New Integrated Solution for Digitizing and Managing Large-Format Documents Released

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SCP and Practical Programs have joined together to produce a solution for Scanning, Indexing and Managing Large Format documents.

Organizations needing to guarantee the absolute quality of scanned and copied colour images can now also more effectively store, manage, access and electronically mail those same graphics.

This capability follows the decision by German headquartered SCP Software to interface its recently launched Colorado 2005 system to the drawing and document management family of IT solutions developed by Practical Programs of Australia. An interface that has been internationally launched by both companies this week.

As a leading global supplier of professional software tools for scanning, archiving, copying and printing large format documents and files, SCP released its Colorado 2005 system in July of this year. It notes that this tool is specifically targeted at organizations – such as printers, scanning bureaux's, mapping companies and copy shops – that need to guarantee the maximum quality of scanned and copied images, particularly those in colour.

Having had a long term working partnership with Practical Programs, SCP said that it was therefore a very logical move to link Colorado to the Australian company's DvTDM (Data Viewer Total Document Management) software products. These well proven applications, now in use in some 31 countries, enable users to also highly effectively, and largely automatically, store, manage retrieve and electronically mail their high quality scanned data.

A spokesman for Practical Programs, CEO Mr Richard Bates, said that the marriage of Colorado and DvTDM provides a very potent combination of highly complementary document and drawing solutions. "The interface that SCP has developed means that the two systems fit together totally seamlessly as a fully integrated and user defined scanning and management tool.

"Via Colorado, large-format documents can be directly scanned into DvTDM. Users simply note what kind of identification they need for documents and key parameters such as file names and storage paths. The ensuing process is then automatic, ensuring a smooth, easy and efficient workflow", Mr Bates said.

In annoncing their latest collaborative initiative, SCP and Practical Programs pointed to a number of distinct advantages that, they say, flow from efficient document management.

"A key benefit is that drawings can be quickly located and are never lost, misplaced or misfiled. There is always strict version control so that there is never any doubt 'who has got what' or if all modifications and amendments have been incorporated.

The process of determining and controlling who has received drawings – and what version – is also fully automated. Users can ensure that all drawings have successfully passed through QA before distribution. And any drawing's links to other references, templates and files are fully protected should the latter be subject to modification or deletion", the organizations say.

For further information:

Please contact:

Richard Bates

Practical Programs

+61 8 8227 0877


Bruno Wijnands

SCP Software

+49 241 968 300

About SCP:

Headquartered in Aachen (Germany) with a subsidiary in the USA, SCP Software Company is a leading provider of professional software for scanning, archiving, copying and printing large-format colour and monochrome documents and files.

Among SCP's products are the Colorado, CopySystems, EasyScan, DaylightRIP and EasyTWAIN applications. In addition to this, SCP is the distributor of VIDAR, ImageAccess and ProCaptura large-format scanners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in the Benelux countries. In Germany SCP also sells digital reprographic systems by KIP.

About Practical Programs:

For close to a decade Pracftical Pograms has been a leading specialist in the drawing, document and email manegemnt arena. Its effective and elegantly simple software solutions are now used in some 31 countries, with private and public sector clients including: ABN Amro, Australian Central Credit Union, Hutchinson Telecom, GE, Philips TaTa, The United States, Australian, and New Zealand Departments of Defence, Amtrak, Oxford University and the Commonwealth Public Service Credit Union.

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