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Standard Register Unveils Innovative Data Capture Solution to Ease Transition from Paper to Digital

Friday, February 13, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio--Feb. 12, 2004-- Standard Register, a leading provider of information solutions, announced its innovative digital technology that will simplify data capture and help transform business processes. Aimed at streamlining workflow and improving efficiency, the new ExpeData(TM) digital pen and paper technology will give organizations the ability to capture information simply and naturally -- as it is handwritten -- automatically converting the writing into a digital format, verifying it and making it available to back-end systems such as CRM, inventory management and patient records. "We believe the ExpeData digital pen and paper will revolutionize the data capture process," said Doug Patterson, Standard Register vice president, Digital Solutions. "This technology enables people to gather accurate, reliable data in a manner that is as natural and simple as picking up a pen, making the information quickly and easily accessible to all who need it. And importantly, it fits the way people work, so employees more readily accept it, thereby accelerating a company's return on investment." This unique data capture solution, which is part of Standard Register's new ExpeData suite of digital products and services, streamlines workflow, helping eliminate the time and costs associated with data entry, mailing, scanning and indexing. It also helps companies establish greater accountability and control by providing an exact image of the handwritten document and a secure audit trail. BuzzeoPDMA, a leading regulatory management and consulting firm that has been testing the technology as a means of gathering drug inventory data for its pharmaceutical clients, believes the ExpeData digital pen and paper is a powerful tool. "The digital pen and paper will eliminate some processing costs, but the real advantage is that clients will get information so much quicker," said Paul E. Towhey, director of Client Services and Business Development for BuzzeoPDMA. "Right now, it can take nearly two weeks to get inventory data to clients. With the pen, we can conceivably get the information to them within 24 to 48 hours. That's a big advantage," he noted. Leveraging its business process management expertise, state-of-the-art printing operations and enabling technology, Standard Register is able to tailor solutions to specific customer needs. It is the only company addressing the full spectrum of printing needs. It can provide high volume, on-demand production of everything from simple, one-part documents to complex, multi-part designs. Moreover, through an alliance with HP (NYSE:HPQ - News), Standard Register will provide desktop printing of the digitally patterned paper. According to Patterson, Standard Register will offer turnkey solutions that take the customer from process analysis through design to data capture, routing and storage, including integration and implementation services and technical support to help assure a smooth implementation and continued satisfaction. "We are focused on helping companies increase efficiency, reduce costs, enhance security and strengthen customer loyalty by effectively capturing, managing and using information in their business processes -- whether in paper or digital form," said Dennis Rediker, Standard Register president and chief executive officer. "Our ExpeData solution is one more way Standard Register is improving the way business gets done."




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