Straight through processing (STP) is an automated electronic process that is used by enterprises large and small. Ideally, STP allows for an entire workflow process, from initiation to the final output or results, to be attained free of human intervention. This appears deceptively simple. For very basic, routine tasks, straight through processing can be achieved.
STP requires a different way of thinking. For example, instead of thinking about information within documents as a page-level construct, consider the data as the data, irrespective of the page on which it exists. These and other subtle paradigm shifts are discussed along with applied technologies to achieve levels of automation that weren’t possible even recently. Proven use cases are also presented to help illustrate the different ways in which straight through processing is successfully being achieved today.