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Boehringer Ingelheim extends deployment of ActiveDocs Opus

Kansas City October 23, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation solutions, today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is deploying ActiveDocs Opus to automate the creation of documentation for field trial studies. The innovative deployment at BIVI supports the creation of multiple documents at different stages of studies, reusing and adding to information used in other stages and minimising the documentation burden on study teams.

Todd Buckley, VP Client Services ActiveDocs North America said: “Veterinary field trial studies are subject to extensive scrutiny and rigorous compliance requirements, requiring consistent and accurate documentation at every stage and placing a significant burden on study teams. BIVI's deployment of ActiveDocs Opus fulfils the exacting requirements for document generation throughout each field trial by using sophisticated Templates designed for efficient information collection and maximum reuse of information at every stage in the process, and at the same time minimising the documentation effort for the study teams. ActiveDocs Client Services has worked intensively with the business teams at BIVI to deliver a state-of-the-art field trial study documentation process built on ActiveDocs Opus technology.

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ActiveDocs releases Farm Credit Services of America case study

Kansas City October 11, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation solutions, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), part of a nationwide network of lending institutions, chartered in 1917, that provides credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents. FCSAmerica has streamlined its customer correspondence with ActiveDocs Opus document automation and template management software, using ActiveDocs Opus to produce between 200 and 300 loan notification letters daily.

Todd Buckley, VP Client Services ActiveDocs North America said: “ActiveDocs appreciates and acknowledges the assistance provided by FCSAmerica with the creation of this case study. It has been a pleasure for ActiveDocs to work with the team at FCSAmerica during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus, and we look forward to working with other organizations from our global customer base to produce further case studies.

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Bayer Pharma AG selects ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse for SharePoint 2010

Berlin September 24, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today announced that ActiveDocs Opus has been selected by international pharmaceutical company Bayer Pharma AG for the generation of contract document packages. The ActiveDocs Opus solution was selected over competing products for its superior feature set and for its new SharePoint Module (SPM) which provides exceptional functionality for document generation and workflow integration on the Microsoft® SharePoint 2010 platform.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs VP European Operations said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Bayer in an extensive and detailed Proof Of Concept process to implement an integrated solution for contract document package generation in SharePoint. ActiveDocs has a wealth of experience and a well-developed and robust process for assisting large multinational organizations like Bayer through a Proof Of Concept project to evaluate the product as part of their own infrastructure, involving ActiveDocs pre-sales and Client Services teams as required. We are pleased to see the process proven once again and we appreciate Bayer's informed recognition of the superiority of the ActiveDocs Opus solution and its complete integration capability with the Microsoft® SharePoint platform.

About Bayer Pharma AG

Bayer Pharma AG is a business division of Bayer Healthcare which is among the world's foremost innovators in the field of pharmaceutical and medical products. The Pharmaceuticals Division is the highest-selling pharmaceuticals company in Germany and holds a worldwide leading position in its main therapeutic areas. The focus is on prescription medicines and the division combines its strengths in two business units: General Medicine and Specialty Medicine. For more information please visit www.bayer.com.

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ActiveDocs expands North American sales and client services operations

Kansas City September 18, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in document creation applications, today announced the expansion of its North American sales and client services operations with the appointment of two senior positions.

Todd Buckley has been appointed VP Client Services North America. Todd brings more than twenty five years of diverse experience in application and product development, program and project management, business development and client relationship management to service ActiveDocs' North American customers. Todd is innately focused on understanding client business and demonstrates expert knowledge in helping to develop intuitive, scalable solutions focused on enabling client efficiency and growth.

Michele Myers has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. Michele is a results driven professional with success in business development, account relationship management and establishing strategic partnerships that enhance market leadership position and accelerate revenue growth. Michele brings to ActiveDocs 21 years of sales and management experience encompassing a variety of industries, with the last 14 years focused on software within the document management space.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “I am pleased to welcome Michele and Todd to the company. The appointments of Michele and Todd to new senior positions in ActiveDocs North America are the direct result of the continued expansion of our customer base in North America and growing demand for our products and services in the North American market and around the world.

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ActiveDocs Limited Announces New European Office

Berlin September 10, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in document creation applications, today announced the establishment of its European office in Berlin, Germany.

Amanda Sharp, Managing Director ActiveDocs GmbH said: “ActiveDocs is experiencing significant growth in the European markets and in particular increased interest in our application from German based corporations. A new office in Berlin allows for the eventual deployment of Application Specialists and Technical Support Resources, as well as sales and marketing operations, to support our growing European customer base. This is the start of our commitment to provide better access to the company and its products and services for our many clients in Europe, and to bring the superior benefits of the ActiveDocs Opus Document Automation solution to a new audience of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “As more businesses Globally recognize the cost savings, risk mitigation and compliance capabilities of the ActiveDocs Opus Document Automation solution so the demand for our services and ongoing support expands. ActiveDocs has a strategic policy of placing our people closer to our customers when demand warrants that investment. With the continued expansion of our customer base in Europe this is the right time for ActiveDocs to establish a physical presence in the heart of Europe. The recent launch of ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse and the success of the ActiveDocs Opus SharePoint Module we expect our client base to continue to expand further and we must be prepared to meet our customers' support and service requirements.

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New features, new business, and extended focus on SharePoint drive growth 80% and propel ActiveDocs forward

Significant customer wins see BankWest, Teledyne, Logicalis and others joining the increasing numbers of companies deploying ActiveDocs Opus software to automate document creation and template management

Kansas City August 29, 2012
Global demand for ActiveDocs' document automation and template management solutions and services has attracted significant new customers, driven recession-defying revenue growth, and boosted expansion year-on-year, the company announced today.

ActiveDocs recorded an 80% increase on underlying revenue for the 2012 financial year which improves on the 40% growth it saw in the previous 2011 financial year.

The company's impressive growth has been driven by demand for its document automation and template management solutions especially in corporations looking to utilise the rich feature set of the latest ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse release, and in corporations looking to enhance the value of their SharePoint platform by leveraging its deep SharePoint integration capability. By delivering measurable improvements in usability and integration, ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse allows companies to gain significant efficiencies and enforces compliance in document output and template management.

Major regional and global companies are among ActiveDocs' new customers. International energy-technology company Teledyne deployed ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse to better manage the content of test documentation and to compile the documents faster. Global IT solutions & managed services provider Logicalis has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse for template-based generation of statement-of-work documents for their enterprise cloud, managed services and data center teams. Financial services business Bankwest chose ActiveDocs Opus for template-based generation of over 500 document types used throughout their banking network.

Efficiency and Compliance are always prerogatives in business, and never more so than during slow economic times when profit margins are squeezed on every side” said ActiveDocs CEO Glenn Ricketts. “Efficiency in document production is one key improvement that any business can make with ActiveDocs software. Reduction or elimination of the bottom line cost of non-compliant documents is another. More and more companies understand the real value of these improvements. Demand for ActiveDocs Opus has grown steadily as they realize what a drain document production is when it's done manually, and how simple, fast and accurate it is when it's automated. We are especially pleased to see that the major development effort we committed to SharePoint 2010 Integration is viewed positively by our customers and allows them to extract significant value from that platform.

To support its growth ActiveDocs has expanded its North American and Pacific Rim operations, hiring more staff and signing on new implementation partners including leading SharePoint provider Enlighten Designs. The company will soon be announcing other significant customer wins and the opening of new offices in Europe.

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ActiveDocs releases Texas Conference of Urban Counties case study

Kansas City July 24, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Texas Conference of Urban Counties (TCUC), a non-profit organization composed of 37 member counties representing nearly 80% of the population of Texas. TCUC implemented ActiveDocs Opus document automation software as a mission-critical component of its juvenile justice system TechShare.Juvenile.

Todd Buckley, VP Client Services ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure for ActiveDocs to work with the team at TCUC during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus, and ActiveDocs acknowledges and appreciates TCUC's assistance with the creation of this case study. We look forward to working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies.

Please click here to view the Texas Conference of Urban Counties Case Study in US Letter format

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ActiveDocs CEO Glenn Ricketts discusses Customer Communications and Dynamic Document Management with Document Boss

Kansas City, Brisbane, Auckland July 17, 2012
Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, was recently invited by Document Boss to discuss Customer Communications and Dynamic Document Management. The full article can be found here.

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Texas Conference of Urban Counties implements ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse

Kansas City June 22, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today announced the deployment of ActiveDocs Opus by Texas Conference of Urban Counties (Urban Counties) as a mission-critical component of its juvenile justice system TechShare.Juvenile. With the system serving up to 65,000 users in many different jurisdictions across Texas, the Urban Counties development team had to make a high priority of integrating scalable, flexible document creation functionality to generate juvenile justice documents from the system's statewide database. ActiveDocs Opus document automation and template management enables a wide range of documents to be produced on demand in customized local formats.

Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure for ActiveDocs to assist Urban Counties with the implementation of their document automation capability using ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs appreciates Urban Counties' informed understanding of the extended feature set of the ActiveDocs Opus platform, and in particular the powerful integration capability of ActiveDocs Opus which has resulted in an impressively smooth document generation process in the juvenile justice system.

About Texas Conference of Urban Counties

The Texas Conference of Urban Counties is a non-profit organization composed of 37 member counties. Member counties represent nearly 80% of the population of Texas. The Urban Counties supports and coordinates communications among member counties, studies policies and programs of the State of Texas that affect urban counties, advocates county issues, primarily at the state level, and provides training and education programs appropriate for urban county officials. For more information please visit www.cuc.org.

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Logicalis implements ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse

Kansas City June 22, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Logicalis, an international IT solution and managed services provider, has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse for template-based generation of statement-of-work documents for their enterprise cloud, managed services and data center teams. ActiveDocs Opus enables Logicalis to create and deploy complex Templates that filter large amounts of product offerings for the different lines of business. Logicalis plans to expand the document automation to other departments across the enterprise.

Colby Little, ActiveDocs VP Business Development North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Logicalis in a Proof Of Concept process to implement an integrated solution for SOW document generation. ActiveDocs has a wealth of experience and a well-developed and robust process for assisting organizations like Logicalis through a Proof Of Concept project to evaluate the product as part of their own infrastructure, involving ActiveDocs pre-sales and Client Services teams as required. We are pleased to see the process proven once again and we appreciate Logicalis' informed recognition of the powerful benefits and features of the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data centre and cloud services, and managed services. The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1.2 billion, from operations in the US, UK, Germany, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services. For more information please visit www.logicalis.com.

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ActiveDocs releases Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson case study

Kansas City May 15, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, a full service law firm which represents mortgage lenders and servicers throughout Florida. The firm replaced its HotDocs document creation system with ActiveDocs Opus document automation software. The firm produces more than 3 million documents per year, including complaint files, foreclosures, litigation, and bankruptcy filings. ActiveDocs Web services functionality, back-end interfaces and open database connectivity (ODBC) made it easy to integrate with the firm's existing systems to eliminate repetitive work that created opportunities for errors in legal documents.

Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus. We acknowledge and appreciate their assistance with the creation of this case study and we look forward to working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies.

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About Marshall C. Watson, PA

Marshall C. Watson, P.A. is a full service law firm which represents mortgage lenders and servicers throughout Florida. The firm's services range from foreclosure, bankruptcy representation and evictions to REO closings and title insurance. For more information on the Fort Lauderdale-based firm, please visit www.marshallwatson.com.

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ActiveDocs announces Certification Program

Kansas City May 7, 2012
ActiveDocs International Ltd announced today that it has created the ActiveDocs Opus Certification Program to enable its customers to make the most of their technical staff's time by certifying their competency in using the ActiveDocs Opus solution. The Certification Program complements the ActiveDocs Opus training syllabus and gives ActiveDocs customers a measurable way to evaluate their technical staff's knowledge and ability. Annual certification is available for each ActiveDocs Opus solution.

Caretta King, ActiveDocs Global Certification Co-ordinator said: “We are proud to announce the launch of the ActiveDocs Opus Certification Program. Our program is designed to comprehensively quantify knowledge of the ActiveDocs Opus interface and the ability to build Templates. For management, the Certification Program provides an accurate measure of the designer's understanding of ActiveDocs Opus and exposes any knowledge gaps. We look forward to working with ActiveDocs' global customer base on this important initiative.

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ActiveDocs announces new SharePoint partnership

Brisbane and Auckland April 27, 2012
ActiveDocs International Ltd announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Enlighten Designs, one of New Zealand's leading SharePoint providers. Through the combination of Enlighten Designs' focus on SharePoint and ability of ActiveDocs Opus to fully and deeply integrate with SharePoint 2010, the partnership is intended to provide instant benefits to the customers of both companies.

Skip Dostine, ActiveDocs VP Business Development Australia and Asia-Pacific said: “This partnership agreement allows Enlighten Designs to offer its clients a leading-edge document automation solution in ActiveDocs Opus, and adds Enlighten Designs' contribution to the evolution of ActiveDocs SharePoint integration. ActiveDocs looks forward to further expanding its business through this significant partnership.

