ADVANTAGES OF DOCUMENT SCANNING Company management may find themselves being prosecuted by the regulators for negligence and other related crimes in case the company data is lost due to flood, fire, theft or misplacement of files. Further, the trust bestowed in such a management by the shareholders may be eroded since they will be viewed as careless and insensitive. In addition, both internal and external auditors may not be able to perform their duties of ensuring compliance with the process in absence of the records. Further, in case the sales were been done through a credit arrangement, it may be difficult to give the correct bills without proper records. More so, in case of reconciliation related challenges, it may be difficult to prove the case without any records to support the claim. In totality, the loss can be, massive and can cause the security agencies investigating including the taxman to interpret such a loss as a deliberate cover-up by the management of any fraudulent activities that may have been going on besides tax evasion. To save their professional careers, company managers need to ensure that the company records are always preserved electronically by buying own scanners or hiring the services of companies like document scanning Columbia SC, that specializes in document scanning services. Additional space can be created in an office by eliminating bulky file cabinets through scanning of documents and preserving the data in internal servers or outsources data preservation companies.The increased space, can be used to perform roles that may attract additional revenue to the company. Documents legibility is affected as time goes due to physical deterioration. Therefore there is need to scan the documents to protect that integrity aspect. Because of the sensitivity and importance of data preservation, there is need to observe data security which can be easily done through, encryption, password protection, you can also do some cloud storage, give limited access to specific users in a way that the documents movement can be tracked. Staff collaboration in a company can be possible when documents are scanned and availed electronically which implies despite the varied workstation staff can be able to access the documents simultaneously in a way that may aid seamless processing across departments or satellite branches. Audit compliance is well enhanced when documents are scanned and stored as required. This reduces instances of conflict with the auditors. Further if the documents are well indexed, retrieval, when required, becomes easy and fast. In conclusion, scanned documents lead to efficient service delivery like giving of timely and correct invoice statements to clients which helps them to, make prompt payment thus reducing on any outstanding bills and enhance the customer service which leads to customer loyalty.