“Scan-to-Zero:” What it Means for Your Office


Many companies continuously struggle to reduce their paper use and output. In response to this problem, InStream has developed a Backfile Scanning content management solution designed to reduce, or even eliminate office paper record volumes. We call this solution “Scan-to-Zero” meaning InStream will scan all your office backfiles until your number of paper documents is reduced to zero. A reduction of paper translates to revamped efficiency, cost savings and increased security for your office.

InStream’s state-of-the-art conversion facility was designed specifically for document and data conversion services. It is staffed with highly skilled technicians who create over 2 million digital images every month. InStream can create digital images from almost any type of paper document. We can scan financial records, engineering drawings, medical records, computer reports and other vital business records.

Reduce Administrative Costs

It costs a significant amount of money to maintain and process paper documents. The less paper in your office, the less administrative expenses you have to deal with. InStream’s Scan-to-Zero program will ultimately eliminate processing expenses associated with paper, printers, copiers, fax machines, ink and toner cartridges. Your office will enjoy a ROI for years to come.


Increased Productivity

Records retrieval in a paper-based office is an exhaustive and complicated task. Projects are often delayed due to long retrieval times and misfiled documents. InStream’s “Scan-to-Zero” program revamps office productivity with a revolutionary records management method. With digital records instantly available at your fingertips, the records management and retrieval is fast and easy. Save time previously spend sifting through file cabinets. Gain workflow visibility and control with digitized documents.


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

There are over 4 trillion paper documents in the US alone, growing at a rate of 22% each year.  The environmental repercussions of producing, processing and discarding these paper documents are enormous and devastating. Every 10,000 paper documents uses 2,500 trees, 56,000 gallons of oil, and 450 cubic yards of landfill space (US EPA). With InStream’s “Scan to Zero” program your company can achieve sustainability goals by reducing paper and your carbon footprint. If your company is looking for a “Go Green” initiative, getting rid of paper is a perfect solution.


To learn more about “Scan-to-Zero” contact InStream today.