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Scanning and Data Solutions Ltd are a specialists Scanning Services Bureau. We provide Scanning Hardware, Software as well as a fully featured Document Management Service thats is second to none. Our document management services make it possible for you to easily and efficiently access archived paper documents when needed as well as immediate access to digitised versions of your documents as and when you need them.



We have a dedicated team to turn around any job in the best possible time



Our Optical Character Recognition (OCR) removes any margin of error



Our barcoding and indexing allows for Fast document retrieval when needed

“Customer service shouldn't just be a department, it should be the entire company.”

Tony Hsieh

20 Years plus

Since 2001

Scanning and Data Solutions Ltd was formed in 2001 following may years in the industry, and the feeling that we can do better.  Since 2001 be have worked with 1500 clients and completed over 17,000 jobs, from clients ranging from the self-employed to large international clients.   We invested in a number of specialist scanners, including microfilm scanners, large format flatbed scanners, as the well as the daily production document scanner and drawing scanners.

The secure archive box storage service, Records Management, has steadily grown over the years.  The efficient processing of retrievals for same day and next day delivery is second to none. 

Our software solutions have proven successful in helping client automate document processes and have been vital though the pandemic to allow hybrid working.

communication is key

personal service

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Jobs Accepted
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We get to know your business

We love to know what you do and how you work. This helps us to provide the bespoke services and solutions that will be effective for you.

understanding your needs

All successful projects need discussion and planning. We like to arrange Telephone calls, Teams meetings and On-site meetings so we can understand your requirements and put together a comprehensive proposal document.

Agree the approach

Once we understand your requirements, we will provide the proposal document. This details the requirement, the estimated volumes, our suggested solution and approach and of course costs. There is also vast amounts of information on processes, information security and GDPR, all of which are vital for all of our projects.

Getting Started

Collection of documents

Data Preparation Barcode Generation

Scanning of Documents

Indexing of scanned documents

Quality Control
File Verification

Secure Delivery on USB, DVD and Cloud Services

Secure Document
Disposal & File

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

We are a small, professional, efficient document scanning company that value everyone of our clients.  We pride ourselves with providing outstanding, professional, secure services.  You will have a single point of contact through out the process and a telephone number that will be answered by someone knowledgeable. No call centres!

We can come to site and work this out for you.  We have done thousands of estimates so have lots of experience.  If you wanted to work out a guide yourself, typically a full Lever Arch file will contain about 500 scans.  A typical B2 Archive Box would contain about 2500 scans. We also need to know the number of documents (a document usually contains a number of pages/scans), which is also the number of indexes that we need to create.

Yes, absolutely!  A personal service is absolutely vital for all of our projects and we pride ourselves on this. You will have a dedicated project manager from the first meeting all the way through to delivery.  This is usually Michael Bailey our Managing Director and will always be on the end of a telephone or email.


Yes!  We can do samples, pilots, proof of concepts.  These are usually free of charge.  This will demonstrate the quality you can expect and the service levels.  The samples will be treated exactly the same as a live Job and will follow all of our standard information security and encryption processes.

Confidentiality and discretion is absolutely essential for the services that we offer and we take this extremely seriously.  We believe that promoting our clients on our website is not appropriate for that reason.  We can, however, make specific introductions of prospective clients to existing and past clients so long as both parties consent.  We have some fantastic brands that we have worked with who would be pleased to discuss their experiences with you.

We will collect from you.  We will bring archive boxes, load your files into the boxes and return them directly to our office.  We do not go to other clients and the vehicle will have enough fuel before the collection to do directly back to our office, so the vehicle is not left unattended.  Some clients may wish to bring documents to us, which of course is fine.  All boxes are anonymously labelled, barcoded, and a collection note signed with details of the collection.

Unless specified in the contract document/GDPR agreement, all data is processed our within our office by our staff.

We follow strict processes to ensure Quality, working to BS10008 Legal Admissibility.  We operate a 100% File Present Verification system to ensure that all files received exist as a scanned document via barcoded label on each document.  Our scanners are tested for resolution, double feed detection and colour data capture quality.

We are in a small village called Studham, near Dunstable and Hemel Hempstead, easily accessible to the M1, home counties and London. Contact Us

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