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|Founded||1988 Datacap Inc.|
|Founder(s)||Scott Blau, Noel Kropf|
|Headquarters||Tarrytown, New York United States|
|Key people||Scott Blau: CEO, Noel Kropf: CTO|
|Products||Document capture and Process Automation|
Datacap (an IBM Company), a privately owned company, manufactures and sells computer software, and services. Datacap's first product, Paper Keyboard, was a "forms processing" product and shipped in 1989. In August 2010, IBM announced that it had acquired Datacap for an undisclosed amount.
Datacap claims that their software and services help to accelerate business processes and promote business automation by converting paper documents, forms, invoices, unstructured documents and e-documents into more accurate information that can be retrieved on command and delivered into different business applications.
Datacap sells products through a value-added distribution network worldwide. The software is classified as "enterprise software", meaning that it requires trained professionals to install and configure. Although the Company has focused on providing solutions for scanning paper documents, most recently Company materials have emphasized customer requirements to handle electronic documents ("eDocs"), such as Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office documents being received into an organization electronically (usually email).
Datacap claims that its software is unique because of the rules engine ("Rulerunner") used for processing inbound documents, including performing the image processing (deskew, noise removal, etc.), optical character recognition (OCR), intelligent character recognition (ICR), validations, and export/release formatting of extracted data to target ERP and line of business application. Targets listed as supported include FileNet, Hyland Software, and SAP.
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