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Alana Folen

Digital Filing For All That Data

Ina Chang. Leah Friel photo lfriel@midweek.com

In a time when everyone is going green, Aloha Data is creating a digital filing solution for any office that is bombarded and burdened with paper records. Located in the Bishop Tower of Topa Financial Center on Bishop Street, Aloha Data was founded in 2001 by president Ina Chang.

“Aloha Data started out as a database management company, which worked largely with professors conducting quantitative research. We did extensive data entry and data analysis work for them,” says Chang, who is a native of Taiwan and previously worked in the print publishing and advertising industry. “In the process of streamlining work flow and increasing data accuracy, Aloha Data incorporated high tech scanners and software to help achieve this goal.

“Since then, we dove into the document imaging business, and Aloha Data is the leading industry expert on electronic records management, while still heavily involved in the research data analysis projects,” she adds.

As a one-stop shop for all of your data needs, including document scanning, data entry, cloud storage, transcription and translation, Aloha Data caters to businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations, in addition to city, county, state and federal offices.

“We work specifically with organizations that have been in operation for more than five years, and have accumulated a lot of paperwork and have a hard time finding files,” Chang explains, adding, “We have a short turnaround time and are flexible to meet customers’ needs. We have worked with some of the largest accounts in the state, such as Honolulu Police Department, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Ala Moana Center, Department of Health, Department of Education, Chaminade … and the list goes on.”

According to Chang, Aloha Data will work to continue to be the leading expert in electronic records management, and will assist in scanning preserved historic archived documents. It’s the company’s business philosophy to always maintain the highest unassailable integrity, while also working for the clients’ best interest.

“We believe we are part of the community, and want to give back,” she states. “For every scanning project completed, we pledge, on behalf of our customers, to plant koa trees on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island (partnering with Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods). By scanning paper documents, we help reduce paper usage. We want to go above and beyond by reducing the carbon footprints with the reforestation of koa trees.”

For more information on Aloha Data, visit alohadata.com.

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