Microsoft and document management solutions firm IRIS recently unveiled a new solution for scanning and exporting large batches of documents to a SharePoint-based enterprise content management system at the IRISLink 2010 convention in Belgium.
IRIS and Microsoft worked jointly to released the scanning software that allows users to index documents while automatically identifying the file types that are appropriate. The images of the documents are then converted into searchable PDFs and XPS files and are exported into an ECM system”s document library.
Phillip Vandervoort, general manager of Microsoft”s Belux, says that IRISPowerscan 9 fills a niche for enterprise users that wanted a built-in connector to expedite documents into their SharePoint ECM system.
"Today, more and more enterprises are considering the implementation of higher-end document management applications based on the current release of SharePoint," says Vandervoort. "Being able to easily and efficiently convert and index high volumes of paper documents directly into SharePoint is an important feature needed by our large customers. The new IRISPowerscan 9 is the most powerful solution to fulfill that need."
The announcement comes as Microsoft is on the verge of releasing SharePoint 2010 to the market. The new ECM software suite will be for sale on May 12.