Document scanning is the process of taking paper documents and using a hardware device, or scanner, to convert the paper to an image file. It is a critical component to any Paperless Office initiative, and reduces the costs and pain associated with paper documents. Typically, documents are scanned, and an image file is created. Industry standards leverage the TIFF and PDF file formats as an output for document archival. Document scanning differs from document capture in that its sole purpose is just to create a digital image, and any advanced data extraction or data collection is absent, and operators manually name the digital file.