EMC adds software geared for storing document images
EMC Corp. yesterday announced EMC Documentum Archive Services for Imaging software designed to provide customers a single, unified archiving platform for all varieties of document images for compliance and legal discovery, content re-use, improved decision-making and operational efficiency, the company said.
Documentum Archive Services for Imaging combines EMC Captiva InputAccel document capture software with EMC Documentum technology and is designed for customers who manage large volumes of paper documents. It converts paper documents to electronic images to free-up physical storage space; enables rapid and secure electronic access to stored information within the enterprise; and facilitates enterprise-wide search and discovery to eliminate unmanaged archives and minimize document loss.  As a result, customers in industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare, legal, manufacturing and government can lower costs, improve operational efficiencies, mitigate risks and manage changing business requirements, EMC said.
The software also provides enterprise-class document image archiving based on a unified archiving platform by employing a holistic set of retention, storage and security policies and access tools for archiving not just document images, but also enterprise reports, e-mail and SAP content. This unified archiving approach is designed to reduce costs associated with archiving information in paper form, consolidate siloed archives for different information types and provide faster access to archived information.
EMC also announced EMC Captiva InputAccel for EOBs document-capture software (see separate release).  Available immediately, Captiva InputAccel for EOBs is designed to help healthcare providers streamline and accelerate the processing of Explanation of Benefits (EOB) forms, reduce errors and recover medical procedure revenues otherwise left unclaimed. The two softwares can be used end-to-end for capturing, archiving and accessing EOB forms, EMC said.
Finally, the company made the additional announced today of an enhanced version of EMC’s backup solution for the EMC Documentum platform to be available in June 2006. EMC NetWorker Module for Documentum provides customers with synchronized tape or disk-based backup and recovery of all EMC Documentum enterprise content management repository elements including full-text indexes containing index information for documents in the repository, databases containing document information and relationships, storage areas containing content files and information, and configuration files containing Documentum software and configuration files.