Scan Conversion Services (SCS) has operated a scanning bureaus
for over a decade. During that time we have successfully delivered
highly effective document management solutions to a diverse range of
private and public sector clients including:
- AirServices Australia
- Australian Government Solicitor
- Australian National Couriers
- Australian Submarine Corporation
- BAE Systems Australia Ltd
- Baulderstone Hornibrook
- Courts Administration Authority
- Department of Premier & Cabinet
- Department of Treasury & Finance
- Department of Defense
- Department for Administrative & Information
- Defense Science & Technology Organisation
- Office of the Liquor & Gaming Commission
- National Archives of Australia
- Hutchinson Builders
- Anglo Coal
- Department of Employment and Training
- Qld Rail
- Hills Industries
- Department of Public Prosecutions
- Royal Australian Air Force
- SA Police Department - Major Crime Squad
- State Coroners Office
- And many, many others
Scan Conversion Services currently have three
offices, Adelaide, Brisbane (Australia) and Christchurch (New
We are a Commonwealth Government Endorsed Supplier Number
Additionally, all the work we do continues to be driven and
underscored by our own corporate philosophy and business mission:
“Scan Conversion Services assists its customers to
operate more efficiently and profitably by improving their document
management. We offer tailor-made solutions to suit the needs of
“We will achieve our quality objectives through our
highly skilled and dedicated staff, by staying at the forefront of
technology and by developing exacting standards to meet client needs.
“The management of Scan Conversion Services are
committed to the implementation of this policy through all our
Richard Bates – Managing Director
Richard Bates has 20 years experience in the computer industry,
including seven years as Director of Omnitech Graphic Systems Pty Ltd.
During that time he received extensive training in computer software
and hardware with Mutoh Industries in Japan, Microvitec in England and,
in the USA, with both Contex and Autodesk Inc.
After leaving Omnitech Richard joined Océ Australia as
National Digital Manager. In this role he was responsible for training
technical and sales staff in the operation and configuration of digital
equipment. He also presented a series of seminars on scanning and
document management for CAD User Magazine.
Currently, Mr Bates is Managing Director of Scan
Conversion Services Pty Ltd and CEO of the specialist document
management software company Practical Programs Pty Ltd.
Duncan Lord is the co-founder of SCS Queensland, previously known as
The Data Image Group. Duncan’s knowledge and skill has been
developed over 15 years in the specialised scanning industry. In 1993
he was the founder of a computer imaging company by the name of
DragonScan. This company provided a wide range of scanning and Computer
Aided Design (CAD) services for Government and private sectors.
Over four years of rapidly changing technology and constantly adapting
services, Duncan acquired an in-depth knowledge of the needs of
company’s from different professional fields and how to apply
this knowledge to their individual requirements.
Duncan then was employed
by Ausdoc Ondemand, a subsidiary of Ausdoc Information Management, to
create a digital scanning department and introduce latest technology
and techniques to grow the business in this field. This included
extensive training in San Jose, California (Silicon Valley USA) on
software and high volume scanning methodology.
Lord’s expertise in project management and tailored business
solutions is utilised in his current role as Director of Operations for
the Queensland area.
Gavin Chambers – Technical Support Manager
Joining Scan Conversion Services in 2003, Gavin Chambers had previously
worked as Technical Support Manager for MGX, South Africa’s
largest scanning bureau. With this 200 staff strong organization
Gavin’s major responsibilities spanned:
- The day to day operation of the MGX service bureau which
included the scanning, indexing and processing of ‘cold’
client data and the ensuing delivery of microfilm that had been
produced to individual format and media specifications.
- Maximising operational effectiveness and efficiency through
the implementation, maintenance and support of all relevant hardware
equipment and software solutions.
In such roles, Gavin’s expertise was
pivotal in major projects such as the:
- South African Government’s Medscheme Health
Fund Project – involving 1 million claims per month across 5
branches and 3 provinces.
- Uganda National Elections – scanning the
printed ballot sheet of each candidate.
- Nashua Mobile Phone Contract – involving
document management for the client’s mobile phone network
contracts throughout South Africa.