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Buyers Lab Honors Square 9’s SmartSearch with Summer 2011 “Pick” Award for Document Management

Summer 2011

Hackensack, NJ., - July 19, 2011 – Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its Summer 2011 “Pick” awards honoring the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. SmartSearch 3.1, from Square 9 Softworks, was named “Outstanding SMB Document Management Solution” by the editors of BLI.

“Document management is one of the most competitive solutions categories, and to stand out among the scores of entries is an impressive feat,” said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman. “Square 9’s SmartSearch does just that. Its low cost, excellent ease of deployment, and control-panel integration with virtually any MFP make SmartSearch practical and approachable even for small companies and departments.”

A server-based document management solution designed to scale from small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) to enterprise applications, SmartSearch allows end users to easily incorporate scanned hardcopy documents and import existing electronic files. After being indexed, documents can be retrieved in a variety of ways; annotated with “sticky notes,” signatures, highlighter or redaction tools; printed; or distributed via the MFP’s fax driver or via e-mail as a PDF. The solution also incorporates image-processing and workflow capabilities and can be augmented by a range of optional modules, including full-text indexing to enable keyword searches.

About Buyers Laboratory
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions ( and devices (, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover almost 15,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

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