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Brother's Direct Scan Solution for users of Capita SIMS Software

Direct scanning and document storage made easy.

Direct Scan Solution for users of Capita SIMS software

Improve your efficiency in storing school records digitally with quicker scanning, fewer errors and easier document search - all made easy with the Brother ADS-2600We scanner and an advanced piece of software that acts as your personal digital filing assistant.

Brother ADS-2600W desktop scanner

The quick, easy way to scan and save all your school paperwork

Storing school records as easily accessible digital files instead of hard copies makes it easier to find the information you need. But creating those files manually takes time and can still lead to mistakes.

Scanning. Uploading. Renaming. Saving. Filing. At every step, there’s the potential to mislay or miss out vital information altogether. Especially when you have to repeat the whole process again and again for every member of your class or year group.

The answer? Brother’s Direct Scan Solution. Streamline the whole process and turn what can take hours into a job that takes just minutes.

School teacher using a Brother ADS-2600W scanner

With Brother's Direct Scan Solution, it’s simple

At the heart of the Brother's Direct Scan Solutions is the Brother ADS-2600We scanner and an advanced piece of software that acts as your personal digital filing assistant. You specify what records you want to create for which pupils.

Brother's Direct Scan Software sets up all the necessary folders, then tells you when to scan each piece of paperwork on the scanner control screen. Everything else is completely automatic.

Your documents are named, uploaded and allocated to the correct pupil in the right place on the SIMS directory, complete with an audit trail detailing when each one was created and who by.

Teacher helping students after completing paperwork quickly using Brother Direct Scan Solution

Brother's Direct Scan Solution at a glance

  • Improve efficiency with quicker scanning, fewer errors and easier document search
  • Reduce the time staff spend on administrative paperwork, allowing them to concentrate on other more important tasks
  • Easier to comply with national pupil safeguarding and data protection laws
  • Increase available space by reducing the need for filing cabinets in schools and classrooms
  • Protect school records from theft, water and fire damage
  • Drive down school carbon footprint with paperless filing

Brother's Direct Scan Solution has been developed by Brother’s partner Digital Link Solutions. Digital Link Solutions is an Accredited Partner of Capita SIMS. Capita SIMS is a registered trademark of Capita.

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Two additional areas of student record document management

Search Documents

All the scanned documents that have been put into SIMs are now searchable so it's easy to find any document, in any record, without having to manually look through each record.

Export/Import Documents

When a pupil leaves a school, all of their details in SIMS can be exported and then sent to the receiving school in a secure encrypted file. Then, if both the sending and the receiving schools are using Brother's Direct Scan Desktop Solution Software the files can be exchanged securely and uploaded automatically, removing the need for any manual filing processes.

How does Brother's Direct Scan Solution compare?

Scanning 30 student consent forms for a trip abroad - see how Brother's Direct Scan Solution compares with your current scanning method. 

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Why use Direct Scan in your school environment?

Find out how we helped St Paul’s C. of E. Primary improve their student record keeping.

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