The collection process refers to the step in the formal intelligence cycle process. Success, or failure, of the analysis process rests often on the quality and quantity of collection results. A major aspect of the collection process is basic research, matching intelligence gaps or needs to available sources of information, with the results to be molded into usable intelligence. Collection management is the process of managing and organizing the collection of intelligence from various sources. The analyst works with the collection manager to identify key or essential elements that will provide the information needed with some level of confidence that it is valid. People are the primary source for in-depth information as gathered from subject experts and professionals. Physical objects as information sources provide a deeper understanding of situations and further substantiate verbal accounts. Documented records, including electronic documents, databases, and the Internet, enable analysts to research and find specific information.