Benefits of Scanning at the Source
Why Scanning at the Source can help your business
Many organisations have multiple branches/locations due to the disparate geographic demand for products and services. While this enables businesses to explore and open up new markets it also presents operational problems of its own. Processes that were previously completed within the one office now require paper to be posted and shuffled between locations causing delays and additional costs.
Filestar and Document Legal Admissibility
Filestar – BIP 0008 Legal Admissibility and record Retention
The guidance that should be followed when converting paper records to electronic format depends upon the type of records being scanned: for general business records which need to be retained for 6 years for VAT inspection purposes HMRC guidance should be followed. IFAs and investment companies requirements for record keeping are governed by the FSA, whilst the Law Society provides guidance for Law Firms. Extracts from these organisations web sites that are relevant for electronic document retention are included later in this article.