About Enlighten Designs

Enlighten Designs is one of New Zealand's premier SharePoint providers having gained SharePoint Elite status and winning numerous awards for business productivity solutions utilising the SharePoint platform. The company has enjoyed substantial and sustained business growth as evidenced by placing within the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 in 2010 and 2011. For more information please visit www.enlighten.co.nz.

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International pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim selects ActiveDocs Opus to automate contract templates, test documentation

ActiveDocs software will streamline template and document management

Kansas City April 4, 2012
Top-20 international pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has chosen ActiveDocs Opus software for a worldwide implementation to improve template management and document automation, ActiveDocs announced today.

ActiveDocs Opus will be initially implemented by Boehringer Ingelheim's U.S. operations to automate the generation of standard contract and research documents and to manage the templates in use across the company. The implementation will start with two departments, with a planned rollout of the system to all departments.

Worrying about something as basic as having the current version of a document is as unproductive as it is unnecessary. Contract management can be effectively automated to eliminate low-value work like searching for documents while ensuring that everyone is using the most current information,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America.

ActiveDocs Opus is document automation and template management software built on Microsoft® technology. It facilitates the capture, assembly and delivery of content through a range of document channels, from hard copy, electronically, or in a sophisticated presentation format. ActiveDocs Opus' integrated template design process ensures that documents are accurate, complete, consistent and professionally presented.

About Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. In 2010, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of about 12.6 billion euro while spending almost 24 percent of net sales in its largest business segment Prescription Medicines on research and development. For more information please visit www.twitter.com/boehringer

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ActiveDocs Opus automates, streamlines test documentation production at Teledyne

Kansas City March 22, 2012
International energy technology company Teledyne Oil & Gas has chosen ActiveDocs Opus software to streamline testing documentation production, ActiveDocs announced today.

Teledyne Oil & Gas delivers high reliability engineered solutions for subsea/topside pipeline asset integrity monitoring, sensing and power/data network interfacing and distribution applications in the oil and gas exploration and production industry. The company's areas of expertise include:
  • field performance–flow assurance, and pipeline asset integrity sensing and monitoring;
  • electrical, optical penetrations, and distribution systems for power and data network interfacing; and
  • application-focused new product development with systems and materials expertise
Teledyne Oil & Gas's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., facility has purchased ActiveDocs Opus to better manage the content of test documentation and to compile the documents faster. Compilation time has dropped from an average of 20 hours per document to less than an hour.

Paperwork, whether it's actually on real paper or electronic, shouldn't impede product development. ActiveDocs Opus automation can reduce document production time by orders of magnitude, regardless of how complicated the content,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America.

ActiveDocs Opus is document automation and template management software built on Microsoft® technology. It facilitates the capture, assembly and delivery of content through a range of document channels, from hard copy, electronically, or in a sophisticated presentation format. ActiveDocs Opus' integrated template design process ensures that documents are accurate, complete, consistent and professionally presented.

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ActiveDocs releases Consolidated Civil Enforcement case study

Kansas City March 14, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Consolidated Civil Enforcement (CCE), the largest civil enforcement agency in Western Canada, serving the vast provinces of British Columbia and Alberta from offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. CCE replaced its document creation system with ActiveDocs Opus document automation software. ActiveDocs Web services functionality, back-end interfaces and open database connectivity (ODBC) made it easy to integrate with the company's Microsoft SQL database to eliminate repetitive work that created opportunities for errors in legal documents.

Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at CCE during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus, and ActiveDocs acknowledges and appreciates the assistance provided by CCE with the creation of this case study. We look forward to working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies.

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ActiveDocs earns two Microsoft partnership distinctions for quality, customer service

Company designated a Microsoft Gold ISV partner and named to exclusive Managed Partner Program

Kansas City February 23, 2012
ActiveDocs has earned two designations from Microsoft that place it among the software giant's elite independent software vendor partners, ActiveDocs announced today. The honors signify to customers that ActiveDocs software integrates effortlessly with the nearly ubiquitous Microsoft framework and delivers top performance.

ActiveDocs has retained Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) status for the fifth consecutive year, placing it among a select number of software companies that meet exacting Microsoft quality control, auditing and customer service standards. Gold ISV status requires companies' products to go through an auditable approval process, pass one of four designated tests and receive recommendations from five customers. ActiveDocs has also been a member of Microsoft's Managed Partner Program for four years, an honor extended to fewer than 5 percent of the technology giant's 25,000 independent software vendor (ISV) partners.

Microsoft is the universal language of business IT. We've spent a lot of effort and resources to ensure that any customer with a Microsoft architecture supporting their business can implement ActiveDocs Opus without long, difficult integration projects,” said Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO. “These distinctions from Microsoft are an official stamp demonstrating to customers that we fit smoothly into their existing Microsoft application infrastructures.

The two distinctions place ActiveDocs among the exclusive company of partners whose software integrates seamlessly with Microsoft's, and that exceed Microsoft's standards for quality control, auditing and customer service. ActiveDocs' Opus document automation and template management software is built on Microsoft's .NET framework. ActiveDocs will exhibit with partner Efficiency Leaders at the Australian Microsoft SharePoint conference in March, demonstrating its SharePoint integration.

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New ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse solution redefines ease of use and productivity in document automation, template creation and management

Top-to-bottom refinements streamline content searching, template management and document handling

Kansas City February 7, 2012
ActiveDocs today unveiled a new version of its flagship document automation solution that features top-to-bottom refinements that redefine usability and productivity for creating documents and managing templates.

ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse includes more than 100 new features and 300 revisions designed to make document creation and template management faster, easier and more accurate. Many of the refinements focus on eliminating steps and procedures that required leaving the ActiveDocs interface, such as retrieving content from outside systems or comparing templates in progress with those stored in document repositories.

Using customer feedback as a guide, ActiveDocs' development team identified bottlenecks that limited user performance. The team made modifications reducing the time needed to complete tasks by 30 to 80 percent. For example, users can expect to spend about 30 percent less time creating a moderately complex template in ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse than they did in earlier versions of the product. Document creation and system administration is also streamlined in ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse.

This leap in usability increases ActiveDocs Opus' value to organizations like ours that create complex documents using information from many different sources in many different formats,” according to a spokesperson for the Finnish Center for Pensions. “ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse keeps users working in their primary document creation interface rather than jumping to other applications. Those small savings in time and effort compound quickly into major savings when you're producing as many documents as we are.

ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse is the newest version of the ActiveDocs Opus document automation solution. ActiveDocs Opus is document automation and template management software built on Microsoft® technology. It captures and preserves corporate memory and facilitates the assembly and delivery of content through a range of document channels, including hard copy, electronic or presentation format.

Among the refinements in ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse is an updated document creation wizard interface with a new appearance and extensive new back-end functionality. Eclipse users can pull entire documents or parts of them into their working document through the document creation wizard, reformat and modify it, and insert it into the body of a document or as appendices.

ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse saves template authors significant time revising and modifying templates with a one-click 'run now' function for testing templates directly from the design interface. From the Content Manager interface, Eclipse designers can now select and compare versions of templates directly using Microsoft Word. That eliminates the extra steps of creating copies of new and existing templates in ActiveDocs Opus and Microsoft Word, and comparing them in Word. Eliminating the extra copies also reduces the chances for errors caused by old and inaccurate versions of templates lurking in the system.

Among its other major refinements, ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse includes:
  • new workflow rules for finer control over document handling procedures, such as retention policies
  • HTML support for creating fully formatted email
  • a module enabling Microsoft SharePoint users to create documents in Eclipse through their SharePoint interfaces
  • a refreshed free text editor that simplifies content formatting
  • system administration improvements such as end-to-end troubleshooting and a feature for automatically retrieving Windows events logs and turning them into reports
Since document automation emerged as its own market, solution providers have concentrated on expanding feature sets to reach the necessary functionality levels. Now that products have matured, users are looking for more refined products that perform essential functions more easily. That's what we've done with ActiveDocs Opus Eclipse,” said ActiveDocs CEO Glenn Ricketts. “We took a fresh look at how ActiveDocs Opus users want to interact with the software and what they need to accomplish. We removed barriers and unnecessary steps, and created a much easier pathway to the document automation and template management functionality they need to produce accurate documents quickly.

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ActiveDocs releases New Directions Behavioral Health case study

Kansas City January 23, 2012
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by New Directions Behavioral Health (NDBH), a behavioral health care company serving 5.3 million subscribers in Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Kansas. The implementation integrates ActiveDocs Opus with NDBH's customized OPTAMUM case management system for automated production of notification letters using just 3 templates, replacing a manual system that consisted of 90 separate templates.

Colby Little, VP Business Development, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at NDBH during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus. We acknowledge and appreciate the involvement of NDBH with the creation of this case study and we will be working with other organizations from our global customer base to produce further case studies as time permits.

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International insurance company expands ActiveDocs Opus Viper implementation to produce 15 million documents per year

Replaces manual template management, information searches with automated document system

Kansas City December 15, 2011
A major international insurance company is expanding its ActiveDocs Opus Viper document automation software implementation to produce up to 15 million customer letters, policy statements and regulatory compliance reports per year, ActiveDocs announced today.

The insurance company is using ActiveDocs Opus Viper to replace document templates maintained at its regional offices across the globe. Consolidating templates in one platform gives all of the company's offices immediate access to updated document templates and standardizes templates across offices. The templates are incorporated into workflows that guide users through document creation processes and automatically draw the most current information from the insurance company's systems to create policy documents, eliminating manual data entry and the accompanying opportunities to make mistakes. The ActiveDocs Opus system also sharply reduces the time required to create policy documents by eliminating searches through multiple information systems. The company plans to increase its document production to 25 million annually with ActiveDocs Opus.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “Insurance policies are legally binding documents so there is no room for error when creating them. At the same time, the policies and the supporting documents are large and complex and lend themselves to errors common in manual document production. Automating their documents with ActiveDocs Opus removes the error-causing tasks from the document creation process. It also streamlines template management. Every update the company's legal staff makes to a template or legal boilerplate language automatically promulgates to all of its offices at the same time. There is no emailing updated information, following up to ensure it replaces the older information, then double-checking the language as the documents go through the approval process. The whole process is automated, more accurate and efficient.

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Bank of Western Australia (Bankwest) implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Brisbane December 1, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Bankwest has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for template-based generation of over 500 document types used throughout their banking network. The load-balanced implementation supports almost 1000 users and integrates ActiveDocs Opus with Bankwest's databases and banking applications. Bankwest converted their existing Templates to ActiveDocs Opus using a standard ActiveDocs utility in a process that took just under one hour. Bankwest will utilise ActiveDocs Opus Viper technology to rationalise the number of Templates by 60% and to reduce Template amendment turnaround from days to hours.

Sarah Wilson, ActiveDocs Marketing Manager APAC said: “It has been a pleasure for ActiveDocs to assist Bankwest with the conversion of their document automation capability to ActiveDocs Opus, and it is pleasing for both companies to note that the project has run ahead of schedule and well within budget. We appreciate Bankwest's informed understanding of the extended feature set of the ActiveDocs Opus platform, and in particular the powerful integration capability of ActiveDocs Opus which has resulted in an impressively smooth document generation process for Bankwest.

About Bankwest

Bankwest first opened its doors for business in 1895 as the Agricultural Bank of Western Australia. In 1945 it became a trading bank and over the next 50 years grew to become a market leader in its home state of WA. In 1994 the bank changed its name to the Bank of Western Australia Ltd and started trading as Bankwest. Bankwest is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank Group, one of Australia's leading providers of integrated financial services. For more information please visit www.bankwest.com.au.

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Customer wins, revenue growth and international expansion mark successful 2011 for ActiveDocs

ABB, Boehringer Ingelheim and Royal Dutch Shell join growing ranks of companies automating document creation and template management with ActiveDocs Opus software

Kansas City November 17, 2011
Demand for ActiveDocs' document automation and template management solutions has driven blistering revenue growth, attracted marquee customers, and spurred worldwide expansion in 2011, the company announced today.

As of November, ActiveDocs' revenue is currently running 140 percent higher than it was for the same period in 2010. When the revenue stream is averaged out over the company's March-to-April fiscal year, ActiveDocs expects to see a 50 to 70 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. That marks a second year of torrid growth for ActiveDocs, which saw its revenues increase 40 percent between fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

Efficiency is always a prerogative in business, but it's even more important during slow economic times when profit margins are squeezed on every side,” said ActiveDocs CEO Glenn Ricketts. “Demand for ActiveDocs Opus has grown steadily as more and more companies realize what a drain document production is when it's done manually, and how simple, fast and accurate it is when it's automated.

The company's 2011 growth was driven by demand for their document automation and template management solutions in markets ranging from pharmaceuticals, to energy, to manufacturing, to technology, to financial services, to legal affairs and government. Major regional and global companies are among ActiveDocs' new customers. International energy company Royal Dutch Shell integrated ActiveDocs Opus Viper solution into its employee transfer management system in 2011 so it can automatically generate employment contracts and supporting documents. Global infrastructure and engineering giant ABB is using ActiveDocs Opus Viper to improve efficiency and reduce re-work in production of tender letters and related documents as part of an implementation that will extend to 90 countries when completed. Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim chose ActiveDocs Opus to integrate with its contract management system, and plans to expand its implementation to include document template management in 2012.

