ImageNow, now called Perceptive Content, is a software that enables users to secure and access business content in any format across its entire lifecycle for instant, precise visibility within a business process. The software allows for the automatic extraction of data from scanned and imported files from virtually any source to increase accuracy, accelerate processes, reduce costs and speed responsiveness. The system also affords us the ability to measure and improve processes across the entire organization for straight-line efficiency, resulting in increased productivity for greater collaboration and faster, better decisions through automation.
Here at FAMU we are using ImageNow to organize, manage, route and digitally sign content from many different sources, especially paper documents. Once imported, files are processed and stored in an easily accessible database. ImageNow simplifies the process of content management and easily integrates it into FAMU’s business processes. The system works alongside PeopleSoft in document retention and allows electronic routing and approvals across all of FAMU’s campuses. ImageNow manages the movement of documents across the university and allows for departmental approvals within the system without the lengthy delays that are inherent with paper documents.
Within ImageNow we create and implement electronic forms (commonly called eForms). Aside from eliminating the cost of printing, storing, distributing pre-printed forms, and annoying hassle of accidentally working with obsolete forms, eForms are user friendly and are usually filled out faster than their paper counterparts. As a result of the programming associated with them, these eForms increase accuracy and efficiency since they can automatically format, calculate, look up, and validate information for the user as the information is being input.
FAMU’s E-Forms are created by Operations Analysis under the Information Technology Services department here at FAMU.