The legal industry is one of the largest consumers of paper. Relying on paper and manual filing systems to store case documents is both tedious and costly. Effectively managing, sharing and securing information can help corporations, law firms and courts reduce administrative costs, protect case records and improve levels of customer service. Improperly managed case information creates unnecessary risks and is a huge drain on productivity as employees are forced to sift through an ever-increasing number of documents to (hopefully) locate the critical information they need to do their jobs.
Simply scanning paper to create a digital file is not the answer. Files must be converted to an electronic format that makes the information stored within useful and accessible. The Portable Document Format (PDF) has been accepted as the open standard for image file support. PDF files are compact and easy to e-mail, universally viewable, and print just as they would from the source application. The PDF file format ensures the future compatibility of your information. Software that converts information into PDF files -eschewing the proprietary format many scanning solutions offer – also increases usefulness by automatically adding a “text layer” to the document, which makes the files keyword-searchable.
PaperPort is the world's most popular scanning and document management application. IT combines the power of PDF, the convenience of network scanning and the efficiency of document management into a single, easy-to-use desktop application that onramps paper into electronic practice management and document archive systems. PaperPort overcomes the limitations of hardware-produced PDF files by delivering PDF "Normal" files that are fully searchable. PaperPort's robust set of document management and assembly tools make it easy for legal professionals to organize, find and share all of their paper and digital documents with ease. No file conversion, file import or file export commands are required to effectively work with PDF documents in PaperPort. Manage case files on desktop PCs or in a centralized repository with drag-and-drop ease faster and more affordably and effectively than with antiquated paper files.