Along with Content Storage, Preservation, and Delivery, Capture is one of the key components of Enterprise Content Management. This article will explore the ways content is captured in ECM systems.
Capture typically consists of acquiring raw data and then processing it in some way.
Data can be captured manually by ECM systems from:
-> Paper documents that can either be scanned for their images, or for essential details within the content of the document to be transcribed into an electronic data-entry form
-> Electronic office documents such as correspondence, spreadsheets, presentations, and so on created originally in an electronic form
-> E-mails sent or received
-> Multimedia objects like audio or video content, animation, and interactivity
Data can also be arranged to be captured automatically from EDI or XML documents, ERP applications, and other line-of-business applications like Accounting or CAD. Automated interfaces can be built with these sources.
Scanned documents and digital faxes are not readable text. To convert them into machine-readable...