iOS 10 – State-of-art Amplified value addition and superior feature specifications

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iOS 10, the next-generation operating system for iPhone and iPad is on the way. Apple has already released iOS 10  beta 4 version for all users and beta 5 version for developers only.

iOS 10 offers a deep learning curve for developers and a better user interface for iOS lovers. There are plenty of exciting features to be explored. The final launch is expected to be on September 2016.

Fortified iMessage for developers

It’s the largest enhancement apple has ever made. Developers can play with the latest iMessage app to edit photos online, do payments etc. Live interactive long lasting messages in a shared group and messages that would be live with an expiry date set for them.

iMessage API  supports all these features as a further extension by APPLE. Provided the recipient is uninstalled with the iMessage application, there would be a link available for the delivered messages.

Another impressive attraction is that the new Xcode 8 simulator which has a developer mode to let you see both sides of the conversation . Debugging becomes much more simpler this way.

An important issue developers face is that their debuggers sometimes fail to identify errors. Simplified by making your breakpoints working. This can be done as below :
go to “debug attach” -> “process” -> ”message extensions”.

APPLE also provides support to custom messages along with message extensions encrypted
within.

Stunning life-like Animations
iOS 10 brings out more lively & fine tuned animation effects, for superlative user experience unlike previous versions where it was cumbersome to create high quality animations. Now the developers have more flexibility and control over the animations and GIFs.
The key class to handle animation is UIViewPropertyAnimator ,  which gives the option to create reusable animations.

Recreate speech to text
iOS 10 introduces a new API that supports speech recognition. Speech recognizer lets you to build apps that can recognize speech and transcribe it into text. The application acts according to the text that has been converted from speech.

The three important process are :

  • The entire complex process is managed and regulated by SFSpeechRecognizer
  • SFSpeechURLRecognitionRequest  allows you to request transcription of recorded audio file.
  • The result, which includeS transcribed text, callbacks etc. is given back via SFTranscription

New and advanced notification features

Apple had introduced much improved notification support which we can deliver. Even though there is a deep learning curve, developers are capable of handling various aspects of notifications including creating notification message, triggering notification, user authentication etc. There is no UILocalNotifications any longer.

“HeySiri” and much more with SiriKit

Siri is opened to third party developers !!! Another remarkable breakthrough, from iOS 10 onwards is that the user can control third party apps (non Apple apps)  via voice. SiriKit enables your iOS 10 apps to work with Siri.

Calls, messages, payments, photos, workouts, and booking rides can now directly work on Siri support. Siri will be responsible for all kind of voice recognition and parsing.

Siri kit implementation requires the user to register with siri. Domain specific registration is required. Those who register for a particular app is provided with an object that represent user’s intention. It’s then up to the user to initiate domain specific actions and provide a response back to the system.

Live Replay Kit by APPLE
Replaykit was introduced in iOS 9 which allowed users to record, share and play audio files. They can use it along with app or games.

iOS 10 takes the whole process a step further by introducing live broadcasting of ReplayKit
streams, and does so by building on existing live streaming services: users install apps that support live streaming, and ReplayKit  lets you hook into them.

Improvements via Xcode8 supporting iOS 10
** Ability to use swift 2.3 and 3.0 at the same time.

** Keep your swift 2.3 code and migrate to 3.0 when you are ready.

** More easier device preview. Device and orientation layout are visible beneath the layouts.

** Ability to test over splitview for ipads and slide over controls.

** Apple also added the ability to specify color and image literals, which certainly make coding a little easier.

** Xcode brings out a code completion popup which provide an option to replace color literals with a graphical color literal from a list of color selections. This is mainly for swift color literals.

** Working with image literals is quite easy now. Images assigned as variables are able to view as a thumbnails within the code part itself which is quite strange.But the developer can make sure it’s working on compile time itself.

** Developers can edit the storyboard when zoomed out. This was impossible in previous versions.

** Xcode brings out a new Debug Memory Graph option which is much useful. You can simply activate this by enabling a new button in between Debug View Hierarchy and Simulate Location in Xcode’s debug area.

