Category Solutions

Using PaaS to create an innovative Data Capture solution

As a prelude to this series of solutions on the topic of “Using PaaS to create an innovative Data Capture solution” we wanted to preface these posts and focus on the question of ‘where do I start if I want to build an effective capture solution?’.

Breaking the solution down into easily digestible components

With information capture being such an obvious way to decrease operational costs, increase efficiency, reduce risk and assist with compliance, then it begs the question of why wouldn’t everyone be using capture?  We need to breakdown the components of a capture solution to their lowest common denominator and share with others how to achieve an effective capture solution so that everyone can benefit from a technology that has a proven track record of success...

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PaaS Solutions (Device/Interface/User Experience) – Part 1 of 3

In this three part series of blog posts we would like to walk you through building a highly-effective, yet extremely agile and surprisingly affordable document capture solution.  Not a piece-part of a solution, rather a complete solution from start-to-finish.

First, before any technology is ever considered the prudent thing to do is to clearly understand the use case for capture.  In other words, think of real world scenarios and carefully consider the user experience of capturing information.  The ultimate success, or failure, of the entire system can depend on whether users themselves feel comfortable with the capture experience.  If the experience is not easy, available at all times or effective then regardless of how fancy the back-end technology is, they will surely resist.

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PaaS Solutions (Transformation/Processing/Capture) – Part 2 of 3

Implementing capture software technology these days offers many new opportunities that simply were not available just a few short years ago.  Just like other ‘traditional’ on-premise software applications there are now many options to develop advanced technology, yet make the user experience extremely easy and efficient.  In the first of this three part series of blog posts we focused on “(User Experience/Device/Interface)” and how to properly select the most appropriate hardware capture device and also how to narrow user interface architecture based on the ‘User Experience’...

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PaaS Solutions (Business Policy/Workflow/Storage) – Part 3 of 3

The real value of capture is realized when the information extracted from images is used within a business process whether this information is used, for example, to kick-off an approval process for expense reports, or this information is a Social Security Number used to retrieve your medical records.  The ‘index values’, ‘metadata’, or ‘tags’ (whatever) you would like to call these extracted keywords help create the workflow that helps make processes more efficient.  After all, an image itself without recognized characters, numbers or words is useless to a computer for knowledge of what information is contained on the document.  It’s the information on the document that is of most importance, not just the image.

These days there are many great storage options for images and metadata cap...

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