IBM® Datacap extracts information from document images for use in enterprise content management (ECM) and line-of-business systems. Datacap operates as a universal capture portal that transforms various forms of documents entering your organization through multiple channels – mobile, multifunction peripherals (MFPs), e-mail and fax. IBM Datacap can help significantly reduce labor and paper costs, deliver meaningful information for better, faster decision making and improve the responsiveness of customer service.

Datacap offers:

  • Best-in-class capture with support for centralized and distributed capture models.
  • Adaptable, extendible rules-based capture offers flexibile configuration to suit all scenarios.
  • Capture and processing in proper context provides options for desktop, web or mobile clients.
  • Enhanced document classification features multiple options for locating and processing data on unstructured documents, including content analytics from IBM Watson
  • Enriched mobility from a customizable mobile application that captures documents and automatically extracts and classifies key information for business processes.
  • Full integration with IBM® Content Navigator provides a unified experience across the entire ECM landscape.

Best-in-class capture

  • Multi-channel capture capabilities that streamline processing of documents from scanners, MFPs, fax, email and other digital sources, including mobile devices.
  • Process documents with barcodes, machine-printed text, hand-printed text and check boxes. Deliver those documents to business applications to speed processing and increase accuracy of information.
  • Enables doing business worldwide with support for dozens of languages, including Unicode double-byte languages.

Adaptable, extendible rules-based capture

  • Datacap includes hundreds of prebuilt actions and rules, which span various document capture functions, such as multi-language recognition, document classification, validations, and business rules and formatting for business systems.
  • Developers can build and test custom actions and rules that enable you to integrate capture into your environment from Datacap Studio.
  • Business analysts can assemble the custom actions and rules like building blocks, into capture applications quickly and without programming from Datacap FastDoc.
  • Administrators can configure systems more quickly by importing document properties directly from both IBM and non-IBM repositories eliminating rework — with no programming skill required.

Capture and processing in the proper context

  • Adaptable, extendible rules-based capture
  • Datacap capabilities are now available in IBM® Content Navigator, the unified experience for mobile, web and desktop across all of IBM ECM portfolio, providing easy integration of document capture with IBM®Case Manager, FileNet Content Manager, IBM® Content Manager, IBM® Navigator and other IBM ECM applications.
  • Customize client software deployment to meet the user and job role requirements — deploy Datacap Desktop for heads down imaging staff, Datacap web client for easier deployment to distributed users, and Datacap mobile to workers on the go.
  • Datacap Web Services enable embedding capture services as part of a broader business process.
  • Full integration with Box© provides producitivty within the cloud.
  • Rules-based capture allows Datacap to extend interfaces into additional repositories, cloud offerings and business solutions to provide support across the entire document management lifecycle.

Enhanced document classification

  • Configured for ideal optical character recognition (OCR) results on your documents by processing with any or all of the 3 engines included with IBM Datacap.
  • Connectors to Parascript FieldScript add support for documents with cursive and handprint capture.
  • Supports IBM® Content Classification and IBM® Watson-based technology for advanced classification and identification, including contextual analysis.
  • Document templating helps IBM® Datacap learn new document types and structures on the fly while smart verify panels enables operators to validate field data with a single click on the image – with Datacap learning from the action.

Organisations are increasingly moving to a mobile workforce. Customers are also embracing the capabilities that can be delievered to them on their mobile device(s). IBM® Datacap Mobile accelerates business processes and improves productivity by enabling document capture anywhere, anytime.

The Android & iOS native application provides customers the ability to capture documents on-the-go with core acquisition and imaging functions including:

  • Edge detection
  • Automatic de-skew & image pre-processing
  • Document assembly
  • Document metadata
  • Barcode reading
  • Text reading via OCR (8 language on-device support)
  • Offline & Multi-Batch support
  • Audit & geolocation trails
  • Capability to upload & interface with an IBM® Datacap Server for futher processing

IBM® Datacap and Box provides the capability to capture documents whenever and wherever they enter your organisation. For information already in Box, utilise Datacap’s classification and content extraction functionality to put unstructured data to work across your organisation. Improve productivity and efficiency, respond faster to customers, all while lowering costs.

Realise the benefits:

  • Capture documents at the source – with distributed and mobile capture.
  • Ingest documents directly from Box into Datacap.
  • Automate the identification and classification of documents while they are captured – faster access to the right content.
  • Identify and extract business content from Box for use with analytics and in business processes.