The Benefits of Document Viewing in the Cloud

A Cloud-based System that offers a Sunny Solution

Software as a service (SaaS) solutions, stored in the cloud infrastructure, and accessed via web browser, make it possible for a great many applications to be easily accessed and used by a wider variety of companies. Smaller firms, for example, rather than having to purchase software applications that run into thousands of dollars, can use SaaS applications to achieve lower upfront fees. But what about accessing the diverse document and image formats encountered during the course of transacting business? Enter Cloud-based Web viewing

Web viewers accessed via the cloud fill a vital role in expediting mission-critical business data every day. Time-sensitive documents that must be executed efficiently and effectively may be securely accessed and processed using Web viewing technology. Using Web viewers, users can view, manipulate, convert, annotate, redact and print document and image files from virtually anywhere without the need for the applications with which the files were authored. 

Web viewers can also provide a host of features and tools for the processing of documents. Snowbound’s document viewers for example, have tools for annotation and redaction that are vital for claims and forms reviewers and processors involved with expediting files such as insurance claims, medical records and financial forms. And, redaction capabilities provide the ability to secure sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit information and account numbers.

Other noteworthy features of Snowbound’s VirtualViewer line for Cloud use include:

  • a flexible, fully configurable UI to customize the interface based upon a variety of user and system preferences
  • a thumbnail display for quick document reference and access
  • the ability to create ‘virtual documents’ in the viewer to combine just the pages of documents needed to be reviewed or processed versus entire documents
  • mobile document viewing via laptops, tablets and smartphones for on-the-go and offsite professionals

Working in the cloud, fundamentally means that users access applications and data online. Cloud computing relies on shared resources where applications are accessed via web browser, and business software and data are securely stored on remote servers. The main technological driving forces behind cloud computing are the ability to get users productively up and running more quickly with faster access to applications and information. Cloud computing also offers improved data manageability with fewer IT demands, providing firms with the ability to more easily adjust to ever-changing business demands.

The addition of Web viewers into the cloud environment - with their ability to securely access, and help process, virtually any document or image file - add a productive ‘ray of sunshine’ into the cloud computing model.