Captaris Announces New Capture and BPM Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint at AIIM Expo 2008

Story Highlights

  • Four new products bring world-class capture and BPM capabilities to SharePoint 2007 customers at affordable prices

  • Captaris completes strategic transition from fax server leader to a leader in intelligent document and process management solutions

  • Captaris will also offer the new products to extend its large installed base of fax server and document management customers

Boston, MA - March 3, 2008 - Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric business processes, today announced a new suite of capture and business process management products for customers who are using Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007. Using the theme ‘Do It the Right Way', Captaris will demonstrate in booth #2045 at the AIIM Expo 2008 how customers can now add powerful document classification, recognition and distribution capabilities to their Microsoft infrastructure at affordable costs. Additionally, the large installed base of Captaris customers will benefit because the new products extend their existing investment in Captaris document distribution and management solutions. The new products also include technology that Captaris recently acquired as part of the January 2008 purchase of Océ Document Technologies GmbH (now Captaris Document Technologies GmbH).

"Enterprise customers are quickly adopting Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Search Server for business process management, compliance, e-discovery, and records management applications, all of which require them to capture, manage and process large collections of scanned business documents," said Paul Yantus, executive vice president of Marketing and New Product Development for Captaris. "Our new products transform these documents into intelligent documents, so the vital information contained in those documents can easily be shared with other people, processes and applications to drive business process automation and enable document lifecycle management."

New Products Overview

The following is a brief roundup of the new product announcements:

  • RightDocs - the flagship release of the new suite of products enables customers to accelerate business processes, to support compliance initiatives by controlling and tracking documents from the point of origin, and to easily share document information for better collaboration and enterprise search. RightDocs facilitates document capture from any imaging source, performs document classification and data extraction from structured, semi-structured and unstructured documents, then sends the documents and information into SharePoint 2007. RightDocs intelligently recognizes the document type and extracts vital information to automatically drive business process automation and enable document lifecycle management. The RightDocs system consists of several services which can be mixed and matched to a customer's needs: distributed batch scanning; capture; document classification; intelligent extraction; and a validation client. RightDocs also supports Captaris RightFax and Alchemy.

  • RightStar - the next generation of intelligent document distribution, RightStar is ideally suited for the rapid adoption of MFP devices as document on-ramps into the enterprise. RightStar eliminates human errors, improves security and compliance by reducing the number of people handling sensitive information, and reduces the labor costs normally associated with sorting and distributing documents. Going far beyond simple routing products, RightStar uses document metadata and powerful rules based on the Microsoft® Windows Workflow Foundation (WinWF) engine to automatically sort and deliver documents via SharePoint 2007, fax, e-mail and to business process and document management solutions. RightStar is an open system based on XML and WinWF standards, and Captaris is inviting other software vendors to develop extensions to their LOB or ECM applications.

  • RightFlow - providing business analysts with the high-level tools necessary to rapidly build and deploy effective Business Process Management (BPM) solutions on Microsoft WinWF, RightFlow helps with compliance by creating secure, auditable and repeatable processes. It increases productivity by identifying and removing organizational and system bottlenecks, and turns knowledge into a business asset by facilitating collaboration through effective process management. RightFlow manages document driven processes, prioritizes tasks, escalates problems and maintains visibility to key performance indicators at all times. RightFlow is an extensible and configurable product available as a stand-alone solution or as an add-on module for other Captaris products. RightFlow will be offered in an entry-level, affordable configuration. Captaris will also rebrand its existing Workflow product to RightFlow Enterprise and offer a migration path for the installed base.

  • TIFF iFilter for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Search Server 2008 - Simultaneous with AIIM Expo, Captaris and Microsoft jointly announced a new capture solution at the Microsoft SharePoint 2008 Conference in Seattle. Based on Captaris OCR server technology, the TIFF iFilter fills a hole in the current SharePoint and Search Server environment by enabling enterprise search of scanned documents alongside all the electronic documents. As a result, knowledge workers and managers can find all the information they need with a single search operation, improving business decision-making and increasing their productivity. The Captaris TIFF iFilter integrates within a SharePoint or Search Server environment and automatically extracts the full-text from scanned documents and enhances image quality.

    "Our recent acquisition of ODT is paying immediate dividends by expanding our capture product offerings and significantly increasing our capability to serve the rapidly evolving distributed capture market," stated David P. Anastasi, President and CEO of Captaris. "AIIM Expo 2008 marks a key inflection point for Captaris as we continue to execute on our strategic transition plan from a fax server company to a leader in intelligent document capture, distribution and process management solutions."


Captaris plans to release the new products to the public in the second quarter of 2008. For more information, please visit the Captaris website at

About Captaris Inc.

Captaris Inc. is a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric business processes. Captaris specializes in document capture, recognition, routing, workflow and delivery. Captaris integrated solutions provide interoperability with leading line of business applications and technology platforms. Captaris products include RightDocs, RightStar, RightFlow, RightFax, Captaris Workflow, Alchemy, FaxPress, DOKuStar, RecoStar, Single Click Entry and ID-Star, which are distributed through a global network of leading technology partners. Captaris customers include the entire Fortune 100 and the majority of Global 2000 companies. Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Captaris was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol CAPA.

The following are registered trademarks and trademarks of Captaris: Captaris, Alchemy, RightFax, FaxPress and Captaris Workflow. RecoStar, DOKuStar, ID-Star and Single Click Entry are trademarks of Captaris Document Technologies GmbH. All other brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.