"Selecting a platform to create a digital document processing system is no easy task as the market is inundated with very worthy offers," Analytical Center expert Anatoly Karpenko said, speaking at the Russian Enterprise Content Summit 2017 where he was presenting a report on digital document processing systems and analytical processing tools for diverse content. "Back in the day the Analytical Center made that choice but before doing that we developed and tested a methodology for how to go about deciding which would be the best platform for us."
According to Mr. Karpenko, after a digital document processing system is introduced in any organization, huge amounts of information begin to be accumulated and it becomes more and more difficult to process it.
The modern platforms that new corporate digital document processing systems are developed on the basis of allow for content to be analyzed in one way or another and for standard reports to be generated, including reports featuring infographics. This functionality can also identify some trends in document processing and generate forecasts for management decision making.
Mr. Karpenko believes that this approach to using the embedded analytics tools in digital document processing systems is very relevant and very much in demand when the document content is well structured, meaning that it's presented in table format or as structured text.
However, documents saved in digital document processing systems often have attachments in the form of unstructured text, images, and maps, audio and video files. In this case specialized information analytics tools need to be integrated into the corporate digital document processing systems (and other information resources if necessary) in order to properly process the unstructured content and offer situation forecasting and modeling functions that utilize all available data.
"There are a lot of solutions for processing unstructured content and if the goal is to select the best ones (or ones that offer the best fit for a specific situation), the method used by the Analytical Center for its Best Information Analytics Tools content can be used," Mr. Karpenko said and went on to present the results of the 2016 contest, including the methodology that the Analytical Center had developed to select analytics tools. The expert also named the winners and laureates of the contest and made specific recommendations for how and where their software solutions could best be applied.
In conclusion, the expert invited developers of analytics systems and products to take part in the contest and submit applications to the Analytical Center by October 15, 2017.