Whatever you do, don’t assume that simply buying a scanner will give you the ability to produce legally admissible images. You will need to be sure that your processes and storage methods are compliant with the relevant standards for legal admissibility (BIP0008, BIP0009 and PD0010). Typically achieving this will involve the implementation of an electronic document management system with a full audit trail.
Choosing between our bureau service and a document management system however normally comes down to preference. Our bureau is able to cope with 5,000,000 images every month and is geared up to tackle large volumes of paperwork and we find clients prefer to send their larger scanning projects to us rather than attempt to convert them in house. If you are looking to store all your electronic files (i.e. word documents, E-mails etc) in the system along with your scanned images and only anticipate scanning a very small amount daily, an in house option may be best. If you are completely unsure have us come in for a free consultation and recommendation.