Backlog Conversion Services
4 October, 2020 by
Backlog Conversion Services
Global Scope


GST is highly experienced in the area of providing document scanning, indexing and conversion services for backlog (past) documents.

The company has a separate division (comprising specialist scanning and indexing manpower resources and supervisors) focussing on this part of the business.

GST has carried out turnkey backlog conversion of paper documents at many of our customer sites. Depending upon the customer’s requirements, GST provides full hardware (scanners, stations, software) and manpower resources required to execute the backlog.

The Customer will normally provide GS-IT with a workspace for our resources and links to its document management storage system where the documents can be committed after they are scanned, indexed and quality checked.

Although GST specializes in FileNet ECM solution, we are capable of converting backlog documents for entry into any other Document or Content Management system as per the Customer’s choice.

Backlog conversion is not an easy task and it involves careful planning (of document type, document class, document properties, index fields etc.).

Before we can begin to define the details of the individual steps in the backlog conversion process, we need to obtain a variety of basic information, such as a) volumes of paper to be converted, b) paper sizes, c) percentage of pages double sided, d) condition of paper, e) time to complete the project, f) indexing requirements, etc.

Document preparation (cleaning up, destapling, taking out of files, photocopying if necessary, reducing in size, separating in batches etc.) is another specialized task before actual scanning and indexing work can begin. GST’s backlog conversion resources are specifically trained to handle such work.