SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 11, 2005 -- Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) announced an agreement between LRS and Captaris to expand their relationship in North America based on complementary products and services. The relationship brings together two best-of-breed business information delivery companies. "Both LRS' print delivery capabilities and Captaris' document faxing abilities have proven track records satisfying demanding business requirements that help customers reduce costs and improve their business processes," said John Runions, global alliances manager for LRS. "Captaris RightFax and LRS Enterprise Output Management solutions increase reliability with innovative capabilities, such as a high level of error recovery, a feature which many competitive solutions lack."
Over the last several years, LRS and Captaris have worked together to provide customers with mainframe print delivery and faxing solutions. Today, the relationship has expanded to support the new LRS VPSX? Output Management solution for open systems environments. This certified for SAP NetWeaver solution provides a central point of control for managing all critical business output from a customer preferred open systems platform. It features proactive capabilities that assure output delivery, capture and track output from any platform or application, and proactively alert users and administrators about any issue. This relationship enhances customers' abilities to deliver output regardless of format, destination device, and originating operating system.
The RightFax solution enables customers to eliminate fax machines or an ineffective fax server system and immediately reduce their document delivery costs by up to 90 percent. VPSX software additionally provides extensive capabilities to manage and control printing, recover print costs, and reduce support calls, as well as encrypting and compressing sensitive documents. "This partnership emphasizes the valuable working relationship between Captaris and LRS," said Eddie Pasatiempo, senior vice president of sales and global field operations for Captaris. "This is a new opportunity to extend our offerings to customers and collectively work to sharpen the integration between Captaris Business Information Delivery products and LRS Enterprise Output Management products."
Captaris Business Information Delivery solutions help organizations automate the information and document flow throughout the information lifecycle (capture, process, manage, deliver). With a comprehensive suite of software and services, Captaris helps organizations to grow revenues and increase profits while meeting compliance goals. Through a global distribution network of leading enterprise technology partners, Captaris has installed more than 90,000 systems in 95 countries in companies of all sizes, including the entire Fortune 100. Captaris was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.captaris.com.
LRS is a privately held company whose corporate headquarters are located in Springfield, Illinois. Remote offices are located throughout the United States and in key geographic regions around the world. Ninety five percent of the Fortune 100 and a majority of the Fortune 500 companies rely on industry-leading LRS solutions, with products in use in over 30 countries. Gartner and other analyst groups recognize LRS as a global IT leader. Software Magazine consistently ranks LRS as one of the top 200 software companies in the world. For more information about LRS, visit www.VPS.com.
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LRS and LRS in the diamond device are registered trademarks and VPSX is a trademark of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. RightFax is a registered trademark of Captaris, Inc. SAP is a registered trademark and SAP NetWeaver software is a trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.