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New Oce White Paper: Automatic Classification Reduces Data Input Costs

Press release from the issuing company

BETHESDA, Md.--April 4, 2003-- Oce announces the availability of a new white paper, which analyzes the costs of classification in most high-performance batch scanning solutions and proposes an alternative. The white paper is entitled - Automatic Classification Improves Processes and Yields Major Reductions in Scanning Costs and is authored by Harvey Spencer, President of Harvey Spencer Associates, industry expert in electronic information capture technologies. "Cost savings are at the top of everyone's list of 'Things To Do', but we frequently accept the costs of established procedures until something comes along to make us take a second look", said Michael Beithaupt, Technical Director of the Oce Document Technologies business group in the U.S. "Batch scanning substantially improved the capture process a few years ago, but Automatic Classification, which builds on new recognition technologies, should make everyone take another look at their capture process. Auto Classification eliminates the need for separator sheets, color coding, patch cards, barcodes and all the other mechanisms that are used to inform a document management system what type of document it is dealing with. Auto Classification eliminates the need to sort the documents, to insert, and withdraw separator sheets, and it can also eliminate the need to key in index fields, which saves thousands of repetitive steps a day. The cost savings are immediate and tangible." "The ability to locate the correct document in a timely manner is the key to all business processes," said the white paper's author, Harvey Spencer. " Batch scanning is an efficient way to capture documents and has reduced the time and costs involved while increasing accuracy rates. However, the white paper shows that batch processing has a substantial cost that can be eliminated. Automatic classification gives new cost savings by removing the need for batch separation and sorting. Batches of mixed documents are automatically identified and classified - much as a data prep person does when identifying and separating the documents into batches. When you eliminate the costs of time spent on document separation and subsequent re-assembly, the potential savings mount up quickly." The white paper is available for download from: www.dokustar.com - click on Overview, then on Automatic Classification in the last paragraph to download PDF, or by e-mail to: [email protected] About ODT The Oce Document Technologies business group (www.odt-oce.com) is responsible for the sales and marketing of Oce RecoStar, Oce RecoStar Professional, and Oce AEG Recognition software products; and Oce DOKuStar, an Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) product suite. Oce RecoStar and Oce AEG Recognition software together have market leadership in the document capture software market for business forms. About Oce Oce is a leading supplier of Information Technology for Document Management. The company's solutions are based on Oce's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Oce digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Oce also offers a wide range of consulting and outsourcing solutions.