EMC Delivers Breakthrough Document Capture Performance and Intelligence

New EMC Captiva Version Offers Up to 90% Quicker Time-to-Deployment; Can Process more than 10 Million Pages A Day

Mar 22, 2011, 09:05 ET from EMC Corporation

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AIIM International Conference and Expo @ Info360 -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced the newest version of its EMC® Captiva® intelligent enterprise capture solution that transforms paper documents, faxes and other content into digital data used by enterprise applications.  Its breakthrough levels of performance and intelligence include the new Production Auto Learning capability, which enables the system to learn document properties while processing, allowing organizations to realize the benefits of document capture faster than ever before. In addition, the new version's superior performance enhancements and additional language support further transform paper-based information from a potential liability into application-ready digital data.  

Captiva with Production Auto Learning: Intelligence, Speed and Efficiency

Captiva's new Production Auto Learning feature enables the system to automatically classify and extract important business information from documents as they are being rapidly scanned, dramatically accelerating the capture processes for invoices, loan documents, policy claims, and many other document types. With Production Auto Learning, Captiva leapfrogs competitive solutions that often rely on project administrators to create templates up front or human operators to perform time-consuming extra steps during validation in order to indicate documents properties.  By automating template creation, Captiva now shortens project setup from days or weeks to a matter of hours, reducing configuration time up to 90%.

Enterprise Performance Highlights of Captiva 6.5

Internal benchmark testing shows a single Captiva server can now process more than 10 million images per day, meeting the requirements of the largest enterprises. To help customers maximize their performance, EMC includes a performance and tuning guide that details benchmark testing performed and provides guidelines to help size a Captiva capture system. Captiva also features new customization and integration options that simplify deployment using drag-and-drop processes, providing organizations with the ability to easily deploy capture solutions of any size in the shortest amount of time.

In addition, this new version further helps companies with global operations with additional localized user interfaces in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Korean.  Captiva now includes support for more than 100 single- and double-byte language recognitions, including Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Head-to-Head: Captiva Wins

In a recent side-by-side lab-based benchmarking study, assessing the ability to meet the enterprise requirements of today's business and IT environments, EMC Captiva proved its competitive superiority in performance, scalability and manageability when compared to the competition. For complete results, a free copy of the benchmark study is available at: www.emc.com/whycaptiva.

Customer, Partner and Analyst Quotes

Erica C. Boudreau, Archivist for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, said, "This new version of Captiva enables us to compress our scanned images using a lossless method, saving storage space and costs while maintaining high quality images for the historical documents that the JFK Library is capturing. The ability to quickly manipulate images and to process them using Captiva's latest optical character recognition (OCR) engine produces more accurate results and saves our staff significant time."

John Middleton, Managing Partner of BRT, an EMC partner, said, "Having the ability to learn documents while in production significantly reduces the amount of effort to design document templates and shortens the time to get into production. Based on our experience participating in the Captiva Design Partner Program, we expect Production Auto Learning to greatly reduce the time and costs for many of our customers."

Melissa Webster, Program Vice President for Content & Digital Media Technologies at IDC, said, "IDC continues to see strong interest in document capture solutions – especially solutions that help organizations automate their paper-based business processes. And in this regard, enterprises have two key requirements. First, the solution must offer very high performance. Second, it must be self-learning, to reduce implementation time and cost, as well as ongoing application maintenance costs."

Paul O'Brien, vice president of Information Access Products and Solutions for EMC's Intelligent Information Group, said,  "Captiva brings new energy to the capture market by delivering big features sure to delight global enterprise customers. In offering Production Auto Learning, EMC delivers on the promise of greater automation to the capture process. As proven by the recent benchmark study, Captiva's best-in-class performance places it at the forefront of the capture space. We're delighted to bring this high-quality solution to market."

About EMC Captiva

EMC Captiva intelligent enterprise capture solutions enable organizations to transform paper from a liability into business advantage by converting documents into application-ready information. Captiva consists of: Captiva InputAccel®, a highly configurable enterprise capture solution that captures documents from scanners and other sources, transforms these documents into business information, and delivers the images and information to line-of-business and content management systems. Captiva InputAccel for Invoices turns paper invoices into digital images, automatically capturing invoice data, validating it, and delivering it into workflow processes and content management and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Captiva Dispatcher™ provides intelligent document recognition technology that automatically identifies incoming documents, routes them based on pre-defined business rules, and extracts business data from a wide variety of document types. Captiva eInput™ provides a Web-based, thin-client environment for scanning, importing, and indexing images and electronic files, enabling ad hoc and distributed scanning throughout – and beyond – the enterprise.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

EMC, Captiva, InputAccel, eInput and Dispatcher and  are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC in the U.S. and other countries.  Other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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