Datacap Inc., the leading provider of flexible capture and forms processing software solutions, recently announced that as part of its third annual Cycle Faster fundraiser, it has donated $5,000 to Boston's Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Cycle Faster, which also raises funds and awareness for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, kicked-off earlier this year at the AIIM Conference & Expo. Cycle Faster will conclude at the ARMA Expo in Baltimore, October 7-10, where prizes will be awarded to the top fund-raisers.
Since its inception in 2005, Cycle Faster has contributed more than $40,000 to charitable programs, including the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Tyler Hamilton Foundation and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Cycle Faster raises awareness for worthy programs by bringing the excitement of cycle racing to such enterprise content management (ECM) events, as the annual Association for Imaging and Information Management (AIIM) Expo, which was held in Boston earlier this year.
Many of Datacap's ECM industry partners are Cycle Faster sponsors, including Fujitsu, EMC/Captiva, Böwe Bell & Howell, AIIM, Panasonic, Océ, Visioneer, ABBYY, Canon, Captaris, DocuWare, Kodak, Kofax, Parascript and Snowbound Software. Sponsor partners compete against each other on a virtual one-mile cycle race, and a portion of the funds raised are donated in the names of their organizations.
The $5,000 donation to the Horace Mann School is being made on behalf of Captaris, whose Sabrina Stratford won the Women's Cycling Challenge at AIIM 2007. "We are pleased to donate funds to such worthy causes as the Horace Mann School and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Both organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals who need our support," said Scott Blau, Datacap CEO and an avid cyclist.
Ann Caputo-Kirby, Program Coordinator for Horace Mann, expressed thanks for the fundraising efforts. "We are grateful to Datacap, Captaris and the Cycle Faster sponsors who continue to work hard to raise awareness and funds for Horace Mann," she said. "One hundred percent of this donation will go directly to our deaf and hard of hearing students and the programs we provide."
The next big event for Cycle Faster takes place at the American Records Management Association (ARMA) Conference in Baltimore. For more information about - and to participate in - Cycle Faster, visit cyclefaster.datacap.com.
Since 1988, Datacap Inc. has provided award-winning document capture and forms processing software solutions to organizations worldwide. Datacap Taskmaster software accurately transforms paper into information, increasing efficiency while reducing costs and document cycle time. A client/server, rules-based capture workflow platform, Taskmaster provides the industry's most adaptable solutions for both document image indexing and forms processing. Taskmaster also enables scanning and indexing from a browser and integrates with all leading document management solutions, databases and ERP systems. Awarded AIIM "Best of Show" for Forms Processing, Rulerunner Service provides the only complete capture solution for SOA. For additional information, visit
About Horace Mann School:
The Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the oldest public day school for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the United States. The Horace Mann School has a rich history providing quality education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Founded in 1869 and strengthened by association with historical figures, such as Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller. The Horace Mann has been educating children and young adults for over 135 years. For additional information, visit