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How Do I Start A Microfilm Scanning Project?

2019-04-04T05:28:41+00:00August 7th, 2018|Microfilm|

A simple question, with simple answers. Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy, of course, but we’ll do the best we can to make it that way. First, we’re glad you’re reading this article, because it means you’re curious about how to make your microfilm scanning project a success. Second, you’re reading our article, which always makes us happy. Our goal here [...]

JIIMA, Japan Document Management Association

2019-04-09T06:29:53+00:00November 19th, 2015|Document Management|

JIIMA Spends Time at BMI BMI Imaging was happy to have the Japan Image and Information Management Association (JIIMA) visit our California document scanning and document management service bureau as part of their Silicon Valley Tech Tour. JIIMA spent six days in the San Francisco Bay Area, visiting various technology organizations (including ABBYY, Fujitsu and Adobe). We were honored to spend two [...]

Moving to Cloud-Based Document Management

2019-04-09T06:31:39+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Document Management, Security|

A Focus on Security A number of reasons (both financial and strategic) are driving companies to online document management services from trusted vendors such as BMI Imaging. This shift away from traditional in-house approaches is well underway with more than 70% of organizations actively planning or implementing cloud technologies today (according to InformationWeek April 2015 survey). In the first of [...]

Cloud-Based Document Hosting and Management

2019-04-09T06:33:18+00:00May 21st, 2015|Document Management|

Cloud-Based Document Hosting: An Alternative to Traditional Approaches Many companies and organizations are considering a move to the cloud for their document hosting and management requirements. They are driven by a variety of reasons including storage limits on existing equipment / storage facilities, lack of responsiveness when customers increasingly require immediate access to documents and the high cost and limited availability of [...]

Building Department Microfiche Conversion

2019-04-09T06:39:47+00:00February 19th, 2015|Microfilm|

Is Converting Your Microfiche Archive to Your Permitting System the Right Approach? Building departments manage many different types of documents, including building plans, geologic survey information, permit copies and other residential or commercial title related records. A lot of building department staff time is spent searching through physical microfiche archives for specific records. Misfiled and lost fiche present further hassles. [...]

Microfilm Conversion Service Partner

2019-04-09T06:41:31+00:00December 8th, 2014|Microfilm|

10 Questions to Ask When Researching a Microfilm Conversion Partner So you are trying to transition your organization from old microfilm cabinets and barely working reader printers to a modern, elegant electronic retrieval application. The process of digitizing your microfilm records is a bit more involved than one might expect. There is project planning, indexing, microfilm preparation and secure transportation of [...]

Student Records Microfilm Scanning Solution

2019-04-09T06:43:48+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Microfilm|

Schools and colleges all over the country are learning that microfilm scanning can be affordable! If you work in a school office, you are probably used to working with thousands of student records, transcripts and other documents that are stored on microfilm (or paper). The law requires that student records be kept and archived for years and years. Filing and retrieving [...]

Go Paperless with a Document Scanning Solution

2019-04-09T06:45:27+00:00November 14th, 2014|Document Management|

Gain Efficiency and Reduce the Risk of Losing Valuable Records Changing any business process can be difficult, but organizations trying to compete in today’s competitive environment are looking to find cost-saving and efficiency wherever possible. Going paperless with a document scanning solution is a proven method to reduce floor space, shipping costs and the risk of losing valuable records in [...]

Three Document Scanning Pitfalls to Avoid

2019-04-09T06:47:50+00:00June 17th, 2014|Document Management|

BMI has been providing document scanning services for government agencies and companies for over 50 years. We regularly help organizations rid themselves of boxes, folders, cabinets and drawers of paper. Over the years, we have seen a full range of best practices and challenges when it comes to document scanning and paperless initiatives. We thought it would be useful to [...]

Microfilm Reader Replacement Solution

2019-04-09T06:49:47+00:00June 9th, 2014|Microfilm|

Have an outdated, broken microfilm reader? Think it is too expensive to digitally convert your records? When we work with clients, they are often facing a conundrum - where to find a part to fix a broken microfilm reader or a new microfilm reader. They may have looked at digitally scanning their physical microfilm library in the past but have been accustomed [...]