Two West Midlands firms operating at the opposite ends of the document management spectrum have struck up a new alliance.
EDM Group, the Wolverhampton-based electronic document management specialist, has formed a strategic partnership with Squirrel Storage, based in Erdington, Birmingham.
Peter Smith, chief executive of EDM, said: "Paper heavy businesses, such as banks, law firms and accountancy practices will always have a need for document management solutions.
"A large number of them are turning to electronic alternatives. However there is still a huge need for physical storage solutions.
"Scan on demand is becoming increasingly popular, so the new partnership will mean that while Squirrel Storage will house the documents and manually retrieve them, EDM will then scan them and make them accessible to the customer online."
Jason Schofield, managing director at Squirrel Storage, added: "Paper is likely to play a big part in every business for many years."