To support its growth, ActiveDocs is expanding its European, North American and Pacific Rim operations and signing on new implementation partners. It has expanded its North American headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., and is hiring more staff in New Zealand and the U.S. The company has signed on European partners including Digia in Finland and Zarion in Ireland, while new Australian partners i2m in Melbourne and Efficiency Leaders in Brisbane will help ActiveDocs meet demand in the Pacific Rim countries. The company plans to expand its European presence with a new office in Belgium or Germany in the April/May 2012 time frame. Also early next year, in the January time frame, the company plans a major product announcement.

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ActiveDocs confirms new Australian partnerships

Brisbane November 16, 2011
ActiveDocs International Ltd confirmed today that it has entered into partnerships with Efficiency Leaders in Queensland and i2 Management in Victoria. Both organisations will integrate ActiveDocs document automation solutions into their product and service offerings.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “These partnership agreements allow Efficiency Leaders and i2 Management to offer their clients a leading-edge document automation solution in ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs looks forward to expanding its business in Australia and APAC through these significant partnerships.

About Efficiency Leaders

Efficiency Leaders is focused on business analysis, re-engineering and process automation, to eliminate data entry inaccuracies and reduce processing costs by up to 80%. The Efficiency Leaders Automation Platform (ELAP™) helps organizations to become more efficient throughout all business units by providing a single, intelligent platform for complete automation, organization-wide. For more information please visit www.efficiencyleaders.com.

About i2 Management

i2 Management has been focused on providing IT services and products to the legal services market for 17 years. Law firms, accounting firms and government departments are taking advantage of i2 Management's "on the ground" expertise. For more information please visit www.i2m.com.au.

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Auckland November 4, 2011
ActiveDocs announced today that is donating to Ronald McDonald House in Auckland to support their mission to shelter and support every family of a child facing a medical crisis at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “Every year more than 10,000 families turn to Ronald McDonald House Auckland for accommodation and support. ActiveDocs is proud to provide support for Ronald McDonald House Auckland's ongoing investment in helping the lives of those families.

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Law firm Marshall C. Watson expands ActiveDocs Opus Viper implementation

Kansas City November 1, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, world leaders in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Florida law firm Marshall C. Watson P.A. has expanded its use of ActiveDocs Opus software to produce more than 3 million legal documents per year.

Marshall C. Watson's Web-based implementation enabled the firm to implement document automation software that has supported the company's growth to 900 users across five locations. ActiveDocs Opus replaces HotDocs as Marshall C. Watson's document automation solution. The firm's ActiveDocs Opus implementation encompasses more than 1,100 document templates that the software automatically populates from Marshall C. Watson's case management system and compiles into complicated documents such as real estate closings and titles. It also automatically stores the documents in a central repository for easy retrieval.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “There is no room for error in legal documents but plenty of opportunity. They are an ideal application for ActiveDocs Opus because we developed it to automate the largest and most complex documents to reduce every possible opportunity to make routine mistakes. Replacing manual searching, cutting and pasting with automated workflows eliminates simple but costly errors like using the wrong boilerplate, even with the large volume of documents that Marshall C. Watson produces.

About Marshall C. Watson, PA

Marshall C. Watson, P.A. is a full service law firm which represents mortgage lenders and servicers throughout Florida. The firm's services range from foreclosure, bankruptcy representation and evictions to REO closings and title insurance. For more information on the Fort Lauderdale-based firm, please visit www.marshallwatson.com.

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Major Canadian legal services firm cuts document production time with ActiveDocs Opus

ActiveDocs solution provides back-end integration that Consolidated Civil Enforcement could not get from previous implementation

Kansas City October 19, 2011
One of Canada's largest civil enforcement agencies has chosen ActiveDocs Opus software to automate production of documents that support legal services ranging from property recovery to contract enforcement in all of the country's 10 provinces.

Consolidated Civil Enforcement chose the ActiveDocs software because its Web services functionality and back-end interfaces made it easy to integrate with the company's Microsoft SQL database. Consolidated had been using document automation software, but when the company wanted to automate more aggressively it faced the prospect of an expensive custom integration to develop an interface for this software to link to its back-end data systems. ActiveDocs' open database connectivity (ODBC) enabled Consolidated to easily integrate document automation with its SQL database to eliminate repetitive work that created opportunities for errors in legal documents. The back-end data integration is critical in the long term as Consolidated implements a new file management system that will house even more of the company's vital information in the SQL database.

ActiveDocs is part of a new system we're rolling out for meeting our recovery managers' needs, to help them process more documents in less time. To achieve that goal, we needed to tie our document production with our data systems,” said Steve Low, Consolidated Civil Enforcement's chief information officer. “HotDocs would have been expensive to integrate with our database, but ActiveDocs Opus solved this problem for us easily. Also, as we expand, we have found ActiveDocs' template creation to be faster and simpler than HotDocs. As a result, we have non-developers building templates and saving the company money.

Consolidated's database houses information needed to produce the thousands of warrants, writs and supporting documents that Consolidated's recovery managers need in the field. The company's 40 recovery managers choose a document template from the ActiveDocs Opus' interface, and the system automatically populates it with the client's name and contact information, property locations, etc. Much of the information contained in legal documents is repeated from one document to the next. ActiveDocs Opus' automation reduces the chance of errors by automatically retrieving the information for each new document. Accuracy is critical, Low said, because many of Consolidated's enforcement services involve seizing property and those cases can result in legal action.

Something as simple as transcribing information should never jeopardize an important legal proceeding. Not when it's so easy to automate that process with ActiveDocs Opus,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America. “Consolidated Civil Enforcement is demonstrating how important and easy it is to put the right resources in the right place by automating information retrieval. This frees their recovery managers to focus on the more important tasks which is invaluable.

About Consolidated Civil Enforcement

Consolidated Civil Enforcement is a Canadian company providing comprehensive civil enforcement and bailiff services. These include: personal property recovery, vehicle recovery, judgment recovery, sale of land, garnishment, document service, and others. For more information about Calgary, Alberta-based Consolidated Civil Enforcement, please visit www.ccebailiff.ca.

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Shell implements integrated Global Human Resources solution with ActiveDocs Opus Viper

London October 7, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited announced today that global energy company Shell has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for dual-mode Automated and User-Driven document generation. The global implementation at Shell's HR service centres replaces a manual process and integrates ActiveDocs Opus Viper with Shell's expatriate employee transfer management system to enable generation of employment contracts and related documents.

Shell awarded the contract to ActiveDocs in April 2011. The two companies have since been developing an integrated solution to address business requirements to support multiple user groups globally for Shell HR.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “ActiveDocs is pleased to have been selected by Shell to contribute to a significant project to implement controlled and efficient document generation in its HR operations. It has been a pleasure to work with Shell to deploy ActiveDocs Opus in both Automated and User-Driven modes to enable a new system to support business-critical processing with leading-edge document automation. ActiveDocs acknowledges Shell's expertise in their business processes and existing infrastructure and their well-informed understanding of the Template & User Rights Management, multi-mode operation, and integration capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus Viper.

About Shell

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Shell's headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales. In 2010 Shell's revenue was $368.1 billion, income $20.5 billion, capital investment $30.6 billion, and investment in research and development $1 billion. For more information on the company, please visit www.shell.com.

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Delta Utility Services implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Auckland September 27, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, world leaders in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Delta Utility Services, a leading New Zealand provider of services for asset management, utilities & environmental contracting, and energy & communication, is to implement ActiveDocs Opus Viper for generation of HR documents. The ActiveDocs solution is designed to facilitate direct integration with the company's incumbent data sources and applications for generation of documents via the ActiveDocs Opus Document Wizard in interactive User-Driven Mode and via ActiveDocs Opus Web Services in programmatic Automated Mode.

Catherine Larsen, ActiveDocs VP Business Development APAC said: “It has been a pleasure to assist Delta Utility Services with their Document Automation solution through the provision of training and consultancy by the ActiveDocs Client Services Group. ActiveDocs is focused on enabling clients like Delta Utility Services to enhance document accuracy, mitigate risk, and create efficiencies across a wide range of business areas and industries. We acknowledge Delta Utility Services' informed recognition of the ActiveDocs Opus platform's powerful features and benefits. The platform is designed for sophisticated integration with existing corporate data sources and applications, allowing the product's extensive capabilities to be leveraged transparently in both interactive and program-driven modes.

About Delta Utility Services

Delta Utility Services is a business unit of DELTA, a dynamic, high-growth, asset management and infrastructure contracting company. For more information on the company, please visit www.4delta.co.nz.

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Four-state health system simplifies patient correspondence with ActiveDocs document automation software

New Directions Behavioral Health simplifies main patient management system from 90 templates to just three; gains accuracy, efficiency by integrating ActiveDocs Opus with main patient management system

Kansas City September 13, 2011
A behavioral health care company serving 5.3 million subscribers in Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Kansas has replaced its current system for producing notification letters with ActiveDocs Opus document automation software.

New Directions Behavioral Health integrated ActiveDocs Opus with its customized OPTAMUM case management system to make producing notification letters part of existing workflows for tasks such as determining patient benefits. ActiveDocs Opus compiles letters automatically as users go through the workflows. The system selects from three templates then populates them from content in OPTAMUM and places them in a print queue for approval before they go to subscribers. ActiveDocs Opus' automation replaces a manual system consisting of 90 separate templates.

The number of templates and the variation in legal requirements between states and programs created too many opportunities for errors, according to New Directions Vice President Technology David Mauer. “We deal with many different health plans, each with specific regulatory requirements depending on the state where the plan is offered. ActiveDocs gives us the opportunity to customize letters and avoid errors, while reducing the time it takes to produce a letter.” Mauer said.

ActiveDocs Opus is document creation software built on Microsoft® technology. It facilitates the capture, assembly and delivery of content through a range of document channels, from hard copy, electronically or in a sophisticated presentation format. ActiveDocs Opus' integrated Template Design process ensures that documents are accurate, complete, consistent and professionally presented.

Healthcare is one of the most scrupulously regulated industries. There's no room for error or oversight,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America. “Automating the notification letter process for New Directions Behavioral Health will enable them to comply with regulatory requirements while lowering their overhead expenses.

About New Directions Behavioral Health

Founded in 1995, New Directions Behavioral Health serves 5.3 million lives in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and across the nation. It offers managed behavioral healthcare, employee assistance, organizational consulting, and health coaching to its clients. Its client base includes Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, employer and union groups, and third-party administrators. The company is accredited by NCQA as an MBHO, and by URAC for health utilization management and case management. New Directions' services have earned national recognition and awards for innovation and best practices. New Directions is collectively owned by three Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, subsidiaries or affiliates of those Plans. For more information on the company, visit its website at www.ndbh.com.

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Farm Credit Services of America adds flexibility to loan notifications with ActiveDocs Opus document creation solution

User-driven template management enables easy document modification

Kansas City August 10, 2011
A regional division of the U.S.'s $186 billion farm credit network has streamlined its customer correspondence with ActiveDocs Opus document automation and template management software.

Omaha-based Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) is part of a nationwide network of lending institutions, chartered in 1917, that provides credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents. FCSAmerica is using ActiveDocs Opus to produce between 200 and 300 loan notification letters daily.

FCSAmerica chose ActiveDocs Opus because it enables business users to update document templates to comply with regulations without help from software developers. The software replaced FCSAmerica's in-house document production application, which required software developers to make all changes. In the coming months, all 42 FCSAmericas' offices in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Wyoming plan to transition to ActiveDocs Opus to produce all loan documentation including applications, certifications, loan agreements and truth-in-lending statements.

The previous system had the necessary functionality, but limited flexibility,” said Russ Wagner, director of application development for FCSAmerica. “We've had changes in government compliance regulations that require us to send letters to applicants when loans are approved or declined. The former system was all handwritten code so it took developer resources to make changes. We wanted to be able to define and automate document templates without involving developers.

ActiveDocs Opus is integrated with FCSAmerica's AgDirect Loan and Lease Origination System through a Web services interface. Opus automatically compiles letters, drawing from the necessary data sources, as FCSAmerica's staff work in their primary application. They can preview letters in a print queue before outputting a hard copy for the customer.

It's a very complete solution that fits smoothly into our Microsoft environment,” Wagner said. “From a capability standpoint, the automation and template design functions were the best option for us. ActiveDocs' Web services integration lined up well with our internal integration strategies, and we've received outstanding technical support from them as well.

ActiveDocs Opus is an integrated software suite that enables organizations to automate the creation of complex and critical business documents. Built on the Microsoft .NET framework, ActiveDocs Opus gives users total control over document templates and content.

Regulated environments are complicated places to do business. By simplifying document production and allowing front-line users to make routine changes, we're enabling FCSAmerica's IT staff to concentrate on more strategic priorities,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America.

