Sometime in the future, when paper documents have disappeared and gone the way of cuneiform written on clay tablets, paper may be relegated to museums alongside papyrus and parchment.
But for now, mountains of paper documents still occupy many offices, and must be converted to digital form in order to reap the many benefits of a document management solution (DMS).
Often, implementing a DMS involves preparing large amounts of paper documents for subsequent scanning and indexing. Of these three steps — document preparation, scanning and indexing — the most labor intensive is the prep.
And, because it can save an enterprise significant time and money, proper planning and careful pre-scanning document preparation deserves its own blog post. Scanning and indexing will be discussed in a future post.
Keep reading for more info about the 3 key steps for successfully preparing paper documents to be loaded into your electronic content management system.