SOURCE: eCopy, Inc.

January 28, 2008 10:49 ET

eCopy Document Imaging Boosts Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Workflows

Growing Use of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Drives Demand for eCopy Document Imaging Software

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - Many organizations are finding Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is driving major efficiencies in enterprise content management and collaboration. However, organizations using Microsoft SharePoint are also finding they are running dual business processes -- a fast, efficient process using electronic data and another time-consuming, paper-based process. As a result, the efficiencies gained with Microsoft SharePoint are exposing the inefficiencies of paper-based workflows.

Microsoft SharePoint 2007 users are finding effective collaboration requires the ability for any office worker to scan paper documents and add them to Microsoft SharePoint 2007 repositories. Taking this approach with document imaging software enables the people closest to the actual work processes to decide at what point paper-based information gets added to Microsoft SharePoint.

To address this need, eCopy™ developed the eCopy Connector for Microsoft SharePoint, document imaging software that lets any office professional scan documents directly into a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services repository from a multifunction printer (MFP) or network-attached scanner.

eCopy document imaging software mirrors the Microsoft SharePoint user experience at the capture device, making the scanning process intuitive and easy. It incorporates the Microsoft SharePoint security model and policies including authentication and access rights settings, protecting information assets and supporting compliance. The document imaging software has zero footprint on the Microsoft SharePoint Server, making it easy to manage from an IT perspective.

eCopy document imaging software supports Microsoft SharePoint 2007 capabilities such as enabling users to navigate through their available sites, libraries and lists, when storing scanned documents. It also supports multiple content types and real-time integration for accurate indexing of scanned documents in Microsoft SharePoint, where they can be accessed immediately by anyone with authority.

"With the combination of eCopy and Microsoft SharePoint, not only have we been able to put current materials online for easy access, we have also scanned much of the past material into an archive," said Dotti Shafer, assistant to the associate vice president for Academic Affairs, West Chester University Office of the Provost. "Since we have to deal with such a large amount of both old and new information, this easy online access has been a huge benefit."

"While Microsoft SharePoint excels in managing electronic content, it doesn't support scanning paper-based information with the MFPs that are readily accessible in many organizations," said Bill Brikiatis, eCopy director of corporate marketing. "The eCopy Connector for Microsoft SharePoint helps fulfill the true promise of SharePoint by effectively utilizing MFPs and scanners to ensure all relevant information is instantly available."

To view an online demonstration of the eCopy Connector for Microsoft SharePoint 2007, please access: http://downloads.ecopy.com/videos/AIIM/AIIMWebcast_v11.wmv. eCopy also will be demonstrating the Connector in booth 900 at the Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 3 - 6.

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. With more than 75,000 units sold, eCopy is the market leader in MFP document imaging software. eCopy customers include GE, Time Warner Inc., Yahoo!, Nissan, Verizon Wireless, BP, Sprint, General Motors, Clifford Chance, Siemens, Cisco Systems, SAAB, and Sony Corporation. eCopy, Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States, with subsidiaries in Japan and the UK, offices in Germany, France, Scandinavia, and Australia as well as sales operations in Canada, Singapore, and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.ecopy.com or eCopy's document imaging blog at http://documentimaging.typepad.com/.

eCopy is a trademark of eCopy, Inc. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners

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