About Farm Credit Services of America

Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With more than 92,000 customers and assets of more than $15.8 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the region's leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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ActiveDocs releases Delta Dental of Arkansas case study

Kansas City August 10, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Delta Dental of Arkansas, the state's largest provider of dental care programs. The implementation uses ActiveDocs Opus document automation to centrally control and manage the creation of proposals.

Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Delta Dental during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs acknowledges and appreciates the assistance provided with the creation of this case study and we will be working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies as time permits.

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ActiveDocs releases RICOH case study

Auckland July 19, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by Ricoh, one of the world's leading providers of printing products, services, and solutions. The implementation uses ActiveDocs Opus document automation to centrally control and manage the creation of sales proposals.

Catherine Larsen, ActiveDocs VP Business Development APAC said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Ricoh during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus, and ActiveDocs acknowledges and appreciates the assistance provided by Ricoh with the creation of this case study. We look forward to working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies.

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ActiveDocs integration means easy access from SharePoint at any time in the document automation process

Seamless interoperability gives users full workflow, document creation and management functionality without complicated back-end development

Kansas City June 20, 2011
ActiveDocs today made it easy to create and modify documents on the Microsoft® SharePoint® platform with a new ActiveDocs Opus SharePoint module that enables SharePoint and ActiveDocs Opus software to interoperate seamlessly within the same workflows.

The ActiveDocs Opus SharePoint module gives SharePoint users access to Opus document automation without leaving their SharePoint interface. When a SharePoint user needs to create or finalize a document stored in the SharePoint repository, ActiveDocs Opus recognizes the message coming from SharePoint through an extended web service. ActiveDocs Opus creates the document for the user through a wizard. Once the document is created or modified, the SharePoint workflows are invoked for routing or storage.

Using ActiveDocs Opus to create documents and SharePoint to store and route them for approval provides users with the simplest and most functional option for managing their documents. Having ActiveDocs Opus available throughout approval and revision cycles also retains the complex business logic that ActiveDocs Opus enables users to apply to documents. If Opus were not integrated into SharePoint workflows, users would either lose that business logic or they would need IT to create SharePoint applications to retain it.

SharePoint is expanding as a document management platform, but creating and modifying documents in SharePoint can require back-end application development that many companies don't have the resources for,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America. “Our ActiveDocs Opus SharePoint module lets users move seamlessly between ActiveDocs Opus document creation and SharePoint document management. They get the best of each solution.

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About Microsoft® SharePoint®

Microsoft SharePoint is a content management and collaboration platform integrated with the Microsoft Office Suite.

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ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

London May 24, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, world leaders in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that global infrastructure and engineering giant ABB has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for User Driven document generation. The implementation integrates ActiveDocs Opus Viper with ABB's Common Configurator Platform to enable efficient generation of Tender Letters and related documents, replacing a time-consuming manual process to improve efficiency and accuracy and to reduce rework.

The solution addresses a complex set of requirements including precise management & control of Template design, easy control of Template access and availability across multiple user groups, merging of hundreds of data items per document from existing data repositories in combination with user-supplied information, incorporation of external documents, and extensive use of common content via ActiveDocs Opus Snippet technology.

Global deployment will see the solution rolled out to 90 countries.

Paul Di Leo, ActiveDocs VP Business Development EMEA said: “ActiveDocs Services and EMEA Sales groups have worked closely with ABB's global teams to deliver a leading edge Document Automation solution for Tender Letter and associated document generation. The implementation provides exceptional Template Management, accurate and high-quality document creation, a seamless experience for end users, and sophisticated integration with existing systems and data repositories.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “The ABB project is another successful implementation of ActiveDocs Opus in User Driven Mode, providing state-of-the-art Document Automation to enable existing systems to support business-critical processing. ActiveDocs appreciates ABB's expertise in their business processes and existing infrastructure, and their well-informed understanding of the User Driven Mode, Template Management, and integration capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus Viper. The ability of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk via an enhanced feature set, the ease of integration, and the breadth and depth of its Template Management capabilities, are what makes Opus a world-class scalable application.

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ActiveDocs releases Nexus IS case study

Kansas City April 14, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by advanced technology provider Nexus IS, one of the world's top integrators of Cisco networking solutions. The implementation uses ActiveDocs Opus document automation to centrally control and manage the creation of customer documentation.

Faine Mende, President, ActiveDocs North America said: “ActiveDocs acknowledges and appreciates the assistance provided by Nexus with the creation of this case study. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at Nexus IS during the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus across their North American operations. We look forward to working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies.

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ActiveDocs releases Washington State Dept. of Ecology case study

Kansas City April 4, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by the Washington State Department of Ecology. The implementation uses the ActiveDocs Opus document automation system to reduce permitting errors and bring greater efficiency and consistency to the permitting process of the agency responsible for allocating the state of Washington's water rights.

Faine Mende, President, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Washington State Department of Ecology and to be involved with their implementation of ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs appreciates the organization's assistance with the creation of this case study and we will be working with other organizations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies as time permits.

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ActiveDocs Salesforce.com integration now available with easy-to-use Data View architecture

Automating data extraction from disparate sources with ActiveDocs Opus Data View makes document creation faster and easier

Kansas City March 17, 2011
A new custom Salesforce.com web service is now available that automatically inserts Salesforce.com data into sales proposals and agreements created with ActiveDocs Opus software. It is the first to take advantage of Opus' unique Data View architecture, which is designed to make document creation faster, easier and more accurate through automated information gathering.

Data View enables Opus users to create custom web services that take advantage of standard web services provided by other systems, such as Salesforce.com, to pull data and insert it into required documents like contracts, agreements and sales proposals. This also means multiple data sources, both internal and external to the company, can be used for a single document.

The complete document creation scenario can be performed within Salesforce.com. With simple Salesforce.com setup, a user can click a button to create a sales proposal using the ActiveDocs Opus document creation wizard. The document is created, the data is pulled into the document, then it is passed seamlessly back to Salesforce.com. More than simply merging data into a document, the template can contain business logic controlling the required content. Got a customer from California' The correct clause can be included dynamically. ActiveDocs Opus users can also use Data View to set up and produce a variety of documents using the same Salesforce.com record and web service without further IT involvement.

Giving sales teams the ability to easily create documents with confidential and propriety content across multiple company divisions has a direct impact on companies' bottom lines,” said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America. “It makes sales forces more agile because they can respond to opportunities faster and in more detail than competitors. At the same time, the company still maintains control over its content because people are not accessing the information systems directly, but through a web service.

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ActiveDocs supports Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

Auckland March 1, 2011
ActiveDocs announced today that it will be donating to the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal to support those affected by the recent Christchurch earthquake.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “The disaster that has unfolded in Christchurch has touched not only New Zealand but all the world. With ActiveDocs' Asia-Pacific and Australasian support and development centres based in New Zealand, we have been contacted with messages of support, not just for ourselves but for all of New Zealand, from customers and partners all over the world. To recognise the significance of New Zealand to our business, and more importantly to acknowledge the suffering of the people of Christchurch and the Canterbury region, the company is making a donation to the NZ Red Cross appeal. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Christchurch and Canterbury, and with the teams of people from New Zealand and around the world who are assisting them at this difficult time.

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ActiveDocs releases National Rural Electric Cooperative Association case study

Kansas City February 17, 2011
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today released a case study covering the implementation of ActiveDocs Opus by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The implementation integrates ActiveDocs Opus with Microsoft SharePoint for automated generation of Benefits Package documentation within NRECA's HR systems.

Faine Mende, President, ActiveDocs North America said: “It has been a pleasure to work with NRECA and to be involved with their implementation of ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs appreciates NRECA's assistance with the creation of this case study and we will be working with other organisations from ActiveDocs' global customer base to produce further case studies as time permits.

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Washington State Dept. of Ecology makes water use permitting airtight with ActiveDocs Opus document automation software

Kansas City January 11, 2011
The agency responsible for allocating the state of Washington's water rights is using the ActiveDocs Opus document automation system to reduce permitting errors and bring greater efficiency and consistency to its permitting process, ActiveDocs announced today.

Washington State's Department of Ecology Water Resources Program is responsible for allocating all of the state's publicly controlled surface and ground water. The department issues permits to cities, farms, industries and others that define when and how much water can be withdrawn. Employees at the Water Resources Program are implementing ActiveDocs to replace a manual permit creation system that forced users to search through multiple systems for site information then transcribe that data into permits and e-mails. Errors were easy to make and hard to catch with the old system, according to Environmental Planner Jeff Marti of the State's Water Resources Program.

When you're keying in combinations of letters and numbers that define locations and other details, mistakes don't jump out at you,” Marti said. “The ramifications of errors are serious. We have had cases where documents have not clearly described the permit conditions and the permit holder thought they were allocated more water than they actually were. That can end up in court. With ActiveDocs Opus we can now add legal language, site descriptions, permit conditions, etc. without leaving the document creation environment.

Because our permits are issued by region offices located in different areas of the state, it is essential that we have a way to engineer that each office is using the same language and content in the documents we create. The ActiveDocs content manager makes that possible,” Marti said.

ActiveDocs Opus enables the Water Resource Program's 43 users to import information directly into permit templates and e-mails without having to exit documents. Easy-to-follow wizards lead users through the document creation process, displaying query windows for bringing in information without requiring the user to search for it manually.

There is no logic in forcing skilled professionals to do low-value work like searching for basic information manually,” said Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America. “The Washington State Water Resources Program has increased accuracy while virtually eliminating low-skill work. Risks have decreased and now their staff can concentrate on the value-added tasks that are worthy of their skills and training.

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Irish Progressive Services International implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Dublin December 22, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, world leaders in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Irish Progressive Services International (IPSI), a subsidiary of Irish Life & Permanent plc, has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for Automated Document generation. The implementation, assisted by local BPM solution provider Zarion, integrates ActiveDocs Opus Viper with existing back-end life office administration systems to replace a legacy document generation system. The solution addresses a complex set of requirements including precise management & control of Template design, merging of hundreds of data items per document, regional formatting and styling, extensive use of common content via ActiveDocs Opus Snippet technology, and time-critical high-volume throughput in specific formats for high speed printing.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs VP European Operations said: “It has been a pleasure to work with teams from IPSI and Zarion to implement a leading-edge document automation solution in the insurance space. The implementation requires exceptional Template Management, high-volume document creation, and high-performance delivery including PCL conversion for third-party printing, providing an opportunity to prove the resilience and capability of ActiveDocs Opus in a very demanding environment.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “The IPSI project has been another successful implementation of ActiveDocs Opus in Automated Mode to enable existing systems to support business-critical processing while utilising state-of-the-art document automation. ActiveDocs appreciates IPSI's and Zarion's expertise in their respective areas of insurance processing and business process management solutions, and their well-informed understanding of the Automated Mode and Template Management capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus Viper. The ability of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk via an enhanced feature set, the ease of integration, and the breadth and depth of its Template Management capabilities, is what makes Opus a world-class scalable application.

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ActiveDocs announces technology partnership with Nintex

Kansas City October 13, 2010
Mutual SharePoint focus allows leading workflow and document automation products to be combined for best-of-breed content management solutions

ActiveDocs Limited, world leaders in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that they have entered into a partnership with Nintex, to market a comprehensive SharePoint-based solution that uses Nintex Workflow to direct ActiveDocs Opus document creation/modification and template management.

The whole purpose of workflow is to streamline standard business activities, and documents are often an integral part of that,” said Mike Fitzmaurice, vice president of product technology at Nintex. “Partnering with ActiveDocs gives customers seamless document creation and automation components within workflows. For example, they can request to have a document created, ensure that it contains specific content, and then have it routed for approval -- all with a single click.

Nintex Workflow 2010 adds a drag-and-drop workflow designer, a toolbox of over 100 workflow activities, and advanced workflow management features to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform. Business users and IT professionals alike are empowered to quickly and easily create, deploy, manage, and understand workflow processes from simple leave approval requests to complex integration across external applications and data sources.

ActiveDocs Opus enables Nintex Workflow users to incorporate document automation into SharePoint workflows, eliminating the need to go outside the SharePoint environment to create supporting documentation. ActiveDocs wizards will automatically launch at the right point in the process using templates stored in SharePoint and managed with ActiveDocs.

When you're in the midst of a business process, you don't want to be jumping to another application to create a document then jump back in to send it to the next person in the process. Users prefer to stay in one place with all the necessary functions available to them in a familiar environment,” said Faine Mende, president, ActiveDocs North America. “Our document automation technology will serve up to Nintex Workflow users the most accurate, up-to-date templates and populate them with information from any data source in the network without ever requiring users to leave SharePoint.

