This week in the document management world, the build up to the release of SharePoint 2013 continues, but governance is still an issue. Meanwhile, Laserfiche has added cursive scanning through Parascript, OpenText appoints a new CMO, Hannon Hill upgrades to v7.2, while Nuance also upgrades its scanning capabilities.

SharePoint Governance

The buildup to the release of SharePoint 2013 continues. Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at a whole range of issues around the new release including migrating from one version to another, how to drive adoption, and then recently we took a look at governance in SharePoint and what enterprises need to do.

It’s probably not surprising that organizations are still struggling with this since the last major release with SharePoint 2010, but what was really, really surprising was the fact that even now, more than half of organizations with SharePoint deployments still have no SharePoint governance strategy.

This is particularly true given that since the 2010 version the amount of data that enterprises have to deal with has exploded and many enterprises are struggling to keep up. Axceler took a deeper look into this issue and problem, and we took a look at what it discovered. Interested in more?

Laserfiche’s Cursive Scanning with Parascript

Laserfiche has just announced that Parascript, which develops print and cursive recognition technologies, has entered its Professional Developer Partnership (PDP) program. The result is that Laserfiche will integrate Parascript’s FormXtra’s software that will able users feed hand written information into their content management systems.

While a relatively minor announcement, it does provide major advantages to some of the verticals that Laserfiche has already establish a strong foothold in over the past few years.

The vertical that immediately springs to mind is the public sector and the organizations across federal, state and local government agencies, where -- and this definitely won’t surprise you -- a lot of information is still ingested through written forms and notes.

This information is particularly valuable where public-facing organizations are concerned and the ability to ingest that into the main document management or enterprise CMS system will be invaluable, especially if it avoids the error prone and costly manual entry systems currently used by many companies.