Picture perfect photos and images with computer vision
Apple revamps photo gallery to a next higher level which supports clustering of photos into trips, people and topics. It also introduced a magazine style to photo albums.

iOS 10 enables photos and videos to be captured in a specific memory and add special mood effects to the movie created.

Apple maps – a whole new horizon for precise Navigation
** iOS 10 fixes the maps inability to scroll ahead of the route. Goodbye to the annoying spring back to the current location whenever you try to look anywhere else.

** Apple through iOS 10  is also updating its map feature. Now you are able to pan and zoom around the map, zoom in and out of long stretches and complex interchanges.

** iOS 10 is competing with Google maps by adding traffic on route with more points along the route chosen. It’s trying to expand the existing functionality.

** Vehicles that supports Apple CarPlay not only get suggested alternate routes based on traffic conditions, Maps turn-by-turn directions can pop up on the instrument (if they have a screen next to the odometer).

** Apple is weaving iOS 10 information from other apps into Maps, like if it knows you go to
work at a certain time, it’ll make a suggestion for the route, or make one based on a calendar
event address.

** That’s just the start. It’s also opening up Maps to third-party developers, so Uber riders can
call, follow and pay for their ride without ever leaving Apple’s app. It’s getting there….

e-Legislature an e-Governance Solution for improving Legislative processes

The e-Legislature system – a secure end-to-end governance solution developed by SBL, will fully automate the day to day functioning of the entire legislative assembly and will radically change how the legislature process works in India in the near future.

The Assembly Session proceedings will be completely paperless and introducing Bills and laying various reports and answers to questions inside the House will be handled through touch-screen based computer systems deployed for each legislative member inside the House.With e-Legislature system, the members inside the House will be able to exercise their voting over motions electronically. Similarly, the information provided for media persons too will be digitized and a media room with computers using the e-Legislature system will be available for the use of media persons. The e-Legislature system will use Digital Signature Certificates (DSC) for user authentication; henceforth only digitally signed documents converted into PDF/A standards would be allowed to be uploaded on the online system. This will ensure error free,
paperless communications within the legislative house.

e-Legislature’s Secretariat interface will manage the Questions Processing System by accepting the questions from Members, issuing notices to Departments, accepting replies from departments, approving the answers and fixing the dates by the Secretariat and finally creating List of Business for a day during the Assembly session.

The e-Legislature system increases ‘People Participation’ in the Legislation process by automating the process of Assembly Bills MIS and allowing to seek People Suggestions on Bills online through a secure web interface. The system also ensures that the proceedings inside the House will be instantly available for the public at the end of day of every session by digitizing and publishing of Verbatim Record of House/Committee Proceedings.

Legislative, Automation of internal working of Legislature Committees Publishing of Budget, Gaining Control over Budget and Scrutiny Over Government Finances by Legislative Assembly, obtaining Press and Media Information System, Generation of Identity Cards/Passes, Publishing Bulletins, Working with HR/Accounts for MIS
(Members/Employees), Procurement of Stock Inventory and the Dispatch of diary and Library Information System.

e-Legislature system utilizes the latest technologies of SMS and Email gateways to alert the users regarding work at hand.
e-Legislature system for MLAs would include an enhanced Constituency Management System including Submitting Priority List of Works under MLALAD Fund, Monitoring various Works running in the Constituency, Redressing of Public Grievances/Demands, Management of Employee’s Requests (Transfers etc.), Party Information System, and preparing Tours / Appointments /Meetings. , Online Submission of Questions & Property Returns by MLAs, Online Annual / Supplementary Budget Books etc.

Under this system, the citizens and employees will be able to submit their grievances, demands and requests to MLAs online. Online submission of suggestions on bills and for entry passes during sessions will also be managed through this new portal. It is worth noting that significant administrative costs for running the house have been saved by implementing the e-Legislature system.

