Document Management Software suits SharePoint Portal Server.

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Alchemy Web Parts module provides integration of imaging, archiving, and records management functionality within SharePoint Portal Server 2003 based environment to aid companies in enterprise content management, document security, and compliance. Module allows portal users to drop documents directly into archives along with document metadata, controls documents with Alchemy Records Manager option, enables document access by users, and dislays documents using Alchemy document viewer.



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Captaris Adds Imaging, Archiving and Records Management Functionality for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003



Alchemy Web Parts Also Enhance Search and Retrieval Capabilities for Scanned Images

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 4 / -- Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAPA), a leading provider of Business Information Delivery solutions, today announced that Alchemy Web Parts for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, a new module for the Captaris Alchemy Document Management product line, is now available for ordering. The module provides fast and easy integration of imaging, archiving and records management functionality within a SharePoint Portal Server-based environment to help companies quickly and easily achieve their goals for enterprise content management, document security, and compliance.

Alchemy Web Parts are an effective 'on-ramp' to SharePoint users for scanned images captured from multi-function products (MFPs), document scanners and fax servers, and also provides easy access to many other diverse document types such as PDFs, emails, computer reports, and CAD files. Alchemy Web Parts also add the ability to archive documents from a SharePoint document library into a secure repository under records management control, as well as search, view and retrieve those documents all from within SharePoint user interfaces.

Lazurde, one of the world's largest gold and jewelry manufacturers, recently implemented the product with help from Captaris partner Netways. "The new functionality greatly speeds our processes," said Nassir Atik, systems and development manager of Lazurde, located in Saudi Arabia. "With Alchemy Web Parts for SharePoint we have been able to leverage existing infrastructure which will help us quickly reach a return on investment."

"Alchemy extends the powerful collaboration capabilities of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by adding long-term archive and records management functionality that can be expanded based on growing business needs," said Seth Patton, Group Product Manager, SharePoint Products and Technologies, Microsoft Corp. "The integration between Alchemy and the Microsoft Office system allows end users with access rights to view and work with information in its native format directly without navigating away from the single user interface provided by SharePoint Portal Server 2003."

Key Features and Benefits
o Archiving for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 -- Portal users can drop documents directly into Alchemy archives along with document metadata. Alchemy stores information on hard disks or alternative archive media such as DVD or optical jukeboxes, and can manage millions of documents over long periods of time.
o Records management extension for SharePoint Portal Server 2003 -- Documents archived into Alchemy can be controlled by the Alchemy Records Manager option which applies records file plans, retention schedules and legal holds to the archive.
o Access to diverse document types -- SharePoint Portal Server 2003 users can now access and utilize specialized documents managed in Alchemy archives, such as scanned images, faxes, multi-page PDFs, and computer reports. They have the choice of simple searches or sophisticated, combined full-text and metadata searches.
o Advanced image document viewing -- The advanced Alchemy document viewer displays multi-page TIFFs, scanned PDFs, color images and greenbar reports all within SharePoint technologies. This viewer is fine-tuned for the special needs of these document types.

Pricing and Availability

Alchemy Web Parts for SharePoint are available for order now through authorized Captaris resellers and will begin shipping in April. Alchemy Web Parts require the Alchemy Web Service and the Alchemy Standard or Advanced Server; pricing is on a per-SharePoint Portal Server basis. For more information, go to www.captaris.com/alchemy or contact a Captaris sales representative.

Captaris and Microsoft As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Captaris is one of an elite group of partners with competencies in their ISV-Software Solutions Partner category. Captaris works closely with Microsoft product groups including the Information Worker team, E-business Servers, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, and the Microsoft Business Solutions group to ensure the tightest integration possible with Microsoft products for our customers.

About Captaris, Inc.

Captaris, Inc. is a leading provider of software products that automate business processes, manage documents electronically and provide efficient information delivery. Our product suite of Captaris RightFax, Captaris Workflow and Captaris Alchemy Document Management is distributed through a global network of leading technology partners. We have customers in financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries, and our products are installed in all of the Fortune 100 and many Global 2000 companies. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Captaris was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol CAPA. For more information please visit www.captaris.com.

Source: Captaris, Inc.

CONTACT: Kathryn Ellis of Captaris, Inc., +1-425-638-4022, or KathrynEllis@Captaris.com;

Web site: www.captaris.com/

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