Original Documents

There are several options for dealing with the original documents once they have been scanned:

▲ Shred the documents after scanning. If the original is no longer needed, this is the most environmentally friendly way to deal with the paper, as it can then easily be recycled. The vast majority of documents can be shredded and recycled after they are scanned.

▲ Store in file cabinets. Do this only for documents where you need quick access to the original, as you will incur the cost of file cabinets and storage space required.

▲ Use a professional document storage company. This option eliminates the need for on-site storage, but can be more expensive. Access to the physical document may require several hours for the document to be retrieved and delivered.

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