Who Are We?

Biel’s Document Management, founded in 1939, is the imaging leader and first choice for all paperless office solutions, providing innovative document management solutions that enable companies to scan, store, retrieve, and use information more efficiently, accurately, and securely. Leveraging decades-long business partnerships with such well-respected companies such as KodakCanon, and EMC, Biel’s helps organizations efficiently manage documents and data, saving them money and increasing the efficiency of their workplace.

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Staying focused is more important than ever, especially when searching for ways to cut costs, increase productivity and generate ROI. With just one initiative — using Biel’s to electronically manage accounts payable (AP) and other financial documents — your organization could introduce the quickest and most cost-effective way to improve the bottom line.

Human Resources

Biel’s solutions for human resources simplify daily HR tasks by giving your HR staff instant access to documents whenever they’re needed. Employee information and forms –whether they originate from your HRIS, another HR application or as paper documents — are available immediately with a single click.

Customer Service

Imagine your customer service team retrieving all critical documents associated with a customer instantly without leaving their desks or even their existing customer service software— no searching for folders in filing cabinets, no more trips to warehouses or offsite storage to retrieve archived paper documents.


What if your potential customers could access their quotes and other custom sales documents instantaneously and make a purchase decision in minutes? With instant access to all necessary sales aides, your Sales team will become more efficient and be able to concentrate on making sales instead of doing paperwork.


Engineers and Designers store their knowledge and ideas in all types of documents. With this comes the challenge of managing engineering changes, revisions, and release processes as well as collaborating across the Web. Engineering departments very often have difficulty finding documents, identifying correct versions of a document, and keeping documents secure.


All organizations deal with legal documentation, whether it’s as simple as a company’s service contracts or as complex as a law firm’s extensive paper trail of contact records. The vulnerability of paper is a serious issue, meaning enterprise content management tool for keeping legally binding documents and related information secure from unauthorized viewing and tampering as well as protecting records in cases of disaster.

FAQ: What You Need to Know!

What is Document Management?
Document management is the processes of handling documents in a way that enables them to be created, shared, organized, stored and retrieved efficiently and effectively.

Objectives of Document Management:

  • Reduce lost and misfiled documents.
  • Provide faster search and retrieval of documents.
  • Reduce the amount of physical space used to store documents, such as file cabinets, boxes and shelving.
  • Better organize existing documents.
  • Streamline information and workflow.
  • Allow instant access to documents.

What is Records Management?
Records management is the practice of maintaining records including classifying, storing, securing and destruction or archival preservation, which protects fragile historical archives and assures permanent records are accessible and readable for years into the future.

Objectives of Records Management: 

  • Control the quantity and quality of records.
  • Simplify the activities, systems, and processes of records maintenance and use.
  • Identify what records exist by records inventory.
  • Apply required retention periods to stored items.
  • Develop and administer policies and procedures.
  • Preserve records throughout their life cycle.

What is AP Automation?
Most organizations today rely on a paper-intensive, manual receipt and approval accounts payable (AP) process. Most of the AP staff spends its time dedicated to opening mail, obtaining approvals, managing vendors, tracking spending and manual data entry. However, thanks to technology, that no longer has to be the case.

Accounts Payable Automation allows for all those tasks to be accomplished quickly, completely and best of all, automatically. Benefits that accompany AP Automation include:

Improved cash flow cycle management
Since automation removes many of the delays associated with getting data into your financial systems for approval, at the end of the month, you accrue fewer payables.

Increased invoice data accuracy
Inaccurate invoice data results in time spent investigating the error, correcting it and possibly reprocessing a payment. Automation delivers the most accurate data possible.

Capitalization on early pay discounts
An accounts payable process that moves faster allows for more early-pay discounts.

Reduced manual data entry costs
Automated data capture gets rid of 75% of data entry labor costs. When manual data entry is nearly eliminated, there are dramatic improvements in speed and effectiveness. This benefit also yields the biggest return on investment.

