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Fujitsu document scanners to interface directly with Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server 2007

Fujitsu accelerates paper-based information to e-speed

June 03, 2009
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Fujitsu Europe Limited, a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, today announced the integration of Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) with the entire line of Fujitsu document scanners using KnowledgeLake® Connect technology to enable the seamless scanning of paper documents directly into a MOSS document repository.

The strategic partnership between Fujitsu and KnowledgeLake® will now enable users of the SharePoint platform, including MOSS and WSS as well as Office Live, to gain even more benefit from their initial investment into the platform by providing an easy to use method to scan, capture, index and store document images within a Microsoft® SharePoint Server document repository. Utilising the familiar MOSS interface to ensure greater user acceptance and to minimise the need for additional training, an organisation can now start to easily integrate paper documents into the MOSS Enterprise Content Management (ECM) module using the Fujitsu scanner range which now all come with the KnowledgeLake® Connect technology already bundled in the box.

Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server 2007 is a reliable, scalable, easy-to-deploy and manage platform for developing customised business solutions, including applications in collaboration, portal, search, ECM and business intelligence. With the SharePoint platform, companies can more easily unite disconnected islands of data, integrate technology with business processes and create a more efficient and productive work environment for both groups and individuals.

"Although many documents are 'born digital' and stay digital throughout their life, there is still a vast percentage that either start as paper, or become paper to fulfil a legal obligation such as getting a signature, that then need to be digitised or scanned,” stated Klaus Schulz, Manager Product Marketing EMEA, Imaging Systems Division, Fujitsu Europe Group. "Using the ECM system within Microsoft SharePoint Server to manage these documents can provide many commercial benefits, but it has always been a multi-step process to integrate these images into MOSS, usually involving starting up new software applications. Now, by including KnowledgeLake Connect in the box and integrating it with our scanners, Fujitsu has greatly simplified the process, allowing a user to request to scan an image directly from within MOSS and then, using any Fujitsu fi-series scanner, to have that scanned image delivered directly to the document repository where it can be indexed, stored and available for retrieval, all without the user having to leaving the line-of-business application they were in."

Existing and potential new users of Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server can easily take advantage of the integration of scanned paper documents.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Date: 03 June, 2009

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