360 Virtual Assistants is a business division in 360 Solutions with a variety of products and services offerings for companies, executives, entrepreneurs, etc. within UAE and around the world performed by a highly qualified and experienced team.
We are pleased to offer our monthly package including essential virtual services. The package can be customized according to specific requirements.
Breaking the so-called paper habit is not an easy task, it takes time and effort to stop reaching for paper on any occasion. Since concerns as correspondence management, privacy, and data security have already been taken care of by office automation tools, there is nothing else rather than just the habit.
Before hitting easily “the print” button, we have to think, that printing in 90% of the cases is unnecessary. Printing for the sake of having a hard copy is a waste and does not add value to the process. Better review and proofreading on paper is something we reach out, without taking into consideration, that the screen provides us with better options for enlarging, locating, searching, or correcting the text.
Another common issue at the office is mindless photocopying. It generates piles of papers, multiplies the overproduction, and results in pure waste.
And here it comes the digital archiving and daily electronic document capture- powerful tools to break the paper habit at the office and change the “traditional way of thinking” of employees, by generating new paper-free routines. The employees will no longer be required to waste time and effort to walk to the printer or photocopying machine, on the contrary- they will become more focused and target-oriented. The security will increase, as confidential documents will no longer go into wrong hands. The paper cost will inevitably decrease, not to mention the environmental effect of such a step. New spaces at the office will become free and available, after removing the unnecessary loads of papers.
If you are ready to start breaking the paper habits in your organizations, contact us today, and together we will make things happen. It’s never too late to go paperless and go green- this is the future!
Digitizing old documents is a very different process, comparing to the digitization of new recent documents. The process needs very careful planning and precise execution.
What are the main challenges according to our experience?
The paper is fragile, especially if stored without special care or affected by unfavorable weather conditions, especially humidity and sun. So unstapling and inserting in the production scanner should be done in a very careful way, in order not to destroy some time historical documents.
The paper type used in organizations during the last century is different than the paper as we know it today- sometimes extra glossy and thick, which is a considerable challenge in the process of capture.
The text and images on the paper have started to fade, some of the documents are practically unreadable, so it needs additional work on the electronic image after the scanning, to provide a good quality output.
The majority of the old documents are typed on a typewriting machine.
There is a considerable amount of handwritten documents.
Small paper notes and remarks are attached to main documents, providing significant information, that has to be captured separately.
Sometimes the old documents are not segregated and stored in the categories, desired by the customer. This adds additional effort and time to perform the correct classification.
360 Solutions has successfully completed several projects of digitizing old documents, and our team would be happy to meet and share its experience in this regard. Contact us for a meeting.
360 Solutions completed the digital archiving at the Engineering Services Department of ADGAS by digitizing its old documents as a final phase.
ADGAS Engineering Services Department
ADGAS Engineering Services department (ESD) in Das Island is the sole custodian and distributor of documents & drawings for all the ADGAS assets in DAS Island. ESD is divided into three sections: Data management, Record office, and Drawing office. ESD uses SmartPlant Foundation (SPF) and SPF tools (SPPID, SPI, SPEL, and SP3D) by Intergraph for its engineering drawings and information. ESD stores the Modification files, the history of the LNG plant, in a library since 1975.
Challenges due to high volume of paper documents and especially old paper documents
Rising volumes: The volume of the hard copy files in storage has been steadily rising.
Space limitations: Continuous growth of paper documents caused space concerns.
Weather conditions: Most of the paper documents, especially the Modifications files, got affected negatively by the weather conditions.
Poor Quality: Some of the old documents ‘ quality started to get worse with time.
Accessibility: Poor accessibility as documents could not be found easily and fast or used by more than one engineer at the same time.
Security: Paper documents mean low security.
ESD decided to go forward with document digitization and archiving
ESD decided to digitize its documents to properly organize, manage and store the data in Shared Folders as its mission is to provide ADGAS users with the highest quality of document management services electronically in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner by utilizing the most advanced technology and solutions.
How document digitization enhanced the business process within the department
Quick Access: Quicker access to documents means a quicker response from employees. This saved time and money.
Storage needs reduction: The reduction of paper documents resulted in physical storage needs reduction.
Preservation of old documents: Old documents are preserved and saved from further damage, and available to use.
Flexibility and Cost Savings: Because of quick access and storage needs reduction.
Security: The digitized documents ensured better security throughout the organization.
“It has been a pleasure to work with 360 Solution to digitize our Engineering Modification documents . We would like to thank you for your efforts in making the documentation paperless.
360 Solutions helped facilitate the transition from a largely paper-based system to a more efficient electronic-based system. Now we can provide more quality and more efficient services to our internal stakeholder by supplying information at any time by fast retrieving.”
Saleh Al Jabri– Manager, Khalid Al Hamdani- DSE, Housam Halimeh– Document Controller
and the team of Engineering Services
360 Solutions has just started the next phase of document digitizing at ADGAS- Process Engineering & Energy Department. Thus ADGAS continues to enhance the data processing, storage, and transmission, allowing the information to be handled more and more efficiently.
360 Virtual Assistants is a business division in 360 Solutions with a variety of products and services offerings for companies, executives, entrepreneurs, etc. within UAE and around the world performed by a highly qualified and experienced team. We are pleased to offer our monthly package including essential virtual services. The package can be customized according read on →
Breaking the so-called paper habit is not an easy task, it takes time and effort to stop reaching for paper on any occasion. Since concerns as correspondence management, privacy, and data security have already been taken care of by office automation tools, there is nothing else rather than just the habit. Before hitting easily “the read on →