Following are the major e-Legislature modules :

Member and assembly management
Assembly house proceeding management
Touch screen based member console
Questions and notice processing management
Constituency management
Bills processing
Committee management
Grants and budget management
Video archival management
Accounts and establishment management
Public information system
Library MIS
Physical security management and access control
Inventory management
GIS based data management
Document digitization and archival

Based on the track record in implementing similar projects in government and public sectors,NICSI selected SBL as Associate Partner for the development and implementation of similar e-governance Solutions at HIMACHAL VIDHAN SABHA Himachal Pradesh Government recognized SBL’s work through the highest civilian award for e-Governance

Benefits :

  • Reduces usage of paper in an assembly by 80% and saves approximately 15 crores annuly (Ref:Himachal assembly)
  • Improve efficiency by eliminating redundant processes and increase data processing by 30%
  • Improves decision making with online reports and files which marks 90% improvement over physical file movement
  • Improves public awareness and participation on legislative process
  • Improve control and monitoring on day to day working of assembly
  • Increase security by adhering to more robust security practicalities
  • Better information at right time enables the stakeholders to correct decisions with 0% downtime

ROAD MAPPING USING MOBILE LIDAR APPLICATION

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Management of road networks and its associated assets is a huge task for all transportation agencies around the world. The traditional ways of collection of data was time consuming and the productivity of the staff was at the best average. With the advent of new technologies like Mobile LiDAR Mapping, the collection, assimilation, analysis, design, construct, maintain and storage of data has become very fast, accurate and cost sensitive This dynamic system of mensuration can be used to acquire highly accurate and compact 3D statistics by safely driving a gathering vehicle at public road speeds

Mobile Lidar systems is made up of of four different devices: a laser, a scanner, a photodetector and a GPS/IMU positioning system. These four systems assimilate to measure the distance to an object by lighting the target with throbs of light from the laser instrument and gauging the time it takes for each throb to bounce back to the sensor. For the reason that light moves at a persistent and known speed, the distance between the laser instrument and an entity can be measured with a high degree of accuracy. A briskly firing laser can cover entire scenes in a few strokes, visualizing the topography and extracting data. A highly capable processing software then transforms raw data into colorful 3-D point clouds, and the end results are multifaceted, high-resolution maps.

Collection of detailed, high accuracy street-level data of street framework is expedited by having instruments capable of reading GPS/IMU on a automobile platform, achieving immense extents of GIS-friendly LiDAR point cloud data in short amount of time. Terrestrial LiDAR system is competent to see data flanked by buildings and under tree canopy, which airborne systems, will never be able to capture. Mobile mapping systems usually collect a full 360-degree FOV at a speed of 30-40 kilometers per hour. The data collected will be highly precise and can be used to generate convincing 3D data and highly accurate road maps.

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Geo-referencing factor of mobile mapping is akin in idea to airborne platforms, but distinctive in run through. It is not possible to keep the GPS lock all the way through an entire mobile survey. The mobile platform must be able to traverse, and accurately map, below tree canopy, under bridges, without loss of positional accuracy. The IMU system become judgmentally important. The airborne system necessities for GPS/IMU quality basically do not apply in these situations.

As is the case with every mapping application, supplementary imagery and substantial data post-processing is often crucial to producing GIS or CAD-compatible final products. The processing applications necessitate solid surfaces with unambiguously defined edges, and topologically-structured feature objects (points, lines, and polygons) with widespread data description and attribution. The time and effort involved in taking out these features from LiDAR point clouds has been a process only knowledgeable persons can work out. This needs special LiDAR/Point cloud processing software and custom data formats, as is for airborne or fixed systems, transfers over to mobile systems and is augmented by the steep quantity and intricacy of the data acquired.

Incorporation of mobile mapping data, generating exhaustive data for highways and metropolitan infrastructure) with mobile topographic LiDAR survey generated terrain models and oblique imagery is sure to turn into the gold standard for street mapping and visualization in the very near future.

Automatic Acquisition of 3D City Model

CONCEPT PAPER ON AUTOMATIC ACQUISITION OF 3D CITY MODEL
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Introduction

Urban areas are bestowed with a variety of geo information. Some of this spatial information is virtual and some are very complex physical information. Virtual information includes administrative boundaries such as municipal boundary, electoral ward boundary, jurisdiction boundaries of various departments etc. Physical information includes transportation network, communication network, utility network, land use land cover features, hydrographic network etc. Any kind of city management needs a data base containing the spatial information. All queries related to a city or urban management system will definitely relate to some location or spatial reference. Though two dimensional maps are available for the purpose, 3D city viewing is rapidly gaining acceptance and application over the former in most of the smart city initiatives. Application of 3D city models ranging from sitting of tower locations of cell phone companies to micro climate, environmental, air pollution, architectural designs and urban heat wave analysis.

