Yes, that's right folks, there's another new SharePoint Connector on the market. This one is from eCopy - a provider of solutions that integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications.
It's called the eCopy Connector for SharePoint and it will make you happy if you deal with a lot of paper documentation you want to get in to SharePoint.The problem is, a lot of the documentation a company deals with is still paper-based. What you often find then is that there is an electronic workflow business process to deal with a paper document.
In other instances you may have two sets of workflow business processes - one that deals with electronic documents and one for paper documents. That's tricky even in the best situations.
eCopy recognizes these issues and provides a solution that will enable users to scan paper-based documents into SharePoint from a multifunction printer (MFP) or networked scanner.
How does it work? Ok, so you actually need two products from eCopy: eCopy Connector for SharePoint and eCopy ShareScan.
The eCopy Connector for Sharepoint converts your paper documents into digital format and sends them to SharePoint for storage. You use ShareScan at the digital copier or scanner to input document indexing information like format type and any Doctype-specific attributes.
Using ShareScan allows you to send the document to a specific location in SharePoint and make it immediately available to all authorized users.
The eCopy solution is designed to work with your implementation of SharePoint. This means you don't have to customize SharePoint to get it to work. The solution integrates with SharePoint and allows your newly digitized documents to be stored, indexed, and managed with existing processes.
Another plus for the solution is that it conforms to corporate security policies such as Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA and creates an electronic audit trail.
It does sound like a pretty sweet solution - uses devices most companies have in-house, no SharePoint customization required, conforms to the all important security policies. The obvious next question is: How much does it cost? For more information visit their site and if you dare to request a quote - please do spill the beans back to us...