About Nintex

Nintex is a leading global innovator of software that extends Microsoft SharePoint, bridging the gap between existing SharePoint features and customer needs. All Nintex products are designed with a passionate commitment to innovation and user experience. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Nintex aligns with Microsoft's strategic and architectural direction to ensure that Nintex and Microsoft products work in harmony, both today and into the future. For more information on Bellevue, Washington-based Nintex, please visit www.nintex.com.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Finnish Center for Pensions to implement ActiveDocs Opus Viper

London October 7, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that the Finnish Center for Pensions, Eläketurvakeskus (ETK), is to implement ActiveDocs Opus Viper for generation of pension documents. The implementation will see ActiveDocs Opus Viper integrated with an Oracle portal system for interactive document generation and an OpenText Document Management System for document retention. The integration will allow users to quickly and easily create precise documents on demand while working within their existing applications and using data directly from those applications. An estimated inventory of 900 existing templates is expected to be reduced to around 90 by leveraging the powerful Template Management, business rules, modularity, and content re-use, facilitated by ActiveDocs Opus Viper. The implementation has involved teams from ActiveDocs, ETK, Cap Gemini and other third parties.

Paul Di Leo, ActiveDocs VP Business Development EMEA: “It has been a delight to work with ETK, and the third party teams, through a Proof Of Concept process to implement an integrated solution for ETK's document generation requirements. ActiveDocs has a well-developed process for assisting organisations like ETK through a Proof Of Concept project to evaluate the product as part of their own infrastructure, with appropriate assistance from ActiveDocs Client Services. We are pleased to see the process proven once again for ETK and we appreciate their informed recognition of the powerful features and benefits of the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “ActiveDocs is pleased to have been selected by ETK to be part of a major project to implement controlled and efficient document generation in its business. This is another successful implementation in the European Union integrating ActiveDocs technology to provide significant benefits to customers looking to leverage automated document assembly and centralise control of their templates and documents. ActiveDocs is focused on enabling customers to enhance document accuracy, mitigate risk, and create efficiencies across a wide range of business areas and industries.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Australia's Regis Group uses ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex resident intake documentation

Brisbane September 17, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today announced that Regis Group, operator of 42 elderly care facilities throughout Australia, has chosen ActiveDocs Opus to automate resident intake documentation.

Regis Group's Opus implementation will reduce transcription and clerical mistakes that can cause errors and affect a resident's admission to a facility, transfer to a new facility, or the level of government subsidy they receive for care. ActiveDocs Opus' ability to integrate with a wide range of systems and incorporate calculations and workflows into documents will automate much of the information gathering required to create an accurate patient record.

Skip Dostine, ActiveDocs VP Business Development Australia said: “Elder residential care is complex in Australia. There are many government regulations to observe. To a great extent, compliance relies on how accurately intake staff can create individuals' personal histories and transcribe their personal financial data. There are many variables and opportunities for error in that process. Regulations and legal language changes from one state to the next, and a simple cut-and-paste error can subject the company to regulatory penalties. ActiveDocs Opus' automated information gathering and embedded intelligence will reduce the time and cost of creating documentation, and protect Regis Group from errors that can turn into penalties

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

CIGNA Life Insurance implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Auckland September 2, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that CIGNA, a leading Life Insurance provider, is implementing ActiveDocs Opus Viper for automated generation of electronic fulfilment pack documents including personalised policy schedules. The seamless integration with the company's online web-based customer application system will allow fulfilment packs to be generated and emailed within seconds of acceptance of a customer's online application. Key features have been the Template Design environment, the ease of Automated Mode document generation via Web Services, and the ability to generate email body content directly from ActiveDocs Opus Word-based Templates.

Catherine Larsen, ActiveDocs VP Business Development APAC said: “It has been a pleasure to assist CIGNA with their Document Automation solution, firstly in a successful Proof of Concept process and secondly with their ActiveDocs Opus implementation for a production environment. We have a well-proven process for assisting organizations like CIGNA through a Proof Of Concept project to allow the organization to evaluate the product as part of their own infrastructure, with appropriate assistance from the ActiveDocs Client Services Group. It is a delight to see the process proven once again for CIGNA.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “ActiveDocs is focused on enabling its clients to mitigate risk, enhance document accuracy, and create efficiencies across a wide range of business areas and industries and we appreciate CIGNA's informed recognition of the powerful features and benefits of the ActiveDocs Opus platform. The platform is designed for sophisticated integration, allowing the product's extensive capabilities to be leveraged transparently in both interactive and program-driven modes.

About ActiveDocs Opus

ActiveDocs Opus™ is a world-leading Document Automation Solution built on Microsoft® Office and Microsoft® Windows Server technology, and supports industry standard integration with data sources and document storage and handling applications. Templates are designed in Microsoft® Word and built from reusable components. ActiveDocs Opus has built-in management and deployment tools to allow Templates to be used for User-Driven (interactive) and Program-Driven (automated) document creation.
 
 

ActiveDocs announces Office 2010 Support

Kansas City August 17, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that support for Microsoft Office 2010 has been implemented in its ActiveDocs Opus platform, extending an already impressive series of features that ship with the third generation of the widely installed ActiveDocs Document Automation software.

Implementing support for Office 2010 has enabled support for creation of output documents in the PDF/A format, further enhancing the platform's capabilities. Extended web services, a lightweight client installation option, and a redesigned management interface have also been incorporated in the Office 2010 support release.

Glenn Cameron, ActiveDocs VP Product Development said: “As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ActiveDocs works constantly with Microsoft to ensure that our products attain and maintain compatibility with new and evolving Microsoft Server infrastructure and productivity applications. Office 2010 support and PDF/A capability are important enhancements for the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Aizkraukles Banka Latvija upgrades ActiveDocs Opus to allow for Automated Mode Document Production

London July 27, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Aizkraukles Banka Latvija has added ActiveDocs Opus Automated Document Production (ADP) functionality to their existing implementation.

The new implementation allows the bank's existing systems to integrate with ActiveDocs Opus for automated generation of up to one million documents per annum.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs VP European Operations said: “The processing systems at the heart of banks' IT infrastructure cannot easily be replaced, yet their document generation capabilities can be limited and difficult to upgrade and update in a timely manner to respond to internal or external requirements. The ActiveDocs Opus platform is designed for sophisticated integration, allowing the product's extensive capabilities to be utilised by existing systems. This win-win approach means that time-proven existing systems continue to work while document generation is handled by ActiveDocs Opus. This in turn allows business units to manage the look and feel of their customer-facing documents with fine control of compliance, formatting, branding, and personalisation.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “This is a classic implementation of ActiveDocs Opus in Automated Mode, allowing existing systems to continue business-critical processing while utilising state-of-the-art document automation. ActiveDocs appreciates Aizkraukles Banka Latvija's informed understanding of the Automated Mode capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus. The ease of integration and the ability of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk via an enhanced feature set is what makes Opus a world class scalable application.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

ActiveDocs is NOT affected by the Court Ruling over Microsoft's use of Custom XML in Word

Kansas City – April 13, 2010
On September 22 2009 a United States Federal Appeals Court upheld a finding that Microsoft Word's 'Custom XML' feature infringed a Canadian software company's patent. Microsoft was required to remove the Custom XML feature from new copies of Word sold in the US from January 11 2010, and to pay significant damages.

ActiveDocs has always based its Document Automation solutions on Microsoft Word, from the original Desktop product, through the groundbreaking Enterprise server-based application, to the latest generation server-based ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs Opus uses Microsoft Word for Template Design because Word has superior document formatting and styling capabilities and ActiveDocs sees no good reason for forcing business users to learn to use other markup applications for designing templates. ActiveDocs Opus creates Word documents on the server and uses Word for sophisticated and high-performance format conversion and delivery.

These solutions do not use Word's Custom XML feature and are not affected by the removal of Custom XML from Word.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

ActiveDocs announces ActiveDocs Opus Viper SR1 64-bit

Kansas City – March 12, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the new Viper SR1 service release of the ActiveDocs Opus platform is now available as a 64-bit option for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-bit, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64-bit, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

An update to the ActiveDocs Opus System Requirements document with full details is available on the ActiveDocs website or by request from ActiveDocs.

Glenn Cameron, ActiveDocs VP Product Development said: “As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ActiveDocs works constantly with Microsoft to ensure that our products attain and maintain compatibility with new and evolving Microsoft Server infrastructure and productivity applications. 64-bit support is another milestone for the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

ActiveDocs adds new features with ActiveDocs Opus Viper SR1 release

Kansas City – March 9, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the new Viper SR1 service release of the ActiveDocs Opus platform is now available. ActiveDocs Opus Viper SR1 has new features and usability enhancements that will provide significant benefits to customers, extending an already impressive series of features that ship with the third generation platform of the widely installed ActiveDocs Document Automation software.

Document Workflow capabilities have been extended, based on positive customer feedback about the Document Workflow feature introduced in ActiveDocs Opus Viper.

Document Creation and Delivery has benefited from enhancements to the Workflow Engine.

The Design Environment benefits from enhancements to the Workflow Engine as part of a package of specific enhancements to ActiveDocs Opus Designer.

Integration and customization has been enhanced with additional examples for Wizard Step Event Handling, and document counting and threshold warnings for Automated Document Production, now incorporated in ActiveDocs Opus Solutions Studio.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “Viper SR1 adds further depth to ActiveDocs Opus in the areas of Workflow, Design, and Integration. ActiveDocs is committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to raise the bar with ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “The release of Opus Viper SR1 is another milestone in the development of the Opus platform and a continuation of ActiveDocs' commitment to our global customer base, building on two decades of experience in document automation and providing clear benefits for document creation and control.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Delta Dental of Arkansas implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Kansas City – January 25, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Delta Dental of Arkansas, a leading dental insurance provider, has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for automated generation of proposal documents. The elegant and seamless integration allows users to quickly and easily create precise documents on demand while working within their existing applications and using data directly from those applications. Finished documents are stored dynamically on a per-user basis and are made immediately available to the user via a pop up.

Colby Little, ActiveDocs Sales Engineer said: “It has been a pleasure to work closely with Delta Dental of Arkansas and to assist them with a successful Proof Of Concept project, followed by support for the implementation of their production system. The ActiveDocs Opus platform is designed for sophisticated integration, allowing the product's extensive capabilities to be leveraged transparently for end users at Delta Dental of Arkansas.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs President North America said: “ActiveDocs has a well-developed process for assisting organizations through a Proof Of Concept project which is designed to allow the organization to evaluate the product as part of their own infrastructure, with appropriate assistance from the ActiveDocs Client Services Group. It is a delight to see the process proven once again for Delta Dental of Arkansas and we appreciate their informed recognition of the powerful features and benefits of the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 
Kansas City – January 18, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that the ActiveDocs Opus Viper platform has been verified as Windows 7 Compatible and qualifies for the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals.

Glenn Cameron, ActiveDocs VP Product Development said: “As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, ActiveDocs works constantly with Microsoft to ensure that our products attain and maintain compatibility with new and evolving Microsoft infrastructure and productivity applications. Achieving verification for compatibility with Windows 7 is another milestone for the ActiveDocs Opus platform.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “ActiveDocs congratulates Microsoft on the release of the Windows 7 platform and also on the framework of processes that have allowed partners to verify compatibility in a fast and timely manner. The ActiveDocs Product Development Group has secured the compatibility verification with a minimum of interruption to the ongoing product development schedule, clearly demonstrating the Group's capabilities and the deep architectural integrity of the product. ActiveDocs is committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association implements ActiveDocs Opus

Kansas City – January 11, 2010
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has implemented ActiveDocs Opus integrated with Microsoft SharePoint for automated generation of Benefits Package documentation within their HR systems.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs President North America said: “It has been a pleasure to assist NRECA with the upgrade of their document automation capability to ActiveDocs Opus. ActiveDocs welcomes NRECA's continued endorsement of the company and the ActiveDocs Opus platform which provides them with significant potential for expanded use of the product within their organization.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “We appreciate NRECA's informed understanding of the extended feature set of the ActiveDocs Opus platform, and in particular the closer integration of ActiveDocs Opus with Microsoft SharePoint which has resulted in an impressively smooth Benefits Package process for NRECA. The ease of integration and the ability of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk associated with human error via an enhanced feature set is what makes Opus a world class scalable application.

Further Information

For more information on this announcement please contact ActiveDocs at info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Rockefeller Group implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Kansas City – October 12, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Rockefeller Group has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for its Business Center operations.

Colby Little, ActiveDocs Sales Engineer said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Rockefeller Group and to assist with the upgrade of their document automation capability to ActiveDocs Opus Viper. ActiveDocs welcomes Rockefeller Group's endorsement of the company and the new Viper platform.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “We appreciate that Rockefeller had choices to make in the selection of an update to their document automation capability, and we appreciate their informed understanding of the extended feature set of the new Viper platform. The ability of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk associated with human error via an enhanced feature set is what makes Opus a world class scalable application.
 
 

Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson P.A. implements ActiveDocs Opus Viper

Kansas City – September 25, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that the Florida-based law firm Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson P.A. has implemented ActiveDocs Opus Viper for high volume Automated Mode generation of legal documents.

