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Can Alfresco be used to manage scanned paper documents?

Question asked by evolve2k on May 2, 2006
Latest reply on Feb 28, 2011 by nicolasraoul
We are a small accounting firm looking at a document management solution to move towards the 'less paper' office.

Seems Alfesco looks great as a broader CMS, could you outline why Alfresco would be suitable for managing scanned in documents, along the normal lines as required for any office's general administration.

Ie. All the mail arrives in the morning, the receptionist feeds it into the fancy feeder scanner, then indexes/files it online into the document management software. Mail includes, client correspondence, tax office letters, seminar invites, bills to pay etc.

Users can view new documents 'marked for their attention' as well as everything is essentially pre-filed and available using a search as well as under standard categories/folder like retrieval structure.

Could anyone outline if & how we could achive something along these lines using Alfresco. Also any references to tutorials/resources on how this is done, ie From scanner through to Alfresco, would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.