The Vision for ApplicationXtender is Clear
Late in 2016, in its seemingly never-ending shopping spree, OpenText (OT) added a few more “toys” to its collection with the purchase of EMC’s Enterprise Content Division. Documentum was the primary reason for the purchase, but there were other products in the portfolio that had value. Upon unpacking its haul, OT discovered a few stowaways that turned out to be hidden treasures. The belle of this ball happened to be ApplicationXtender (AX), a robust yet affordable content management system deployed thousands of times with a loyal customer base. To boot, the product has a global channel of partners backing it.
As a member of said channel, I have been patiently waiting for news about OT’s plan for AX. Initial word was that they were going to continue investing in the product. That sounded like lip service, but I remained optimistic since AX was now owned by a software company. The possibility of the product finally getting the love it deserved was a possible outcome.
Yesterday I sat in on a roadmap discussion with the product team from OT. Much to my delight, the OT team has breathed new life into the product. Not only did they hold true to the existing roadmap, they’ve added lots of features that customers have been asking for. I was truly blown away at what is coming down the pipe for AX. The vision for the product is crystal clear and I cannot wait to show it to our clients in the coming months!
The number one issue that organizations have with paper is the space it consumes. Converting your files to digital images eliminates this and a litany of other problems that comes with being a paper-based business.
Something that our clients have been clamoring for: an easy to setup, cloud-based document management system that doesn’t cost a fortune and could scale to fit their needs.
In 45 days, a school district in Louisiana said “bye-bye” to over 1,200 boxes of paper.
Going paperless doesn’t only apply to large enterprises. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) wrestle with paper just as much, or more, than many large organizations. Getting started early on with paperless business processes can set an SMB up for future growth. Scaling your business is much easier with digital records!
A standard box of documents contains about 2,500 pages. The industry average to scan records is between $0.10 and $0.16 per page. A standard box of records costs about $250 to scan. For small projects, the cost to scan a box of documents is about $400. There are several factors that can affect pricing for document scanning services.
Show me a company that manages documents and business processes on paper, and I will show you a company that should be investing in document management software. There are countless organizations in every industry that still manage their information assets manually.
A lot of companies can easily scan and store regular 8.5 by 11-inch documents with no fuss. Large format documents like architectural drawings, engineering prints, and newspapers are a different story. Storing these can be tricky. They are stacked in piles, rolled up with rubber bands, stored in long tubes, or in some cases, stored in expensive cabinetry.
OpenText Captiva is enterprise capture software that turns documents into application-ready information. It offers image and text-based identification, structured and unstructured data extraction and validation, as well as mobile and browser-based scanning.
IIMDA is comprised of independently-owned information management companies from across North America.
It was a terrific week in Orlando at the NADITA conference (North American Dealer Information Technology Association) for Caterpillar Dealers around North and Central America.