More About Our Services
Digital Conversion and Document Scanning Services in Houston, TX
Proper information management dictates that some physical documents must be stored for years to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. But most active business documents and legacy records can safely be converted to digital files through document scanning solutions. This approach can help your company better meet the real-time needs of employees and customers alike.
Access’ document scanning services can help:
- Consolidate information across locations and departments
- Reduce redundancies and improve document search and retrieval processes
- Enable secure file sharing wherever and whenever necessary
- Meet complex regulatory obligations
High-quality document scanning and imaging services can handle digital conversion projects of every size and type. Backfile imaging converts legacy paper documents, microfilm, or microfiche records and media files into a uniform electronic format. Day-forward document scanning converts files to electronic form and integrates them with your existing digital records and business process workflows.
Our document scanning and data capture services ensure consistent classification and indexing without sacrificing retrievability or security. And online document management software makes it fast and easy to find information when it's needed—anytime and anywhere.Learn More About Our Scanning and Imaging Solutions
About Our Houston, TX Integrated Information Management Services
Combine the paper and digital management of your records, documents, and data with the Access Unify suite of technology-powered services. Access Unify allows you to streamline your information management across your organization with leading-edge technology, all with a predictable flat-rate fee.
Access Unify | Active File Service
Evolve the physical and digital management of your records with Active File Service. With industry-leading turnaround times on requested digital file delivery, you can digitally scan the files you need when you need them. Store your actively used paper files in one of our secure storage facilities and receive a digital copy in under 4 hours. The best part: you pay a predictable monthly subscription for the service.
Complete the digitization of your organization’s records and documents at your speed and within budget with Active File Service.
Access Unify | Secure Compliance
Is your organization inundated with legacy record systems and applications that must be retained for compliance? With Access Unify | Secure Compliance, you can retire these expensive legacy systems while automating compliance and record retention requirements. Access will centralize and protect these legacy files, while providing access to legacy records and automatically applying relevant compliance and disposition rules.
Extract and manage the content of your organization’s retired legacy records programs while automating compliance requirements with Access Unify | Secure Compliance.
The Access Unify suite of leading-edge capabilities doesn’t end there. Digitize your mailroom, saving time and valuable office space, with Access Unify | Digital Mailroom. Automate your document classification and indexing with AI Auto-Classification and AI File Indexing.
Future-proof your information management programs with Access Unify's full suite of tech-enabled solutions.Learn More About Access Unify
About Our Houston Records Management Services
Securely store your records near you, and where you're never more than a click away from retrieving critical documents.
With Access records management services, your business can:
- Organize both physical and electronic documents
- Protect your assets across the entire records lifecycle
- Restrict or grant access to the right employees and stakeholders
- Maintain full regulatory compliance—no matter your industry
- Request file pickup or delivery—including 24/7 access for regular or urgent retrievals, while maintaining chain of custody protocols
- Run reports with real-time information on inventory, invoices, and more
Your information management system needs to work at your speed and on your schedule. Access' records management services give you complete control and 24/7 access to manage and govern your secure file storage.Learn More About Our Records Management Solutions
Offsite Storage and Document Storage in Houston, TX
Access lets you store and manage your physical documents and other media in a highly secure, offsite storage facility near you. Our records storage facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art security protocols that monitor and protect your records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to our storage solutions for paper documents, we also provide climate-controlled, weather- and fire-protected facilities to keep your multimedia records safe. Improperly stored film, video, x-rays, and tape backups can deteriorate from everyday environmental and handling factors. We can help you keep these vital materials off site and safe in conservation-appropriate environments.
And if that's not secure enough for your business, consider our underground storage vaults—climate-controlled, highly secure facilities located hundreds of feet below ground—to store your business-critical documents and records.
All Access records centers and vaults are PRISM Privacy+ Certified.
Information Governance and Regulatory Compliance
Records managers face increasingly complex information security policies for both digital documents and paper records. This applies to information throughout your organization stored onsite, offsite, or in the cloud.
Information Governance (IG) is everything having to do with the capture, formation, usage, storage, and deletion of information. Proper information governance keeps your company, employee, and customer information safe, secure, and compliant.
