Although the supply of document scanning solutions is our primary business, Scanning
Technologies was originally setup to provide document/drawing scanning services for
clients for clients throughout Scotland.
In the early days of scanning, we found that there were very few effective scanning
tools available. They were either horrendously complex or, we felt, excessively
expensive (or both!). As a consequence, we found ourselves developing our own software.
It was following on from this work, that some of our early clients started to ask
if we would consider selling our newly developed software.
We still maintain a small bureau scanning service working out of the North of Scotland
which continues to act as a test-bed for new development work. Of greater importance,
we consider that we do not find ourselves tied to attempting to sell a single solution
.... If a prospective client has a possible scanning requirement, we can offer a
solutions that will be based on their particular circumstances. Backlog scanning
Drawing on our experience of operating a scanning bureau since the mid-1990´s, and
coupled with our expertise gained in developing much of our own software in this
time, and working extensively with some of the foremost suppliers of document / drawing
scanning systems, we are often asked to perform a little lateral thinking.
Some areas where we can help are:
Bespoke system design & database development. Scanning Technologies are able to
integrate scanning functionality into many pre-existing systems and database solutions.
System installation, configuration & commissioning. With an extensive technical
background, Scanning Technologies carry out most of it's own System Installations.
Working closely with clients, we are able to advise throughout the configuration
process and provide a high level of support after the system has been commissioned.
Document management reviews. With many years experience within the document / drawing
scanning marketplace, Scanning Technologies are ideally placed to assist organisations
in choosing a suitable solution to allow for the documents to be managed more effectively.
Image conversion. A challenge is rarely refused. We have many tools / contacts that
can assist in providing bulk conversion services to prospective clients. Bulk migration
of historical data to Adobe Acrobat PDF file format regularly performed.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR). A variety of OCR outputs can be generated ranging
from Word / Excel formats, simple text and Adobe Acrobat.
Training. Full user training for a wide variety of products can be provided either
at the client site or at a dedicated training centre.