What is Document Imaging?
Simply put, document imaging is the conversion of paper documents into electronic information. This involves imaging the document, as well as capturing at least some data from it. This data can be used to facilitate storage and retrieval and/or to feed a data driven line-of-business system in areas such as ERP, CRM, accounting or HR.
Common use cases for document imaging include workflow, records management, and automated data entry. Document types often addressed with imaging include invoices, legal documents, HR records, mortgage documents, order forms and a host of others. The best place to start is by addressing your biggest paper problem. In other words, find the place where paper bottlenecks are having the greatest effect on operational efficiency.
For a manufacturer, the bottleneck may be in A/P; for an insurance company, in claims processing; for a bank, loan processing; for a staffing firm, employee on-boarding; and so on. The potential for document imaging is both wide and deep – as many organizations experience multiple paper bottlenecks. A good place to start is simply by asking: Where do we use the most paper?
Let Document Imaging of the Southwest answer your document imaging questions … call us at 505.821.0841!
— Thanks and a tip of the hat to Ingram Micro!