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AnyDoc Software and IBML Tighten ImageTracÂ® Scanner Integration with OCR for AnyDocÂ®11/17/2008
Tampa, FL – November 17, 2008 – AnyDoc Software, a leading provider of automated document, data capture and classification solutions, announced its new comprehensive integration with scanning leader Imaging Business Machines, LLC (IBML). The enhanced ImageTrac® scanner integration into the award-winning OCR for AnyDoc® provides automated data extraction and document classification to address the needs of high-volume processing customers who need to minimize paper handling close to its source and create images and data to feed a wide range of business processes downstream.
“The tight integration between two best-of-breed products allows clients to manage their capture processes with more ease, control and accuracy,” said Robert Appelbaum, vice president of worldwide business and solution development at IBML. “AnyDoc’s comprehensive approach provides customers with a seamless solution for capture applications.”
“This intensified cooperation between AnyDoc and IBML brings a complete solution to the document management market place that is easy-to-use yet amazingly robust,” said Samuel Schrage, president of AnyDoc Software. “With the combined technologies and advancements in classification, we see this as an excellent opportunity to expand into new market niches, such as the digital mailroom.”
IBML’s ImageTrac scanners identify documents, create document sets and perform light data extraction during their high-speed scanning process. OCR for AnyDoc then leverages this first level of document identification to speed processing downstream. For example, in an accounts receivable process, ImageTrac can identify an envelope, a remittance, and a check and associate them as a single document set for further processing and archiving. Additionally, the MICR code could be read from the check, and all the data is fed to OCR for AnyDoc.
OCR for AnyDoc then automatically sends the check image through data extraction but does not need to capture the MICR data a second time, thereby saving time. Instead, the CAR/LAR is captured and the check’s MICR is parsed to provide the index data to look-up additional info from existing databases, such as account name, etc. Other documents such as remittances or envelopes are automatically sent through their appropriate data extraction phases.
The combined solution also creates additional business offerings by merging the output values from OCR for AnyDoc and ImageTrac into a single data file. Detailed IBML data retrieved during the scanning process, such as document ID, scan operator name, scan date, barcode values or imprinter strings are passed to OCR for AnyDoc and output in the same data record alongside values extracted during the OCR for AnyDoc process. This reduces the need for another administrative process to combine two separate output files.
And, to keep track of work in a high-volume environment, end-to-end batch status reporting is available in IBML’s SoftTrac application to monitor the progress of document batches. SoftTrac oversees a batch’s progress within IBML from image creation to output and even monitors OCR for AnyDoc processed statuses as the batch is imported, suspended, deleted, output from OCR for AnyDoc, and uploaded into a supported back-end system via AnyDoc®EXCHANGEit™.
The enhanced integration is entirely GUI-based, with no scripting or programming and is based on an easy-to-use point-and-click mapping of data values from IBML to OCR for AnyDoc.
Imaging Business Machines provides intelligent scanning technology for the most demanding document imaging applications, including mixed documents of different weights, sizes and compositions. The company's ImageTrac Scanning Platform consists of the ImageTrac scanners, SoftTrac user interface software with DocNetics and professional services. ImageTrac scanners offer front and rear color image capture, multiple image outputs, barcode, 2D barcode, ICR, MICR and multiple sort pockets. Every day, hundreds of ImageTracs capture millions of color and bi-tonal images for customers in 34 countries. Visit www.ibml.com for more information.
About AnyDoc Software
AnyDoc Software offers innovative document, data capture and classification solutions that have been the industry standard since 1991. Thousands of companies worldwide rely on AnyDoc solutions to eliminate millions of hours of manual data entry while improving productivity and accuracy. Any paper form, invoice and document can be automatically processed with full data extraction without the need for manual keying. Clients include: Fastenal Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, BlueCross BlueShield, the U.S. Census, LeasePlan, Coop and more. For more information, please visit www.AnyDocSoftware.com.