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Westbrook Technologies and eCopy Launch the Fortis Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP12/5/2005New application enables users to scan documents directly from the copier
to the Fortis document management software system
Branford, CONN. and Nashua, NH - December 5, 2005 - Westbrook Technologies, a leader in enterprise document management software for the mid-market and one of Deloitte and Touche’s 2005 “Fast 50” technology companies in Connecticut, and eCopy™, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that integrate paper documents into enterprise software applications, today introduced the Fortis Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP. The Connector makes it easy for any user to scan documents directly from a network-attached copier to Westbrook’s Fortis document management software, enabling users to quickly capture, track and manage paper-based information.
Through direct and seamless integration between Fortis and ShareScan OP document imaging software, the Connector improves ease-of-use and information security by providing unique user permissions and access rights at the copier. Customers can require users to enter their Fortis user name and password to protect against unauthorized use and provide a comprehensive audit trail for documents scanned at the copier, which is a critical requirement for organizations that store sensitive information in their document management system. Changes to user profiles, permissions, or folders made from any PC client in the network are immediately available, making information management from the copier as efficient as from the desktop. Additionally, the Connector simplifies set-up and administration by using application programming interfaces (APIs) that convert eCopy ShareScan OP into a client of the Fortis server at the copier.
“As e-business proliferates, there is an increasing need to incorporate paper documents into electronic workflows,” said Edward Schmid, eCopy President and CEO. “By using eCopy’s Software Developers Kit to quickly and easily integrate their application with ShareScan OP, Westbrook has provided a means to add paper-based information to Fortis directly from a network-attached copier, making it easier to speed information flow and address various compliance requirements such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.”
According to Paul Lord, President and CEO, Westbrook Technologies, “We are proud of our long standing relationship with eCopy and are pleased to bring the Fortis Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP to our customers around the world. eCopy’s Open Platform Architecture enables the product to support Canon, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Toshiba copiers, which is a significant benefit for our customers. Additionally, its easy implementation makes the product attainable for small to mid-sized businesses with limited IT support staff.”
eCopy ShareScan OP software helps transform network-attached copiers into information hubs that improve business processes and the security of paper-based information. Through the use of eCopy Connectors, organizations can use ShareScan OP to improve workflows by scanning documents directly into enterprise applications such as content management, enterprise e-mail, and fax server software.
The Connector provides full function integration between eCopy ShareScan OP imaging software, Fortis and Canon, HP, Ricoh, Sharp and Toshiba digital copiers - or any TWAIN-supported document scanner.
The Fortis Connector for eCopy ShareScan OP is available through Westbrook’s elite Partners such as IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN), InfiNet Business Systems, MT Business Technologies, and more. To find an elite Partner in your area, visit westbrooktech.com or call 203-483-6666. Interested technology partners who wish to be a part of Westbrook’s program can contact Mitchell Hallock, Director of Marketing, at email@example.com or 203-483-6666 x618.
About Westbrook Technologies
Westbrook Technologies provides enterprise document management software solutions for mid-market companies that need to maintain their competitive edge. The Company develops document management (Fortis and File Magic), Web-imaging (Fortis PowerWeb), ERM and workflow (Fortis Inflo) software in use at thousands of customer sites in 52 countries. Businesses across every vertical market depend on our comprehensive document management solutions and use them to capture, index, store and retrieve their critical information from anywhere - instantly and securely. Westbrook Technologies was recently named one of Connecticut’s 50 fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte & Touche. For more information, call (203) 483-6666 or log on to westbrooktech.com.
About eCopy, Inc.
eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. Numerous industries, including legal, healthcare, and financial services, use eCopy to easily access, modify, distribute, and share information to add value to their business. eCopy customers include General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with a subsidiary in Japan, offices in England, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit http://www.ecopy.com.