Documents On Cd

Written by Jessica Duquette
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Documents on CD may take up one desk drawer in your office, but how many filing cabinets are eliminated in the transition? Consider that more than 20,000 black and white, letter-size documents can fit in the storage space of one compact disk. Suppose you scanned each of your documents on CD? How would you use this newly acquired space?

Benefits of CD Conversion
The decision to transfer documents on CD is one that many business owners often consider. The benefits are obvious; eliminate paper, reduce costs, improve productivity, and put office space to better use. Unfortunately, with an abundance of paper to be digitally captured, the assumption is the price tag far outweighs the inconvenience brought on by old, archived documentation.

Common Questions About Putting Documents on CD

Putting the price tag aside for a moment, what other questions or concerns are haunting you? Mac and PC compatible, these portable document files are easily downloaded to all computer platforms. What about legibility of the electronic files? A reputable scanning service provider will run a full gamut of quality control processes to ensure the deliverables are as legible as the originals.

What if some of my documents are on microfilm or 35 mm slides? If you're document management systems requires scanning outside of traditional eight-inch paper, be up front when speaking with vendors. Not all of them have the ability to transfer film or photographs on to CD. Additionally, the storage space required for color images, films and drawings is greater than standard paper. This can have a dramatic effect on the final cost of the project.

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