3D city models are digital three dimensional models of urban areas with all its features. These features include aforesaid virtual features as well as other physical furnishings such as buildings, land marks, vegetation, infrastructure landscapes and terrain. These features can be represented in spatial data base in the form of two dimensional as well as three dimensional features class. 3D city models are visually integrating various geo spatial elements to real world scenarios with all its complexities. Creation of automatic 3D city models involves preparation of data base based on the required level of details, storage of the same in a data base, construction and detailing of city models and visualization of the same through various application platforms.

Application of 3D city models

There is a verity of application for 3D city models. Unlike last decade where 2D data base were in focus, current decade witness 3D data base model applications in many developmental activities. Some of the key applications of 3D city models are listed below.

Master planning applications: 3D city models are an apt tool for the town planners. 3D city models will help planners from conceptual development stage to the completion and long term environmental impact assessment stage. The benefit of 3D city models in two planning is that it will reduce planning errors and hence monitory loss, it provides better visualization capabilities and hence monitoring is very easy. The most import part played by 3D city models in such application is that it will greatly reduced project delays. It can also add value as a depicter which can monitor illegal vertical growth of the city.

Spatial Database Infrastructure Applications: 3D city models are part of the spatial data base infrastructure of the region. Irrespective of the initial cost of preparing such data base, in the long term it will be the robust data base service in the back ground of all developmental activities. This will be a base data for further spatial data simulation and modeling. Site suitability analysis of roof top for solar panel installations, thermal emission analysis of buildings and urban fabric are some of such analysis.

Disaster Management applications: 3D city models are highly helpful in disaster management in terms of providing near realistic effected of the disaster. It can simulate fire, flood, bomb explosions etc and after effects on the same in urban infrastructure in place to a great precision. Such simulations will help administrators and planners in managing their rescue operations and resource mobilization.

Navigational applications: 3D building models and terrains will give a realistic display of the area for people navigating and crossing through the area. It is gaining widespread acceptance than simply looking at the locations. It can be act as a tool for intelligent transportation system.

Utility design applications: 3D city models will play a key role in designs of sewerage channels, railway line routing, highway routing, power transmission lines routing and other geo designs.

Archaeological applications: Historical buildings and cultural heritages can be modeled to a highest level of detail (LoD5) in 3D city models so that its intricacies will be preserved and will help in maintenance and repairing.

Decision support system applications: 3D city models can be aptly used by planners and managers to take informative decisions using interactive models.

Property management applications: 3D city models can be effectively used for property management and also for dispute settling tool.

Entertainment applications: 3D city models can be back ground and give virtual reality for gaming industry.

Preparation of 3D city model data

There are several kind of input used for preparation of 3D city models. These are ranging from very high resolution stereo aerial photographs to high precision lidar data to high resolution satellite images. The kind of input used and level of details (LoD) extracted are solely based on the requirement of 3D city model. Buildings are most important items in a 3D city Model. The LoD is mainly for the detailing of the buildings. There are five levels of standard LoDs and these are

  • LOD 0: 2.5D footprints
  • LOD 1: Buildings represented by extruded foot prints
  • LOD 2: Extruded foot prints with standard roof structures
  • LOD 3: Detailed building architectural design models
  • LOD 4: Architectural design models with interior designs

Type of data in 3D city Models

3D city models have much kind of data. These include but not limited to GIS data, CAD data, BIM data, and some of the non spatial data as attributes. GIS data is very much required for any 3D city model. Base maps, digital elevation models, digital terrain models, land use maps, and administrative boundary maps, road network data etc. are the GIS component of the 3D city model. CAD data play a key role in 3D city models. Most of the buildings with required level of details as mentioned above can be designed in a CAD environment. Other infrastructure such as railway network, road network and other utilities can be modeled in CAD environment. The outcome in the form of wire frames or surface models will add flavor to the 3d city models. BIM data will provide with one step ahead information of CAD data. The specifications of the buildings in the form of attributes can also be incorporated in CityGML data model.

