Best of the Best: Nine Document Imaging Solutions Win BLI Winter 2012 Pick Awards

Jan 11, 2012 11:22:28 AM

Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its Winter 2012 “Pick” award recipients in the Document Imaging Solutions category. Bestowed twice a year by the editors of BLI, the awards honor the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. The Winter 2012 winners are class-leading software solutions from both device manufacturers and application ISVs (independent software vendors) in the document imaging categories covered by BLI’s Solutions Center subscription service.

The Winter 2012 solutions “Pick” winners are:

ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate
“Outstanding OCR Solution”

Digitech Systems, Inc.
PaperVision Capture R73
“Outstanding Enterprise Capture Solution”

Drivve, LLC
Drivve | DM 2.4
“Outstanding SMB Document Management Solution”

Eastman Kodak Company
KODAK Capture Pro 3.1
“Outstanding Production Scan Solution”

Lexmark International, Inc.
Lexmark Hosted Testing and Grading
“Outstanding Vertical Market Solution: Education”

Netaphor Software, Inc.
Netaphor SiteAudit 5.0
“Outstanding Fleet Management Solution”

Nuance Communications, Inc.
Equitrac Professional 5.4
“Outstanding Cost Control/Recovery Solution”

PaperPort Professional 14
“Outstanding Desktop Document Management Solution”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp RemoteFleet: Facilities Manager 2.18
“Outstanding MPS Solution”

“MFPs, printers and scanners are only as valuable as the business processes they drive. So the other half of any document imaging sales equation needs to be the software that complements the hardware,” said BLI Senior Product Editor Jamie Bsales. “Such solutions allow customers to increase the productivity of knowledge workers while also reducing costs. That makes these Winter 2012 ‘Pick’ winners especially crucial to the success of equipment resellers and the clients they serve.”

These Solutions “Pick” award recipients address a broad spectrum of customer and dealer business challenges. ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate Edition is an optical character recognition (OCR) solution designed to help businesses convert paper documents and static image files to text-searchable, editable digital documents. PaperVision Capture R73, from Digitech Systems, Inc., is an enterprise-class document capture and workflow solution designed to meet the needs of paper-intensive businesses, making it easy to turn large volumes of paper documents into electronic files quickly, easily and affordably. Drivve | DM 2.4 is a multi-user document management system (DMS) designed to enable small and mid-size businesses to organize, manage and collaborate on electronic documents captured via a scanner or created by a variety of applications.

KODAK Capture Pro is designed to meet the capture needs of most document-intensive scanning environments. The solution works with any Kodak scanner and most third-party scanners to digitize and route scanned hard copies and offers a wide range of features, such as indexing, zonal OCR, batch processing and the ability to configure and save frequently used job settings. Lexmark Hosted Testing and Grading is an MFP-based solution that allows educators to create and grade optical mark recognition (OMR) “fill in the bubble” tests quickly and easily, while reaping the benefits of in-depth results analysis for individual students and the class as a whole. Netaphor SiteAudit 5.0 is an integrated fleet-assessment and fleet-management platform that delivers audit tools and usage/service analytics for a wide range of output devices. Intended for use both by IT departments as well as MPS providers, the solution helps customers view print/copy volumes, maximize printer utilization, track compliance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and more.

Equitrac Professional 5.4, from Nuance Communications, is designed to help professional firms recover costs associated with document output and scanned images, and can also be used as an in-house print management tool to help firms trim their own output costs by optimizing fleets and encouraging more cost-effective printing. Nuance PaperPort Professional 14 is designed to reduce or eliminate paper-based processes by allowing knowledge workers to digitize, organize, store, edit and share documents—both in the office and on the go. Sharp RemoteFleet: Facilities Manager 2.18 is designed for equipment resellers of any size looking for a device-agnostic tool to support devices covered by an MPS contract. The Web-based solution remotely tracks and reports device usage and enables diagnostic e-mail alerts for consumables warnings and error conditions.

For more information on these Winter 2012 “Pick” award recipients as well as previous Solutions “Pick” winners visit our “Picks” page on BLI Solutions Center.

About BLI Picks
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.