As the name suggests, content classification classifies structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents based on layout, content, and object-based type.
Incoming documents come in various types, including application forms, claim forms, invoices, identity proofs, etc. In a manual setup, employees are required to open documents, skim through them, and classify them, which is not a very effective technique. Here’s when an intelligent content classifier comes into the picture. It enables enterprises to classify documents and organize information quickly and easily. It provides valuable information that can be leveraged to understand the trend and gain meaningful insights.
What are the facilitators for intelligent content classification?
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A content services platform is the ideal approach for optimizing business performance through efficient utilization of enterprise content. It can enable your organization to create, collaborate, share, transform, and leverage content for deriving business value.
The platform, backed with capabilities such as audio-video management, content analytics, cloud computing, records management, and others, enables secure document collaboration, facilitates anytime-anywhere information access, and helps derive valuable insights.
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Here are six ways in which a content services platform can help you efficiently leverage content:
Ensuring Content Governance and Compliance: Ensure complete content governance for regulatory compliance. Create labels and policies, such as retention, disposition, and storage, to manage records while complying with various regulatory standards.
Enabling Efficient Content Extraction: Extract critical data from paper and digital documents to enhance operational efficiency and reduce errors. Aggregate documents from disparate sources, make them legible, extract data with precision while continuously improving extraction accuracy.
Facilitating Secure Information Access: Enable anytime-anywhere information access and real-time collaboration. Empower employees with smart search and intelligent recommendations.
Driving Contextual Engagement: Capture, manage, and consume content generated in the context of business processes. Derive context from information, residing across various sources, and deliver personalized communications to customers across multiple touchpoints.
Streamlining Content Lifecycle Management: Create, manage, share, and archive different types of content while enabling easy and secure access.
Enabling Hybrid Records Management: Manage various records, including e-mails, physical, and electronic records, while retaining their integrity and authenticity. Create and manage multiple classification schemes for records that help in easy search and retrieval.
Traditional ways of managing content are now passe. The burgeoning amount of content being generated today is forcing enterprises to look beyond traditional ECM systems. Enterprises are now looking towards pervasive utilization of content. And this has spurred the need for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based technologies in-built into content services platforms. With the pace at which the content services space is evolving, AI/ML and other modern technologies have long shifted from being “areas of interest” to the actual “roadmap items.”
Decoding Intelligent Content Services
Intelligent content services are about utilizing modern technologies to help analyze, organize, and deliver content at a larger scale. It provides opportunities like automated categorization and classification of documents, extraction of data, sentiment analysis, identification of sensitive content, and more.
Modern technologies like advanced OCR, NLP, AI/ML, and others have transformed the way content is handled. Enterprises now expect data to lead them in the right direction. For example, visual recognition services can now detect a missing signature on a contract seconds after it is uploaded, rather than waiting for days for a human to inspect its quality.
Intelligent Content Services Capabilities That You Can Leverage
Automated categorization and indexing of documents for eliminating redundant tasks
Identification of sensitive content and masking it for meeting compliance and governance goals
Extraction of entities from content for providing insights and automating business processes
Execution of sentiment analysis on customer communications for quick identification and solution of customer requirements and more
All the above capabilities can help your employees by making them more productive, more effective, and more compliant. This ultimately translates to delivering the best customer experience possible.
And There’s More…
While intelligent content services have a host of advantages which can help employees in a multitude of ways, its benefits can percolate and amaze your end customers too! For instance, through self-service web portals, your customers can verify their identity and documents through intelligent video recognition capabilities. Another very real and tangible benefit would be prompting your customers at a document collection portal to ensure that the correct set of documents are uploaded.
With intelligent content services, the opportunities are endless! Newgen’s contextual content services platform has comprehensive intelligent content services capabilities that can help you boost your employee productivity and offer a superior customer experience. Recently our content services platform has received the highest possible rating for its intelligent content services in Forrester Wave: Content Platforms, Q2 2021. Read the complete report for detailed insights.
