Capture? Haven’t we been doing this for years and years? Well…yes and no. Yes, organizations have been scanning paper into digital archives for a long time. And for 72% of organizations, scanning paper is still the most important part of their information capture strategy. The continued importance of simply getting rid of the paper is not just a function of laggard organizations; the struggle to get rid of paper is consistent across all levels of overall competence.
Companies are always looking for ways to make their workplace more productive and efficient and to reduce costs. Document management has an important role to play here.
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Why should your organization care about the differences between real-time capture and batch capture? Each has a purpose and benefit to an organization, based on the need, information type, and value it represents in relation to operational outcomes. Many businesses today, are facing increased demands to capture information from unique applications immediately, and address multi-channel capture at the first touch-point of content. They are looking for ways to identify and harness the power of the most effective and efficient capture services to automate the capture process and integrate it with business critical processes and workflows. These developing requirements are defining the discussions around real-time capture.
What exactly does it mean to have an “open platform”? The perception is that an open platform has no restrictions or limitations; an open platform is agnostic. Yet reality is that there could be some limitations or restrictions. For example, there are ECM solutions that are built upon a proprietary database and are still considered to be “open”. The reason being they support a specific set of open standards for interoperability and integration. While the concept is sound, and many businesses look to a day where interoperability and integration across the enterprise is achieved, AIIM research finds that only 8% of organizations have accomplished this.
Multi-channel next-generation information capture is clearly the least mature of the four core Content Services technologies.
For many years, “capture” was somewhat of an afterthought. ...It was something focused primarily on paper documents. ...It was something focused on archiving the document rather than on the extraction of data from the document. ...It was something you did at some point after information entered the organization. ...It was usually done in the context of one particular business process and needed to be customized to that process. There is now clearly a rising tide of information. On average, organizations expect the volume of information coming into their organizations to grow from X to 4.2X over the next two years. To make the problem even more complex, not only is the volume of information increasing geometrically, but also the speed at which it is coming into the organization, the variety of forms and file types this information takes, and the number of entry points.