CLEVELAND � April 6, 2004 � Hyland Software, Inc., developer of the award winning OnBase� enterprise content management (ECM) software, has created an integration with ESRI�s ArcIMS� product. The integration allows users to link documents stored in OnBase to locations on maps within ESRI ArcGIS applications. ESRI is a leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology and its software is the standard in state and local government and is used by more than 24,000 government agencies around the world, including most U.S. federal agencies and national mapping agencies; 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies; and all 50 U.S. state health departments.
With the OnBase ESRI integration, users have the ability to analyze geographic data and access the documents that drive that information, all in a single interface. Documents can be any format including, text, images, engineering documents, photographs, or videos.
Users easily can hot link between map objects and documents, which can be associated to multiple map objects. In addition, documents for multiple layers can be retrieved in one query. Because information is directly tied to a particular location, retrieval time can be measured in seconds rather than days.
The OnBase�ESRI integration is highly advantageous to numerous industries, including government, financial, utilities, education, insurance and health care. For example, an insurance company analyzes risk rates by reviewing the underlying documents linked to a traffic fatalities map to understand the causes of a high accident area. A public works department retrieves CAD drawings and blueprints associated with area development projects. By linking OnBase documents and map objects through a simple point-and-click interface, organizations can save hundreds of man-hours in retrieval time alone.
�The OnBase�ESRI integration can provide significant value to federal, state and local agencies, as well as commercial organizations, as they seek to leverage their critical data assets in response to legislative mandates and in support of their internal business processes,” said J. Andrew Ferree, Hyland Software�s director of Public Sector Solutions.
Founded in 1969, ESRI (www.esri.com) is a world leader in the GIS software industry. ESRI offers innovative solutions that help users create, manage, analyze, and display information to make timely decisions and solve problems they encounter every day. ESRI�s comprehensive product line ranges from desktop GIS to GIS for the enterprise.
About Hyland Software
Hyland Software, established in 1991, is a leading provider of rapidly deployable enterprise content management software. Hyland develops OnBase, enterprise-class software that combines integrated document management, business process management and records management in a single web-enabled application. OnBase manages virtually every kind of document (images, reports, statements, application files, web pages, HTML forms, video, etc.) as well as every stage of the document lifecycle (creation/input, storage, retrieval, revision, distribution and publishing), and seamlessly integrates with hundreds of line-of-business applications. OnBase is used by thousands of customers, including commercial organizations and government agencies, to streamline operations, reduce costs and share information with employees, partners and customers.
As a customer-driven organization committed to providing outstanding service and support, the company is dedicated to developing ECM solutions that are deployable at both the departmental and enterprise levels. Visit www.onbase.com for more information.
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