Data Management

3D city models comprise a variety of data sets, in a variety of formats. So there cannot be a uniform data base schema for the same. The data base schema will be depending on the requirement and application of the models. The component GIS data sets can be raster rata sets as well as vector data sets. 2D raster data sets can be in .geotiff, .img, .jpg like format based on the rendering capacity of the hardware as well as software and internet capability. 3D models again in ASCII, tiff or obj format where common CAD, GIS and graphic software can render and display. Reliable data base management is a prerequisite for complex analysis and result derivation from 3D city models. So a relational data base is very much required for running and utilizing any 3D city models. In this relational 3D city models, hierarchically structured, multi scale data can be stored, retrieved and analyzed. For Updation of the 3D city model data based is also possible only through a relational data base. Also the relational data base should able to hold multiple formats of the data and its rendering. Open geospatial consortium standards and norms can be followed in 3D city models creations as well. Such data bases are referred as city GML

Visualization of 3D city models

One of the major challenges in automatic acquisition of 3D city models is its visualization and semantic rendering. Visualization is a challenge because component of a 3D city model will be mostly from different data sources such as geo data, GIS data, BIM, CAD etc. So a common frame work schema based on the requirement of the model need to be established beforehand through a relational data base. Visualization and rendering are based on the core functionality required through interactive application suites. Typically 3D city model rendering should be fast, scalable, and cost effective. In case of 3D geometry and 3D texture display a specialized algorithms need to be established. In general rendering can be service based or maps based. City GML will provide not only the visual 3D city models but attributes can also be viewed.

Service based rendering: This kind of rendering will based on data base architectures which runs on client applications which is external in nature. In this case all 3D portrayals of computer graphics and other GIS data sets will be the responsibility of the external application. This can be Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compatible. Services based rendering can be of Web 3D service or Web View Service. The former will be based on the client application which is converted the scene graphics and other geo data in 3D models and later is through server based services. In this case the server will generate 3D views which are uploaded on requested to screen and streamed based on the scale of rendering. Here client applications will generate 3D models and save in the server and rendering is not directly done by application.

Map based rendering: Smart 3D city models are following map based approach and render 3D visualization to any kind of platforms. In this case the 3D city model is arranged to a series of small tiles which enable automatic 3D rendering. Different levels of details of the model and pre arranged in a server which any number of concurrent clients can access. Map based rendering is more simplified in terms of data transfer and complexity of the 3D data models.

Building Information Models (BIM)

Buildings are the major and complex component of any of the city model data base. Building information model can be from simplest extruding footprints (LoD1) to very complicated architecture with interior designs (LoD5). Automatic extraction of buildings is possible from 3d laser point clouds and photogrammetric approaches. But through this kind of approaches only LoD1 and LoD2 is possible. For higher levels of details Digital terrain models and digital surface models are required. Operator interference and statistical approaches are required for higher level of details of the BIM.

‘Financing for UK Growth’ programme goes live!

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Today, 21st December 2015, saw the much-anticipated launch of the British Banking Association’s ‘Financing for UK Growth’ programme. Aimed at SMEs with a turnover of £50 million or less, the programme is expected to reach around 50,000 UK companies and will run for 6 months initially. SBL are flattered and delighted to be participating in this initiative, as one of only two advisory companies for Business Process Management Outsourcing Services.

The programme will provide UK SMEs with direct access to expert advice from companies that operate in specific business areas. This advice will help SMEs to evaluate the best practices required to support their growth plans and, in turn, represent these best practices in applications for finance from their banks. The expectation is that this consultative approach will increase the number of successful financing for growth applications to SMEs from the UK banking sector.

All qualifying SMEs will receive a hard copy of the programme brochure, along with access to the dedicated programme micro site. Furthermore, account managers within each bank will be promoting the programme to all their SME customers over the next six months.
To find out more about the programme scope, or to learn about our Business Process Management Outsourcing Services in general, please visit our ‘Financing for UK Growth’ web page: www.sblcorp.com/financinggrowth.

Alternatively please contact Geoff Blissitt on
+44 07773059148 or at geoff.blissitt@sblinfotech.co.uk.

