KnowledgeLake, a developer of document imaging related products and solutions for Microsoft (News - Alert) SharePoint, announced that it has been selected to deploy a SharePoint enterprise document management solution by Indiana University (News - Alert) (IU).
The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server provides a set of client and server document services to help users manage and work with the growing volumes of content today's business processes generate.
Users generally want a lot of specifications from their document management solution such as: the types of documents and other content it can make; type of templates that are used for each document; metadata details to provide for each type of document; and more. The new SharePoint Server allegedly comes packed with features that implement all these aspects of document management.
The document management solution that KnowledgeLake will be installing for Indiana University will help the university effectively and efficiently convert paper documents to a central electronic document repository. IU is in the process of transferring its Bloomington-based central IT workforce to a new facility and as it happens the university also claimed that it is embracing a new way of working that will act as an example for the knowledge-age worker. The partnership with KnowledgeLake will help IU to streamline decades-old processes, increase its efficiencies, and increase its financial and environmental stewardship.
The university is hoping to make all its accessible documents available from a centrally leveraged personal and group document handling environment so that it can free up the resources currently devoted to disparate electronic document storage.
KnowledgeLake asserted that a strategic investment in a document management solution leveraging SharePoint provides a significant ROI for educational institutions looking to streamline paper-intensive processes. Implementing a document imaging and workflow solution can improve student and staff satisfaction, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity. The partnership with KnowledgeLake will supposedly make an immediate impact on the university's SharePoint implementation, and signals a major step towards the end of paper workflows and storage at Indiana University.