News 2010

Oriented towards customer requirements, OXSEED restructures the on demand offering

When we started work on offering and running software solutions in the Internet, cloud computing was still unimaginable to most people. What previously was a matter only for pioneers, now belongs – according to the Gartner marketing research institute – to the top 3 of the most important IT trends of 2011.

When our new OXSEED release becomes due in 2011, we shall restructure our on-demand offering to better meet the requirements of a developing market and the needs of our customers.

In doing so, we put the emphasis on improving our OXSEED Editions. When providing the encompassing OXSEED-Platform for Enterprise Content Management and Enterprise Document Transformation, a stronger focus will be laid on the actual usage. As a result, it will become possible to finely adjust the services and the functional scope to the requirements of the customer – according to our slogan: Served on demand.

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OXSEED introduces AFP2web® 4.0

The new version processes 100 thousands of documents every day

Bielefeld, July 27, 2010
The goal of many IT managers is to use software to convert and administer the complete postal communication. This should happen without any restrictions on the format of the documents created by the employees and the format expected by the recipients. For this purpose, the latest version of AFP2web® of OXSEED AG builds a centralized solution capable of replacing all the other conversion tools of the IT departments. The software manufacturer announces the availability of AFP2web® 4.0 at the beginning of August 2010. The product sets new standards for performance with respect to the number of the conversion formats.

In large company groups, such as the SANLAM Group, one of the two largest financial service providers of South Africa, many thousands of employees create hundred thousands of documents every day. The offices and agencies create cover letters, invoices, contracts, financial statements, or reminders in the most various data formats without any dependency on the available computer equipment. To deliver these documents from a central location, the IT department converts them to a universal format. Up to now, the companies normally operate with many small solutions created by various programmers, each of them handling a specific conversion process.

Working together with customers, such as SANLAM Group, AXA Schweiz, Zürich Gruppe or Provinzial, the software experts of the OXSEED AG continuously strive to replace the patchwork conversion solutions with one consolidated solution for Enterprise Document Transformation. Throughout the version history of the AFP2web® software, the international market leader guarantees to its customers a broad range of input formats for documents which are converted to a growing number of output formats.

AFP2web® 4.0 offers a rules-based handling of all conventional input formats, whereas customer requests can widen the spectrum of input formats. The latest version of AFP2web® offers additional encodings for additional PDF formats, the MO:DCA-IS1 input filter has been extended, and the MO:DCA P processing has been improved.

Furthermore, this version delivers an even wider portfolio of output formats; Examples include the newly added formats HTML and PNG. Meeting the current standards, AFP2web® is 64-bit compatible and guarantees highest performance. The improved licensing model addresses the concrete customer needs and is based on actual use.

„Our strategy is to continuously optimize AFP2web® for our users and together with our users. Depending on the current problem to solve, our customers may continue to use our version 3.3 and simultaneously make the move to AFP2web® 4.0”, says Daniel Colucci, product manager at OXSEED AG.

OXSEED and 4cast extend their long-term partnership

Bielefeld, June 17, 2010
Since 2003, the 4cast Consulting for Software and Technology e.K acts as consulting and sales partner of the OXSEED Aktiengesellschaft. The formation of 4cast Software GmbH extends the long-term partnership. The company serves as a sales support for the OXSEED product and SaaS portfolio in the German-speaking world. Next to the sales aspect, the extended partnership brings an additional synergy effect on customer care and support.

The co-operation between OXSEED AG and the 4cast Consulting for Software and Technology e.K. persists for more than seven years. As a software manufacturer, the OXSEED AG will concentrate more closely on software development as its core competency. This requires an extension and rearrangement of its existing partnerships.

We are happy to announce that OXSEED AG has chosen 4cast Software GmbH to act as its highly valued consulting and sales partner. As a benefit, all current customers shall receive a customer care and premium support. In addition, customers participate in the development of new and extended products and services.

The extended partnership is viewed by both companies as a clear advantage for customers who benefit from the added value of 4cast and receive the high-quality products and services of OXSEED.

HALLESCHE: Efficiency through electronic claims processing

3500 claim cases per day are investigated in a non-paper format, released for processing and electronically archived

Stuttgart, June 16, 2010
By moving to a digital processing of claims, the HALLESCHE Krankenversicherung highly improves the efficiency of its administration. The persons responsible decided to use the document management system of the producer OXSEED to process claims.

The key processes for reading, investigating and processing of documents are already handled by IT systems of the HALLESCHE Krankenversicherung. Since the year 2003, the software of OXSEED supports the insurance company’s handling of about 3500 claims per day.

In the first phase, OXSEED sorts and electronically files the documents into folders for the insured policy holders and distributes them to the workbaskets of the claims adjusters – here is the entry point for claims to flow into the claims processing system. Subsequently, the claims adjuster can use the application “OXSEED I-VIEW”, which is integrated in the claims processing system, to view and process the line items of individual documents of the claim. They investigate the claims, add notes to a document , split and associate invoices charge amounts to their respective areas. They finally send the settlement information for further processing to the claims processing system.

The HALLESCHE Krankenversicherung decided to equip their work stations with the browser-based software of OXSEED. All applications are hosted on a mainframe in the insurance company’s computing center. The claim adjusters only need a standard software browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, to work with the data and documents and to communicate with the policy holders.

