The question many of us ask ourselves when we embark on a project is “should I pay someone to do this for me or just do it myself?” It can be fixing some home plumbing, doing an oil change, making food for 50 guests at a bridal shower, and so on.
It’s the same thought that will probably cross your mind if you’re thinking about a digital scanning and conversion project, and we hope that our article helps you make the decision that’s best for you.
Set Up For Success
First things first. When you’re set up for success, you’re likely to succeed. Right? Of course.
So what do you need to be set up for success when it comes to a digital conversion project? Lots of things, actually. Here’s a list of major items with brief descriptions of each:
Time and Lost Opportunity
What are you not doing if you’re doing this instead?
If you’re having an employee work on your scanning project a couple hours a day, you’re paying them their normal rate to do something that will probably take 3-4 times as long as a professional company would do it. And they’re also not doing the job they’re supposed to be doing. So then they fall behind in their work, and put off the scanning project because it can wait, then it sits for awhile before becoming a priority, so then more time has to be dedicated to it, which means not doing their actual job…
It’s a vicious cycle. Don’t fall into this cycle.
BMI Is Built To Do This, So You Don’t Have To
After reading about what you’ll need for an in-house scanning project, it probably seems like a lot of work. And it is! We’re built for these projects, we have the equipment and personnel to handle them, and with thousands of projects under our belts we’ll be able to give you our best recommendations to make your unique conversion project a success.
Let us do your work, so you don’t have to.
Thinking about starting a scanning project? Give us a call at 800.359.3456 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with us and we’ll see if it makes sense for you to DIY or to hire someone to do the job for you.
Want to know more about digital conversion projects? Below are three more articles for you to continue with:
“How Do I Start A Microfilm Scanning Project” gives you four things to consider before you begin your digital conversion project. It’s a quick read and should help you understand where to start.
“Walk Backward To Sprint Forward: Reverse Engineer Your Project” explains why it’s important to work backward from your desired completion date to understand when you need to start your project, and what needs to happen from the beginning through the end.
“The BMI Project Review Process” is our step-by-step approach to turn your scanning project into a reality.