Choosing a Document Imaging Company for Scan to CAD

Document imaging services for your CAD drawings generally provide scanning services as well as OCR, indexing, and conversion to your preferred CAD format.  Whether your organization is large or small, you can make use of an outsourced document imaging service for you Scan to CAD project.  Outsourcing generally gets the job done faster than relying on internal resources to find the time away from their regular routine duties.

There are many CAD document imaging companies, so how do you know which one to choose?   Here are a few things that you should consider before hiring a CAD document imaging company:

What Type of Services Does the CAD Imaging Company Provide?

Some companies provide only document scanning service, while others offer complete document management services, including converting to your preferred CAD file.  List your requirements and find a company that meets them.

How Long Has the Company Been in Business?

Generally, more experience is better.  Especially if you are having the company turn the scanned files into specific CAD format files.  You will want to make sure that the company has sufficient experience with CAD conversions.  An experienced firm will have an extensive CAD library that will shorten their standard conversion time.

Where Will the Company Scan your CAD Documents?

This is a very important question. If your CAD documents are very sensitive and confidential, then you might prefer to hire a company that will scan the documents on-site. Otherwise, a company that offers document imaging facility only at its premises will do. We like a company that offers both options.  This usually shows that they have had varied experience.

What Does the Company Do To Ensure the Safety and Security of Your Documents?

Security is one of the biggest concerns that organizations have when hiring a document imaging firm. Before hiring the firm, you should check what type of steps the company takes to ensure the security of the documents.    If you have classified CAD documents, you will want to hire a firm that employees technicians with security clearances.

What Will the CAD Document Imaging Cost?

You should compare the rates of several firms, and get written bids. This will help you to know the prevailing rates of the services you need.   Some companies have multiple locations for their CAD scanning services, which may be helpful if you are consolidating documents from several geographic locations.  Most importantly, never compromise on quality for the price – always choose a service that provides value for the cost.

CAD / CAM services is an experience document imaging and CAD conversion firm that offers quality CAD document imaging and CAD conversion at a very competitive price.


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