With Access information governance services, you can:
- Meet and maintain data retention and disposal compliance with relevant laws, policies, and regulations
- Reduce your risk of fraud, theft, or abuse of customer or company confidential information
- Limit or eliminate exposure to significant fines, penalties, and legal liabilities
- Avoid harm to your reputation, trust, and customer loyalty
Partner with us to fine-tune your internal records and information governance policies. Then, ensure your regulatory compliance with laws and policies relevant to your business, such as HIPAA, FACTA, FERPA, GDPR, CCPA, SOX, and GLBA.Learn More About Our Information Management & Governance Solutions
Records Retention and Destruction Regulations in Houston, Texas
Section 7.164 - Required Minimum Storage Conditions for Permanent Records
(a) Permanent records shall be stored under conditions that meet the requirements of this section.
(b) Records shall be stored in a manner that complies with the following:
(1) offers protection from fire, water, steam, structural collapse, unauthorized access, theft, and other similar hazards; and
(2) does not expose records to direct sunlight.
(c) Records or storage boxes shall not be stored in contact with the floor.
(d) Records stored in a building or storage area constructed after the effective date of this section shall be protected by an operational fire detection system or the facility must be in compliance with local fire codes.
(e) Records shall not be stored in any area of a building or storage area constructed after the effective date of this section that is located in a 100-year flood plain area, as established by the U.S. Geological Survey at the time of the construction of the building, unless the floor of said area is at least five feet above the 100-year flood level.
Texas Business and Commerce Code Section 521.052
Sec. 521.052. BUSINESS DUTY TO PROTECT SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION.
(a) A business shall implement and maintain reasonable procedures, including taking any appropriate corrective action, to protect from unlawful use or disclosure any sensitive personal information collected or maintained by the business in the regular course of business.
(b) A business shall destroy or arrange for the destruction of customer records containing sensitive personal information within the business's custody or control that are not to be retained by the business by:
(2) erasing; or
(3) otherwise modifying the sensitive personal information in the records to make the information unreadable or indecipherable through any means.
(c) This section does not apply to a financial institution as defined by 15 U.S.C. Section 6809.
(d) As used in this section, "business" includes a nonprofit athletic or sports association.
Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. 72.002. DESTRUCTION OF CERTAIN BUSINESS RECORDS.
(a) A business record required to be retained by a law of this state may be destroyed at any time after the third anniversary of the date the business record was created.
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply if a law or rule applicable to the business record prescribes a different retention period or procedure for disposal.
Sec.72.003. RETENTION OF REPRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS.
A law of this state that requires retention of a business record is satisfied by retention of a reproduction of the original record.
Sec. 72.004. DISPOSAL OF BUSINESS RECORDS CONTAINING PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
(a) This section does not apply to:
(1) a financial institution as defined by 15 U.S.C. Section 6809; or
(2) a covered entity as defined by Section 601.001 or 602.001, Insurance Code.
(b) When a business disposes of a business record that contains personal identifying information of a customer of the business, the business shall modify, by shredding, erasing, or other means, the personal identifying information so as to make the information unreadable or indecipherable.
(c) A business is considered to comply with Subsection (b) if the business contracts with a person engaged in the business of disposing of records for the modification of personal identifying information on behalf of the business in accordance with that subsection.
(d) A business that disposes of a business record without complying with Subsection (b) is liable for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each business record. The attorney general may bring an action against the business to:
(1) recover the civil penalty;
(2) obtain any other remedy, including injunctive relief; and
(3) recover costs and reasonable attorney's fees incurred in bringing the action.
(e) A business that in good faith modifies a business record as required by Subsection (b) is not liable for a civil penalty under Subsection (d) if the business record is reconstructed, wholly or partly, through extraordinary means.
(f) Subsection (b) does not require a business to modify a business record if:
(1) the business is required to retain the business record under another law; or
(2) the business record is historically significant and:
(A) there is no potential for identity theft or fraud while the business retains custody of the business record; or
(B) the business record is transferred to a professionally managed historical repository.