Role of GIS in disaster management

Natural disasters and catastrophes bring to light major dares for federal controls and local authorities. Earthquakes, floods, cyclones, epidemics, tsunamis, and landslides have become of regular occurrence many parts of the world, continually taking a heavy toll of life and property. Under serious disaster conditions, the major task for establishments is the protection of life (both human and animal), property, and the dynamic life-supporting infrastructure necessary for disaster alleviation. To give an edge in preparing and management of disasters, GIS technology could provide a crucial inputs for preparing a decision support and management system for authorities at times of disaster-related crises.
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Over the past few eons, Space expertise and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications have become obligatory part of the modern information civilization. As the frequency of disasters become more and more regular and penetrating, the demand for these technologies is swelling in order to save lives, to minimize economic losses and to build resilience of the disaster affected region. It is imperious that the policymakers and decision makers make determined efforts to widen and expand the use of space technology and GIS applications in catastrophe prone areas to diminish the effect of disasters.

ROLE OF GIS TECHNOLOGY
GIS technology is a crucial component of information, communication, and space technologies (ICST), enabled disaster controlling systems because it remains predominantly untouched during disasters unlike in the instance of both information and communication technologies which are based on ground arrangement are wide-open to natural disasters.

The scope of GIS in disaster administration is as follows:

  • A large volume of data can be collected.
  • Data collection can be focused across a widespread area.
  • Data accuracy can fit in to the purpose of application.
  • Transfer of data is more consistent and safe even during disasters.
  • Communication is faster in various locations.
  • Communication is reliable across a wide area and remote distances.

TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS
The wide continuum of ICSTs used in disaster alertness, alleviation, and supervision include:

  • Airborne Remote sensing;
  • Geographical Information System (GIS);
  • Global Positioning System (GPS);
  • Satellite navigation system;
  • Internet, e-mail; and
  • Special software packages, on-line management databases, disaster information networks.

Range of Applications
The following phases of Disaster management areas are the point of interest for professionals who hinge on ICSTs for critical solutions.

  • Database generation
  • Information assimilation and analysis
  • Disaster charting and consequence simulation
  • Hazard valuation and observing
  • Disaster tendency forecasting
  • Susceptibility assessment
  • Emergency response decision support
  • Logistics preparation for disaster relief
  • Needs calculation for disaster reclamation and reconstruction
  • Risk analysis and assessment

Data integration is one of the strongest points of GIS. In general the following types of data are required:

  • Data on the disastrous phenomena (e.g. landslides, floods, earthquakes), their location, frequency, magnitude etc.
  • Data on the environment in which the disastrous events might take place: topography, geology, geo-morphology, soils, hydrology, land use, vegetation etc.
  • Data on the elements that might be destroyed if the event takes place: infrastructure, settlements, population, socio-economic data etc.
  • Data on the emergency relief resources, such as hospitals, fire brigades, police stations, warehouses etc.

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When an emergency strike an area, the already amassed spatial data can be effectively used to combat the disaster. Unfolding impact influence area, marking of areas in harm’s way and mass notification can be possible through GIS. Optimizing shelters, routings, estimating effected population and property, assessing quantity of relief materials, advance warnings to nearby possibly affected areas etc will be ease out with the help of GIS
GIS will act as a central database repository during the recovery phase of a disaster. GIS coupled with remote sensing will act as an apt tool in assessment of damage and losses incurred. These kind of spatial data assessment give information on the extent of damage to individual properties and aerial coverage of the damage. This will enable the planners and decision makers to estimate the reconstructions cost, prioritizing the areas for development.

Archive your Data in a breeze!

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The complete know-how of a business can be found in its various media assets – documents, books, manuscripts and papers (which may be old and fragile), maps, aperture cards, microfilms, microfiche, and drawings. As the business expands, the number of documents and files continues to grow exponentially. Filing is one of the most common methods used by businesses to store records, access important information, keep track of important forms and invoices and also to protect data that must be available for a long span of time.

The most commonly thought-of business filing and archiving system is the traditional stand-alone filing cabinets and drawers. Many enterprises today find that a significant amount of their time and effort is taken up by a substantial amount of paperwork and the filing system that goes with it. As per statistics, 92% of information is kept in manila folders and 80% of technical information is on paper and microfilm, resulting in half an office workers’ time spent handling paper or data entry, causing around 50% of the projects to go behind schedule.

