Laserfiche enables organizations to save time and money by efficiently managing documents and information. Laserfiche streamlines access to documents, allowing organizations to eliminate redundancy and minimize operational overhead.

Storing documents in Laserfiche is a great first step in organizing your content. You can make use of logical folder structures and document naming conventions built out from index fields to easily access your content. In addition, Laserfiche provides another way that can make all of your content even more usable: metadata.

In Laserfiche, metadata refers to information about a document that is stored alongside the document. The most common form of metadata is fields. Fields can store many different types of information, like names, dates, ID numbers, and addresses.

Fields are usually grouped into templates for easier management. For example, an Invoice template might contain fields for vendor name, invoice number, purchase order number, invoice total, and payment status.

Another important metadata type is tags which can be used to categorize documents or folders. Security tags also restrict access to an entry. If a document has been assigned a security tag, users will only be able to see the document in the repository if they have also been granted that tag.

Security tags are useful for entries that should only be visible to certain users and groups, and for entries that can be moved around the repository but should always remain restricted.

Laserfiche metadata is set upon import to a Laserfiche repository from Kofax Connect or Kofax Express. Laserfiche accepts an XML format that includes metadata describing files during import through Laserfiche Import Agent. The description of the easy-to-use XML format is included with Laserfiche Import Agent.

Download a free eBook from Laserfiche called, “The Document Management Software Buyer's Guide” to learn more about how document management can help your enterprise make faster, better business decisions with content captured using Kofax.


  1. Organize your organization’s information so you make faster, better business decisions.
  2. Establish guidelines for organizing your documents to ensure compliance and business continuity for your organization.
  3. Protect sensitive content, enable compliance and achieve records integrity through secure document management.
  4. Centralize operations by integrating digital content with other applications.



Content with recognized structured data.


Documents in Laserfiche with structured data assigned as metadata.

Required Software / Applications

Laserfiche and Laserfiche Import Agent

Geographic Availability