‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there………..

North Pole goes paperless datascan


At Datascan we are all getting pretty excited about Christmas.  The big day is near, our office is decorated with twinkly lights and tinsel and all we can talk about is our plans for the holidays.    It got us thinking about a certain special gentleman that lives at the north pole and we were wondering how he was getting along with his special work at the moment.  We also wondered how the team here could help him.

Naughty & Nice List

Each year Santa has to make a list of all the children in the world and decide if they were naughty or nice this year.  That must take ages!  We thought we could help him out and save some time for him.  If we could scan his list from last year, he could upload it into the Santa CRM (Christmas Recording Machine).  Then the following year he wouldn’t have to start from scratch.  All he would do is call up the previous year on the screen and make the necessary changes.

Room in the workshop

For decades that list had to be kept each year, the elf workshop was overflowing with boxes of lists.  The elves were losing valuable storage space in the workshop.  ‘Time to tidy it up’ said Mrs Claus.  Time to call Datascan to come collect the lists for archive scanning.  No more worries about keeping the information safe and no more boxes for the elves to fall over.

Children’s letters

With children writing to Santa from all over the world the post-box is full for weeks.  Children of all ages write letters long and short asking for presents.  It was important that no detail was left out and that special care was taken to get the right toy to the right child.  Santa is getting older and his eyes might not be as sharp as they were.  Datascan data capture technology means we can scan each letter and extract the information which is then uploaded into the Santa CRM.    Nice and easy for Santa to read and easy to magically email the order to the elves in the workshop.

So Santa, if you are reading this we would love to help you with all your hard work.  After all, who would not want to be Santa’s Little Helper at this time of the year.

Happy Christmas to all our clients, suppliers and friends.  Thanks for your support this year and we look forward to working with you again next year.