Columbia, Md. – June 6, 2007 – Quality Associates, Inc., an established provider of services and solutions for document management, imaging and archiving, announced that it successfully completed delivery on a centralized digital document management system for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) based in Reston, Va. The comprehensive state-of-the-art document imaging and management system built by Quality Associates is comprised of high-volume scanners, advanced business software, and a high-capacity server.

The new system enables staff within the Agency’s Office of Accounting and Financial Management to quickly scan incoming invoices, employee travel vouchers, and other financial statements. After being scanned, the images are automatically converted into searchable PDFs, which are then saved onto a designated networked server where they can be accessed by authorized staff members.

Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS ( is the sole science agency for the Department of the Interior. The USGS provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Scott Swidersky, director, Information Systems Division, Quality Associates, said, “Federal agencies routinely process a large number of vendor invoices and employee expense reports that must be processed and reimbursed quickly. To expedite this process, agencies are looking for ways to keep paperwork to a minimum, ensure accuracy, and decrease time employees use to locate needed documents. With their new large-capacity server, document retrieval, and storage system, the U.S. Geological Survey has an array of advanced document imaging, storage and retrieval tools to process their paperwork in the most efficient manner possible.”

Founded in 1986, Quality Associates is a GSA Federal Supply Service (FSS) contractor that has developed a strong track record in providing data conversion and archival services and systems for local, state, and federal government agencies.

About Quality Associates, Inc.

Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) offers customized document and knowledge management solutions that enable organizations to maximize productivity by ensuring that information is captured, converted, and accessible. As a value-added reseller (VAR) that partners with the industry’s leading intelligent information management (IIM) hardware and software providers, QAI offers a wide range of services and solutions that include scanning and imaging; document and media conversion; storage and electronic archiving; and full systems integration and support with customized training programs. QAI also provides strategic quality assurance consulting and auditing services. QAI’s broad client base includes federal, state and local government agencies; chemical and manufacturing companies; financial, accounting, and law firms; and medical research facilities. For more information, call (800) 488-3547 or visit