The Future of Documents

Forrester® report: ‘The future of documents’

Forrester principal analyst Cheryl McKinnon and her team did publish an interesting report by the end of 2020. This report, ‘The Future of Documents’, highlights the coming disruption they expect to see over the next five to seven years in the very first phase of the classic content lifecycle: content authoring.

Documents will be designed for their audiences, not their authors

Despite more than 30 years of mainstream use of office authoring tools, not much has changed. Increasingly, enterprises deliver documents to customers in forms that aren’t fit for purpose. The next decade will reveal new cloud-native, data-driven, and structured approaches to document authoring — and enterprises must get ready now.

Key takeaways:

  • Documents are ready for their own digital disruption
  • Adjacent markets are sources of inspiration
  • Traditional ECM Systems aren’t architected for the future of documents

At Fonto we believe that the Future of Documents is shaped by a fundamental change in how information is shared and agreements are secured. This future sees a shift from traditional ‘e-paper’, formatted and optimized for reading by humans, towards semantically tagged information in an open digital format. We’re moving from documents to data.

We believe that the Future of Documents is shaped by a fundamental change in how information is shared and agreements are secured

The Future of Documents: the Fonto perspective

At Fonto, our mission is to open up structured content authoring (SCA) for anyone.

By doing so, we help organizations make the strategic shift from traditional documents to structured content. We help them by engaging the people who are the most important stakeholders in any authoring process: the authors.

Fonto allows users to write, edit and review structured content – in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. It is a browser-based word processor and supports collaborative authoring without knowledge of XML-specifics such as schemas.

Read the full post in which we share our thoughts on the future of documents

Thought leaders on the Future of Documents

We have been interviewing thought leaders from several industries. In these interviews, they share their feedback on the ‘Future of Documents’ report, as well as the industries and cases that are inspiring to them.

Fonto 8.0 WebinarApril 13, 6.30 pm CET / 11.30 am CST

Providing you with insights from our team and a QA session.

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