The deep integration of the browser-based document management system with their insurance applications is considered by the HALLESCHE as a success factor for the quality improvement in their operational processes.

“In their conversion of the paper-bound processes to digital processing, we were able to support the persons responsible at the HALLESCHE Krankenversicherung”, says Wolfgang Maas, member of the executive board at OXSEED AG. “The major reason for the decision of HALLESCHE was the capability of OXSEED to mirror all steps of the process”.

Delivering scanned documents directly to the desktop via Internet

Extending the successful cooperation between KODAK and OXSEED

Bielefeld, June 14, 2010

Following their successful cooperation in the area of marketing, KODAK and OXSEED now launch a joint solution which simplifies and accelerates the handling of business documents. The program is integrated in the network-ready new KODAK Scan Station 500. Its task is to deliver scanned documents directly to the OXSEED platform – from there, the respective process for document handling is automatically started.

OXSEED used the integration tools of KODAK to develop an interface between the OXSEED On Demand platform and the KODAK Scan Station 500. This makes it possible for the users of the scan station to select the OXSEED platform as a target system for the scanned documents. When selected, the image of a scanned document will be delivered to the workstations of OXSEED users via Internet.

The software manufacturer announces to refrain from developing custom scan clients. The process experts shall therefore opt to support all scan appliances and scanners, such as the Scan Station 500 of KODAK, and shall recommend the use of these appliances in all customer projects with distributed locations.

The product management of OXSEED AG furthermore declares that the joint offering made by their document experts shall target industrial manufacturers or services with distributed locations, such as hotel groups, commercial enterprises or insurance companies operating with a network of brokers.

Customers installing the Scan Station 500 will be able to select a custom configuration and save a profile. In this profile, they determine the E-mail address or the FTP server to which the scanner shall deliver documents.

After configuring the profile, the user will be able to use the touch screen to select a target destination, such as “Scan to OXSEED”. The colleagues can see the digitally received documents immediately after scanning on their work stations, process , re-index and release the documents for booking.

Depending on the type of the OXSEED platform application, a dedicated process is started – such as a process for invoice handling, the booking of a payment or the archival of a voucher.

“The OXSEED AG makes full use of all possible functions and advantages of the network scanner”, says Günter Wittlinger, lead of Document Imaging Marketing and Sales at KODAK. “The Scan Station 500 replaces the work station at the scan client. Neither the scanner nor OXSEED requires any installation. Companies with many locations can roll out the solution quickly and without the need for any Web or mail server.”

“To branch offices or hotels, we offer the extremely fast and unproblematic solution for delivering documents such as invoices electronically to the workstations of the handling clerks”, Marcus Hartmann emphasizes, member of the management board at OXSEED AG. “Immediately upon scanning, the document appears at the workstation and seamlessly flows into the document handling processes.”

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Oxseed successful attendance at the CeBIT 2010

As usual, the OXSEED corporation was also represented at the CeBIT this year. The company observed a great interest in the unique platform “OXSEED”. Many visitors caught up on the modern ECM and EDT solutions that support users comprehensively in the management of their business documents. Depending on the task, OXSEED offers solutions for the topics: digital mailroom, electronic invoice receipt and outgoing invoices, electronic contract management and digital archive.

The focus of the exhibition was the SaaS concept of the OXSEED corporation. Here, customers use the Internet, a user name and password to access their individual OXSEED applications. Automatic, free updates are delivered by OXSEED using methods already known from other Internet applications such as Xing or sales force. For users of OXSEED, this means that only the services actually used have to be paid, because charging is based on the usage. Consequently, acquisition costs are low because applications can be subscribed via Internet.

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OXSEED presents a document management concept at the CeBIT

The on-demand model was the basis for a successful year 2009

Bielefeld, 16.02.2010
The OXSEED Corporation is pleased to attract a strong interest in its “software-as-a-service“ solutions. In contrast to the economic trend, the company enjoys sustained growth, has expanded its customer base significantly, and now looks back on a successful year 2009. At the CeBIT 2010, OXSEED will present the SaaS concept at the stand of KODAK and will thus set the stage for further growth.

All visitors of the CeBIT are invited to learn about the successful OXSEED platform. The company enables its customers to digitize, manage and archive all documents of an organization according to the “cloud” concept.

In the past three years, the OXSEED Corporation has successfully introduced the software service to the market and, from the start, has achieved strong company growth.

One factor of success is the cost-benefit analysis: Once a company hands the digital document management over to OXSEED, the service will refinance directly through the savings in hardware and software.
Especially in sectors in which clerks are working with paper correspondence, electronic documents, letters or mails, the OXSEED platform will increase the processing speed significantly. It is therefore not surprising that OXSEED developed a strong market position in the logistics sector, in the insurance and in the building industry.

The SaaS experts are ready at the CeBIT at the stand E30 in Hall 3 for a live presentation and discussion about the platform, the savings potential, and process acceleration.

“Working with digital documents brings immediate improvements in quality and accelerates the processes of an organization,” says Marcus Hartmann, CEO of OXSEED Corporation.
“Moreover, we guarantee our customers cost savings in comparison with the previous system. How an exemplary process chain looks like, will be demonstrated together with our partner KODAK.”