Captovation, which develops production-level document, check and Internet-based capture solutions for electronic document/content management systems, announced that their ecNet product received an AIIM E-Doc magazine "Best of Show" award at the 2004 AIIM Conference and Exhibition held at the Javits Convention Center last week in New York City.The Best of Show Award recognizes the Enterprise Content Management hardware and software technologies on exhibit at the AIIM 2004 Conference and Exhibition that demonstrate exceptional capabilities and quality, and show evidence of significant ROI (Return on Investment) potential. A panel of 19 industry experts evaluated products from over 225 companies in such categories as Business Process Management/Workflow; Capture: Forms Processing; Records Management; Hardware: Desktop Scanner and Hardware: Storage. ecNet is a true, Internet-distributed document capture system consisting of two components: ecNet Client and ecNet Server. The ecNet Client is automatically downloaded and installed as soon as a user connects to the ecNet Server, and runs entirely within Microsoft's Internet Explorer - no manual software installation is required to use the program. ecNet Client uses the industry standard TWAIN interface to capture documents from desktop scanners or other TWAIN compliant input devices. "Many organizations, small and large, have users spread across geographic areas. As an easy to use tool, ecNet for eCapture will allow all organizations to speed up many vital and critical business processes," said Paul Schulte, Quality Systems Coordinator at Medtronic, Inc. and "Best of Show" award judge for the Capture: Document Imaging category. "ecNet for eCapture may lead the new revolution of distributed desktop capture." ecNet supports three remote capture methods: scan only, scan and index documents, and scan and index batches (groups of documents). The capture methods are determined by an administrator who centrally configures ecNet scanning profiles using Internet Explorer. If indexing of documents is allowed, scanning profiles determine which document fields are available for indexing. If document images are not indexed remotely with ecNet, they can be indexed centrally with eCapture's production-level indexing component, ecIndex. ecNet can also be configured to allow for remote database queries. This allows remote users to query their company's corporate database via the Internet to retrieve additional index data. This feature can reduce manual indexing requirements and validate data entry. After scanning and indexing is complete, the images and associated index data is sent to the ecNet Server via the Internet/Intranet using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which is firewall friendly for most organizations. Once received, the ecNet Server temporarily stores the images and index data until they are electronically committed (archived) into the organization's document/content management system. Currently, Captovation provides direct integrations for systems such as Optika Acorde, Hyland OnBase, TOWER Software's TRIM Context, IBM Content Manager, DocuWare, Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server and others. "We are honored to be recognized by AIIM and E-Doc magazine as a Best of Show winner," said Ken Peterka, President and CEO of Captovation. "The award is a testament to how ecNet makes it easy and cost-effective for organizations to deploy distributed document capture." About Captovation Captovation, Inc. is a privately held company established in 1994, which specializes in the design and development of document, check and Internet-distributed capture products for the document management industry. Their software products and custom integration services provide paper- intensive organizations with the ability to streamline and tailor the document capture process to meet their needs. eCapture, the company's flagship product, is a suite of document capture modules for the Enterprise. The modules include: ecScan (production-level scanning), ecIndex (production-level indexing), ecNet (distributed, web-based capture), ecAutoFile Server (bar code recognition server), ecCommit Server (schedule batch commits), ecImport Server (automatically import document images into eCapture) and Captovation Check Capture (production-level check capture). eCapture is sold exclusively through eCapture certified resellers. For more information, visit the company's website at About AIIM AIIM, the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), is leading the way to the understanding, adoption, and use of ECM technologies. These technologies, tools, and methods are used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content across an enterprise in support of business processes. As a non-profit association for more than 60 years, AIIM provides industry news and information, educational events and professional development, market analysis, industry standards development, publications, regional chapters, and executive networking. Complete information about AIIM is available on the Web at About AIIM E-DOC Magazine AIIM E-DOC Magazine, published six times a year by AIIM, the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), offers an unbiased industry source for information on enterprise content management topics that help management professionals worldwide make informed and effective technology decisions. Written by technology experts and experienced executives, the magazine explains how ECM technologies can be put to work to harness the unstructured information and data within a company--the topics ECM professionals care about. Each issue includes insightful feature stories, targeted case studies, lessons learned, and problems solved. AIIM E-DOC Magazine website: Source: Business Wire