December 5, 1996 11:00 AM ET

InterTech's new suite combines viewing, doc management
By Michael R. Zimmerman

  InterTech Information Management Inc. had one-stop shopping in mind when it revamped the DocuPact package to combine viewing and document management.

The company this week announced DocuPact Version 3.0, a 32-bit document and image management suite built around Windows NT.

The previous version of the software, 2.5, was an image viewing application that featured a 32-bit server and 16-bit client.

"From a memory point of view, 32-bit support is significant because of the enhanced speed you get," said Rod Patton, a consultant at Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, in Orlando, Fla. "When you're flipping through 20,000 images a day, every second counts."

Attorneys' Title has already scanned in 14 million images of documents using DocuPact 2.5 and plans to scan another 50 million by summer. It plans on upgrading to Version 3.0.

The document manager added to DocuPact 3.0 includes check-in and check-out features, as well as full-text search and retrieval functions, said officials of the 7-year-old Atlanta company.

In addition, Version 3.0 features a 32-bit multithreaded client and a redesigned server. The server, which works with any Open Database Connectivity-compliant database, sports a Lifecycle Storage Management feature that lets users migrate documents and images based on the type of information in the document.

The product's Service Center Architecture supports more than 250 file formats and enables users to integrate DocuPact 3.0 with third-party document management applications, such as those from PC Docs Inc. and Saros.

DocuPact 3.0 is due next month for between $700 and $1,500 per concurrent user. The client portion is free.

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