Brainware Teams with Fujitsu on Document Capture Solution
November 11, 2008 Alex Woodie
Brainware, a young company that makes document scanning and content management software, has partnered with Fujitsu to sell pre-integrated data capture solutions based on Fujitsu’s scanning hardware and Brainware’s software, the companies announced last week.
Brainware was founded in 2006 following a management buyout of a subsidiary of SER Systems, a German developer of enterprise content management and call center software. Today, the company has its U.S. headquarters in Virginia and offices in several European countries.
Brainware claims that more than $100 million have been invested in its core “neural network” classification and search technology, also called Brainware, which forms the basis for the company’s two major product suites: IDC-Distiller, an automated data capture solution used for scanning tasks; and Globalbrain, a search and retrieval product.
The partnership with Fujitsu will rely heavily on IDC-Distiller to provide the “brains” for scanning, interpreting, and routing customers’ documents digitalized by Fujitsu’s scanners. Brainware claims the neural-network technology enables IDC-Distiller to “learn” as it scans customers’ documents, thereby decreasing errors and reducing the need for human intervention.
IDC-Distiller works with most back-office ERP systems, and is certified by SAP and Oracle (for E-Business Suite). It has also been used by several AS/400 shops, including JohnsonDiversey, which relies on an i OS-based JD Edwards ERP system, and Old Dominion Freight Line, which recently became a customer. Brainware also touts work with Lawson Software and PeopleSoft Enterprise ERP suites.
“We’re delighted to align ourselves with a company like Fujitsu,” says Carl Mergele, Brainware’s CEO. “By having the ability to deliver a combined platform that automates scanning and processing of virtually any type of document, our joint customers will finally be able to transform their operations, drive out unnecessary costs, and gain visibility into areas such as finance, accounting, HR, legal, and more.”