By 2000, newer technologies were making microfilm redundant; hence the company rode the winds of change to set up a large paper to digital document capture bureau. The bureau handled prestigious projects for Arthur Andersen, Tata Industries, Hitachi, Prudential, Temasek, and many others.

In 2003 we set up our microfilm scanning operation equipped with cutting edge technology and systems in a spanking new facility in Vikhroli outside Mumbai.

This unit provides scanning services to overseas service bureaus and BPO’s , insulating us from the end user or final customer. We have consciously taken this step to ensure that our service bureau and BPO customers are secure.


Historical Time Line
  • 1984

    - Company Established

  • 1985

    - Acquired microfilm business of MacNiel & Magor

  • 1986

    - Operations started in eastern India

  • 1986

    - Acquired microfilm business of Khatau Industries

  • 1988

    - Operations started in Northern India

  • 1989

    - Acquired business of Microdocumentaton Centre

  • 1995

    - Established Automated Workflow (P) Ltd

  • 1996

    - Expanded to start paper scanning

  • 2001

    - Expanded to start microfilm scanning

  • 2015

    - Appointed Eastman Park Micrographics Microfilm distributor for Indian Subcontinent

  • 2017

    - Expanded to start Microfilm Archive writing



  • Paper & Microfilm Scanning
  • Archive Writing
  • Microfilm Scanning

Media Equipment

  • Microfilm Media
  • Chemicals And Accessories From Eastman Park Micrographics


  • Archive Writers
  • Microfilm Processors
  • Readers
  • Scanners
  • Duplicators And other related microfilm equipment.


Patel MicroData

In 1984, Cyrus Patel established a microfilm business - MicroData, which today provides hundreds of customers worldwide microfilm related services, media and equipment. We represent several largest established manufacturers and have an impeccable petition for integrity and competence.


Cyrus Patel, Chief Executive Officer

Cyrus is the founder of Patel MicroData and co-founder of Automated workflow. He started his career as an Industrial Trainee with Voltas, then one of India's top 20 companies ranked by sales. Subsequently he articled with S. B. Billimoria & Co, one of India's most prestigious accounting firms.


Pesi Patel, Director

Mr. Pesi S. Patel served as director of several listed and unlisted companies along with his own group of business in various industries. Mr. Patel is an Entrepreneur for over 25 years having business interests and experience in engineering, manufacturing, trading and exports of services and goods. Mr. Patel is a graduate in commerce (B.com) from University of Mumbai.


Vijay Mathur, General Manager Sales

Vijay Mathur is a very senior member of our team. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from Delhi University and an MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. He brings to the table more than 25 years of field experience in the Office Automation Industry that includes 11 years with Patel MicroData, overseeing the business in the north and east India. Vijay has worked with several customers and has a deep understanding of the service, customer physic and expectations.

Amol Nayak, General Manager(Production)

Amol Nayak, joined the company 20 years ago. He is a science graduate (B.Sc.) and an expert in back-file conversion solutions. He has dealt with projects involving several million images from both paper and microfilm. All production related activities come under his jurisdiction; he also handles our relationship with clients.

Gajanan Tembkar, Production Manager

Gajanan Tembkar has been with the company for 15 years He is a Graduate in Commerce (B. Com). Gajanan handles complete production.