ecopy, document management
A is for Apple, B is for Beta-testing, E is for...eCopy? At least that's what software developer eCopy would like today's educational institutions to believe. They are delving into the world of education with their new line of document imaging and management solutions targeted toward -- yes -- educational institutions.Their education line includes three suites designed to automate document workflows, reduce paper waste and integrate with systems common in colleges, universities and K-12 schools, including most multifunction printers and network scanners. The lineup features three products: eCopy Desktop, ShareScan Essentials and ShareScan Suite. * eCopy Desktop allows users to scan from MFPs and network scanners and convert documents to PDFs. It also includes functions for editing and securing documents and can combine electronic and paper documents into a single PDF. * ShareScan Essentials offers functionality similar to eCopy Desktop but is more designed for workgroup productivity. It can also scan to e-mail, fax, network folders and eCopy Desktop. * ShareScan Suite is a higher end document scanning and management solution that offers integration with content management systems, collaboration tools, and other enterprise and desktop administrative systems. ShareScan Suite offers all of the functionality of the other two suites, but is also designed to support Microsoft-centric environments, including integration with Active Directory, SharePoint, Access, SQL Server, and other components. eCopy Desktop can be picked up for US $495 for a five-user license. eCopy ShareScan Essentials sells for US $1,695 and includes one eCopy Desktop license. eCopy ShareScan Suite runs $2,995 and also includes a 10-user eCopy Desktop license. The software supports Windows only -- Take that Steve Jobs! And evaluation versions are also available. This release is coming hot off the heels of eCopy's SharePoint Connector, eCopy Connector for SharePoint, a handy solution for organizations that deal with a lot of paper documentation that needs to get into SharePoint. Head over to eCopy for more details.