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Document Processing Solutions for Education

ATAPY conducted these projects for Dutch educational organizations as a subcontractor to its long-term partner EasyData B. V. — a company that provides state-of-the-art document management and data input solutions for the Western European market.

Form processing solution for MEMIC

MEMIC logoWhen MEMIC, the Center for Data and Information Management of the University of Maastricht, was faced with a large number of questionnaire images that needed to be picked up page-by-page from different catalogues, merged into multi-page TIFF documents and indexed, it relied on EasyData to deliver the right tool.  Once again, EasyData knew the right people for the job. The application developed by ATAPY has been operating flawlessly at MEMIC for several years and has already processed tens of thousands of forms exceeding the customer's expectations.

EasyData and ATAPY separate an incoming image stream by barcoded pages

Wageningen University logo

ATAPY's experience with barcode recognition became useful when EasyData received a request from one of its clients for a program that would generate PDF files from a flow of scanned document pages.

Wageningen University was founded in the Netherlands in 1918. During the past decades it has evolved into one of the world's leading education and research centers in the Life Sciences. Supporting the educational process is impossible without modern equipment and technology.

Wageningen University uses a variety of scanners to provide convenient access to academic materials. ATAPY designed a program that launches a scanning process through its own interface, stores the images in a specific folder, and combines one-page images into multi-page PDF files. The program employs ABBYY FineReader 6.0 Engine to find barcodes and uses the barcoded page as the cover page of the PDF.  Next, it appends the subsequent images as pages to the PDF until it encounters the next barcoded page. The program provides an efficient GUI for selecting a scanner, specifying the output resolution, setting other important parameters, and controlling the process.

The competency of ATAPY engineers and the power of FineReader resulted in a reliable and stable application for converting large volumes of incoming material.

EasyData's other customers in the education sector include the Dutch Institute of War documentation NIOD, University of Nijmegen and the Technical University of Eindhoven.

About EasyData B.V.:

EasyData  B. V. is a Netherlands-based company specializing in data capture, document management solutions and associated consulting services. Serving the needs of the Dutch and Belgian SMB markets, EasyData's innovative applications make the user experience more compelling by changing the way a paper-intensive organization manages its document flows. EasyData's flagship data capture product, EasySeparate, reduces the cycle time of mission-critical business transactions by providing quick and user-friendly document capture.

About Wageningen University:

Wageningen University and Research Centre is a research and higher education centre, that consists of Wageningen University, the Van Hall-Larenstein School of Higher Professional Education, and the former agricultural research institutes (Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. With its combination of knowledge and experience in higher education and research Wageningen UR aims to train specialists (BSc, MSc and PhD) in life sciences. Through research it actively contributes to solving scientific, social and commercial problems in the field of life sciences and natural resources. Wageningen UR approaches national and international research topics from the perspective of various disciplines, with an integrated approach and in close collaboration with governments, companies, stakeholder organizations, citizens, and other institutions. The research pays close attention to the balance between the following priorities in society: economics, culture and nature.