Since the release of the EDBOK, many questions have arisen from those interested in purchasing this guide. Below are a few questions that we are asked most often.
What is an EDBOK?
It is the definition of the key facets of the electronic document industry. It covers every step in the lifecycle of a document, from the idea to create it to the requirement to archive it. It covers the history of the industry through the changes in technology, file formats, and delivery techniques. It looks at details like image and font formats, and big ideas like Critical Communication recovery.
Why is EDBOK Important to Our Industry?
The industry as we know it today has changed dramatically from the one we understood 35 years ago. Innovations in technology, hardware, software, and people skills have resulted in the complexity of digital documents and data-driven communications that we utilize today.
The EDBOK represents the first compilation of the knowledge and expertise required to create and develop digital communications in today’s world – bills, statements, insurance policies, regulatory documentation, financial documents, and marketing communications. Never before has the collective knowledge of our industry been compiled into a single resource document, from the history of technology and processes to the current state of the industry.
What’s in it for My Company?
Delays, mistakes, increased costs, and sub-optimal solutions all occur when levels of subject knowledge and understanding are not as good as they could be. The EDBOK will help prepare every project team member by giving them an understanding of this complex domain, by offering solid information, a common terminology, and a framework for good decisions and judgement. In the end, the EDBOK can help your company become a better company.