Document Indexing Services

Data Entry Services

Document Indexing
When converting your paper documents into electronic document images it is vitally important to “index” the images so that you can retrieve them at a later stage, otherwise you are in no better a position than when you had a pile of paper in your offices. (Although you don’t have to look at them any more!)

Document Indexing is the electronic equivalent of manually writing information about the enclosed documents on the spine of a lever arched file. Having said that, because you can capture multiple indexes, it is possible to search for your documents in many different ways, which is simply impossible to do in a paper based system. For example, you could search for invoices received during April last year, or alternatively for all invoices that don’t have a PO number. It is this flexibility in retrieval that many companies claim is one of their primary benefits when implementing document imaging.

However, the quality of the index information can make or break a document imaging implementation. Get the data wrong and you almost certainly land up with a “lost” document (one that doesn’t get retrieved correctly). Consequently it is imperative to use a quality Data Entry Service like that of Scan4U Scanning Services to ensure it is handled correctly. By using the latest technology scanners and software, combined with our leading edge techniques and highly experienced data capture clerks, we guarantee a superior service that will provide accurate, speedy data that you can rely on.

We employ many different index verification methods, ranging from “blind double capture”, through manual and automatic capture and lookup techniques. All are designed to ensure that you get the right information attached to the right document, as quickly as possible, ensuring a smooth operation of your document imaging environment.

These and other data capture techniques are also used to extract as much of the data from the documents as is needed if you intend populating a database or back-end system with the data for computational, order filling or research purposes. This is also referred to as Forms Processing and is a key service we provide.

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