Distributed computer architecture and process for document management
A system and/or method enables a typical PC user to add electronic paper processing to their existing business process. The system and/or method extends the notion of copying from paper passing through a conventional copier, to a process that involves scanning paper from a first device and copying the image of that paper to a remotely-located second device. The system and/or method can optionally copy paper from a first device directly into a business application residing on a network or on the Internet, or visa versa. The system and/or method includes software that manages paper so that it can be electronically and seamlessly copied in and out of devices and business applications without needing to modify the devices or applications.