Every Aspect of Data Capture


Serial Data Sdn Bhd represents the World's leaders in Data Capture Technology . Our goal is to help organizations use Capture Technology better , whether it is in implementing barcodes , 2D Barcodes , extraction of data from paper forms , be it unstructured , semi structured or structured forms . We also provide solutions for Sorting , Indexing and Classification . We represent world leaders in centralized scanning with Readsoft , and distributed scanning with Nuance Sharescan . Our Capture offerings is strongly enhanced by Datawatch Monarch , which is a one of a kind tool that captures and extracts perfect data into Microsoft Excel , from Reports and PDF files better than any software available in the market . Finally , the offerings is completed by Formatta eForms suite that takes care of data capture from Mobile devices and desktops using forms , without the need to deal with Hardcopy



Data Capture Technology

Capture Everything

Readsoft Forms- Extraction of structured forms. Surveys, order forms, tax sheets, customer satisfaction forms, etc.,
Readsoft Xbound - Sorting and Classification software with Mailroom Automation .
Nuance Sharescan- Distributed Capture from MFP's
Access Formatta - An e-form (or electronic form) is simply a digital version of the costly, inefficient paper form that you use to collect information to support a business process .
Access Formatta for Tablets and Smartphones on Mobiles and Tablets- Collect information to support your business process.
Datawatch Monarch- Superior and Intelligent Capture from Legacy Text files , and other sources. 44,000 Customers cannot be wrong
Datawatch Server - Automation- Automate Capture from searchable PDF's , report files , text files and many other sources .
Nuance ePPO- Convert quickly and accurately from PDF to Word , Excel , Powerpoint .
Jetmobile Bardimm-Capture and print information into printed barcodes and 2D Barcodes.
Jetmobile Track Greensaver-Capture detailed print job accounting usage by user , department across entire enterprise .
Jetmobile Securejet-Capture details of print job owner and stamps it in a microscopic 2D Barcode for later tracing .

Datawatch Monarch

What is Monarch ?
Monarch is a software program that is used by close to 490 of the Fortune 500 companies .. That’s right: How many products can claim that ? Even more , users of Datawatch Monarch love the product and what it does .
Who needs Monarch?
Managers , Analysts , Accounting teams , and many " value " employees need to focus their efforts on big issues, like identifying errors , thinking about improvements , making decisions and reporting important information . It does not help if your data is trapped inside printed reports , some of which can be hundreds , if not thousands of pages in length . Business users must be confident information can be delivered to them without them being a database expert Most of all , no one , repeat , no one should be re-keying report data into a spreadsheet . Even moderately skilled IT specialists will be impressed by all of Monarch’s features for your ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) needs. Even if you can write your own program code m, you may not need to . With PDF files Instead of re-keying it, use Monarch to extract the data from within the PDF file. You’ll have 100% accurate data in seconds.
How does Monarch know how to extract the data from my report?

  • Teaching the software what to extract
    In a process generally called " Building a Monarch model ,you teach Monarch what data you require from within the report, and where Monarch can expect to find what you’re after.
  • Teach it only once.
  • You can then save the model for later use, so that you don’t have to teach Monarch about your report all over again.Then when the data changes in your report the next time you run it, you don’t have to make any changes to your model. Just open the report in Monarch, apply the model, and in seconds you’ll have extracted the data so that you can analyze it or export it as needed.
What data sources are supported by Monarch?

Monarch can extract data from:

  • Report files, such as ASCII or ANSI text files, like those exported or downloaded from large ERP systems, or even small accounting packages
  • Web page documents (HTML or ASP),
  • PDF files,
  • Log files
  • Monarch can connect directly to database sources such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, older formats such as dBase or Paradox, Lotus 1-2-3 files, and delimited text files, such as csv files. Alternatively, you can use larger database systems with Monarch via its ODBC and OLEDB connections.
Where can Monarch send the data that it extracts and creates?

Monarch can export data to many of the same file formats from which it can acquire data, as listed above.

When can I use Monarch?

  • When you re-key information from one source into another.
  • When you need to extract data from an existing application or a file.
  • When you review large documents for vital information.
  • When you combine information from multiple sources into a single document.
  • When you perform any calculations with your data, at either the detail or aggregate level.

Forms and Invoices Extraction
Data Extraction is a mature technology , and involves the extraction of data , generally from paper based documents that are scanned . This is not exclusive to hardcopy documents and can also be used for forms that did not come through scanners or MFP's but from fax servers , email servers , and digital images , for example .

For structured forms like application forms , the solution that we recommend is Readsoft Forms.
For Unstructured forms like invoices , we recommend Readsoft invoices . Readsoft Invoices is a the world's number one software in invoice processing .

