The Coalition for the Paperless Office
The Paperless Project is a grassroots coalition of companies focused on transforming the way organizations work with paper and electronic content. The coalition looks to educate the public regarding the paperless office – how to automate, integrate and utilize the document and content imaging technologies available within the marketplace to reduce paper consumption.
“AIIM provides the tools that help corporations, institutions, and companies of every size capture, index, store, manage, retrieve, and distribute information electronically. We are providing the Green solutions that save millions of trees each year – and we haven’t even scratched the surface of our full potential.” – Bob Zagami, AIIM Chairman
AIIM is the community that provides education, research, and best practices to help organizations find, control, and optimize their information. For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. AIIM was founded in 1943 as the National Microfilm Association and later became the Association for Information and Image Management. AIIM is also known as the enterprise content management (ECM) association.
Square 9 Softworks is a leading developer of innovative, business-centric software solutions including the award-winning SmartSearch Content Management Suite. Dedicated to making content management available to organizations of all sizes, Square 9 Softworks designs solutions built on open architecture and cutting-edge technologies that drive efficiency and productivity across all business applications.
Through decades of experience with content management technologies in an array of business models, Square 9 Softworks has acquired a thorough understanding of document-driven business processes. Intensely customer-focused and highly responsive, Square 9 Softworks delivers highly effective, value-driven solutions for driving organizational efficiency and has achieved a reputation for excellence in meeting the rapidly evolving needs of the business world.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused information technology and communications solutions for the global marketplace. We are the world’s fourth-largest provider of IT services and together with our European affiliate, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, among the top five computer makers.
Fujitsu brand fi-Series scanners come armed with ultra efficient automatic document feeders (ADF) that are indispensable for quickly scanning large volumes of paper documents. These ADFs reduce pre-scanning processes by guaranteeing that documents are fed into the scanner one sheet at a time.
Biscom was founded in 1986 and pioneered the fax server marketplace, providing many of the world’s largest organizations with its award-winning FAXCOM fax servers. In addition to enterprise fax server products, Biscom also offers hosted fax services, secure file transfer and messaging solutions, file conversion software, and document workflow and automation tools. The company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Kofax is the leading provider of Intelligent Capture & Exchange solutions, providing application software and OEM/POS software worldwide as well as hardware distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For more than 20 years, Kofax has provided award-winning solutions that automate document-driven business processes by managing the transformation and exchange of business-critical information arising in paper, fax and electronic formats in a more accurate, timely and cost-effective manner.
Paradatec, founded in 1988, focuses its engineering skills on delivering the most powerful and flexible Unstructured and FreeForm document capture solution in the ECM market.
Our flagship product, PROSAR-AIDA, seamlessly integrates with InputAccel, and Ascent Capture, thus providing our joint customers with a Best-Of-Breed document capture solution. Through our select group of systems integrators and OEM partners, PROSAR-AIDA has been deployed in a variety of applications across all major industry verticals including: Healthcare, Insurance, Banking, Automotive and Retail. With nearly a decade of production use, Prosar-AIDA has been proven to be a mature robust solution, that can scale from thousands to hundreds of thousands of Images Per Day, and deliver substantial ROI.
Snowbound Software develops imaging technology that makes vital functions including viewing, converting, and manipulating documents and images faster and more efficient. Our powerful document and image viewer, smarter imaging and conversion SDK, and rapid conversion application accurately support numerous file formats and are designed to increase productivity and profitability across many vertical markets.
“We are honored to join The Paperless Project’s efforts to educate organizations on the importance of reducing their carbon footprint as well as help to transform their processes to attain this goal. Many organizations rely on Snowbound Software as an integral part of their paperless strategy. Both our Imaging and Conversion SDKs as well as Document and Image Viewers eliminate traditional paper-based workflow tasks, increase throughput, and enhance the user’s experience.” William Martin, Dir. of Business Development.
