CONTINUED DOCUMENT DEPENDENCY

The digital age and connected economy
have increased the value, necessity &
usage of documents

93%

are dependent
on documents.

2.5trillion

PDFs created.

90%

are dependent
on PDFs.

90%

  believe the reliance
on PDFs will continue
  at this pace or grow
        substantially.

CONTENT IS CRITICAL TO COMMERCE

Documents are the DNA of business and are
needed to enable growth, development, and critical
business functions. The most common areas of
document dependency include:

31%

Ongoing business
communication

22%

Customer service
and support

45%

Legal contracts
and agreements

26%

Education
and training

34%

Price quotations,
bids, and RFP
responses

22%

Financial planning
forecasting and
reporting

DRIVING FUTURE DEPENDENCY

83%

agree that today’s accelerated pace
and connectivity of business requires
them to produce, share, and manage
more documents

Top factors related to business complexity that
will increase need for documents

42%

Need to document and formalize
process, policies and practices

33%

Increased business complexity,
more partnerships and deals

32%

Increased number of versions of each
document before considered final

26%

Greater compliance and
regulatory oversight

CHALLENGES TO BUSINESS AND SECURITY

84%

are concerned
about document
security

Top document challenges
and frustrations that plague
businesses of all types

31%

Wasted effort in recreating lost documents

36%

Risk or issues associated with people using the wrong version

59%

Lost time searching for misplaced documents

THE DESIRE TO TRACK DOCUMENTS

77%

see value in being able to track receipt,
readership and location of PDF documents
anywhere in the world

Top Reasons for Better Traceability

52%

Ensure
integrity,
trust and
audit trail

44%

Conforms
with rules,
regulations
and control

38%

Remove
outdated
or incorrect
documents
from
circulation

36%

protect
intellectual
property
and digital
assets from
circulation

34%

Enable
greater
control over
who views
and revises a
document

MOST DESIRED PDF CAPABILITIES

36%

      Notify others of
changes to a document

54%

Retrieve a document

36%

Track who is opening or
   editing a document

54%

Refresh or update
     a document

From the “Dealing with Document Deluge and Danger” report, including a survey of more than 500 professionals worldwide. Sponsored by Foxit Software, makers of ConnectedPDF, and produced by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network.