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AIIM Study Reveals Document Capture Produces Rapid And Considerable Cost Savings

HOPKINTON, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) , the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today unveiled the results of a document capture survey conducted by AIIM. Sponsored by EMC, the research study finds that document scanning and capture is a very risk-free investment compared to other types of IT projects and payback time of the initial investment frequently occurs in less than one year.

The survey polled 677 information and records management professionals, IT staff and line of business executives. Other key findings include:

  --  42 percent of organizations have increased productivity by 50 percent
      from their scanning and capture investment.
  --  43 percent have achieved payback within 12 months and two-thirds
      within 18 months.

  --  Nearly half have achieved savings of 40 percent or more in paper
      storage costs.

A significant number of respondents (41 percent) cited "improved access to information" as the most important driver for scanning and capture investments. This demonstrates that companies are achieving soft-dollar benefits in addition to hard-dollar ROI. Other business drivers include compliance, productivity and improved customer service.

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