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We Are AdvantageDS3

Providing and creating solutions for the past, present, and future of your documents

Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions is Eastern Iowa’s preferred provider of services for the organization, storage, retrieval, digitization, and preservation of records and documents. Our primary purpose is to manage the lifecycle of records, from creation or receipt to eventual disposition or archival preservation.

With AdvantageDS3, your records and critical documents are safe, secure, efficiently managed and economically stored. We offer a full-service records management center in Cedar Rapids.


Old or new, we offer solutions for the past, present, & future of your documents.

Records Storage & Retrieval

Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions is uniquely positioned to consult, plan, and execute a comprehensive records management and retention program to satisfy your Eastern Iowa company’s records management policies.

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Secure Vault Storage

Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions proudly offers a secure vaulting option that provides the ultimate protection for businesses and organizations in Eastern Iowa to ensure the survival and longevity of irreplicable and business critical information.

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Document Digitization

While secure offsite records storage is often the most cost-effective records management solution, digitizing your company’s records provides several significant benefits, including: enhanced accessibility and efficiency, space & cost savings, improved security and disaster recovery, and more!

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Document Destruction

Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions is a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), AAA Certified Information Destruction Service Provider located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and offers Eastern Iowa’s professional community a secure, low-cost alternative for the destruction or storage of records and files that no longer need to be retained.

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Micrographic Services

Microforms can provide cost savings in terms of storage space, as well as reducing the need for physical document handling and maintenance. It eliminates the need for large file cabinets, physical document transfers, and manual sorting and organizing of paper documents.

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Courier Services

Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions provide licensed and bonded courier services for organizations in Eastern Iowa for the transportation and delivery of records, documents, packages, and other items between any two locations within 90 miles of Cedar Rapids. We provide a fast, reliable, and secure means of delivering important documents to individuals, businesses, or institutions.

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Digitization of Photographic Materials

The proliferation of photographic materials in Eastern Iowa businesses and industries highlights their value as visual representations of historical events, marketing campaigns, research and development projects, and more. Such materials necessitate inclusion in records management plans to ensure their preservation, accessibility, and efficient utilization. In this context, digitization emerges as a key strategy.

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Digitization of Books & Bound Volumes

For businesses and industries spread across Eastern Iowa, dealing with books and bound volumes presents a unique challenge to efficient records management practices. A primary challenge for any records management plan is the physical storage of books and bound volumes.

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About AdvantageDS3

By effectively managing records throughout their lifecycle, Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions promotes efficiency, reduces risks, ensures compliance, and supports information governance for businesses, institutions, organizations, and agencies in Eastern Iowa and beyond.

In short: We are Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions, an Iowa based company, owned and operated by Iowans, providing business and organizations in Iowa a comprehensive solution for secure, organized, and efficient management of their physical records. By trusting your records storage needs to AdvantageDS3, you can focus on your core operations while ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and compliance of your information.

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Sarah N.M. Harris

The Registrar’s Office feels confident with our choice in keeping with technology – going digital – and with our selection of Advantage to process our conversions.”

Sarah N.M. Harris

Senior Associate Registrar, University of Iowa

Sharon Gonzalez

Advantage has been a valuable partner for the scanning needs of the Linn County Treasurer’s office for many years. Their weekly pickup and delivery of our paperwork is always on time and very dependable. The ease of searching their indexing allows my employees to have immediate access to hundreds of thousands of documents at their fingertips! They are a great company to work with!”

Sharon Gonzalez

Linn County Treasurer

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August 7th, 2023

We are excited to share some news! The Advantage Companies has been sold to former CFO Chris Donohue, and COO Jeffrey Kiley. Mr. Kiley and Mr. Donohue are the current owners of Advantage Archives, a former division of Advantage Companies. Advantage Companies will retain its current structure, so your contracts will remain unchanged and your projects will continue to be serviced by the same consultants, account managers, production associates, and management.

Advantage Companies will be rebranding as “Advantage Document Scanning & Storage Solutions” (you may see it written as AdvantageDS3 or ADS3) to better align our corporate identity with our services and goals. This change is purely cosmetic, and will not in any way affect your current accounts or projects.

As you can see, the website has changed, as well as the logos and color scheme. If you are looking for the client portal button, it is located in the top right (or at the bottom of the navigation menu if you are on a mobile device). The link to that page will remain the same, so if you have it bookmarked, you do not have to worry about that changing. If you have any additional questions, you can email us at

We are enthusiastic and excited about this next chapter and what it means to our team and our clients. We are thankful for these relationships, and look forward to continuing to provide the same level of service and dedication you have come to expect from Advantage Companies & Advantage Archives.