Going Paperless in Durham, NC

A paperless office is usually ideal for any Durham business- but 95% of them still have their documents and company information laying on desks or stored in filing cabinets.

Although they're easy to access, over time, papers pile up, more and more filing cabinets are added, & all of the sudden one of your offices is utilized specifically to store your files.

Consider this- just one hard drive holds millions of pages of documents- which equates to hundreds of four-drawer file cabinets. The cost of document scanning is minimal to the time and space you'll save your business year over year. No wonder more and more companies are making the decision to go paperless.

Go paperless and free up office space in Durham, NC
If you’re interested in converting your documents and records to digital format, let our experts know! Fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (919) 666-2260.

Does Your Business Want to Go Paperless? Answer these Questions First

Converting to a Durham paperless office might not be as easy you might think. You might have some compatibility issues or other problems migrating from your traditional filing system. 

This checklist should help you make some well-informed decisions on if a paperless office is something that you should invest in for your business.
  • Is hiring a document scanning service a cost effective solution for you? This usually depends on how many documents you want to convert.
  • Are you going to save a significant amount of money spent on paper, postage, ink and other supplies each month?
  • Will it be easier to access documents through an electronic management system than through the system you're using now?
  • How much time to do you spend shuffling through stacks of paper? Will electronic documents eliminate some or all of that?
If you can answer all these questions with confidence, then you're ready to go paperless! If you have questions, or want more information, give us a call at (919) 666-2260 or fill out the form to the right.

Federal Laws that Encourage Electronic Document Storage: 

There's several laws that have been introduced to ensure that businesses take proper precautions to protect employees and customers' personal information. Here's a brief explanation of how these laws require businesses to convert to electronic documents:
  • In 2002, the federal government introduced the introduced the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which requires businesses to properly maintain financial records and retrieve them when required. Electronic documents make this process painless.
  • In 2003, Congress passed the Fair and Accurate Credit Reporting Act (FACTA) which also requires business to properly safeguard and store personal information of employees and customers and properly destroy them. 
  • The third major act which compels companies to store information electronically is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, which addresses the security and privacy of health data. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data.
Convert your records to a digital format and comply with information security laws.
Most offices use tons of of paper documents in their daily operations. Employees, offices, and official archives all maintain files, which causes the storage required for paper documents to grow at 20-25% every year. 


To help meet their storage needs, many companies look to offsite storage to store their company documents. This solves the storage problem but can be very costly depending on the size of the business.

In most cases, when businesses make the decision to "go digital," they hire a professional document scanning service. Digital documents are easier to access and helps to optimize document flow through your business. Let Minneapolis Scanning and Imaging help your business make the transition to paperless today! 

Ready to Make the Change to a Paperless Office? Durham Document Scanning Can Help!


Let a professional, secure, company and staff in North Carolina take the hassle out of your move to a paperless office. Durham Document Scanning has the manpower to quickly perform the indexing, scanning, and post production work to get your office into digital documents. We can even help you convert text via optical character recognition (OCR) software so you can edit the documents or redact private information to protect your customers.

If you’re interested in converting your documents and records to digital format, let our experts know! Fill out the form to the right, or give us a call at (919) 666-2260.