Inland Revenue is looking for a document storage and retrieval system, another step in the development of its enterprise technical architecture.
The department is already assessing potential imaging products and the document storage system will store images of paper documents scanned by the imaging system, from where they will be accessed electronically.
IRD has issued an ROI (registration of interest), to be followed by a formal tender, for the document storage system and the ability to integrate with the upcoming enterprise technical architecture (ETA) is a must, according to ROI documents.
Aspects of the ETA the document storage system will interact with include the planned new IRD case management system and a web content management system.
IRD anticipates the document storage system will handle 34 million images and 70 million printed pages a year and the preference is for a system that runs on Solaris or Linux, but that's not essential.
Computerworld reported on August 9 that IRD had selected SeeBeyond to provide the enterprise application integration part of the ETA and other ETA vendors include RSA ClearTrust and Thor Xellerate, which will provide an identity management system.