Nuance's eCopy PaperWorks Named Outstanding Desktop Document Imaging Solution
Thanks in large part to its outstanding ease of use and great value, Nuance's eCopy PaperWorks
was honored with a BLI Fall 2009 “Pick” as “Outstanding Desktop Document Imaging Solution.” This easy-to-use desktop document imaging solution converts both electronic and paper documents into searchable, secure files and incorporates them directly into business applications and workflows. With PaperWorks, knowledge workers can scan paper documents, merge them with other files, modify and annotate the documents and connect them to back-end repositories and line-of-business applications. In addition, the software includes an OCR engine to create text-searchable documents that can then be stored as PDFs or directly to Microsoft Word format.
“PaperWorks is an excellent desktop document imaging application that falls on the software continuum between simple scan-capture solutions and full-blown document management applications,” said BLI Associate Editor Jamie Bsales. “With PaperWorks, companies can close the workflow divide in the workplace, where digital documents follow one path and paper documents follow another—often much slower—route.”
Rather than just scanning a file and dumping it to a folder, where it then has to be opened with another application, PaperWorks allows users to work extensively with digital documents. They can use the PaperWorks interface to capture paper documents from almost any scanner or MFP; combine already-existing electronic files (such as Microsoft Office files and e-mail) with scanned documents, faxes and more; view, edit, mark up and manipulate files; and create secure, searchable PDFs (or TIF and JPG image files) of the new documents. Thanks to eCopy’s expertise in connecting to back-end applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, users can deliver and retrieve files via PaperWorks to workflow, document management, communication and other business applications. eCopy PaperWorks also enables users to easily select particular pages of a document to send via e-mail without needing to send the whole file.
BLI technicians were particularly impressed with the solution’s ease of setup, ease of use, compatibility and software integration abilities. PaperWorks is available from authorized eCopy Office Equipment Channel partners, VARs and systems integrators.
Robert Weideman, general manager and senior vice president of the Nuance Document Imaging Division, said, “Being selected for a BLI ‘Pick’ award demonstrates the value Nuance’s eCopy PaperWorks delivers by providing office workers with advanced desktop tools to scan, merge, modify and connect documents with the business software they use every day. PaperWorks software helps organizations work faster and simplify common business tasks while also leveraging existing investments in scanning hardware.”
About BLI’s Picks
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.
Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a Five-Star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.