February 4, 2015

Expand, Extend, Integrate and Share: Optimizing Your CMOD Solution

Experience the new solutions Crawford Technologies has developed to extend and expand the value of your IBM CMOD and ECM systems. We announced last fall, SunRise, which brings many new capabilities to CMOD users, including Accessibility, Redaction and much more. SunRise is the first solution of its kind as it integrates with existing IT environments to provide web and mobile applications with a web services interface for delivering, enhancing, transforming and presenting business-critical content. This is valuable to CMOD users, as no other solution offers faster performance, as well as, the ability to deliver documents dynamically from existing archived documents in a myriad of formats including: accessible, enhanced, redacted and Electronic Envelope™.

SunRise breathes new life into archived documents by unlocking data and enriching it via CrawfordTech’s advanced document reengineering and productivity capabilities. The value of customer documents, financial reports and transaction information stored in your CMOD repositories can now be more effectively leveraged by analytical tools, marketing, and even new business partners and regulatory agencies. SunRise can put the appropriate safeguards in place to make this viable.

In addition to SunRise, several of the capabilities that we provide to CMOD users include the following:

PDF Load Streamlining

With our indexing technology and new capabilities which have been added to CMOD in V8.5, we can help significantly reduce PDF load times and achieve huge storage savings.

PDF Optimization

PDF optimization from CrawfordTech falls into two categories. First our PDF Normalizer can take your PDF files that are either bloated or inefficient and streamline them so they load into CMOD and/or print very efficiently. Second, our PRO Concatenator can take thousands of separate PDF files, either created separately or split for ePresentment purposes, and combine them into one streamlined PDF file for ingestion into CMOD or for printing purposes. This can generate significant cost savings.


CrawfordTech has created accessible documents for organizations since 2008. In our services facilities, we process print MS Office and PDF files on behalf of organizations all over North America to create and mail accessible versions of documents on their behalf. These include braille, Large Print, E-text, and audio. Last year we added support for creating PDF/UA and WCAG compliant accessible PDF format. In addition to doing this on a services basis, we offer the technology as a transform (PRO Transform Plus for PDF/UA) that you can install on premise and run prior to ingestion into CMOD or during retrieval. This is an exciting approach to accessibility, as it allows you to turn your existing archives into accessible documents without rewriting all of your applications.

Electronic Envelope

A major trend is to use CMOD for ePresentment using web or mobile channels. When doing this, there are some benefits missing that the recipients of traditional postal mail documents get. The first is that the document is displayed on a white background, whereas a paper document was most likely printed on a pre-printed form with proper branding. The second missing item is the regulatory inserts that need to be delivered to the customer. Last, but not least, are the marketing inserts that someone has paid a lot of money to deliver to recipients. When documents are delivered from CMOD repositories via SunRise, the Electronic Envelope option allows you to put all of these missing objects into the automatically-generated the PDF file during the retrieval process. Voila — the online user gets everything that he/she would have received via snail mail.

Is your IBM CMOD solution working hard for you?

Join our webinar February 11th and learn our Top 10 ways to extend, expand, integrate, share and leverage your IBM CMOD solution. Sign up here: bit.ly/CMODwebinar11Feb