MES Hybrid Document Systems

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MES Hybrid Document Systems is an Information Management organization based in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The term Information Management can refer to a collection of different types of information and how to manage it in an electronic computer based system or in this case is used as a term to describe the management of any type of documentation, from hard copies on paper to digital files. The general process involves reducing and classifying the, often overwhelming, amount of documentation an organization needs to retain by either Image scanning[1] or using microfilm. This can assist greatly in allowing an organization to reclaim office space or adhere to the legal retention period of a document.

MES Hybrid Document Systems
Type Private
Industry Software, Document Management, Scanning, Paperless Office
Founded 1971
Headquarters Markham, Ontario
Key people John D'Arcy - President
Andrew D'Arcy - COO
Kevin D'Arcy - Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Products Document Management
Records Management
Document Scanning
Microfilming
Workflow Management
Website www.mesltd.ca

History[edit]

MES was founded by John D'Arcy in 1971, when the term information management meant only one thing in relation to documentation, microfilm. John D'Arcy was an expert in everything related to microfilm and microfiche including how to create, view, store, retrieve and manage it and is a recognized industry name across North America for his knowledge in the field. An engineer of many years for Kodak micrographics, John decided to start a company of his own called Microfilm Equipment Services to cater for the needs of microfilming, especially those of the financial industry and many of Canada's best known banks who relied on the technology for cheque clearing.

As technology evolved the use of microfilm and microfiche declined and with the development of document management systems, document imaging and the image scanner which are now more commonly in use for similar applications today.

It was decided in 2006 that the Microfilm Equipment Services projected that of an older technology so the company name was changed to incorporate the Hybrid Document Systems addition. The term "hybrid" used was used to highlight a combination of electronic document imaging and microfilm technology.

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MES Hybrid Document Systems today is an organization which is aligned with many of the industry's governing bodies and are members of various organizations such as the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)[2] and the Independent Information Management Dealer's Association (IIMDA)[3] of which Kevin D'Arcy (VP of Sales & Operations) has previously served as Board President.[4] MES also has expertise in assisting organizations work towards using the Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence Canadian Standard.[5] MES Hybrid Document Systems are also the Canadian distributors for the FileDirector Document Management Solution.

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