Research Triangle Park, NC and Orlando, FL. October 12, 2004. Mi-Co, the mobile data capture software company, announced today the production availability of Mi-Forms on Demand Software. For enterprises using HP's Forms Automation System (FAS), the Mi-Forms on Demand technology provides increased implementation flexibility, rich data quality, a verification environment and rapid deployment capabilities.
"Mi-Co is truly excited about this product launch, our relationship with HP through their Solution Provider Program and the positive impact that Mi-Forms on Demand has on companies deploying HP Forms Automation System," stated Jim Clary, Mi-Co CEO. "While working closely with HP and our test sites, we witnessed the positive impacts that this technology combination has on the data capture process. In a hospital setting, for example, the cost savings can be remarkable."
Test to Production: Cherokee Indian Health Authority (CIHA)
"For over 15 years, the Cherokee Indian Health Authority struggled to get handwritten data into their Resource and Patient Management System effectively and efficiently," said Dr. Jim Eller of CIHA. "The combined technology solutions of HP's FAS and Mi-Co's Mi-Forms on Demand will really improve our organization's ability to successfully manage our business and provide a caring, patient-centered environment for our community."
Dr. Greg Clary, Mi-Co CTO, who has worked extensively with Dr. Eller, states, "As evidenced by the CIHA project, bringing the capabilities of Mi-Forms on Demand to HP's Forms Automation System provides our customers with the ability to shorten deployment time and reduce costs. Initial ROI studies have demonstrated a 60 percent reduction in forms processing costs."
The HP Forms Automation System (FAS)
HP FAS revolutionizes the way handwritten data from paper forms is gathered and processed, using an innovative technology called Digital Pen and Paper. Users save time by eliminating the need to scan forms or manually re-key data. Users simply fill out their forms writing on patterned paper with the HP Digital Pen 250. When the pen is cradled to a PC, the system sends the information gathered directly to backend databases for enterprise use. With HP FAS, a printed form can include pre-filled data from a backend database, thus reducing costs and increasing data quality.
Mi-Co Mi-Forms On Demand
Mi-Forms on Demand is software specifically designed to work with the HP FAS System. Mi-Forms on Demand allows the user to effectively interface with the HP FAS System by rapidly designing forms, implementing state of the art handwritten data capture processes, efficiently verifying the data for accuracy and sending that information to the enterprise's backend databases. Thus, Mi-Forms on Demand can substantially reduce implementation costs and time.
Mi-Forms on Demand Release 4.1 is in production and is generally available as of October 12, 2004. This release of Mi-Forms on Demand is optimized for the latest release of the HP Forms Automation System. For information on pricing and implementation services, please contact Betsy Poole.
Mi-Co, the mobile data capture company, provides digital writing software that enables an efficient and effective process for capturing and communicating data. Mi-Co's enterprise Mi-Forms Software System enables flexible e-forms design for data capture using digital ink. In addition, Mi-Forms Software has proven capabilities for handwriting interpretation, verification, data validation and communication of forms-based data for enterprise users. Mi-Forms supports Tablet PCs, Digital Pens, Pocket PCs and signature capture devices. Mi-Co is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and has a Seattle, Washington customer service center. For more information on Mi-Co, visit www.mi-corporation.com.