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Do your microfiche records need reviving?

A once-popular storage method, microfiche is gradually becoming redundant in the modern-day workplace. With the quality of information deteriorating over time, as well as being highly susceptible to damage, it makes sense to digitally convert your records. We’ve invested in specialised equipment to scan high volumes of microfiche per minute to produce quality, easy-to-access data for your business.

Ideal for:

  • Restoring old data
  • Improving physical storage
  • Creating a digital archive
  • Declining microfiche
  • Enhanced access
  • Preserving information

/ The Benefits

Protect vulnerable documents

Shield highly susceptible documents from heat, humidity, fire and water damage, while preserving information held on deteriorating records.

Facilitate flexible working

Remote document access allows hybrid workers to work efficiently and productively away from a traditional office setting.

Utilise office space

Removing physical documents frees up valuable office space that could be used for business growth, improving working conditions or making way for new equipment.

Find information faster

With the function to search, retrieve and access documents within seconds, a significant amount of time and money is saved from digitally converting documents.

Retrieve quality images

Using advanced technology to create high-quality image conversions, lost data can be restored and enhanced for continued use.

Comply with industry regulations

Managing and organising documents digitally makes it easier to securely access and correctly store confidential data to ensure full compliance with key regulations such as GDPR.

Protect important documents

Unlike physical formats, documents saved in a digital format are protected from potential damage, loss, theft and deterioration.

Improve environmental credentials

Going digital can result in a paperless office, which in turn will make way for a more sustainable way of working.

/ Who We Help

Medical
Legal
Financial
Logistics
Government
Education
Aerospace

/ How It Works

1 / Consult

Based on an honest and expert assessment of your microfiche scanning requirements, you will receive a customised solution and quote to review.

2 / Collect

Your microfiche is collected from your preferred location within the UK and safely transported to our secure facilities using a tracked, unmarked van.

3 / Prepare and scan

Upon arrival, your microfiche is carefully logged and manually prepared for fast, efficient and accurate scanning.

4 / Deliver

Your files are sent to you in your chosen digital format and your original microfiche returned. If the original documents are no longer required, we can arrange for them to be securely destroyed.

/ Why choose Us?

It’s a family affair

We’re proud to fly the flag for family-run businesses, and although our team has grown significantly over the last 60 years, we still bring a personal touch to everything we do.

Credible document protection

To keep your documents safe in our care, we implement strict security measures and undergo regular disaster recovery and business continuity risk assessments. You can read more about our processes, standards and accreditations here.

Individual design

Our bespoke document management and cloud management systems are tailored to support your business or organisation with its own unique challenges.

Respect for privacy

80% of the materials we work with contain sensitive information that you can trust us to handle in the strictest confidence. At your request, we’re happy to comply with non-disclosure agreements too.

We’ve got you covered

We work with a team of document management specialists, leading industry partners and state-of-the-art technology to provide one of the UK’s most comprehensive range of document management services.

Integrity guaranteed

Taking into consideration format, age and condition, your documents are treated with the greatest respect by our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced handlers.

/ Our Accreditations

/ Frequently asked questions

Can microfiche be indexed?

Yes. Once we have retrieved the data from the scanning process, we can index this information in your preferred format.

What if the microfiche is damaged? Can it still be scanned?

This depends on the level of damage but if it is readable with the human-eye, it can be reproduced.

Can you use Optical Character Recognition on my microfiche scans?

Yes. Of course, if a microfiche is presented in poor condition, this may hamper the quality of the OCR output. We do, however, supply experienced proofreaders to amend mistakes as part of an extra service.

Do you scan confidential material?

Yes. Up to 80% of the materials we scan at Microform are confidential. From invoice statements through to medical records, we ensure a fully secure and confidential service that puts the privacy of our clients at the centre of everything that we do. Confidentiality agreements can also be signed to ensure the tightest possible controls.

How are the digital images returned?

Images can be sent in a number of ways, whether digitally, using a cloud sharing platform, or hand-delivered, in a hard-drive or USB stick. Preferred methods are usually either: an encrypted HDD delivered securely to the customer, a digital download link, an SFTP transfer, or DVD/CD (for smaller jobs). We can integrate with your current workflows or provide cloud storage to facilitate the delivery of images.

What formats do you offer scanned images?

We will work with you to decide on the best format to suit your requirements. These include:

  • TIFF
  • JPG
  • HTML
  • PDF
  • Searchable PDF
  • Microsoft Word
Which locations do you serve?

We operate nationwide working closely with businesses and organisations throughout the UK.

Do you provide bespoke solutions?

Yes. Our services are fully flexible and customisable to a range of document formats and requirements.

How do I get started?

Get in touch for a friendly chat to discuss your project's requirements. We can provide a digitised sample of your microfiches free of charge to ensure it meets your satisfaction.