SOURCE: eCopy

August 22, 2005 08:30 ET

Billback Advantage Embedded Solution Now Available for eCopy ScanStation OP

Software Provides Space Efficient Deployment of Integrated Document Imaging, Distribution, and Document Accounting System

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2005 -- ILTA '05 Conference -- Billback Systems, a leading provider of cost management and cost recovery solutions, and Thomson Elite, a leading provider of integrated information solutions to professional service firms worldwide, announced today the release of a version of the Billback Advantage terminal application designed to reside on eCopy's ScanStation OP. The Billback Advantage Embedded Solution for eCopy ScanStation OP provides an easy-to-use and space efficient software deployment for professional services firms that require an integrated document imaging, distribution, and cost recovery solution.

The Billback Advantage Embedded Solution, which is offered by Thomson Elite in North America and by Billback Systems elsewhere world-wide, provides a single point of entry for both eCopy document imaging and distribution software and Billback Advantage document accounting software. The user enters a valid ID and accounting details into the Billback Advantage software operating on eCopy ScanStation OP and is granted access to eCopy ShareScan OP software without having to move to another computer terminal to complete the job.

"Law firms need to be able to deploy document imaging and distribution and cost recovery technology without complicating life for end users and without taking up too much valuable office real-estate," said Eldean Ward, deputy managing director at Billback Systems. "The new Billback Advantage Embedded Solution provides an answer for any firm using any brand of eCopy Ready network attached copier. It has had a very positive response from facilities management and information technology professionals."

eCopy ShareScan OP document imaging and distribution software transforms any eCopy Ready networked copier into an information hub that can be used to integrate hardcopy documents directly into the workflow of critical business processes, such as reporting, administration, document management, financials, human resources, and customer management. The user simply inserts a paper document into the automatic feeder at the copier, enters the appropriate information, and the system scans and distributes it using the selected enterprise application. ShareScan OP works with digital copiers from Canon, HP, Ricoh, Sharp, and Toshiba.

"By porting Billback's Advantage Software to our ScanStation OP system, Billback is able to immediately offer this product for use with any eCopy Ready digital copier," said Noel O'Dwyer, eCopy director of software alliances. "Billback's software centric implementation eliminates the need for redundant hardware, so there is no confusion on which terminal to use." In addition to the Billback Advantage Embedded Solution, customers have the option of using the Billback cost recovery terminal integrated with eCopy ShareScan OP software for Canon's MEAP® (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) architecture. With this configuration, Billback operates on the document accounting terminal while ShareScan OP operates on the embedded architecture of the Canon multifunction device.

eCopy ScanStation OP is an ergonomically designed, integrated system that consists of a touch screen, keyboard, and PC, which is optimized to operate ShareScan OP software for non-embedded architecture networked copiers or scanners. For more information on Billback Advantage Embedded for eCopy ScanStation OP, please contact Thompson Elite at +1-323-642-5200.

About Thomson Elite

Thomson Elite distributes Billback Advantage in North America. Thomson Elite is a business within The Thomson Corporation and is a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and to other professional service markets, including accounting, engineering, marketing services, and management and IT consulting. For more information, visit www.elite.com.

About Billback Systems

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Billback Systems has over 1000 clients globally including 8 of the top 10 Australian law firms, 4 of the top 15 UK law firms and a growing group of clients in North America. Billback has clients in the Far East, the UK and Europe and is marketed in North America by Thomson Elite (www.thomsonelite.com), a part of The Thomson Corporation. Billback's reputation has been built on high-quality support and the development of innovative technologies including the first browser-based cost recovery solution for law firms -- known as iBillback -- and the Advantage touch screen terminals for the control of copiers, scanners and fax machines. It has highly effective software solutions for capturing network printing, telephone and mobile phone use, network faxes, corporate credit card and a variety of miscellaneous expenses including on-line search fees, courier and taxi usage and more. With a global network of Billback support centers strategically located in Australia, the UK and the US and high-availability on-site support coverage, Billback is able to provide industry leading support around the globe. For more information, visit www.billback.com.

About eCopy, Inc.

eCopy, Inc. is an innovative provider of open and flexible solutions that rapidly integrate paper-based information into existing business processes and applications. Numerous industries, including legal, healthcare, and financial services, use eCopy to easily access, modify, distribute, and share information to add value to their business. eCopy customers include General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Scandinavian Airlines, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with a subsidiary in Japan, offices in England, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Mexico, Canada, Latin America, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Eldean Ward
    Billback Systems
    +61-2-9966-9622 Ext. 240
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    Bill Brikiatis
    eCopy, Inc.
    +1-603-881-4450 Ext. 436
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