Document scanning is a new archiving alternative that brings the advantages of digital storage and access. A specialist scanning company uplifts your documents, digitises them and can store them on a disc or online. An advantage of using this method is that it allows for multiple of copies of documents to be made. This allows for simultaneous or layered access and simplified sharing. Another advantage of document scanning is that it is cheaper in the long run. A disadvantage of using this method is that there may be security issues and access loopholes. Also, due to relatively high setup costs, document scanning may not be for all organisations.