Perceptive Software, Inc., today announced that Fluent Inc., the world's largest supplier of commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services, selected ImageNow® document imaging, management and workflow solutions to eliminate the drag of paper on accounts payable and receivable processes.
Fluent solutions help automobile companies such as Ford Motor Company make advances in engine design, external aerodynamics and temperature control. Speedo used Fluent products to design the next generation of swimming suits worn at the Olympic Games in Athens. The Fluent University Program provides cutting-edge research tools to higher education institutions at an affordable price.
In the same way that Fluent simplifies complex processes for its customers, Perceptive Software streamlines the storage, organization, routing and retrieval of burdensome paperwork and important documents. The software-savvy Fluent executives were impressed with ImageNow's approach to creating sophisticated yet user-friendly technology.
"We own a lot of business software. Most of it drives us crazy because of the complexity," said Tracey Becken, director of administrative services at Fluent. "Everything with ImageNow is so intuitive, simple and straightforward. It performs complex tasks so simply and it works on everything."
Fluent recognized the need for an electronic document imaging solution, but had not intended to make a software purchase. However, a demonstration of ImageNow functionality made an immediate impression on Becken and her colleagues.
"Actually, document imaging was not part of our plan for this fiscal year," said Becken. "But when we saw ImageNow, we knew we had to have it now."
Fluent currently uses ImageNow in the AP and AR departments at its headquarters in Lebanon, N.H., and will implement the solution in nine offices worldwide. The ImageNow OCR agent allows Fluent users to link shipments to invoice details by purchase order number, and bar-coded expense forms are scanned and instantly auto-routed to supervisors for approval.
"Perceptive Software did such a great job of organizing the implementation," said Becken, "When they arrived on site the process was simple. Almost everything was installed on the first day."
Perceptive Software's patented integration technology (LearnMode™) makes it possible for Fluent to quickly and cost-effectively scale the benefits of ImageNow to meet any document imaging need. Expansion is planned for the Customer Service and Human Resources departments. ImageNow also will provide Fluent associates across the globe with simultaneous, single-click access to a centralized, marketing collateral database. Fluent and Perceptive Software have worked closely together to meet the company's growing document imaging needs.
"We've never dealt with a company that has such great customer service," said Becken. "From the moment we purchased ImageNow, Perceptive Software never dropped the ball once."
Fluent is the world's largest provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services. Fluent's software is used for simulation, visualization, and analysis of fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. It is a vital part of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) process for companies around the world and is deployed in nearly every manufacturing industry. Using Fluent's software, product development, design and research engineers build virtual prototypes and simulate the performance of proposed and existing designs, allowing them to improve design quality while reducing cost and speeding time to market. Fluent's corporate headquarters is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA, with offices in Belgium, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and Sweden. Its CFD software is also available around the world through joint ventures, partnerships, and distributors in Korea, Australia, Brazil, China, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Middle East, and most European countries.
About Perceptive Software
Perceptive Software, Inc., (formerly Perceptive Vision) develops document imaging, management and workflow software solutions that simplify document management processes by delivering secure, digitized versions of paper and other electronic documents while leveraging existing applications. Customers in a broad range of industries worldwide have taken advantage of ImageNow, Perceptive Software's flagship software offering.