Acronyms You Need to Know Before Researching Document-to-PDF Conversion for the Enterprise

June 10, 2014

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What does AR stand for? Find out in this white paper

I recently came across a great post from Laserfiche called 17 Acronyms You Need to Know Before Researching ECM. If you’re interested in anything involving Enterprise Content Management, I encourage you to give it a read. There may be something on there you haven’t already heard – EDMS, DI, WCM, PGCM – the list goes on.

How many times have you asked what an acronym meant, only to get an answer already filled with acronyms? It’s definitely happened to me once or twice, and I’m probably guilty of doing the same thing. Sometimes shortening things is just easier, but readers can often be left with questions – especially if they are new to the game.

Taking the mystery out of PDF

I thought I’d add a few more acronyms to your lexicon that pertain specifically to document-to-PDF conversion for the enterprise. Some are official industry terms, while others are just commonly used contractions. Are there any below you haven’t already heard of?

AIIM: Association for Information and Image Management
AR: Advanced Rendering
ATIP: Access to Information and Privacy
CAD: Computer-aided design
CRM: Customer relationship management
CS: Customer Success
D7: EMC Documentum’s Version D7
DPI: Dots per inch
ECM: Enterprise Content Management
ECT: Enterprise content transformation
eCTD: Electronic common technical document
EIM: Enterprise Information Management
ERP: Enterprise resource planning
ESB: Enterprise service bus
FOIA: Freedom of Information Act
FS: Financial Services
GIF: Graphics interchange format
HA: High availability
IG: Information Governance
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
KM: Knowledge Management
LAC: Library and Archives Canada
LS: Life Sciences
MRE: Metadata-driven rules engine
NARA: National Archives and Records Association
OCR: Optical Character Recognition
OEM: Original equipment manufacturer
OMR: Optical Mark Recognition
OTC: OpenText
PDF: Portable document format
PDF-A: PDF Association
PDF/A: Portable document format for archive
PDF/E: Portable document format for engineering
PDF/UA: Portable document format for universal access
PDF/VT: Portable document format for variable data and transactional printing
PDF/X: Portable document format for graphic technology prepress digital data exchange
PLM: Product lifecycle management
RIM: Records and Information Management (not to be confused with Research in Motion/Blackberry)
RM: Records Management
SAP: Nobody knows what this German acronym actually stands for, but it’s the leading ERP vendor and a force to be reckoned with
SLA: Service-level agreement
SOA: Service-oriented architecture
SOX: Sarbanes-Oxley Act
SP: SharePoint
TIFF: Tagged image file format

Are there any I may have missed? Tell us on Twitter @AdlibSoftware.

Reading up on AR

I may be biased, but I think AR is one of the most important acronyms on that list. Want to know more about it? Check out this white paper for details: Advanced Rendering: Optimizing Business Process Efficiency Through Document Transformation.


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