The paperless office or paperless office software is not a new business objective, the advertising slogan which suggested that after the advent of computers in the offices role would be unnecessary, was born in 1975, the year in which Business Week first coined this phrase in an article in which futuristic vision embodied in the office.
Unfortunately this goal has not yet been achieved, although some experience of large companies allowed to be optimistic.
It is why the adaptation of a policy to the paperless office must be born with the premise that the most important change is in the minds of its employees, and not in their information systems.
In fact, the technologies allow information management ever closer to the idea of the paperless office. And this advance in document management technology the new factor that allows IT departments to achieve success and meet the challenge of implementing a paperless office.
After years of development, document management systems have finally managed to cover the entire life cycle of the document in the company, from management or ingestion of input documents to the system, to the record management or management of historical records and all intermediate processes, covering all complex business flows requires an organization today.
Historically one of the weaknesses of the corporate document management has been the source of documentation. Often the process of approaching a paperless office failed by the mere fact that it was very powerful document management system selected, the documents were originally generated in digital format and no- cost time / money for digitization consistent information was a barrier (sometimes insurmountable ) to achieve the complete elimination of paper in business processes.
Today intake systems, documentation or allow the introduction of management input from various sources Fax, mail , papers, manuscripts, etc. mass scanners . Documentation in various formats that is automatically recognized , stored , cataloged and redirected to systems management business logic ( usually a Document Management System ), removing in the process the critical information required.