Scottish Amicable ends paper chase

Scottish Amicable ends paper chase

Scottish Amicable, part of Prudential, has chosen software from Toronto-based Xenos to transform paper-based documents into Web-ready formats.

Xenos’ data to e-content transformation software, the Xenos d2e platform, is being used by more than 200 developers at Scottish Amicable to reduce the output times for proofing around 300 documents per week, which include product quotations for Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs), and pensions and mortgages statements. The software translates paper proofs, normally output via high volume Xerox printers, into Adobe PDF format for viewing and checking on desktop PCs.

The insurer evaluated software from four vendors before selecting the Xenos solution. "The main reasons for choosing the Xenos d2e platform were the accuracy of the PDF conversion, and the potential for document publishing on the Web," says Heather Logan, customer service director at Scottish Amicable.

Logan says the company also plans to use the software to generate PDF files for output distribution, using features such as bookmark navigation, embedded URLs, and logos.

Xenos claims its component-based architecture allows ‘bricks and mortar’ organisations to select exactly the software they need to transform data from disparate sources into Web-ready formats, including XML, HTML, WML, and PDF.

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