureau imaging services through to the supply, installation and training of full document management solutions, incorporating software, hardware and services.  No matter how big or small your requirement, we can help you with a solution.

Business Insight

Many companies are finding it difficult to manage their paper records efficiently and effectively. They are incurring significant costs by relying on a paper filing system.

Information has become too difficult and time consuming to manage. Businesses are looking to improve their businesses processes through improved storage and workflows. There is an opportunity to introduce a Document Management System to improve access to critical files.

Proposition (further challenges)
Businesses face several challenges in tackling the move to a Document Management System.
• records are often highly sensitive,
• existing processes cannot be interrupted,
• active files are frequently accessed and changed,
• there is often a mix of electronic and paper files and
• significant changes to the business are required (change management)

The Solution (execution)
Docuvan will work closely with you to identify your requirements and develop a solution that will meet the unique requirements of your business. This involves understanding your existing processes and the current status of your filing system.

Docuvan will then scan and index any backlog files and sort any existing electronic documents. This allows the businesses to migrate to the new Document Management System. Paper files can then be destroyed or put into storage depending on legal and business requirements.

Next, Docuvan will then implement and train users in the ELO Document Management System to deliver more efficient access to critical files. We will endeavour to make the process of transition to an electronic system as seamless and smooth for those involved.

The Outcome
The introduction of Document Management System (DMS) will lead to the following benefits:
1. The integrity and continuity of documents is preserved: Documents remain complete and accessible despite changes to the business organisation, personnel or document keeping technology
2. Efficiency: A DMS will reduce time spent searching for information. A search does not have to be linear like with paper files. With a system you can search multiple terms at once.
3. Communication: a common filing language fosters cooperation in the retrieval and exchange of information throughout the business and its different departments
4. Document Retention and Disposal: With an appropriate backup strategy in place, the electronic system will protect your critical files in the event of a disaster. The system can also separate documents with different retention times to assist in retention and disposal activities.

The Process (Docuvan’s Onsite Scanning Service)
Docuvan’s onsite scanning service helps to overcome some of the challenges associated with scanning sensitive files:
• By scanning onsite your documents remain on your premises therefore the files remain secure and confidential
• If a file is required during the scanning process we can provide the paper document quickly and easily as we are ‘just down the hall’. Thus, the disruption to existing processes is limited.
• Further, by being onsite the number of documents being prepared and scanned at a particular time can be minimised.

You save for the following reasons:

  • The biggest direct cost of a filing system is the labour cost for retrieving and replacing files. These costs are estimated to be 70% of the cost of the filling system. It takes about 20 minutes for someone to look for, retrieve, deliver, then re-file a document back to where it was stored. All you need to do is multiply your hourly labour costs by 30% and that’s your hard costs for just one file. Don’t forget to include those employee benefits into your labour costs.

  • The cost for performing data entry on scanned documents is still less than the labour cost for physically filing them into the proper file draws and distributing them.

  • The biggest cost savings is that anyone in the organization can locate a document without the assistance of any knowledgeable individual. What makes a long-time employee valuable is that he or she knows where everything is. When that person retires or leaves, it may take the company many months or years to train someone where the important files are and how to find them. A document imaging system enables anyone to find a file quickly if it was properly indexed or OCR’d when it was first put into the system.

  • A document imaging system has much more security access controls for your files than filing cabinets. Someone cannot access a document unless they have access rights to it or the directory tree it is in. Most imaging systems have  an audit control feature as a option or standard. An audit control program can keep track of every search and retrieval done by a user.

  • With a document imaging system multiple people can access the same document simultaneously. This may be necessary for conferencing in the same room or participants half-way around the world.

  • A Document Imaging program can enable a company or government department to let employees or other individuals, outside the office, to have access to files. With the increased importance of the Internet to business and government the ability for individuals to access documents on line is of paramount importance. Access of documents can be controlled by logins and access rights.

  • Many document imaging programs will enable individuals to share documents over the network or the internet. This feature will speed up the work flow of documents for a project.

Document Management System

Why a standardised system is important:

Integrity/Continuity of Documents – Documents remain complete and accessible despite changes in business organisation, personnel, and document keeping technology.

Efficiency – Minimise time wasted searching for information.

Communication – A common filing language fosters cooperation in the retrieval and exchange of information throughout the business.

Document Retention & Disposal – Separates documents with different retention times to assist in retention and disposal activities.

Simple – An easy system enables quick and accurate filing and retrieval.

Logical – File headings are descriptive and arranged in a natural sequence.

Usable – File headings relate to the function of documents and the way files are used.

Flexible – Accommodates expansion or contraction of document volumes, different document keeping technologies, the transfer of inactive documents to non-current storage and the destruction of obsolete documents.

The Docuvan Team travel all over Australia, undertaking scanning projects from 1 day to many months.  If you have sensitive or confidential documents you would like to scan, or some that you need access to on a daily basis, we would be happy to discuss your needs and put a solution together for you. This could be scanning them for you or helping you setup your own scanning solution! However, if you are happy for us to collect the documents and scan them in our secure facility in Melbourne we can help you with that as well.

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