Amanda Sharp, ActiveDocs Director of Client Services said: “The Automated Mode implementation of ActiveDocs Opus Viper at Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson P.A. involves a number of template sets to produce documentation related to foreclosures. The implementation will leverage the newly released Viper features of self-populating templates and Approval and Finalization workflow.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “We respect the document automation experience of Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson P.A. and we welcome the clear endorsement which that experience gives to their selection of ActiveDocs Opus and the improved feature functionality provided in the Viper code base.
 
 

ActiveDocs adds new features with ActiveDocs Opus Viper release

Kansas City – September 21, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the new Viper release of the ActiveDocs Opus platform is now available. ActiveDocs Opus Viper has new features and usability enhancements that will provide significant benefits to customers, extending an already impressive series of features that ship with the third generation platform of the widely installed ActiveDocs Document Automation software.

Key features in the new ActiveDocs Opus Viper release include:
  • Integrated Workflow
  • A new Microsoft® SharePoint Connector
  • Stored Procedure Support
  • Dynamic Contextual Content Selection
  • CDIS and IDIS Technology for enhanced modularity
  • Extended Repeating Item Functionality

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “ActiveDocs' investment in the development of the powerful ActiveDocs Opus platform continues to benefit our customers with the addition of Viper's rich features. We are committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and we will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “Viper is a continuation of the Opus feature development programme that we have committed to on behalf of our global customer base and further separates ActiveDocs from our competitors. The release of Viper extends both the features and capabilities of the existing Barracuda release which in itself was impressive by global standards, and dramatically improves performance in document creation and control.
 
 

RICOH implements ActiveDocs Opus

Auckland, New Zealand – July 07, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that RICOH has implemented ActiveDocs Opus for generation of Sales Proposals, RFP Responses, and other sales correspondence.

Amanda Sharp, ActiveDocs Director of Client Services, said: “The ActiveDocs Services team has assisted RICOH to upgrade from ActiveDocs Enterprise to ActiveDocs Opus, which in turn has enabled RICOH to leverage advanced Document Automation features to create a leading-edge Sales Proposal generation capability fully integrated with their sales processes and product databases. The powerful content sharing and re-use capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus allows RICOH’s investment in the Sales Proposal tool to be extended into the creation of RFP Responses and a range of other documents throughout the sales cycle.

Catherine Larsen, ActiveDocs VP Business Development APAC, said: “ActiveDocs is pleased to have been selected by RICOH to be part of what is a major project, implementing a strategic vision as to how the sales process can be radically improved with document automation at every step of the sales cycle. At ActiveDocs we are focused on enabling our clients to enhance document accuracy, mitigate risk, and create efficiencies across a wide range of business areas and industries.

How RICOH uses ActiveDocs Opus

RICOH has implemented ActiveDocs Opus in User Driven mode to enable Sales Teams to easily and efficiently create precise, accurate Sales Proposals using dynamic, up-to-date product data from sophisticated back-end databases, all achieved through the simple browser-based ActiveDocs Opus Document Wizard. The solution also takes advantage of ActiveDocs Opus’ image handling capabilities to produce elegantly illustrated sales documents.

The initial implementation, at RICOH NZ, has been optimally designed to leverage the powerful content sharing and re-use capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus, to enable consistent branding and presentation and maximum reuse of content in the creation of Sales Proposals, RFP Responses and other sales correspondence.

Re-use is achieved through ActiveDocs Opus Snippet technology which allows the sharing of common content – not only between web based Templates, but also on the desktop within Microsoft Office Applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint via the Office Research Pane. ActiveDocs Opus Snippets can include both static and dynamic content, and may be protected or editable in both the browser and desktop environments.

The advanced reporting capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus will allow RICOH Sales Managers to track sales document generation by a wide range of parameters including date, time, area, customer, salesperson, document volumes, and even internal document properties which can include custom properties such as Proposal Values and other dynamic variables.
 
 

Ministerie van VROM pilots ActiveDocs Opus

Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 26, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, in association with its European partners Novadoc Technology, announced today that the Ministerie van VROM is implementing a pilot ActiveDocs Opus system integrated with IBM FileNet and business process frameworks.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO, said: “ActiveDocs is pleased to have been selected as the core Document Automation solution provider in a major initiative by the Ministerie van VROM. This has been a successful joint venture between ActiveDocs and its European partners Novadoc Technology, clearly illustrating the value that ActiveDocs places on its partnerships and the commitment we make to supporting our partners’ businesses.

The Ministerie van VROM is the Dutch Government’s ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment. Novadoc Technology specializes in IBM FileNet implementations and has seamlessly integrated ActiveDocs Opus technology to provide both User-Driven and Automated Mode document creation from within the FileNet environment.
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited Announces Establishment of Australian Office

Brisbane, Australia - May 04, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Skip Dostine has been appointed to the role of VP Business Development Australia and will establish the Australian office immediately.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO, said: “I am pleased to welcome Skip to the company and to announce the opening of our office in Australia. This is the start of our commitment to provide better access to the company and its products and services for our many clients in Australia, and to bring the superior benefits of the ActiveDocs Opus Document Automation solution to a new audience of Australian organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Skip is a successful professional whose most recent role was as VP of Sales and Marketing North America with Winscribe.

Skip said: “It’s a pleasure to be part of ActiveDocs’ continuing success and international expansion. ActiveDocs Opus is a world leading solution for customers requiring complex document design and creation. As enterprises need to rapidly reflect changes such as customer details, regulation or product information in a myriad of documents many times stored in diverse locations, ActiveDocs provides complete control over the content of any document in a fast and easy to use solution with almost limitless possibilities for integration with existing and future applications. We’re looking forward to expanding our business here in Australia.”
 
 

Nationwide Exchange Services implements ActiveDocs Opus

Kansas City - March 30, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Nationwide Exchange Services (NES) has selected ActiveDocs Opus to automate document creation associated with 1031 exchanges. This implementation coincides with the acquisition of J.P. Morgan Property Exchange Inc.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs VP Business Development North America, said: “NES has a history of document excellence from all aspects including regulatory and business compliance, speed of turn around and accuracy. Selecting ActiveDocs Opus as their tool of choice for future proofing this area of their business is testimony to the extensive capabilities of ActiveDocs. We are pleased NES has joined the expanding North American ActiveDocs customer base.”
 
 

Major legal firm implements ActiveDocs Opus fully integrated with Interwoven Worksite (iManage)

Auckland, NZ - March 6, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that AJ Park, a major legal firm based in Wellington, New Zealand, has integrated ActiveDocs Opus with Interwoven’s Worksite (iManage) document management system for all of its correspondence generation.

The seamless integration allows desktop users of Microsoft Word to select and run ActiveDocs Opus Templates via a pop-up instance of the ActiveDocs Opus Document Wizard which renders the selected Template as an easy form-based interview. The completed document is then stored in Worksite and reloaded into the user’s Microsoft Word session.

AJ Park previously used the ActiveDocs Desktop solution with similar integration. The priorities for upgrading to the ActiveDocs Opus server-based system were to minimise changes to users’ workflow and to preserve the firm’s considerable investment in Templates. Integration has been achieved with a minimum of custom development effort, utilising the extensive capabilities of ActiveDocs Opus web services and the enhanced ActiveDocs Opus Document Wizard to ensure that users’ expectations have been met and exceeded. All of AJ Park’s existing ActiveDocs Desktop Templates were migrated directly to ActiveDocs Opus through the product’s purpose-built migration tools.

Dale Lang, AJ Park’s Information Systems Manager, said: “Opus provides a modern browser based environment for our staff to create their documents, without taking away our ability to control the content of our documents. It enables us to take advantage of the xml functionality in Word 2007 so that we will be able to reduce the number of clippings or snippets as they are known in Opus. It was key to our business that we could integrate Opus with Worksite, and this has also enabled us to move from a pre-profiling document environment to a post profiling environment. The profiling of a document is now hidden from our users and can be controlled by the data they have entered into the Opus template. Little training has been required. It's extremely intuitive and staff are finding it easy to use.”

Catherine Larsen, ActiveDocs VP Business Development APAC, said: “Like all good legal firms AJ Park needs to maintain comprehensive control over document creation, storage, and retrieval, while meeting the demand for accurate and up to date content combined with personalised correspondence and context-based variance. The success of their upgrade from ActiveDocs Desktop to ActiveDocs Opus is a testament to AJ Park’s investment in their processes and ActiveDocs Templates, and to ActiveDocs’ continuing investment in our product, its integration capabilities, and ease of upgrade.”
 
 

Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office implements ActiveDocs Opus for Electronic Case Filing and Criminal Case Management

Kansas City - February 20, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Tarrant County in the state of Texas is incorporating ActiveDocs Opus in its Electronic Case Filing System (ECFS) for automated document generation.

ECFS supports 2000 users and produces several million documents annually, enabling law enforcement and court personnel to manage and update cases from anywhere in the Tarrant County area which incorporates the Dallas-Fort Worth urban areas.

The system when it is fully completed will enable documents associated with criminal trials to be fully automated from arrest to trial. These documents will also be fully integrated into a new Case Management system being developed by Tarrant County.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs VP Business Development North America, said: “We are pleased that Tarrant County has recognized ActiveDocs’ commitment to its product by selecting ActiveDocs Opus to assist in the creation and management of complex and high-volume documentation for ECFS.”

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs, said: "ActiveDocs is pleased to have been selected by Tarrant County to be part of what is a major project, implementing a strategic vision as to how the judicial process will move to a totally paperless environment over time. At ActiveDocs we are focused on enabling our clients to enhance document accuracy, mitigate risk, and create efficiencies across a wide range of business areas and industries."

About Tarrant County

Tarrant County is an urban county located in the north central part of Texas. Fort Worth serves as the county seat to a county population of approximately 1.7 million citizens. Tarrant County is a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited Announces New US Office

Kansas City - February 17, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in document creation applications, today announced the opening of its new premises in Kansas City, USA.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs VP Business Development North America, said: “ActiveDocs is experiencing significant growth in the North American market. The new premises in Kansas City allow for the redeployment of Application Specialists and Technical Support Resources, as well as sales and marketing operations, to support our growing North American customer base.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs, said: "As more businesses recognise the cost savings and risk mitigation capabilities of the ActiveDocs Opus Document Automation solution, the ongoing expansion of our customer base in North America and especially in the US means this is the right time for ActiveDocs to establish new premises. With the launch of ActiveDocs Opus Viper in Q2 2009 we expect our client base to continue to expand further and we must be prepared to meet our customers’ expectations."
 
 

Major International Insurance Underwriter selects ActiveDocs Opus

Kansas City - January 16, 2009
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the Underwriting Division of a major global insurance company is upgrading an existing ActiveDocs Enterprise system to ActiveDocs Opus for the creation of complex underwriting documents in a multi-server deployment encompassing development, quality assurance, and production environments.

Once complete the multi-server publishing system based on ActiveDocs Opus for document automation will be used to produce complex Insurance Documents supporting a $4 Billion business on a global basis.

These templates number in the hundreds and are extremely complex in design and structure incorporating thousands of Rules and Logic elements, and many hundreds of pages.

Faine Mende, ActiveDocs VP Business Development North America said: “We are pleased that this world-leading business has selected ActiveDocs Opus to assist in the creation and management of the complex documentation required for their insurance underwriting process. Their investment in ActiveDocs Opus enables them to preserve and enhance their existing investment in ActiveDocs Enterprise, and to extend the benefits of document automation to documents and business areas beyond that investment."

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “This is yet another endorsement of the power of ActiveDocs Opus and the ability for document automation based on highly complex templates to be used in nearly every business process to provide efficiency and cost benefits. In particular the ability of the ActiveDocs Opus application to automate complex rule driven content and mitigate risk associated with human error via our enhanced feature set is what makes Opus a world class scalable application.”

For contractual reasons, ActiveDocs cannot disclose the name of this customer.
 
 

ActiveDocs Opus selected by State Of Washington Department Of Ecology

Kansas City - November 18, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the State Of Washington's Department Of Ecology has selected ActiveDocs Opus as its preferred Document Automation solution.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “The State Of Washington's Department Of Ecology evaluated ActiveDocs Opus and Microsoft InfoPath. ActiveDocs Opus is a complete Document Automation solution, in clear contrast to InfoPath's primary role as a form-based data capture solution. We have published a white paper comparing the products, and the State Of Washington's decision supports our conclusions.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “ActiveDocs congratulates the State Of Washington on its decision. ActiveDocs Opus is designed to help any type of organization to meet the challenges of document creation in every operational area, and to benefit from the ease of use and efficiency inherent in the application.
 
 

Business Trends Quarterly features Document Automation with ActiveDocs Opus

Kansas City - October 13, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Document Automation and the ActiveDocs Opus platform are featured in the latest edition of the prestigious Business Trends Quarterly, an Analysts In Media (AIM) publication. The document automation article can be downloaded here.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “Document Automation Solutions complement Document Management Systems by ensuring that documents are accurate, complete, well-branded, and compliant from the very start of the document lifecycle. ActiveDocs congratulates Business Trends Quarterly and AIM for their recognition of the importance of Document Automation Solutions, and we have been pleased to work with the outstanding AIM team to bring this subject to a wider audience.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “Organizations today must manage ever-growing compliance requirements while eliminating the risk of fallout from poor quality documents. ActiveDocs Opus is designed to help any type of organization to meet these challenges in every operational area, and to benefit from the ease of use and efficiency inherent in the application.
 
