On October 28, 2010, John Cronin, owner of PLP Digital Systems, posted an article on his blog site; the title of that article was: “If It Can Be Digital...It Will Be Digital”.
Here’s a link to that article, just in case you haven’t already seen it:
As to what John said, I think one could easily put a slightly different spin on it, like…. “If it can be digital, then it will be digital, and, if it is digital, it may well remain digital”.
The former, of course, refers to “analog” documents being converted to “digital” documents, and the latter, I think, refers to documents that were created digitally that may well remain digital …. and seldom, if ever, be printed on paper.
Anyway, that’s what I was thinking about when I read OCE’s Press Release about a Survey OCE recently completed.
OCE issues Press Release announcing the completion of a Survey re: Companies Gaining Business Benefits but also Missing Opportunities with Document Imaging
Here is the title of that Press Release:
Survey: Companies Gaining Business Benefits but also Missing Opportunities with Document Imaging
Here are the first three paragraphs in that Press Release:
New York, N.Y. (January 31, 2011) – A solid majority of records managers report that their company is gaining critical business benefits from document imaging (converting paper to digital) that include improving operational efficiency (77%) and enhancing customer service (72%). However, other potential gains are largely untapped: Only 50 percent of executives indicate that their organization uses document imaging to enhance regulatory compliance, while even fewer (21%) say their company leverages document imaging to increase competitive advantage.
These are a few of the important findings highlighted in a comprehensive survey report issued today by Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management and electronic discovery. "A Winning Formula: Achieving Top Performance in Records Management," spotlights the extent to which organizations across a variety of industries are leveraging some of the essential components of effective records management to meet today's business challenges and win in their markets.
The survey highlights industry issues such as growing compliance risks and how companies are using their current records programs to obtain important business benefits. The report also spotlights records management components, such as document imaging, that are underutilized by a significant number of respondents and thus represent untapped opportunities to gain a competitive edge.
Later on in the Press Release, you’ll find this quote from Joe Marciano of OCE Business Services:
"During the past four years our document management surveys have communicated a critical message," said Joe Marciano, president and CEO of Océ Business Services. "While organizations are gaining solid business benefits from records management, electronic content management, digital workflow and other document management processes, there are unrealized opportunities and new approaches that have yet to be tapped by many enterprises."
To access the full Press Release on OCE’s web-site, click on this link: