White Paper | August 3, 2012

7 Ways That Capture At The Point Of Entry Beats Point Of Origination

Source: ibml

By Dan Lucarini, ibml

There’s a lot of talk these days about a new approach to distributed scanning dubbed “Point of Origination™.” The idea is to expand capture to the knowledge workers or consumers who are directly responsible for either the creation of the content itself or for initiating a document-centric process, with mobile capture technologies at the forefront. Check deposit by mobile phone is just one example of how this can be leveraged.

To be sure, this is a welcome innovation and well-suited for certain applications, such as travel and expense (T&E) management or insurance claims adjustment. And the latest smart phones and tablets along with cloud-based capture are opening new ways for organizations to approach information capture.

But does some of the rhetoric surrounding Point of Origination capture go too far? In their effort to promote the concept, proponents of this new model are attacking centralized scanning as too expensive, too labor intensive, dominated by proprietary hardware and software, and a bottleneck for information delivery to downstream processes.

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