2014 Document Management Systems Trends

In 2014 we saw an even bigger boom in the image capture and document management market than in years prior.  Businesses are realizing the benefits and successes of moving towards a paperless environment.  The solutions we’ve seen emerge into the market are helping companies big and small better manage every aspect of their operation.  From storing to retrieving, distributing to disposing, document management systems have asserted a strong position in the limelight of business efficiency and management.

Of course, our ever-growing dependence on mobile devices and on-the-go technologies has evolved the market in a way we may have never predicted.  Businesses and their people are now more connected than ever, and the image capture and document management solutions they employ must meet certain criteria.  So, what trends did we see make an impact this year?  Here are some of the top document management trends of 2014…

Integration of mobile devices/BYOD—Businesses are leveraging DMS solutions that perfectly sync with an individual’s mobile devices.  This allows them to gain a competitive edge without sacrificing their performance.

Mobile image capture solutions—Each smartphone that comes to market is equipped with a better camera than the last.  Developers are designing applications that can merge the functions of a scanner into a mobile camera.

Image processing/recognition advancements—It’s no shock that businesses expect big data out of their DMS.  The quality and quantity of data produced all boils down to image processing and recognition.  Nowadays, it’s not out of the ordinary to see big amounts of data stored in barcodes and QR codes.  This is a trend sure to advance further.

Data storage and cloud services—Another trend that we aren’t surprised to see is movement to the cloud.  Cloud services are much more than remote data storage.  Data in the cloud gives way to better productivity, more accessibility and enhanced collaborative efforts among a team.

Electronic workflow—With employees working from home or the road, it’s become hard to collaborate and approve documents when one or more parties are remote.  Electronic workflow has made it easier for organizations to carry on with daily operations while embracing teleworking trends.