Four and a half thousand years ago a Summerian farmer paid his taxes by giving silver to the local Governor. The receipt that documented this transaction was recorded on a fragment of pottery.
We don't use pottery, papyrus, and parchment anymore, and although paper hasn't gone away, electronic documents have replaced much of it. Business processes
in the digital age take place through
information exchanges that are made
possible by using electronic documents
Engineering is the term we give
to a set of applied techniques
that can aid in understanding,
designing and managing electronic
documents and the business
processes that use them.
Document Engineering is about defining business documents suitable for the e-business processes in which they occur. Its methodology is based on identifying the required business model, de-constructing existing documents, identifying the requirements for the information and designing specifications that can be unambiguously applied. In addition, these designs need to accommodate the context in which the documents will be used and also be capable of being implemented in a practical Information Technology architecture.
of Document Engineering Services
have a unique range and depth of
experience in the design,
implementation and governance of
electronic business processes in
areas such as international supply
chains, transport and logistics,
electronic invoicing and public
Directors of Document Engineering
Services have published many
papers, articles and
presentations for your