Formatta
Formatta from Access is a comprehensive and versatile suite of e-forms management software products that can transform any paper-driven forms process into an electronic, paperless one. Formatta’s components — Designer, E-Forms Manager, iFiller and Filler — work together seamlessly, empowering you to:

  • Design and create electronic versions of paper forms.
  • Publish and manage the forms securely.
  • Access and organize all enterprise forms in one place.
  • Complete forms online or offline and submit them anytime .
  • Authenticate and sign forms officially without paper .
  • Distribute forms and notify others as part of any process .
  • Output forms and share data with other systems .

MFP Capture with Nuance Sharescan
Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2 is a server-based solution that facilitates the automation of paper-intensive processes using supported MFPs. eCopy ShareScan empowers workgroups and enterprises to capture the data in paper documents easily and securely . Nuance eCopy ShareScan is available in (4) configurations:

  • eCopy Elements – Secure, cost-effective scanning to increase worker productivity.
  • eCopy Office – Scanning and OCR for office workers.
  • eCopy Suite – Production caliber scanning and OCR .
  • eCopy ScanStation – Kiosk solution for convenient indexing, accessibility, and strong security applications.

    Key Features
  • Email and Folder Watching Service enables organizations to automate their most important electronic document-capture workflows and centralize the way those workflows are managed.
  • Paper and electronic document capture from virtually any device or application with the Email and Folder Watching Service
  • Interactive user interface ensures rapid adoption through its simple, intuitive push-button design.
  • Vast array of application connectors provides users dynamic, real-time links to the back-end systems that drive their business.
  • Document processing extenders leverage Nuance's industry leading recognition and conversion technologies, delivering greater processing efficiencies, allowing users to do more with their documents when they are scanned.
  • File conversion seamlessly integrates scanned files into business processes in editable, industry-standard formats.
  • Comprehensive administration console does more than configure connections between your MFP and business applications. It also allows you to manage, test, deploy, and monitor all of your implementations from a single location, making fleet management a simple, straightforward process.
  • Industry-leading security and encryption ensure your documents and information are protected as they move through business workflows inside and outside of your organization's network.
  • Extensible architecture ensures that ShareScan can adapt to and evolve with changes to your organization's infrastructure. With an unmatched 3rd party developer network, eCopy ShareScan connects to more applications than any other scanning solution on the market. The easy to use Software Development Kit (SDK) allows customers and developers to create their own custom Connections to homegrown applications.

More Data Capture Technology

Datawatch Server - Automator
Autopilot for data-related tasks.
There’s no reason to handle data acquisition, conversion and distribution manually. These time-consuming, repetitive processes can be easily automated by Datawatch Automator, part of the Datawatch Server solution.Automator can be set up to process and extract data from a wide variety of source files on a predetermined schedule or whenever new information arrives. You choose the input, the output and the timing, and Automator manages the rest, even emailing users when updates have been added. As a result, you can extract, transform, move and load data faster and more easily than ever before.

Intuitive Work Flow
Datawatch Automator makes complex projects easy with its intuitive and visual work flow. Users can now drag and drop different jobs and models into projects. This allows for all users to be able automate and schedule reports without scripting.

Barcodes in Data Capture
No discussion of Data Capture is complete without the inclusion of barcode technology . The most well known form of AIDC are probably bar codes. (AIDC) is an automated means of capturing data that is used to help understand how items or things or people move through a process. These are processes and technologies that are used for the collection of data without the intervention of human beings.
Why Barcodes in Data Capture
Keyboard actions and typing introduces three issues . The first is the speed of data capture . The second is that humans who do these mundane jobs are typically stressed . And the third is and the most obvious one that needs to be looked into is that it inevitably introduces errors . This is confirmed in a study that showed that even a good typist can make as many as 1 error every 15 keystrokes. In a letter or a text based communication document , this would not prove to be a problem since spell checkers would invariably correct this . In other applications where where part numbers, or serial numbers , or prices are concerned , the error checker would not be useful at all and these kinds of errors can range from a nuisance and a waste of time to an absolute disaster .
What is Bardimm ?
Bardimm is an intelligent barcode printing solution that comes either as a printer based intelligent extension to supported HP Laserjet printer , or as a device , for supporting many other printing and MFP Device .
Who needs Bardimm ?

  • Any organization or any applications developer who wants to rapidly develop a powerful solution that prints almost every barcode symbology available in the market , inclduing 2 dimensional barcodes like PDF 417 and Q-R Codes . Beyond barcodes , Bardimm also supports easy generation of manufacturing and electronic symbols , as well as Odette symbols for the Automative Industry .
  • Any company striving for a single standard solution across all applications .
  • Any company that wants to provide an excellent tool for in house developers to deploy document automation and data capture projects faster .

