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Scan Conversion Services launches new solution

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Scan Conversion Services New Zealand launches new solution to business skills shortage

Christchurch, 7 August, 2008: Australian scanning leader Scan Conversion Services has opened its first international franchise in Christchurch, with a solution to New Zealand’s growing shortage of skilled accounts personnel.

The new franchise provides a fast, reliable solution for all kinds of New Zealand organisations faced with a mountain of paperwork that has to be transferred to an electronic environment with 100 percent accuracy.

Scan Conversion’s New Zealand Managing Director Alex Power says that, with record high employment, no one wants to tackle the mundane task of repetitive data entry.

“Data entry is time-consuming and it’s boring – the Y Generation just aren’t into it,” Mr Power said. “What we say is ‘why get a person to do a machine’s job?’ We have launched our Scan Conversion Services franchise with a service that automates most of those labour-intensive processes, and does it with fewer errors than even the most efficient human being.

“Our Accounts Support Services are specifically designed to take care of routine tasks, freeing time for accounts staff to become more productive and to enjoy greater job satisfaction. The solution removes the need to file, retrieve and store documents for years to come.”

With a background in print technology that includes industry legends Canon and Xerox, Mr Power and his business partners recognised the strong market need for scanning and archiving solutions and brought together a team of experts from the printing, scanning and software industries.

The new company is the first international franchise of Australia’s Scan Conversion Services, based in Adelaide, South Australia.

“We went down the path of developing our own systems, but luckily our research led us to Richard Bates, the founder of Scan Conversion Services in Australia,” Mr Power says. “In one conversation, we realised there was no point reinventing the wheel.

“This is a highly specialised field and it has taken Richard 11 years to grow a thriving business and develop some very sophisticated software along the way. It would take us six, seven , even 11 years to catch up. Instead we decided to become his first franchisee.”

Mr Power says that speed, efficiency and cost are all driving Scan Conversion’s business to new heights.

“Organisations are suffering because they can’t keep up with all the invoices, timesheets, proof of delivery, remittances and other regulatory requirement -- all this paperwork that’s being generated every day,” Mr Power said.

“We process all of these much more quickly and accurately than a person. That person is then free to do more interesting, higher value work. With virtually full employment for the last three or four years in New Zealand, it has been really difficult to secure good data entry people – Scan Conversion Services has the solution.

“By creating and validating electronic copies, we take that paper out of the filing cabinets and make it emailable and accessible for anyone requiring records, now and in future.”

About Scan Conversion Services
Scan Conversion Services (SCS) provides industry-leading Scanning, Document Conversion and CAD Conversion services for corporate, government, legal and defence requirements in Australia and New Zealand. A Commonwealth Government Endorsed Supplier, SCS was founded in Adelaide in 1996, and has since expanded through partnering and mergers with leading scanning services in Queensland and New Zealand. Growing demand from international clients promises a bright future for the company, which offers specialist and customized scanning solutions as a bureau or in-house service. Typical solutions include Accounts Payable, Conservation, Remittance Processing, Medical & Legal Records, and Compliance for the most complex needs. If you have a problem with document storage and retrieval, regulatory requirements or workflow that is having an impact on staff productivity or other business outputs, talk to Scan Conversion Services. http://www.scanservices.co.nz

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