Can it manage scanned documents?

Can it manage scanned documents?

Post by Mike Berry » Tue, 16 Sep 2003 22:52:53


I just recently got a copy of SPS2001 and have installed
it, and started to play with it's features. My company
is interested mainly in the document management aspects.
As I went through the online help, I couldn't find info
on storing scanned documents (like tiff files).
We would like to go back and scan in documents that are
on paper only, and store them electronically without the
need for editing the document.
Can you use SPS for this, or is it really best used for
MS electronic documents?



Can it manage scanned documents?

Post by RBT » Tue, 16 Sep 2003 23:43:14

This is precisely how our installation has been set up. We are scanning
around 3k documents/day and porting them to an SPS folder. I have found a
piece of code at which checks in the contents of the
folder but in order for users to see the images, the document type needs to
be 'published'. See the thread 'Auto-Publish Documents' below to see if this
gets sorted.... unless you have any ideas?


Can it manage scanned documents?

Post by Gary A. Bu » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 01:21:12

SPS can easily handle this. You may need to check-in/publish/approve the
document but that is up to the way you setup the folder where you save the
documents. As an added bonus you can even crawl the Tiffs for information.
Using the OCR feature (disabled by default since it is resource intensive)
you can have SPS attempt to recognize the text within the document for


Gary A. Bushey