Trouble accessing valuable information in old files?
In our digital world, file formats come and go. Old, obsolete file formats from many years ago still contain valuable information for organizations. Backward compatibility isn’t always supported by new software, other business processes, AI / ML technologies, etc. so these files become unusable.
Have you identified file formats for longer term preservation?
Many companies identify file formats they would like to use to ensure longer term accessibility to their information. This could be DOCX for all word processing documents (no more DOC, RTF or WP files), or PNG for all images (no more TIF, JPG, GIF files).
Multiple tools are often used to handle all of these different types of conversions. This adds complexity and inconsistencies to your process.
Convert any legacy content to your desired longer term preservation formats.
With DocShifter’s legacy document transformation solution you can make these old documents editable, searchable, retrievable and valuable again.
Are you looking for a highly scalable, fully-automated legacy document converter that can convert old & obsolete formats to the latest file formats? Give DocShifter a try; you will see why leading organizations rely on our content conversion capabilities too.
Make your legacy document accessible, searcable and editable again.
By converting your legacy documents to the latest standards, you make sure that these documents can be reused in business processes; such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
DocShifter can also create text-searchable documents from scanned or other image-based contentn and ensures you comply with strict regulations.
Scale to handle any workload, and do it 10x faster.
DocShifter’s inherent speed can be combined with the scalability of Docker. The workload can easily be spread over as many resources as needed. This eliminates the high cost of setting up and maintaining your rendering platform and significantly speeds up the document conversion processes.
Legacy document transformation
Frequently Asked Questions
A Legacy document is an enterprise essential document that is stored in an old or obsolete file format. For example, a Microsoft Word 98 or 2003 or even 2007 document. These formats are no longer supported by Microsoft but companies still have a number of these files stored, and the information is often needed in the future for another purpose.
It is in our nature to collect and keep as much information as possible because it might be valuable today or in the future. Due to our natural fear of throwing away possible critical information, we maintain everything as long as possible. But, how useful is that really?
When information is created for the first time, it is always of high value. In time, when new document management systems are introduced or new file formats take the lead, the value of these old documents diminishes. Companies must take a critical look at their legacy documents and decide which are still valuable enough to maintain for the future and which are not. This calls for a generic document valorization and classification approach. There is still a big potential value in (un)structured legacy documents that is contained in old applications or files. As businesses become more and more document-driven, it is essential to reclaim the potential of your essential legacy documents.
Legacy means forgotten, but it doesn’t mean dead and inaccessible. All those documents still contain valuable information for your organization. And there is a solution to access these again, and make sure they are compliant with the latest required document standards (text-searchable, accessible, etc.)
An automated document conversion solution like DocShifter, can easily convert your legacy documents to accessible, searchable file formats. Fully automated conversion of your obsolete documents to newer formats in 1 click.
DocShifter can handle more than 300 input formats. These input file formats include but are not limited to: Microsoft Office and text file formats (such as DOC, DOT, DOCM, DOCX, DOTX, RTF, HTML, TXT etc.), mark-up file formats (such as HTML, XML, CSS, XSL, XSLT etc.), PDF formats (PDF, ODFA etc.), compressed file formats (.tar, .gz, ZIP file with text files, ZIP file with on PDF, Microsoft Offices etc.), image file formats (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF, RAW, PSD, DXG and DWG etc.).
For an extensive list, please contact us with your questions.
DocShifter has native integrations with OpenText Documentum, Veeva Vault, Microsoft SharePoint Cloud, Generis CARA, Lorenz Docubridge, File Systems, Dropbox and FTP.
It also supports any other system that allows Web Services API connections, such as IBM Filenet, Box, Alfresco, etc.
DocShifter subscription pricing is server, volume and functionality based.
To find out more about pricing, please visit our Pricing page and request your estimate.
DocShifter is the world’s fastest any to any conversion software. Speed, quality, scalability and configurability are the reasons why leading companies use our software to convert their documents into high quality, navigation-rich, searchable content.