Time is a important factor in any criminal investigation. Both in time critical cases such as child abduction, kidnapping, death threats, missing and exploited children, etc and in dealing with the backlog of evidence that many agencies are experiencing in this increasingly digital-based age.
Automated triage tools allow forensic examiners and investigators to focus on other critical tasks while the triage process is taking place. Automation also decreases the risk of human error and insures that all bases are covered with regards to the data acquired for the investigation. By using "set it and forget it" automation, triage tools can be capturing important suspect information while leaving investigators free to deal with other important investigative tasks.