So, electronic filing is typically a move towards the paperless office. This is accomplished through the use of a number of technologies, including OCR, ICR, OMR, Document Capture and Document Scanning. These technologies provide a fast simple and efficient way of scanning paper documents and capturing information on them for later use. It can typically be tied to a BPM solution for better automation. One example could be in IBM iSeries environments where you need iSeries PDF or AS400 PDF files. An electronic filing system typically has 4 components:
- Hardware - the scanning device
- Capture/Scanning Software - provides all the above.
- Archive - the end resting place for the documents.
- Search and Retrieve - what everybody wants to do in the end.