The San Bernardino County Sheriff records department had an average of six requests per day for deputy and incident reports that were archived on microfilm and microfiche. Time-consuming retrievals and reader maintenance costs led to the decision to publish a public RFP for the scanning and indexing of archived microfilm and microfiche sheriff records.
San Bernardino planned to digitally convert and import their records into an existing FileNet system. However, the sheer volume of images made the IT deployment and management costs too expensive. BMI Imaging Systems presented Digital ReeL as an alternative solution to their original publicly bid RFP.
Vicki deJong, Records Manager, San Bernardino Sheriff states, “Following a thorough review of several proposals, we determined that BMI’s Digital ReeL was the best solution due to its practical, price competitive approach to digitally converting our microfilm archive.”