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The Data Group launches Document Process Management

New solution helps lower costs and increase revenue through more efficient document and data management

BRAMPTON, ON, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - DATA Group Inc. (TSX: DGI) ("The DATA Group") has expanded its marketing and business communications offering with a new solution to help clients dramatically lower costs and increase revenue through improved document efficiency.

Document Process Management (DPM) addresses all stages of the process lifecycle for a wide range of print and electronic documents including e-forms, invoices, marketing collateral (direct marketing, promotion, point-of-sale), and account applications.

DPM makes the process more efficient and cost-effective by streamlining and optimizing underlying document activities such as design, development, deployment, scanning, data extraction, archiving, and disposal/destruction.

"Most, if not all business processes — from sales and marketing to purchasing and billing — are document-driven, so making these processes more efficient by redesigning and selectively applying document automation technology can have a tremendous impact on both operations and cost savings," said Ian Halliday, Vice-President, Document Process Management at The DATA Group.

"DATA has decades of experience analyzing and managing client data and processes," said Halliday. "This solution builds on that knowledge with proven technology and services that allow us to take a closer look at clients' document-intensive processes, design solutions to improve them, and ultimately outsource them if need be — document process management is a core competency for us, but typically isn't for clients."

DATA's DPM services include:

  • Document process/workflow analysis and engineering
  • Comprehensive Scanning Service Bureau operation (document prep, imaging, optical/intelligent recognition, data entry, conversion, etc.)
  • Hard-copy storage/retrieval/destruction
  • E-form design/development/management
  • Secure e-presentment and hosting
  • Complete process outsourcing

DATA's DPM offering is built around industry-leading document automation and management software such as EMC Captiva, which captures paper documents and transforms them into more useable, application-friendly information; and the Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite for designing and developing intelligent e-forms that allow for automated capture and exchange of critical business information.

Current DPM clients include several Ontario provincial agencies as well as leading financial services providers.

About DATA Group Inc.

The DATA Group is a leading provider of document management and marketing solutions. We provide integrated web and print-based communications, information management and associated professional services. We differentiate ourselves and provide value to our customers by focusing on innovative, high-value solutions, exceptional performance, and delivering on our promises and commitments. We have over 1,900 employees working from 34 locations across Canada.

Additional information relating to The DATA Group is available on www.datagroup.ca and the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.

Forward-looking Statements

The announcement of the introduction of any DATA Group product or service offering is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue from that offering or the level of revenue for any particular period. Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking" statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance, objectives or achievements of The DATA Group, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, objectives or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the possibility that customers may not purchase The DATA Group's products and services when or at the rates The DATA Group expects. Other such risks and uncertainties are described in The DATA Group's publicly available disclosure documents, as filed by The DATA Group on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Unless required by applicable securities law, The DATA Group does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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