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Workgroups 2010 Suite Adds Document Scanning and OCR

New capabilities allow teams to integrate document scanning and OCR directly into their Workgroups 2010 projects and workflow.

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IOWA CITY, IA - January 20, 2010. MetaCommunications today announced the immediate release and availability of Workgroups 2010 Package 162.3 upgrade. Workgroups 2010 is a collaborative workflow and project management suite that now features built-in support for third party document scanning and OCR solutions.

This latest release includes a new technology for categorizing and organizing documents electronically and allowing users to simply convert traditional paper-based workflows into electronic ones. Workgroups 2010 now includes support for most scanning and OCR solutions, including Nuance Paperport & OmniPage, SimpleSoftware's Simple OCR, Epson Scan, eCopy PaperWorks, and Microsoft Office Document Imaging.

Once a document has been scanned, it can be picked up by Workgroups 2010, automatically indexed, and moved to the correct location on the file server. This makes all scanned documents immediately available to all Workgroups 2010 users. If scanned documents include OCR information, the text is indexed and can be used to perform ad hoc searches.

"The new document scanning and OCR integration provide a simple way to electronically attach paper documents like purchase orders, invoices, change orders, and customer correspondence to project, jobs, customers, and vendors" said Robert T. Long, Executive Vice President of MetaCommunications. "With the new capabilities, staff no longer have to think about where they should store their scanned documents. The new technology makes the whole workflow automatic once the scan is done."

The new document scanning and OCR workflow support complements Workgroups 2010's existing project management, project workflow automation, document review and approval, document storage management, and financial productivity management capabilities.


The new document scanning and OCR workflow capabilities are included in Workgroups 2010 Package 162.3, which is available for immediate download on the MetaCommunications website (login required).


Persons interested in learning more about Workgroups 2010's AutoCAD integration or viewing a live demonstration of the new workflows can contact MetaCommunications Sales or the press contact indicated below.

About Workgroups 2010

Workgroups 2010 is a tightly integrated collaborative process and productivity management suite for marketing, advertising, creative design, packaging and prepress. It is comprised of four key modules: Virtual Ticket, Approval Manager, Digital Storage Manager, and Job Manager. Workgroups 2010 is available for installation in-house or hosted online through

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications develops workflow and collaborative productivity solutions that help marketing, creative design, packaging and prepress workgroups around the world be more productive. MetaCommunications has over 1000 business customers including 3M, Anixter, Allstate Insurance, Bath & Body Works, Bon-Ton, Bridgestone, Crate & Barrel, Diageo, Eddie Bauer, Fox Sports, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Menasha, Merck, National Geographic, Pfizer, Staples, Sony, TJX, Talbots, United Nations, USA Today, Village Roadshow, Wilton, Yamaha, Younkers, and more.

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Robert T. Long
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