News | June 28, 2011

New A2iA DocumentReader Functionality Speeds The Processing Of Full Columns Of Information, Including Printed And Cursive Handwritten Data

Source: A2iA Corporation
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A2iA Research Lab develops new features to significantly reduce manual keying of data in a list such as that found on explanations of benefits (EOBs), invoices, or lockbox banking documents.

(HFMA booth 242) – A2iA, the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and the intelligent classification of paper documents, announced recently at HFMA's 2011 ANI Healthcare Finance Conference (booth 242), new functionality within A2iA DocumentReader, an award winning unstructured document classification and data extraction toolkit, that enhances workflow automation in the healthcare, government, insurance, financial services, banking and BPO markets. The new feature-set found within A2iA DocumentReader is a Semi-Automated Assisted Keying functionality that speeds the processing of complex, columnar data, including both printed and handwritten information.

"Manually keying data from complex documents with columnar layouts is time-consuming and costly to any organization," said Jean-Louis Fages, A2iA President and Chairman of the Board. "In response to the market's needs, the A2iA Research Lab developed new capabilities that take workflow automation a step further. We have always been a company focused on our core technology that meets the needs of our users, and with our Research Lab, we are continuously able to do so."

A2iA DocumentReader's simple point-and-click functionality allow users to perform quick and interactive data extraction from full columns of information such as explanations of benefits (EOBs), invoices, or lockbox banking documents. By allowing an operator to capture alpha, numeric, and alpha-numeric information like identification numbers, diagnostic codes and dates, it significantly speeds manual keying and brings a new level of efficiency to complex document processing.

These additional capabilities takes workflow automation a step further by allowing even more complex documents to enter the process faster, regardless of whether the documents are processed at the corporate level or at a third-party outsourcing firm. Within the healthcare space, for example, EOB processing will be expedited and manual keying decreased. Semi-Automated Assisted Keying will also streamline processing for insurance claims, as well as billing statements, invoices, and accounts receivable / accounts payable applications.

Recognized by industry analysts as a leader, A2iA's toolkits are available in 23-country versions and 6-languages, and are currently deployed worldwide at thousands of end-user sites.

About A2iA DocumentReader
A2iA DocumentReader is a data extraction and automatic document classification toolkit successfully integrated into post-processing solutions around the world. Proven to automate workflow and produce a visible ROI for its users, A2iA DocumentReader processes data ranging from machine print through to cursive handwriting on completely unstructured white mail or archives, as well as complex data from columns or lists. A2iA DocumentReader also has the ability to perform keyword or key-phrase spotting on both printed and cursive handwritten documents, aiding in the discovery or data-mapping process.

About A2iA
A2iA, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis, is the worldwide leading developer of handwritten and machine printed text recognition, information extraction and intelligent document classification toolkits. By enhancing solutions from systems integrators and independent software vendors, A2iA allows complex and cursive data from all forms, documents and checks including unstructured handwritten letters, to become part of a structured database, making it searchable and reportable, with the same level of flexibility of printed or digital data. The company's proprietary OCR, ICR and IWR toolkits do not contain any third-party technology and are available in 23-country versions and 6 languages. By operating the world's largest research center focused on automatic document processing with a focus on handwritten and complex data, A2iA is able to address the needs of its users and be proactive in its developments. Proven to reduce costs and nearly eliminate data-entry and manual document processing, A2iA's technology has been improving business process automation and providing a visible ROI for over 20 years as it enhances forms-processing, transaction-processing, content management, document management and knowledge management systems worldwide.

SOURCE: A2iA Corporation