What do you offer for HR Automation?
Our solutions for human resources simplify daily HR tasks by giving your HR staff instant access to documents whenever they’re needed. Employee information and forms –whether they originate from your HRIS, another HR application or as paper documents — are available immediately with a single click. Our document management solutions for HR integrate smoothly with all your employee management software, including solutions for recruiting, onboarding and performance. The connection to electronic personnel files is seamless – users access information within the HR software applications they use every day. Even if most employee documents are already digital, our HR solutions document output management features help speed up HR processes. Forms can be completed electronically by employees, then sent in batches to third-party administrators (TPAs) and other providers.


Major Human Resources applications:
– Applications
– Personnel Folders
– Expense Reports
– Time Cards
– Benefits
– Retirement Requests
– Vacation Requests

Major HR Solutions: 
– Automated Forms
– Online Document Vault
– Digitized HR Files
– Forms Processing
– Online Forms

What Microform services do you offer?
Software: Digital ReeL
Digital ReeL is a complete microfilm conversion solution which converts microfilm to virtual, digital microfilm rolls. The conversion creates a digital replica of your original microfilm or microfiche. The entire microfilm roll or fiche is digitally converted. The Digital ReeL microfilm conversion solution includes a software application that emulates microfilm retrieval from a reader printer. Users retrieve virtual microfilm rolls from a PC workstation, avoiding the hassles that come with physical microfilm and legacy reader printers.

Conversion: Digital Images from Microfilm
With state of the art film scanners, Biel’s can scan any standard microfilm format and create digital images to be uploaded into an existing electronic document management system or directly onto CD’s for viewing over your network or the Internet.

Conversion: Microfilm from Digital Images
Do your electronic/digital documents and data comply with government regulations for record retention? Do you have a disaster recovery program for your electronic records? Biel’s can convert your digital images to microfilm so they can easily be stored for disaster recovery or government compliance.

Hardware: Microfilm Readers/Scanners
Our Microfilm Readers/Scanners use the latest digital technologies to provide powerful features not found in any other microfilm equipment. These features make our microfilm scanners so easy-to-use, fast-to-operate, and versatile that leading research and academic universities are integrating it into their operations to make the most of their microforms investment.

Why should I go digital?
90% of business information still exists on paper. In the US alone, there are over 4 trillion paper documents. These documents are taking up valuable office space, complicating the search and retrieval process for workers and are a huge risk to information security and integrity. Making the switch from paper to digital is quick, easy, and effective!

How much is paper costing my organization?
On average it costs $20 to file a paper document, $120 to find it and a whopping $220 to reproduce a lost paper document. In fact, even your filing cabinets are costing your organization money. The average cost of a fireproof cabinet, that stores 10,000 paper documents, is $1,300. These same 10,000 documents after conversion to digital can fit on one CD, which costs $1.00.

How can my organization benefit?
• Full-text Search

• No Lost Files

• Digital Archiving

• Improved Security

• Disaster Recovery

• Improved Customer Service

• Remote Access to Documents

• Internal Efficiency and Workflow

• Automation of Work Processes

• Electronic Audit Trails

• Simultaneous access to the same document

• Instant access to any digital document

How much time is spent on paper documents?
• 20% to 40% of workers time is wasted searching for paper documents

• The average paper document gets copied 19 times.

• Professionals spend 5-15% reading information, but up to 50% looking for it

• 7.5% of all documents get lost and 3% of the remainder gets misfiled.

What are some more benefits?
All those cabinets and boxes of paper taking up valuable office space are just waiting to be digitized. By getting the conversion process started today you can gain back your lost space, increase information security and save the time of everyone on your staff.

More and more organizations in the US are going digital each year, increasing their efficiency and effectiveness in their industries. Don’t get left behind! Start the conversion process today.

See for yourself! Take a virtual tour of our document conversion process below…

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