Document Generation: Similar Documents Produced Automatically
Document generation is the discipline where large volumes of documents that are alike are produced automatically.
Appointment letters to from a hospital have a different time, name and receiver address, but beyond that, they are the same. Based on templates, schedules and address information the basic letter can be produced. Based on the metadata of the treatment, it can be deduced what patient information pamflet to include in the letter. This is one example.
The backbone of the solution is easily maintianable document templates. To these templates, we can add any form of data or metadata. We can merge document 'parts' together into one uniform document with a header, footer, paging, and thereby the final document has a consistent look. A front page documenting electronic signatures could be added. All this and more is possible as a batch process.