New Solution from Crawford Technologies Transforms ECM Capture Process for Digitally-Created Documents

Extends EMC® Captiva® capabilities, further enabling the shift from paper to digital


April 23, 2015, Toronto, ON – Crawford Technologies is pleased to announce a unique software solution created for EMC® Captiva® Capture Server that radically changes the long-established scanning and optical character recognition process. ‘PRO Capture for EMC Captiva’ changes the way large organizations like banks, insurance companies and governments capture data, evolving from the use of scanning paper to digital files.

Until now, processing of digitally-created PDF files relied upon converting them into images and then using optical character recognition (OCR) technology to extract information. The mix between paper and electronic documents coming into many organization has moved from 80% paper to 20% in just the past few year. Handling things in the old way is inefficient and cumbersome. -Besides being process-intensive, this approach introduced errors and significantly increased the size of resulting files.

“The approach we have taken is to protect the investment in capture technology organizations have made and allow them to leverage this investment as they move into the world of digital file processing,” said Ernie Crawford, President of Crawford Technologies. “We have already implemented this solution for one of the largest banks in America, and they have benefited from productivity improvements and cost savings.”

PRO Capture for EMC Captiva is the only digital PDF- capture solution designed to allow EMC Captiva users to integrate digitally-born text-based PDF files into existing EMC Captiva document capture workflows simplifying the co-existence of paper and digital document capture. It leverages EMC Captiva Capture Server’s ability to capture information from paper, electronic files, and data sources, whether it is centralized or distributed—transforming it into digital content, and delivering it into back-end systems and content repositories. By helping businesses reduce or completely eliminate manual data entry, Capture Server minimizes processing errors, improves data accuracy, and boosts productivity. For more information about ‘PRO Capture for EMC Captiva’, please click here.