Enterprise content capture and data discovery solution provider Ephesofthas partnered with Chicago, Illinois-based accounting consultancy Grant Thornton. The firm now offers Ephesoft Smart Capture to its customers to help them enhance back office operations, including invoicing, accounts payable, and contract management. The solution also will improve the ability of companies to manage more challenging processes such as tax calculations and revenue recognition.
“Ephesoft’s patented, supervised machine learning technology reduces the overall document processing time by an average of 65% and increases employee productivity by as much as 400%,” Ephesoft founder and CEO Ike Kavas explained. “Now we can work with Grant Thornton to help more clients in more locations gain control over their documents and unstructured data.”
Advisory practice leader for Grant Thornton’s central region Nick Vellani added that the technology would help businesses deal with the problem of not just managing but actually leveraging large amounts of unstructured data to produce valuable insights. He praised Ephesoft’s technology and its ability to help alleviate these “workflow and collaboration nightmares.”
“When we saw how easily the Ephesoft Smart Capture platform plugged into our tech environments – and the benefits it provided to our professionals – we knew it was something our clients could benefit from as well,” Vellani said.
It’s worth noting that Grant Thornton is no newcomer to Ephesoft’s technology. In addition to using the company’s technology in-house to enhance the tax services it provides to clients, Grant Thornton also has deployed Ephesoft’s technology for “several clients” to help them improve their tax functions, as well.
Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, a global professional services network of independent accounting and consulting companies. With revenues of more than $1.8 billion and 58 offices across the U.S., Grant Thornton provides auditing, tax planning, and financial advisory services in a wide variety of verticals including financial services, private equity, and real estate, as well as transportation, manufacturing, and retail.
Named One of the Best Places to Work in Orange County, by the Orange Country Business Journal and the Orange Country Register, Ephesoft demonstrated its cloud-based, smart document capture and analytics platform at FinovateSpring 2018. The technology identifies documents and extracts the relevant data, transforming unstructured content into actionable information. The platform also leverages data mining and analytics to provide valuable business intelligence to help institutions make better decisions and manage risk more effectively.
Ephesoft began the year with the launch of its Cloud HyperExtender add-on, which enables users of the company’s Transact technology to boost processing speeds up to 2,500 pages per minute. More recently, company CEO Kavas was named a semifinalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award in Orange County.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Ephesoft was founded in 2010. The company has raised $15 million in funding courtesy of a Series A round in 2017 led by Mercato Partners.
When the going gets tough, the tough take to the cloud.
Enterprise content capture and data solution provider Ephesoftunveiled its Ephesoft Cloud HyperExtender today. The new technology enables Ephesoft Transact users to optimize their on-premise solution by more than 10x, bringing processing speeds up to 2,500 pages per minute to satisfy instances of peak demand.
An add-on application, the Cloud Hyperextender combines high-performance cloud image processing with Transact’s supervised machine learning, shifting processing intensive Optical Character Recognition (OCR) operations to the cloud once documents are captured on-premise. After processing, the documents are returned to the on-premise system for classification, extraction, validation, and export.
Click the image above to see a YouTube video of the Cloud HyperExtender in action.
The solution is designed to help companies meet peak demand which “stress(es) the infrastructure for document intelligence,” the company noted in a statement. Retailers experiencing surges in invoices and credit card applications during shopping holidays and tax preparation companies managing heavy processing during tax season are among the examples of how the technology can be deployed.
“Ephesoft’s Cloud HyperExtender is bridging the gap for our customers who want to continue using their existing systems while reaping the benefits of ultra-fast processing in the cloud,” company founder and CEO Ike Kavas said. “This first-to-market offering provides the best of both worlds. As the world’s first hybrid capture microservice, this product maximizes efficiency and profitability for our customers and epitomizes our vision to lead the market to the cloud.”
Above: Scott Lee (Senior Product Manager) and Chris MacWilliams (Lead Solution Engineer) demonstrating the Ephesoft platform at FinovateSpring 2018.
Ephesoft demonstrated its smart document capture and analytics platform at FinovateSpring 2018. The firm has hundreds of customers in more than 50 countries who rely on the company’s technology – including its Ephesoft Insight document analytics and business intelligence solution – to become more productive and efficient, as well as boost ROI.
Earning a finalist spot in the 2019 Cloud Awards Program in the Best Cloud Automation Solution category last month, Ephesoft was named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Orange County Register. Over the summer, Ephesoft was recognized as a Hot Vendor in Document and Contract Analytics, 2018, and launched its Swagger/OpenAPI-web services for Ephesoft Transact. This simplified API makes it easy to integrate Ephesoft’s document capture solutions into openAPI-compliance platforms such as Microsoft Flow.
Ephesoft has raised $15 million in funding, courtesy of a Series A round led by Mercato Partners. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in the U.K., Germany, France, Australia, Singapore, and Italy.
Now that spring has arrived, families across the country have started the home buying process. However, the average time it takes to close on a house is 50 days, making it a long road to home. Aiming to speed things up, document capture and data analytics company EphesoftlaunchedEphesoft Transact for Mortgage this week. This is the California-based company’s first vertical-specific product offering.
The cloud-based platform recognizes and classifies more than 600 mortgage document types. When lenders bundle Ephesoft Transact for Mortgage classification solution with the Ephesoft Transact flagship offering, they can increase mortgage processing speeds. In a statement, Ephesoft said that large organizations will see deployment times reduced by 80%, from several months to just weeks.
Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Ephesoft, said that the company’s mortgage lendeing and financial services customers will “greatly benefit from the improved speeds provided by the Transact for Mortgage platform.” Kavas added, “We are continuously developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that solve real problems for our customers and with hundreds of different document types to classify, the mortgage processing industry is ideally suited for document capture innovation and automation.”
To get started, mortgage loan processors upload loan documents into a batch, then Ephesoft Transact for Mortgage automatically classifies and separates documents and exports them into the lender’s loan origination system. The system takes appraisal documents, lease agreements, tax returns, bank statements, and other documents necessary in mortgage applications, and deciphers which pages are necessary and which are simply blank pages, cover sheets, invoices, and disclosures. Once documents are classified, the high-value pages are prepared for data extraction and business insights, with the option to apply Ephesoft’s machine learning technology for further analysis.
In the press release, Ephesoft client, Jane Christie, COO of eDocument Solutions, said, “Customers have reported accuracy reports of 90% or higher, loan processing time reduction of 92% and savings of over $100 per loan. The combination of accuracy, consistency and speed for mortgage documents impacts their bottom line and improves customer satisfaction and retention rates.”
At FinovateAsia 2017, Ephesoft demoed how banks can use its cloud services to classify documents, extract their information, and automate business transactions. Last summer, the company earned a $15 million investment from Mercato Partners, its first round of funding since it was founded in 2010. In the fall of 2017, Ephesoft’s developers released version 4.0 of its Transact Mobile SDK.