Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2007
Datacap Inc., the leading provider of flexible capture and forms processing software solutions, announced that its third annual "Cycle Faster" raised more than $18,000 in donations for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. "Cycle Faster B2B 2007," which involved nearly 100 riders and reached thousands of spectators, kicked-off at the beginning of the cycling season - at April's AIIM Expo in Boston - and concluded at the October ARMA Conference in Baltimore. Funds were raised throughout the cycling season.
"Cycle time" in the ECM industry refers to document processing time. Datacap's Cycle Faster brings together major imaging, capture and ECM vendors to benefit worthy causes. Sponsors compete in the cycling time trials, racing on a grueling one-mile virtual course to become the "Fastest Man" or "Fastest Woman." Winners earn not just "bragging rights," but Cycle Faster donations are made in their company's name.
Following are the 2007 "Cycle Faster" winners:
"Fastest Man at AIIM" - Alexander Goerke, Kofax
"Fastest Woman at AIIM" - Sabrina Stratford, Captaris
"Fastest Man at ARMA" - Jack Kasperski, Kodak and Jaime Castillo, Canon tied for first place.
"Fastest Woman at ARMA" - There were no female riders among our sponsors at ARMA, but ARMA attendee Juli Stratton, of Kirkland and Ellis posted the best time.
"Best Fundraiser" - Sabrina Stratford of Captaris, who raised $1,000 in pledges
Industry sponsors who joined Datacap to make "Cycle Faster B2B 2007" a success include Fujitsu, Bowe Bell + Howell, Kodak, AIIM, Panasonic, ABBYY, Canon, Captaris, Content Analyst, DocuWare, EMC Captiva, Kofax, Oce, Filebound, Parascript, and Snowbound Software.
"The breadth of support we have seen from our partners underscores the generosity and heart of the ECM industry," said Scott Blau, Datacap CEO. "Just as an ECM solution requires vendors to work cooperatively to help customers meet their document processing challenges, Cycle Faster gives us a chance to work together to raise funds and awareness for worthy causes."
"Cycle Faster" will ride again in 2008, with appearances at AIIM and other ECM events throughout the year. For information about Cycle Faster, including photos, press coverage, video clips and an LAF promotional movie, visit http://cyclefaster.datacap.com. Organizations and individuals can participate in a number of ways, including sponsorships, riding at AIIM or ARMA, pledging support riders, or simply by making a donation.
About Datacap: Since 1988, Datacap Inc. has provided leading document capture and forms processing software solutions to organizations worldwide. AIIM 2006 Best of Show Award winning Datacap Taskmaster software efficiently transforms paper into information, increasing efficiency and data accuracy while reducing costs and document cycle time. A client/server, rules-based capture workflow platform, Taskmaster provides highly flexible solutions for both document indexing and data entry automation. Taskmaster enables scanning and indexing from a browser and integrates with all leading document management solutions, databases and ERP systems. Taskmaster Web Service provides an SOA compatible capture solution. http://www.datacap.com/
About Lance Armstrong Foundation: The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. We help people with cancer focus on living; we believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. From the moment of diagnosis, the LAF provides the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. The LAF serves its mission through advocacy, public health and research. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the LAF is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.livestrong.org
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