Informative Graphics Corp. (IGC) was formed in 1990 to help companies efficiently share and collaborate on documents. Since then, IGC has become a recognized leader in viewing and annotation technology with its popular Brava!® family of viewers. Brava is used by thousands of customers, has millions of installed seats worldwide and is integrated to top enterprise content management (ECM) companies like IBM, EMC, Open Text and Interwoven.Responding to customer concerns and market trends, IGC has maintained a steady focus on document security, whether sharing files via email or the web. As new regulations on privacy information and information sharing have emerged—including HIPAA, the Privacy Act and Sarbanes-Oxley in the U.S. and MoReq in Europe—IGC again responded to customer needs by adding redaction to the Brava product line. Redaction allows users to share documents while completely blocking sensitive content or privacy information.
IGC believes in giving back to the community, providing regular opportunities for our staff to volunteer at local charities. IGC also holds an annual food drive and raises money and needed items each year for a local center for displaced children.
Our corporate philosophy is that we are all individuals who share this planet, so we have a strong commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The Paperless Project is another great way for us to join voices with others who share our passion for “green.” Christine Musil, Director of Marketing
KnowledgeLake, Inc. is the leader in the development of document imaging, document capture, and workflow products and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. The KnowledgeLake suite of products extend SharePoint into a comprehensive Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that enables businesses to reduce shipping costs, streamline operations, and achieve regulatory compliance using familiar Microsoft products that most businesses already own and use.
These products provide a low cost, low risk, easy to implement alternative to legacy ECM solutions and enable a quick return on investment. The services organization at KnowledgeLake specializes in the design of highly scalable SharePoint ECM architecture along with the audited migration of many legacy ECM systems. KnowledgeLake products and solutions are deployed globally in thousands of organizations in many different horizontal and vertical industry sectors including public sector, healthcare, financial services, transportation, government and more.
“We have become a member of The Paperless Project because our products enable companies to reduce the amount of paper they are storing and producing. We are very excited to join The Paperless Project to further promote and educated our clients on improving the way in which they work with paper. “ Ron Cameron, President.
Océ Business Services is a leading international provider of document process outsourcing services and technology to businesses and the public sector. By improving and managing non-core yet critical document processes, Océ Business Services enables organizations to reduce costs, increase efficiency, mitigate risk and improve operational performance. Océ Business Services’ solutions span the document lifecycle, from creation through disposal, including business records, eDiscovery, imaging, print and mail management. Proprietary service delivery methodologies apply Six Sigma® to improve results.
“Recent industry surveys indicate that businesses want to be more environmentally responsible. To support this goal, Océ Business Services has been helping clients implement sustainable document management strategies. We have also been sharing our recommendations to help enterprises implement more eco-friendly practices across the document lifecycle, which spans document creation through disposal.” Ken Neal, Director of Corporate Communications, Océ Business Services
Founded in 1994 by leading Bellcore Scientists, Surety is recognized as a premiere provider of data integrity protection as a third-party, time-stamp authority. With millions of electronic records and files worldwide protected under its authenticity “seal”, the company’s flagship service, AbsoluteProof®, enables organizations to prove ownership of intellectual property data, and meet the legal, fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities associated with creating, managing and archiving electronic data by providing verifiable evidence of data integrity and authenticity.
AbsoluteProof ensures against content tampering by providing a “digital wax seal” for all types of electronically stored content.
“For the vision of the paperless office to become a reality, organizations must be able to establish secure archiving practices to meet legal and compliance requirements,” said Tom Klaff, CEO of Surety, LLC.
“By joining The Paperless Project, Surety is hoping to add a voice to the conversation about electronic record integrity issues, and help organizations interested in going “paperless” to make smart, proactive decisions related to the security of their electronic records.”
VTLS Inc. is a leading automation software company with customers spanning 41 countries on 6 continents. VTLS provides cutting edge software and problem solving, utilizing our institutional repository solutions and digital imaging services. Built on the expertise of over 30 years of solving some of the most complicated multi-lingual content management problems in libraries, institutions, and archives, VTLS now offers unique solutions for your business or organization.