Your enterprise content—structured and unstructured—is the most important resource in the organization. And content without context has limited business value. With the explosion of data volume in recent times, it has become a necessity to have a holistic content management strategy to better leverage, manage, and harness the information residing in multiple systems. And metadata lies at the core of content management strategy.
A metadata-driven approach to managing enterprise content has game-changing potential. It allows organizations to add context to their content, which further helps in making insightful decisions and driving meaningful engagements with customers, partners, and all stakeholders.
In simple terms, metadata describes data and enriches the content with information. This makes it easier to discover, use, and manage enterprise-wide content. It is the essential glue that helps bridge content silos across multiple lines of business, drives processes, enables meaningful content associations, and ensures faster access to precise content sprawled across repositories.
Why Do You Need to Rethink Your Metadata Strategy?
Metadata is the building block of any content management system. With the content management market moving towards decoupled content services, the use of metadata is also gaining prominence
Enterprise content without context doesn’t hold any business value. Metadata classifies, organizes, labels, tags, and understands your data. This makes information consumption by users much easier
Enterprises, like yours, are looking towards metadata services that can be system-generated, user-defined, or intelligently extracted from the content. They want their metadata models to help drive processes, content lifecycles, and other policies and business rules
Metadata can help to secure your data by intelligently extracting critical information from documents and restricting access to it based on the metadata value. For instance, in the HR department, only members of the HR team can view employee files; in government offices, only security-cleared employees can read and respond to incoming citizen correspondence
Almost every business process is based on or around content. To achieve complete automation, content must behave as an enabler rather than an inhibitor. This can only be done through metadata, which provides context and acts as a driver for your content-based enterprise applications
File analytics—one of the most sought-after capabilities these days—needs the help of metadata to uncover hidden insights and identify dark data
There are innumerable use-cases and benefits of metadata. And enterprises can realize its full potential through a structured approach.
Newgen can help you realize the full potential of your content by transforming your metadata usage through our contextual content services platform. Newgen’s platform has received the highest possible rating for its metadata services in Forrester Wave: Content Platforms, Q2 2021. Read the complete report for detailed insights.
According to Forrester – “Employees know the content exists but are unsure where to find it.”
Enterprises are consuming content generated from multiple sources and in various forms. It is no longer limited to documents. It now includes audio, video, social, e-mails, and much more. With this huge amount of data, it has become difficult to find the right information at the right time. When employees need to stop, think, and look for content in disparate systems, productivity takes an inevitable plunge.
Don’t let your employees get lost in the content deluge. In an age where your enterprise users are accustomed to a ‘Google-like’ experience when searching for information online, you need to take a step back and assess how you can empower them with effortless content discoverability.
A powerful enterprise search capability built into your content management system can enable efficient content discovery by enabling users to intuitively locate and access content quickly, regardless of the type of file, its format, or storage location.
Enterprise Search Capability Has Evolved by Leaps and Bounds. Are You Leveraging It?
Traditionally, content management systems used to have a basic search capability for the documents stored in their repository. But with time, enterprise search has become more specific and extensive.
Today one can search content by tags, words, phrases, wildcards, thesauruses, and more. A single search query can provide you relevant results from the entire enterprise content spread across multiple repositories and applications. This capability of searching across repositories is known as “federated search”.
Essentially, search works on the principle of leveraging metadata of files to scan through huge volumes of content quickly. However, this doesn’t imply that if the information is buried deep inside the content and not present in the metadata it is not searchable. Some of the top content management vendors have built search capabilities that can traverse through the content of each document and provide relevant results. This is known as “full-text search”.
The Future of Enterprise Search Capability
With artificial intelligence and machine learning venturing into every domain, enterprise search is not far behind. Some of the common examples of such use-cases are:
More search term suggestions based on current search
Suggested documents and files which might be related to a particular document being viewed
Today, having a great enterprise search capability that is built into your content management system can give you a tremendous competitive advantage.
Newgen’s contextual content services platform has a comprehensive, intuitive search capability that can help you increase your employee productivity by transforming their search experience. The content services platform has received the highest possible rating for its search services in Forrester Wave: Content Platforms, Q2 2021. Read the complete report for detailed insights.