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Enterprises are continuing to generate vast quantities of paper documents, despite attempts to move to a paperless office.


  • Developing a strategy for digitizing historical content reduces risk.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses the benefits of capture solutions.
  • Assesses how a strategy can be developed to capture historical paper documents.

Key questions answered

  • How can a rapid return on investment (RoI) be gained?
  • How can capture reduce the risk of litigation?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Creating a paperless office should be a priority

  • Most paper documents are created outside of the enterprise
  • Enterprises should capture and digitize documents going forward
  • Making it easy for customers and employees to communicate electronically should be a priority

Developing a strategy for digitizing historical content reduces risk

  • Digitizing historical documents reduces the risk of litigation
  • Paper documents pose a risk of destruction from disasters

Capture solutions are available to suit the requirements of all enterprises

  • A variety of deployment models are available for capture solutions
  • Cloud offers a cost-effective way to implement capture solutions
  • The capture process can be outsourced to numerous service providers

Justification for capture can be gained by a rapid return on investment (RoI)

  • Increases in productivity and reduced processing times can ensure a quick RoI
  • Managing vast quantities of paper documents greatly increases the risk of noncompliance and litigation
  • Digitizing paper documents allows valuable insights to be gained from the content


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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