VITAL is VTLS’ Repository Services solution. VITAL allows your organization to create a digital repository to store born-digital or scanned documents with an easy-to-use search and display interface.
VTLS also provides digital imaging services that not only allow you to digitize objects of any kind, but also gives you a way to catalogue, tag, and ingest them into a digital repository or database.
Esker is a recognized leader in helping organizations eliminate manual processes, gain process visibility and control, and reduce the use of paper by automating the flow of documents into, within and out of the organization. With patented document delivery automation software and hosted document delivery services, Esker offers a total solution to automate every phase and every type of business information exchange. Customers achieve significant and immediate operational efficiencies, cost savings and measurable ROI in as little as three to six months. Founded in 1985, Esker operates globally with more than 80,000 customers and millions of licensed users worldwide. Esker has global headquarters in Lyon, France and U.S. headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
“At Esker, even if we believe the paperless office is a myth, we think there is room for improvement by automating all repetitive business processes that rely on paper. Esker solutions can automate nearly all business processes, including: Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Order Processing, Accounts Receivable (invoicing/collections), and Ongoing Customer and Partner Communications.” – Steve Smith, US COO, Esker
DEXSAR Inc. has strong history of technological innovation developing software and online solutions for managed file transfer and data loss protection DEXSAR enables user to create trusted networks to protect confidential, personal and critical information. A variety of financial and professional services, member-based and academic organizations use DEXSAR to help clients, members and students manage and protect their growing digital estates; including financial statements, legal and business documents, tax return filings, images, and wide range of important digital files. Currently, DEXSAR serves customers in the United States, Europe and Australia.
DEXSAR is interested in membership with The Paperless Project because we believe it is imperative for the environment while providing organizations with operating efficiencies that will dramatically change the business landscape in the future. Gary Mueller, CEO, DEXSAR Inc
Accusoft provides a full spectrum of document, content, and imaging solutions as fully supported, enterprise-grade, client-server applications, mobile apps, cloud services, and software development kits. The company is focused on solving document lifecycle complexities through:
- A customer-focused approach
- Continuous product development
- Proactive support
- Forward-thinking leadership
Founded in 1991, Accusoft has grown through persistent product innovation and strategic mergers and acquisitions into the best-in-class solutions provider it is today. The company has been awarded 30 patents and is recognized as a thought leader in the industry.
KYOS specializes in making document data easy to find and use. Our advanced search and retrieve technology makes every data element on the page findable. We take TIFF and PDF images to the next level of value for organizations while decreasing the cost of scanning and archiving. Our flagship award winning platform KYOS TransFORM™, delivers a suite of tools designed to lower the cost of imaging while increasing the value of the resulting archive. We increase that value by layering in advanced search and retrieve, industry leading tools such as OCR and ICR to automate and validate data extraction and conversion on an as needed basis to fit our client’s needs.
We provide sophisticated workflow management to decrease the cost of data capture and conversion while ensuring higher quality output to feed document data dependent workflows for your organization. We offer a combination of products and services to fit the goals, budgets, and security needs of our clients.
I am excited to discover and join the Paperless Project. Many organizations in many verticals, and especially healthcare today, struggle with the transition and transformation from paper-based workflows to electronic ones. Having a rich resource that they can turn to like the Paperless Project helps them to learn, understand, and effectively utilize the tools and expertise available to them from the members of this exciting new organization.
Kevin Pang, CEO
4Point’s breadth and depth of experience developing and deploying rich, engaging solutions in all sectors, including financial services, life sciences, government, education, and manufacturing, has made them the solution provider of choice for numerous Fortune 1000 companies.
With 4Point, organizations get immediate access to real-world experience in every aspect of document-centric business process management solutions. For more information on how 4Point’s solutions can help you extend your reach, visit www.4Point.com.
4Point develops solutions using the Adobe enterprise platform, including the Adobe Flash Platform and Adobe LiveCycle ES2. LiveCycle ES2 offers multiple modules that can be mixed and matched to create a complete and unique solution for each organization.
Sarah Samplonius, Program Manager Solutions