AnyDoc Software, a leading provider of
automated document and data capture solutions, today announced that their
client, St. John's University of Queens, N.Y., received the AIIM Best
Practices Award for the Shoestring category. The accolades were presented
during the 2006 AIIM Expo in Philadelphia, PA.
St. John's, one of America's leading Catholic universities, was honored for
a solution designed to automatically capture data from over 100,000 pages of
student applications and recruiter cards that the institution receives
annually during its student enrollment and registration. The basis of the
solution is OCR for AnyDoc(r) by AnyDoc Software, the premier industry
solution for document and data capture. AnyDoc value-added reseller
Strategic Business Systems of Ramsey, N.J., implemented the solution for the
Before the solution was installed, St. John's employed two permanent,
full-time staff members and 15 temporary personnel to promptly enter the
data manually from the student applications and recruiter cards into the
university's student information system in time for enrollment. But the
process was fraught with errors, and mailed information packets were often
returned due to incorrect addresses.
St. John's solution automated the cumbersome and costly process. Now, they
feed their applications and recruitment cards into a duplex Fujitsu 4340C
scanner. After scanning, OCR for AnyDoc automatically extracts the student
data from these scanned document images, based upon the university's defined
business rules, and provides both the data and a digital image that are
submitted for use in the student information system.
The university now processes the same amount of work with their two fulltime
employees alone, so the temporary staff is no longer required. Additionally,
returned mail has been virtually eliminated due to OCR for AnyDoc's ability
to automatically verify student addresses. In fact, all student data is
significantly more accurate with the solution in place. The employees now
can focus less on data processing and more on student recruiting, the
students now receive their information packets quicker, and student
applications get evaluated without delay.
"With the solution, St. John's stabilized the entry of their student
information data," said Charles W. Jackson, president of AnyDoc Software.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to help solve such a complex problem,
and we are proud to be part of an award that honors the university for their
implementation of OCR for AnyDoc."
The AIIM Best Practices Awards recognize achievements in the field of
enterprise content management (ECM) and judge processes that can be
quantified, adapted, and repeated. The Shoestring category is reserved for
ECM solutions costing $50,000 or less to implement.
About AnyDoc Software
AnyDoc Software develops automated document and data capture solutions that
continue to set industry standards. AnyDoc's flagship product OCR for AnyDoc
and its associated solutions have helped thousands of businesses to
dramatically reduce the cost and inefficiency of manual data entry. AnyDoc
Software is the preferred choice of companies around the world, including
U.S. Airways, Circuit City, Procter & Gamble, BlueCross BlueShield, the U.S.
Census, LeasePlan, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Soudronic AG, MS200, Die Post and
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