 

ActiveDocs adds new features with ActiveDocs Opus Barracuda release

Kansas City - October 1, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that it has released the next version of the ActiveDocs Opus platform called BARRACUDA with new features that will provide significant benefits to customers. The new features extend an already impressive series of features that ship with the third generation platform of the widely installed ActiveDocs document automation software.
These new features include:
  • Charting – data can now be represented graphically in a wide range of chart formats including scatter, bar, and line graphs and pie charts
  • Headers And Footers – full ActiveDocs Opus technology can now be deployed in document headers and footers
  • Dynamic Data Sources – Template Designers can now specify model data sources for which users can supply data at run-time

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “Our major investment in the development of the versatile ActiveDocs Opus platform continues to benefit our customers with the addition of these rich feature sets. We are committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “The new product release is a continuation of our feature development programme that we have committed to on behalf of our customer base and further separates ActiveDocs Opus from our competitors. The release of the Barracuda version not only extends both the features and capabilities of the existing Mako release which in itself was impressive by global standards, it also has dramatically improved performance in the design and composition of sophisticated rule-driven templates.
 
 

Dutch Equal Treatment Commission (Commissie Gelijke Behandeling) implements ActiveDocs Opus integration with FileNet P8.

London, UK - August 7, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of Document Automation applications, announced today that the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission is implementing ActiveDocs Opus and the FileNet P8 connector developed by Novadoc Technology.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “This is another successful project in the European Union integrating ActiveDocs technology and FileNet P8 to provide significant benefits to customers who are looking to leverage automated document assembly, and to centralise control of templates and documents.”

Novadoc FileNet P8 connector, the result of over 24 months of development, provides the ability for a user to initiate the assembly of an automated template or document using ActiveDocs from within the FileNet P8 environment.
 
 

ActiveDocs announces collaboration and joint marketing initiative with Axicos. Auckland, NZ and Basel, Switzerland - August 1, 2008


ActiveDocs International Ltd and Axicos Ltd today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to jointly market their products ActiveDocs Opus™ and Carizma, both built on the powerful Microsoft .NET V3 Framework. The integrated solution of both products will deliver superior value to their clients.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “This partnership allows our companies to provide a one-stop solution for world class contracts and alliance management combined with our world leading solution for document automation.”

“We're very happy to partner with ActiveDocs, as their state of the art products to automate complex and critical business documents perfectly complement our contract management solution, Carizma” said Bernd Kottke, CEO of Axicos.

Carizma is a software product dedicated to the contract management process, including obligation management and automatic royalty calculations. Carizma is highly adaptable, and can be customized easily to support any company or industry.

About Axicos Ltd

Axicos is an innovative European IT company providing solutions and services focusing on business intelligence, corporate partnering and contract management.

Axicos solutions support companies in managing the full process of external relationships from first contacts to full contract implementation and compliance management.

When serving customers, Axicos understands the complexity of managing multiple systems, legal entities, and business partners, and is respectful of managements' needs.

Axicos was founded by senior healthcare industry executives and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland's pharmaceutical hub, with additional staff in Hockenheim, Germany.
 
 

ActiveDocs announces the End of Life for existing Enterprise Suite.

Auckland, NZ - August 1, 2008
ActiveDocs International Ltd, a world leader in the provision of Document Automation applications, today announced the End Of Life for all versions of the widely installed ActiveDocs Enterprise Suite.

ActiveDocs will continue to provide support for a period of 18 months, to clients who are current with ActiveDocs Software Assurance.

Clients who are current with Software Assurance also have the automatic right to upgrade from ActiveDocs Enterprise to ActiveDocs Opus for a period of 18 months.

On Feb 1st 2010 the right to upgrade will terminate and all support for ActiveDocs Enterprise will cease.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “The Enterprise application is a legacy system that does not support the latest version of Microsoft® Office or the latest document formats, and cannot be extended to support the next generation of Microsoft® Server platforms. Therefore we have decided to End of Life the product. Our newest application, ActiveDocs Opus, provides a superior set of features which were unable to be provided in the Enterprise system, and supports the latest version of Microsoft® Office and the latest document formats. The Opus codebase and architecture allow us to accommodate future generations of Microsoft® Server and Office platforms, with testing of Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 already in progress. We will continue to provide technical support for clients under our Software Assurance policy for a period of 18 months to enable a smooth transition. We have utilities specifically developed to migrate existing automated templates created with the Enterprise application to the Opus application and our team of application specialists will be available to provide additional technical assistance if required.”

For clients wanting to obtain additional information including migration whitepapers and pricing for migration assistance: please contact your account manager or info@activedocs.com.
 
 

Transfield Services (NZ) Ltd implementing ActiveDocs Opus

Auckland, NZ - April 11, 2008
ActiveDocs International Ltd., a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Transfield Services (NZ) Ltd. is implementing ActiveDocs Opus in User-Driven mode for the creation and assembly of HR documents.

Catherine Larsen, VP Business Development, APAC said: “Transfield Services (NZ) Ltd is deploying an ActiveDocs Opus Solution to produce HR contracts and documentation for the whole of New Zealand. Content control and accurate personalisation is critical in the production of contracts and employee documentation and an ActiveDocs Opus implementation provides the necessary framework to ensure accuracy, efficiency and a system capable of responding rapidly to both business requirements and regulatory change.”

Transfield Services (NZ) Ltd joins a number of other major worldwide companies who have successfully implemented ActiveDocs in the HR area of their business.
 
 

ActiveDocs announces Microsoft® Gold Partner status

Auckland, NZ - April 2, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the company has achieved Microsoft® Gold Partner status.

Glenn Cameron, ActiveDocs VP Product Development said: “We are pleased that our investment in the ActiveDocs suite of products based on Microsoft® technology has been recognised by our customers and by Microsoft®. We are committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus on the Microsoft® technology platform to become the worldwide standard for document creation.”

Glenn Ricketts CEO said: “Recognition of our commitment to development of the ActiveDocs suite of products on the Microsoft® technology platform is important, as it acknowledges our investment in our people and in the technology for the benefit of our customers.”
 
 

ActiveDocs announces Open Document Format (ODF) support to complement OOXML

Auckland, NZ - March 25, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Open Document Format (ODF) support will be provided in the ActiveDocs Opus Mako SR1 release available at the end of this month, to complement the OOXML support already provided by ActiveDocs Opus Mako.

Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “The Open Document Format is becoming another standard for global document exchange. Our investment in the versatile ActiveDocs Opus platform enables us to support the requirements of business and government users in this multistandard space. We are committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.”

Glenn Ricketts CEO said: “Support for the Open Document Format addresses significant changes occurring in the document creation space, and further separates ActiveDocs from our competitors. Complementing OOXML with ODF support is an important element in our aggressive development plan for the Opus platform.”

The Mako SR1 release will ship at the end of March 08 and will also be available to all current software assurance paying customers with server based systems as a free upgrade.

Further information is available on request by contacting ActiveDocs on info@activedocs.com
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited Announces Establishment of UK Office

Auckland, NZ - March 4, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Paul Dileo has been appointed to the role of VP of Sales for EMEA and will establish the UK office immediately.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “I am pleased to welcome Paul to the company and to announce the opening of our office in the UK. We have many clients based in Europe and this is the start of our commitment to provide better access to the company, its products and services. I expect to be adding additional resources to the office during 2008.”

Paul is a successful professional whose most recent role was as CEO of Zeus Technology in the UK.

Paul said: “It’s a pleasure to be part of ActiveDocs continuing success and international expansion. ActiveDocs provides a world leading solution to customers requiring complex document design and management. As enterprises need to rapidly reflect changes such as customer details, regulation or product information in a myriad of documents many times stored in diverse locations, ActiveDocs provides complete control over the content of any document in a fast and easy to use solution. We’re looking forward to expanding our business here in EMEA.”
 
 

ActiveDocs announces the End of Life for existing Desktop and Authoring Tool applications (4.1) and cross grade program

Auckland, NZ - March 3, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that the widely installed ActiveDocs Desktop and the ActiveDocs Authoring Tool applications (v4.1) have been End of Lifed as from today.

The products affected are all ActiveDocs Desktop and ActiveDocs Authoring Tool versions. The TabletPC product was discontinued 2 years ago.

ActiveDocs will continue to provide support to clients who are paying annual Software Assurance for a period of 18 months.

ActiveDocs also announces a new program which will provide clients with the ability to cross grade to ActiveDocs Opus for a period of 18 months. The cross grade program allows for a 100% credit for licences paid when migrating to the ActiveDocs Opus application suite. Only current Software Assurance paying customers may take advantage of the cross grade program.

On Sept 1st 2009 the cross grade program will terminate and all support for the Desktop and Authoring Tool will cease.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs said: “The desktop application is a legacy system that does not support the latest version of Microsoft® Vista or Office 2007 and therefore we have decided to End of Life the platform. The latest application ActiveDocs Opus supports the new Microsoft® platforms and provides a superior set of features which were unable to be provided in the older legacy system. We will continue to provide technical support and an attractive cross grade package for those clients who are current with our Software Assurance policy for a period of 18 months to enable a smooth transition. We have internal applications specifically developed to migrate existing automated templates to the Opus application and our team of application specialists will be available to provide additional technical assistance if required.”

Clients wanting to obtain pricing and details of the cross grade program should contact their ActiveDocs Account Manager or info@activedocs.com.
 
 

BP International to deploy ActiveDocs Opus for HR documentation.

Auckland, NZ - January 31, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced that BP International will deploy an automated ActiveDocs Opus system as part of their HR IS solution. This solution involves multiple applications including BrassRing(TM) and SAP(TM). The deployment is to be overseen by Accenture (TM).

Faine Mende, VP of Global Business Development said: “Complete control over the content of all employee contracts is essential for today's business. Combine this with the necessity for a fast turnaround of personalized contracts in order to not miss key candidates, regulation changes and an international set of requirements - it quickly becomes a complex business issue to solve. ActiveDocs Opus provides the necessary framework to make all of this possible.”

The implementation will be based in the UK and template analysis, design and automation will be provided by ActiveDocs client services team working closely with the BP internal project team.
 
 

ActiveDocs releases new features for Opus

Auckland, NZ - January 29, 2008
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that it has released the next version of the ActiveDocs Opus platform called MAKO with new features that will provide significant benefits to customers. The new features extend an already impressive series of features that ship with the third generation platform of the widely installed ActiveDocs document automation software.
These new features include:
  • Template Change Management, the ability to recreate documents from historic template versions, and Deferred Publishing capabilities which allow customers to prepare content within templates and allocate a publish date and time.
  • Free Text editing and formatting capabilities – including fonts, lists, and tables – from within the Document Wizard. Designers specify the range of formatting features available to the end user.
  • Extended capabilities for integration which allows for web services connectivity for data sources and document storage.
Nick Chivers, ActiveDocs Director of Product Marketing said: “Our major investment in the development of the ActiveDocs Opus platform is creating immediate benefits for our customers, with the rapid release of version 2.0 to provide new features as a direct result of customer feedback and our ongoing R&D programme. We are committed to Document Excellence Through Innovation and will continue to develop ActiveDocs Opus to become the worldwide standard for document creation.”

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO said: “This new release provides significant enhancements over the first Opus release and further separates ActiveDocs from our competitors. We have an aggressive development plan with additional major features leveraging the full Microsoft® Office 2007 product suite planned for later this year.”

The Mako release is undergoing final acceptance tests and will ship in February 2008. This will also be available to all current software assurance paying customers with server based systems as a free upgrade.

A white paper detailing the features enhancements is available on request by contacting ActiveDocs on info@activedocs.com
 
 

University of Houston implements ActiveDocs Opus

Auckland, NZ - December 20, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications announced today that the University of Houston based in Houston, Texas USA who are an existing user of the ActiveDocs Desktop and Enterprise applications have decided to upgrade to ActiveDocs Opus.

The University has used ActiveDocs to automate the creation of document templates over the past 3 years and has decided to migrate to the enhanced functionality and features provided with ActiveDocs Opus application.

Faine Parker VP of Business Development said “we are very pleased that the University of Houston see the value of upgrading to our latest architecture. We believe that the new features available within Opus provide all existing and new customers with significant benefits to the efficient production and management of corporate documents.”

ActiveDocs continues to enhance the Opus application and will announce significant new features in early 2008.
 
 

Nexus IS Inc deploys ActiveDocs Opus for S.O.W. application

Auckland, NZ - November 21, 2007

ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced that Nexus Integration Services (Nexus IS) a large US based system integrator headquartered in Valencia California has deployed an ActiveDocs Opus solution. In this deployment Nexus IS will use ActiveDocs Opus to automate the creation of Statement of Work (S.O.W.) documentation for use in complex implementations for their customers throughout the Western United States.

