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Elixir Technologies Gives New Life To Legacy Documents

Press release from the issuing company

VENTURA, Calif.-- Oct. 30, 2001-- Elixir Technologies today announced it will showcase its new legacy-to-web software solution, PageMiner, at the upcoming Xplor 2001 Global Electronic Document Systems Conference and Exhibit tradeshow slated for Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2001 in Orlando, Fla. PageMiner is a sophisticated software tool for extracting data from legacy print files and allows users to easily convert data to XML or repurpose the documents to a number of file formats to deliver next generation personalized customer communications -- from print to e-mail to Internet communications. PageMiner is the latest in a long line of innovative Elixir document production software solution products designed to improve and enhance business communications. "Elixir continues to deliver high-end document production solutions with our suite of software products that deliver value to our customers,'' said Dianne Merzel, senior vice president of global marketing and sales for Elixir. "PageMiner is the ideal choice for enterprise companies that recognize that effective customer communication is vital in sustaining loyalty and to increasing market share.'' According to Merzel, communicating by printed documents alone is not enough to stay ahead. Increasingly, customers want the ability to access information on the Internet. "We specifically designed PageMiner with the demands of our enterprise customers in mind to help them retain their investment in legacy print files while simultaneously releasing trapped data and making that information available online.'' Market research firm Gartner Dataquest reported recently that the ability to interface with legacy systems is the top criterion cited by large organizations selecting an e-business solution. Elixir Technologies developed PageMiner to help their customers migrate from a print-centric document world to e-business. PageMiner can extract data from legacy print streams such as Xerox DJDE Line Date, Metacode, AFP or PCL. Once extracted from the print file, this data is available for use in e-business applications, or can be passed to a document composition system or an archival system. The newly released PageMiner enables businesses to: * Repurpose legacy files for the web as bookmarked PDF file formats * Extract data from print files for use in e-business applications * Build an external index using data from the legacy file * Completely reformat the information with a document composition system When converting a legacy print file to PDF file formats, the extracted data can be used to build an external index, bookmark the PDF, or split the file into individual PDFs. Using a secure webserver, the bookmarked PDF enables customers to easily access their account statement online. Reformatting Legacy information, extracted by PageMiner, and then passed to a document composition system like Elixir's Opus can be completely reformatted. This allows for black and white legacy output to appear as full-color or spot-color documents. Business graphics can be added to visually summarize customer information. Superior layout of documents increases customer comprehension, retention, and response rates. It has also been shown to reduce the number of customer service calls. Integration between Elixir's PageMiner and Opus is seamless. The production process can be fully automated. During the process, the legacy file is sent to the production server and documents with the new format are automatically produced with Opus. The output can then be sent to printers, faxed or e-mailed to customers, or posted on the Web site and instantly liberate legacy data from the printed page.

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