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Canon launches flagship OCR software Readiris Corporate 15 in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | July 9, 2015
Readiris Corporate 15 is an advanced software solution for users in both small and large enterprises who need to digitise their paper information for easier archiving and sharing.

Canon has launched its first IRIS offering in Singapore, Readiris Corporate 15. An optical character recognition (OCR) solution, Readiris aims to revolutionise the way enterprises in Singapore work with paper, enabling them to now convert paper into digitised documents and images for users to search and share information in a smarter, more productive workplace.

According to Canon, the corporate version of Readiris comes with the support of Canon's range of business scanners and multi-function devices for incoming documents  It has the ability to monitor and automatically process batches of documents into Watched Folders that can  be set up to process dedicated document workflows

These folders, on a local drive, network or server are pre-assigned destinations for users to save an incoming document or image file. Depending on the folder chosen, users can assign specific formats or settings for the documents being processed. PDFs, images and paper documents are seamlessly converted into searchable PDFs, and editable file formats such as Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenOffice and more, reducing manual manipulation of text heavy hard copies and improving workflow.

This is especially useful for companies who require their scanned documents to be converted into different formats at the same time for different work processes. For example, a company might scan a document and use the PDF copy for filing, the Excel spreadsheet for billing and the Word document for document processing.   

Designed to improve efficiency in the workplace, Readiris Corporate 15 is able to sort multiple batches of documents by simply inserting barcodes or blank pages in the files. It then automatically recognises these barcodes and blank pages and proceeds to separate the content into distributed documents in specific output files empowering users to easily manage, save and share. The batch feature also reduces document processing time by splitting tasks over a multi-core workflow, ideal for users with large multi-page documents to process.

For companies who scan and store a large amount to PDF files, Readiris Corporate 15 software also boasts the ability to hyper-compress PDF files without compromising on image quality. The OCR solution converts image files into PDF formats that are compressed up to 50 times smaller than the original images with I.R.I.S' patented hyper-compression technology, iHQC. This unique feature allows users to save substantial amounts of storage space while archiving their documents.

Readiris Corporate 15 also empowers the mobile workforce with the ability to connect or export their digital documents to a myriad of Cloud service applications such as SharePoint, ThereFore, Dropbox,, Google Drive and Evernote. Users are able to continue or complete the work process, by sharing documents efficiently with clients and other co-workers in the organisation at no constraints on file size or file format.


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