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BLI Awards Perceptive Software ImageNow 6.5 a Winter 2011 Pick in the ECM Category

Winter 2011

Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, announced its Winter 2011 “Pick” winners honoring outstanding document imaging software solutions. BLI’s prestigious “Pick” awards acknowledge the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. Perceptive Software’s ImageNow 6.5 has been selected as Outstanding Enterprise Content Management Solution by the editors at BLI.

“Undertaking an enterprise content management deployment is no small feat for an organization, but the return on investment can be huge,” said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman. “The ImageNow platform combines the document capture, business process management and document management software components with Perceptive Software’s professional services and integration expertise to make the roll-out a success.”

ECM for Small Offices or Multinational Corporations
Perceptive Software’s ImageNow ECM platform empowers employees to capture documents no matter what their source, link them to records in other business systems such as ERP platforms, process them according to customized rules, collaborate on them with others, then store them or deliver them to line-of-business applications as needed. ImageNow is suited to a range of industries, including education, financial services, insurance, healthcare, government, retail and manufacturing. The platform can also handle the ECM needs of general businesses looking for a departmental solution such as accounts payable, human resources, payroll, legal, contract management and corporate governance.

“ImageNow is a feature-rich, highly customizable and surprisingly approachable ECM platform,” said Jamie Bsales, senior product editor for solutions at BLI. “Perceptive Software has built in great flexibility for customizing the precise capture-process-workflow system an organization needs. Plus, the solution is able to be scaled both up and down, with deployments suitable for the needs and budgets of small offices with 5 users to multinational enterprises with thousands of users.”

“We know that some enterprise content management software can be difficult to deploy and use and ends up being more expensive than expected. Our team at Perceptive Software does a great job of engineering the complexity and cost out of our software while retaining all of the power and sophistication people expect with ECM,” said Darren Knipp, chief technology officer at Perceptive Software. “It's very gratifying to see our solutions put to great use by our customers around the world—and to know that the marketplace values our ability to deliver powerful yet intuitive ECM software.”

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About Buyers Laboratory
Since 1961, 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 over 13,000 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. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
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