    How does Bardimm generate Barcodes?

    Bardimm provides the barcode intelligence inside the printing device , as in the case of Bardimm Pro for supported HP Laserjet printers , and in conjunction with the printing device via the Bardimm Box for many other non devices that do not support the internal solution . The application sends an Escape Sequence , just like any escape sequences in the PCL 5 Language that controls tray selection or page orientation . It is that simple . Since Escape sequences are bascially text based commands , it is relatively easy for application teams to develop barcodes printing without knowing very much about barcodes . To control the Barcode symbology , and other barcode formatting , the application just needs to send the corresponding text parameters . This allows significant control of barcode selection and barcode formatting without much trauma .

    How does Bardimm help business ?

    Bardimm helps business in the following ways :
  • Automate Document Processing to speed up business by placing barcodes on documents .
  • Saves costs by allowing in house developers to be able to develop complex applications without outside help.
  • Secure Documents - Develop Applications that print 2D Barcodes that are encrypted , to deter fraud , alteration and misrepresentation .
  • Deal with Legacy Systems - Bardimm has a special Freescape Feature that allows alternate text sequences to replace Escape sequences . This deals with the inability of legacy systems to handle HP PCL 5 Escape sequences .
  • Compliance - By Providing self correcting error checks , Bardimm never prints an invalid barcode . An example of an invalid barcode is when an alphabet is printed using a barcode symbology that only supports Numeric characters . Bardimm will automatically print an error .

Convert Everything
Nuance eCopy PDF Pro is a very affordable tool and although unassuming from a cost and investment perspective , only costing less than MYR 750 , in the hands of a skilled thinking person , it can be an invaluable tool and arsenal in overall Capture Strategies Nuance eCopy PDF Pro's contributions to Capture capabilities.

  • Convert PDF to Fillable Acrobal Forms in a single Click .
  • Convert quickly and accurtaely to Microsoft Excel .
  • Convert quickly and accurtaely to Microsoft Word and Wordperfect.
  • Convert quickly and accurtaely to Microsoft Powerpoint.
  • PDF to Searchable PDF .

MFP Capture with Nuance Sharescan
Nuance eCopy ShareScan v5.2 is a server-based solution that facilitates the automation of paper-intensive processes using supported MFPs. eCopy ShareScan empowers workgroups and enterprises to capture the data in paper documents easily and securely . Nuance eCopy ShareScan is available in (4) configurations:

  • eCopy Elements – Secure, cost-effective scanning to increase worker productivity.
  • eCopy Office – Scanning and OCR for office workers.
  • eCopy Suite – Production caliber scanning and OCR .
  • eCopy ScanStation – Kiosk solution for convenient indexing, accessibility, and strong security applications.

    Key Features
  • Email and Folder Watching Service enables organizations to automate their most important electronic document-capture workflows and centralize the way those workflows are managed.
  • Paper and electronic document capture from virtually any device or application with the Email and Folder Watching Service
  • Interactive user interface ensures rapid adoption through its simple, intuitive push-button design.
  • Vast array of application connectors provides users dynamic, real-time links to the back-end systems that drive their business.
  • Document processing extenders leverage Nuance's industry leading recognition and conversion technologies, delivering greater processing efficiencies, allowing users to do more with their documents when they are scanned.
  • File conversion seamlessly integrates scanned files into business processes in editable, industry-standard formats.
  • Comprehensive administration console does more than configure connections between your MFP and business applications. It also allows you to manage, test, deploy, and monitor all of your implementations from a single location, making fleet management a simple, straightforward process.
  • Industry-leading security and encryption ensure your documents and information are protected as they move through business workflows inside and outside of your organization's network.
  • Extensible architecture ensures that ShareScan can adapt to and evolve with changes to your organization's infrastructure. With an unmatched 3rd party developer network, eCopy ShareScan connects to more applications than any other scanning solution on the market. The easy to use Software Development Kit (SDK) allows customers and developers to create their own custom Connections to homegrown applications.

MFP Capture with Nuance Sharescan
Formatta from Access is a comprehensive and versatile suite of e-forms management software products that can transform any paper-driven forms process into an electronic, paperless one. Formatta’s components — Designer, E-Forms Manager, iFiller and Filler — work together seamlessly, empowering you to:

  • Design and create electronic versions of paper forms.
  • Publish and manage the forms securely.
  • Access and organize all enterprise forms in one place.
  • Complete forms online or offline and submit them anytime .
  • Authenticate and sign forms officially without paper .
  • Distribute forms and notify others as part of any process .
  • Output forms and share data with other systems .