Nexus IS has offices throughout California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Southern Nevada and employs more than 300 people.

Faine Parker VP of Business Development said “We are pleased that Nexus IS has selected ActiveDocs to assist them in the creation and management of the complex documentation required for their S.O.W. process. The use of ActiveDocs Opus in producing S.O.W. documents is yet another endorsement of the power of ActiveDocs and the ability for document automation to be used in nearly every business process to provide efficiency and cost benefits”.
 
 

Australian Defence Force Develops ActiveDocs Opus Solution

Auckland, NZ - October 9, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced that the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation has purchased an ActiveDocs Opus Development System in order to develop a template based automated reporting process of Defence Readiness Preparedness across the different Australian Defence Force Divisions. The DSTO originally approached ActiveDocs in order to streamline the cumbersome monthly reporting process currently in use within the Australian Defence Force.

The development of an automated solution will enable multiple efficiencies to be incorporated into the reporting process. Automating the process eliminates the opportunities for error and omission, problems commonly associated with cutting and pasting multiple documents and helps to ensure accurate information.
 
 

Aizkraukles Banka in Latvia deploys ActiveDocs Opus

Auckland, NZ - September 26, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Aizkraukles Bank in Latvia has deployed the new ActiveDocs Opus application to automate the production of critical banking documents.

The new system will enable the Aizkraukles Bank to utilize the enhanced features of the ActiveDocs Opus technology and in particular the new multi-language feature. Once complete the ActiveDocs Opus application will produce automated template based documents in both Cyrillic character sets and English for use within Latvia.

Glenn Ricketts CEO said “we are very pleased that the Aizkraukles Bank chose to deploy ActiveDocs and reinforces our belief that the ability to automate documents in the language of choice is a strategic benefit to our clients.”
 
 

ActiveDocs Opus V1.1 Released

Auckland, NZ - September 4, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced the release of V1.1 of the new ActiveDocs Opus system.

The latest release provides significant performance enhancements as well as feature enhancements.

Included in this release is an increase in automated document production, ActiveDocs Opus will now output in excess of 100,000 documents per hour from a single server environment. Performance increase is lineal and scales out in multiserver environments.

Other enhancements include support for Microsoft® Vista and Microsoft® Office 2007 and support for new XML formats such as docx and xps.

Also included is support for PDF document creation direct from Microsoft® Office 2007 loaded on a server without the requirement for a third party add in. This change has resulted in a 300% improvement in the time taken to assemble a document in the PDF format as apposed to Word ML. Output in PDF is now around 80% of Word ML or circa 80,000 documents per hour.

Glenn Cameron VP of Product Development said “This version of ActiveDocs Opus leverages the latest Microsoft® technologies and improves overall performance significantly. We will continue to enhance ActiveDocs Opus over the next 12 months with major features currently under development.”

ActiveDocs Opus is the third generation of the ActiveDocs product suite.
 
 

OCE deploys ActiveDocs Enterprise

Auckland, NZ - August 7, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced that OCE Corporation has deployed ActiveDocs Enterprise as part of a global initiative called SCI or the sales configuration system. This project has been in development for nearly 18months and will allow OCE to automate the generation of multiple documents required for the delivery and installation of OCE products.

Glenn Ricketts CEO of ActiveDocs said “ I am very pleased that OCE has chosen ActiveDocs to provide a small but critical part of the SCI delivery system, this system will be deployed throughout the USA and European theatres of operation and provides significant cost benefits to OCE”.

The system is based on the ActiveDocs fully automated model of document production and is deployed on multiple servers and is expected to generate millions of documents per annum.
 
 

Provincie Limburg implements ActiveDocs / FileNet P8 Auckland, NZ - July 24, 2007


ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, announced today that Provincie Limburg in the Netherlands have successfully implemented ActiveDocs Enterprise and the FileNet P8 connector developed by Novadoc Technology.

Novadoc is a major European partner for ActiveDocs and a FileNet premier implementation partner. Novadoc developed the P8 connector for ActiveDocs Enterprise to provide full integration with the FileNet P8 suite.

Glenn Ricketts CEO of ActiveDocs said “This is the second successful project in the Netherlands integrating both ActiveDocs Enterprise and FileNets P8 application and provides significant benefits to customers who are looking to leverage automated document assembly and centralise control of templates.” Novadoc has spent over 24 months developing the P8 connector which provides the ability for a user to initiate the assembly of an automated template or document using ActiveDocs from within the FileNet P8.
 
 

Provincie Groningen Implements ActiveDocs / FileNet P8

Auckland, NZ - July 11, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that Provincie Groningen in the Netherlands has implemented ActiveDocs Enterprise fully integrated with FileNet P8 via a connector developed by Novadoc Technology.

Novadoc Technology is a major European partner for ActiveDocs and a FileNet premier partner in the Netherlands.

Glenn Ricketts CEO for ActiveDocs said "The FileNet P8 connector developed by Novadoc provides FileNet customers the ability to utilise the power of the ActiveDocs document automation software fully imbedded with the FileNet P8 application. We believe there are a significant number of customers around the world that would benefit from the efficiencies to be gained from this integration."

Provincie Groningen is a major local government organisation in the Netherlands and has deployed the full ActiveDocs Enterprise suite of products including over 200 concurrent users and the fully automated High Volume document production module capable of producing in excess of 70,000 documents per hour.

The system also takes advantage of the ability to translate the applications resource files to allow the users to create documents in the Dutch language.

About Novadoc Technology


Novadoc Technology is a consulting and software development company specializing in providing quality Enterprise Content Management and Process Management solutions using advanced technology of leading software suppliers.

Novadoc Technology is a privately-held Dutch corporation founded in 1998 and based in Naarden, The Netherlands.
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited Announces Establishment of US Office

Auckland, NZ - May 2, 2007
ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in document creation applications, opened a new office in Kansas City, USA in April.

Faine Parker, Vice President of Global Business Development, relocated to the United States to establish the new office. The aim is to set up sales, support and consultancy capability to service the existing US customer base and grow ActiveDocs’ presence in the Northern Hemisphere.

Glenn Ricketts, CEO of ActiveDocs, said "With the ongoing expansion of our client base in the US this was the right time for ActiveDocs to establish a permanent presence. With the launch of ActiveDocs Opus in April we expect our client base to continue to expand and must be prepared to meet our customers’ expectations."

Faine joined ActiveDocs in 2005, and has over ten years experience in software development, product management and sales. Having worked globally at the enterprise level, Faine has broad experience with introducing product to market and delivering complicated implementations. She understands the unique needs of a variety of territories, often working to initiate installations of cutting-edge technology with ageing incumbent solutions. Faine also brings excellent communication skills to her role, liaising and interfacing with clients in a range of industries – showing an intuitive understanding of their business requirements and devising best-fit solutions for their needs and growth.
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited, Announces the Release of ActiveDocs Opus Suite Auckland, NZ - May 1, 2007


ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced the release of the ActiveDocs Opus Suite. ActiveDocs Opus is built on Microsoft® .Net V3 framework and leverages the power of Microsoft® Word.

The power of ActiveDocs Opus to automate complex and critical business documents creates efficiencies and allows the business total control over document templates and content via our Content Manager technology. This major step forward allows the Designers of templates to visually see the linkage of rules and business logic across hundreds or thousands of templates. By leveraging Content Manager residing within ActiveDocs Opus, the Template Designer can make a change to critical content (a legal clause for instance) that will dynamically change that content in any linked templates. This significantly simplifies the management and change control of literally thousands of business documents.

With the multi-language capability ActiveDocs Opus will allow a user to create a document using an English wizard but deliver that same document in another language (Chinese, Japanese, and German etc). This allows true multinational use of business documents and ensures compliance and corporate guidelines are enforced.

Glenn Ricketts ActiveDocs CEO said "ActiveDocs Opus is the culmination of 18 months of development. This platform enhances the capability of our existing Enterprise application and provides our customers with the means to truly manage thousands of document templates from a central location."
 
 

ASB implements ActiveDocs V4.4 Auckland, NZ - November 27, 2006


ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, announced today that ASB Bank in New Zealand had successfully implemented the ActiveDocs Enterprise server in the automated mode for the creation and assembly of loan documents.

"ASB is regarded in New Zealand as one of the most technically advanced and innovative banks in the southern hemisphere and their use of ICT to drive their business is well known here in New Zealand" said Glenn Ricketts CEO of ActiveDocs.

"For them to choose ActiveDocs to automate their loan documents is a fantastic endorsement of our product given their pedigree."

ASB joins a number of other major worldwide companies who have successfully implemented ActiveDocs. Their implementation involves sending XML formatted information from disparate systems to the ActiveDocs application to produce complex loan documents.

ASB's project lead, Tom Stone, said "the outcome has been extremely positive for the Lending Services Department who have been able to improve the document generation turn-around and reduce the resource required to produce these complex documents."
 
 

Cleary Hoare Launch New Service Auckland, NZ - September 27, 2006


ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document automation applications, today announced that it had secured Cleary Hoare Solicitors as a new client.

Cleary Hoare, an Australian legal firm with offices in Brisbane and Sydney, has launched a new service aimed at its Legal Resource Club, a network of 1200 Accountants and Financial Planners based on the ActiveDocs Enterprise document automation application and using Cleary Hoare's complex document sets (templates). The service is a hosted/ASP application where existing customers can access a large repository of complex documents which have been automated with the ActiveDocs suite and, once authenticated, can create individual documents based on input information. On completion the document is assembled in real time and can be downloaded as a Microsoft® Word document.

Glenn Ricketts, Chief Executive Officer of ActiveDocs said "What is exciting about Cleary Hoare's implementation is that, to my knowledge, this is one of the first fully automated and hosted services of this nature. This service, where valuable IP in the form of highly complex documents is offered to clients so they can quickly and easily produce a finished document is unique. We are very excited to be associated with Cleary Hoare in this endeavor."

Paul Olds of Cleary Hoare stated "This system allows us to provide complex documents such as Trusts and Wills to our network in real time no matter what their geographical location. The accountant or financial planner who generally recommends and orders these types of documents for their clients no longer needs to wait for traditional service providers to produce a hard copy of the document, with the standard delivery mechanism being post. The system ActiveDocs has developed for us also eliminates the serious and common problem of clients losing final documents, as our solution includes a database of created documents, plus the client's adviser saves an electronic version directly to their client file. The database also provides us with the ability to effectively manage version control and to contact clients who require document updates due to legislative change, which is critical for quality control purposes."
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited, Announces the Release of Version 4.3 Auckland, NZ – April 20th, 2006


ActiveDocs Limited, a world leader in the provision of document creation applications, today announced the release of Version 4.3 for the ActiveDocs Web Wizard. This latest version of our highly successful software suite incorporates upgrades and enhancements that further empower customers to produce customized documents of superior quality faster than ever before.

ActiveDocs Version 4.3 is now certified to run on Microsoft® SQL Server 2005 ensuring that all the benefits of maintaining a position at the leading edge of development are passed on to our clients. This translates into improved performance across the whole ActiveDocs Suite but with significant benefits in a number of areas. These include a 100% increase in document output; the memory footprint of a document set is now less than 10% of previous versions and we have doubled the number of users ActiveDocs can support per server.

Glenn Ricketts, ActiveDocs CEO says, "With the release of ActiveDocs 4.3 we have continued to listen to the needs of our customers and respond to those needs with improved performance in complex and individual ways. For example, we have been able to offer a significant increase in document delivery in response to our clients in the financial sector. With this type of specific response we are able to continue to enhance the competitive advantage and efficiency that utilizing ActiveDocs brings to our customers."
 
 

ActiveDocs Limited, Announces the Release of Version 4.0 Auckland, NZ - September 21, 2005


ActiveDocs Limited, the leading provider of sales productivity and proposal automation applications, today announced the release of Version 4.0. Upgrades to the highly successful software suite empower companies to deliver document automation solutions to their sales and HR organizations more quickly than ever before and provide enhanced management reporting capabilities that offer valuable insight into the effectiveness of selling content. This means that customers can cut in half the time sales people spend creating customized, high-quality selling documents such as proposals, contracts, statements of work, and sales letters, while reducing their total cost of ownership.

For tracking and monitoring purposes, Version 4.0 provides management reporting capabilities with pre-defined reports for sales management and the content managers. Standard reports provide insight into the document creation activity each salesperson is engaged in, and exactly what these deliverables contain. This provides a number of sales intelligence and content management benefits, including better visibility of the organization sales pipeline, by department, geography and individual salesperson. In addition the functionality of being able to manage a range of templates across a multi-faceted organization with multiple customer facing brands is now possible.

"Our new version is an enhanced suite of products that now enables users and administrators to utilize our products with even greater ease and usability, ultimately providing sales proposals and contracts even faster, with greater reusable content across an organization. The integration with DMS and CRM systems make it easy to share the intelligence of multiple systems and incorporate that in sales proposals", says Glenn Ricketts, CEO , ActiveDocs, "All of this means companies have a competitive advantage, which ultimately drives up revenue by winning more business."
 
 

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