California Document Scanning Company, BMI Imaging, Offers New, Affordable Conversion Service for Paper Records in Disrepair

Pre-scanning document preparation innovations reduce up front labor, offering lower prices to clients with restricted budgets; damaged, messy and fragile documents converted to high quality digital images

Sunnyvale, California – January 27, 2016 – BMI Imaging Systems, a leading provider of California document conversion services and document management solutions, announced that it has dramatically reduced its cost of document preparation labor per box without sacrificing document scanning accuracy or quality.

Will Whitney, Operations, states, “Doc removal, staple pulling, photocopying folders, taping up smaller pages are all examples of tasks that we’ve been looking to eliminate or streamline in order to make scanning projects with messy documents more affordable. With our recent equipment and process workflow upgrades, we are now able to offer more affordable document scanning services to clients with challenging document preparation work. Our customers are benefiting from both lower prices and higher quality images.”

Many hours can be required to prepare documents for scanning, particularly records in physical disrepair. This physical labor requirement translates to higher project prices, and clients would often not have the budget to go forward with those prep-heavy projects. Whitney states, “Reducing doc prep labor costs was necessary to meet budget requirements for an entire class of project initiatives. New OPEX equipment combined with uniquely developed BMI workflow processes allows us to combine doc prep and scan into one step, dramatically reducing our doc prep time and making it easier to predict labor time for each project.”

In the past, document preparation time was tedious and costly, taking BMI nearly two hours for every 45 minutes of scanning. Today, BMI is in a much better position to help clients convert messy and damaged documents at a lower price. Just as importantly, the newer scanners are capable of producing higher digital image quality than ever before.

For more information about BMI Imaging, visit, call (800) 359-3456 or email BMI provides limited facility tours so that clients themselves have the chance to see how their records are handled.

About BMI Imaging

BMI Imaging Systems, Inc. has been at the forefront of the document management industry since 1958, first with microfilm and now with scanned images. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with an additional production and sales facility in Sacramento, BMI serves over 500 commercial companies and government agencies, converting an average of 3 million images per month. BMI consists of 60 production specialists and support staff, many having worked for the company for ten years or more.

BMI has developed a wealth of experience in several vertical markets (e.g. healthcare, government, education) and offers customized document management solutions in a competitive and changing marketplace.  Scanning paper documents is usually the most visible task in achieving a full document solution. Identifying record types, determining indexing methods and leveraging content in existing legacy systems are all skills needed to modernize an agency’s document management systems and processes. BMI’s systems integration team has decades of experience to achieve this goal. Internally developed software tools, over 400 to date, are regularly employed to solve complex image and data challenges. Jobs that require analysis, data extraction, multiple service offerings and custom development are those that separate BMI from other providers.