The benefits of digitizing government documents.

Manual processes consume a lot of time. Simplify the process by digitizing government documents to make it easier for citizens and lawmakers to collaborate.

What is a government document?

Government documents are any resource created by federal, state, or local governments. They can include anything from laws and regulations to statistics and scientific information. Since it’s such a wide range of topics, the United States Government is officially the world’s largest producer of documents.

How to digitize documents.

Most government documents are designed to provide important information to citizens. Previously, all government documents were printed as hard copies and stored in libraries. Today, many documents are digitized to make them more readily accessible to the public.

To digitize government documents, they’re scanned into a computer and published online. Some digitizing software even uses artificial intelligence to transform existing paper forms into intelligent, interactive digital forms.

Benefits of digitization.

The main benefit of digitizing government documents is to make information more accessible. Anyone can find the data they want right from their computers or mobile devices without needing to browse through thousands of documents.

But digitization brings about more benefits than just accessibility, including:

Many government documents need signatures to make them official. Whether you need a few signatures from lawmakers or thousands from the general public, electronic signatures from software like Acrobat Sign make it easy to authorize documents. Don’t waste time with printers, scanners, and fax machines. Anyone can sign digitized documents with the click of a button from any device, for unmatched simplicity and speed.

Discover more about what you can do with Sign to make managing and authorizing digitized government documents a breeze.