With recent advances in office technology, businesses are switching to the electronic realm of filing like electronic filing systems. Storage teams are constantly on the lookout for the right solution for holistic data protection, while grappling with the problem of data archiving which is usually not properly integrated in most backup environments.

Data archives are often confused with data backups. Data backups are used to restore data in case it is lost, corrupted or destroyed. In contrast, data archives protect older information that is not needed for everyday business operations but may occasionally need to be accessed. Data archives are also indexed and have search capabilities so that files and parts of files can be easily located and retrieved.

SBL’s Digital Archival Management System (DAMS), a web based platform – can help you in architecting the perfect solution in streamlining and managing these artifacts and offers greater control over critical documents. Its feature rich document writer, unparalleled security features and quick and easy search functions enable you to store and archive historical data regardless of scale or complexity of data growth. This data can be securely stored on a cloud-based server that is accessible anytime and anywhere over diverse devices such as computers, laptops, and mobile phones.

DAMS offers a highly intuitive web-based solution for the internet and intranets. Equipped with powerful archiving and tagging features, DAMS makes it very easy to search and access files. Equipped with features such as auto-complete and auto-suggest options, multi-lingual search, phonetic transliteration, and simultaneous search across different types of digital archives by category, DAMS offers one of the fastest and most intuitive search capabilities.
While our quality checks at every step ensure the accuracy of digitized data, our rigorous authorization and authentication procedures ensure the security of the digitized information on the cloud. We also provide support to optimize the storage of your original documents for posterity, making DAMS the ideal solution for extending the life expectancy of your original documents.

CHANGING BPMS TRENDS

The future of outsourcing will depend on increasing efficiency and adapting to new technologies as service buyers focus more on desired business outcomes rather than business processes. Even though costs play a major role, innovation, commitments and business outcomes will become more central to contracts, taking on greater importance and value.

While making sourcing decisions and selecting the right service provider, buyers weigh their reputational risk against the service provider’s ability to stay relevant, innovative and focused, in order to attract and retain the best employees.

It is important for Service Providers to demonstrate and apply world-class best practice each and every day. The best service providers do not limit themselves to incremental process improvements; rather they act as consultants always on the look-out for innovations which can drive forward value additions to the client’s business.

SBL comes of age in BPMS and IT /ITES, multiple discipline capabilities. Our ISO certified (Quality, Security and Staff development) delivery centres at 3 different locations reduce the data security risks and enables us to implement multiple delivery models to match the client expectations.

Over the past decade SBL has followed best practice methods and processes at all times. We habitually leverage technological advances for a wide range of services, which include: end to end financial accounting services; data collation, extraction, and analysis; digitization, transcription and preservation of multilingual data. This commitment to innovation ensures speed, accuracy and transparency in business processes while increasing our clients’ and partner’ ROI.

Visit: http://www.sblcorp.com/business-process-management-services for more information on SBL BPM Services.

Why to digitize & archive office documents…

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More and more organizations are leveraging technology to improve the workflow and reduce the operational cost. Digital archive of documents is a key element for the success of a technology driven workflow management.

Digital archives helps organizations to save, store and protect data in a central repository and make it available for future use based on access controls. A successful Digital archive should be associated with a powerful search and retrieval solution supported with appropriate meta data / tags.

Business needs to convert documents in to digital format differ from organization to organization and from case to case. Major benefits targeted by organization includes…

  • Preservation on data for long duration.
  • Easy Search and retrieval of specific data.
  • Reduce Storage of large volume of age old physical documents.
  • Centralized repository of data eliminating data redundancy.
  • Data support for success of workflow management solution.
  • Reduce operational costs.
  • It is important for organizations to choose appropriate vendor for digitization and archival management of the organizations data. An experienced vendor with clear understanding of information can help organizations to analyze, plan and implement successful digitization process.

    SBL’s consultative approach and ability to digitize multilingual records from different formats (including age-old manuscripts, microfilm, images) has added value to numerous international companies and organizations. Over the past decade, SBL has successfully digitized of billions of records across Government departments, Libraries and Publishers.