Document scanning transforms paper documents into electronic images that can be used in computer-based business applications and archives. A document scanning system includes a document scanner, multifunction peripheral (MFP), fax machine or other scanning device, plus software to handle the image produced by the device. A successful document scanning system also includes image enhancement or image processing software such as VRS (VirtualReScan) to automatically improve the images produced by the scanner.
Companies that rely on a document driven business process must do more than simply convert paper documents to electronic images. For example, a company that wants to automate its invoice process must also:
With document scanning alone, these important steps require time-consuming and costly manual effort.
Kofax software goes beyond document scanning to automate the transformation of business-critical information from paper documents, faxes and electronic formats into process-ready information, and to deliver it into business systems, databases, workflows and document archives. Kofax software also works with document scanners to automatically straighten and improve image quality for even the toughest documents, providing dramatically better results and eliminating the need to rescan documents.Return to Glossary