Q and A
What is closed file scanning?
- Scanning documents in cases that are inactive or complete.
How do you know if your firm is a candidate for closed file scanning?
- Your closed files are stored in otherwise valuable space.
- You are paying an outside service to store and retrieve your files.
- Archived files are sometimes missing or misfiled or are currently stored in a place where they might be damaged.
- Your staff wastes time looking for documents.
What is the cost of scanning closed files versus storing and retrieving?
- There is a higher upfront cost, but almost zero ongoing cost to scanning closed files. The cost is generally about the cost of storing paper documents for 5 years. Therefore many documents that need to stored more than five years will probably make sense to scan.
What is the process for scanning closed files?
- An administrator from the firm gathers the files determined as closed and typically takes an inventory of related file numbers.
- Zoomcopy picks up the files (typically several boxes or cases at a time)
- Zoomcopy preps, scans, QCs and indexes the files and transfers the scanned files to a external hard drive or DVD
- Zoomcopy delivers the external hard drive or DVD to the firm to be uploaded to a secondary firm accessible source such as their server. The drive or DVD can then act as a backup.
- Zoomcopy destroys the paper documents and sends out for recycling.
- A bill is created either for the entire batch or split by case number.
What is the next step if my firm is interested in this service?
- Identify a sample file (typically the size of one redweld) to be scanned at no charge . Then schedule an appointment with us and and any necessary decision makers at your firm for us to present the sample file and answer any questions.
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