company_name = Brainware
company_type = Private
company_slogan = Intelligence Unleashed
location_city = Ashburn, Virginia
location_country = USA
key_people = Carl Mergele, CEO
James Zubok, CFO and General Counsel
Mark Helwege, VP, Worldwide Sales Dale Barger, VP, Operations Charles Kaplan, VP, Product Management and Marketing
products = Business solutions:
Brainware Distiller
homepage = []

Brainware, Inc is a privately-held American software company that provides data capture and search solutions, improving control of data-driven business processes. Brainware’s flagship product, Brainware Distiller, increases the speed at which organizations can access and process information in paper and electronic documents, giving them visibility into Accounts Payable, Order to cash, Freight Accounting, Proof-of-Delivery, Benefits/HR, Remittance, and Medical or Insurance Claim processing. While eliminating manual data entry, Brainware delivers data from documents to SAP, Oracle, Lawson, JD Edwards, or other back-end systems for processing. Once processed, Brainware allows for context-based, high-speed discovery of enterprise information from files and repositories through its Globalbrain solution and Distiller’s inherent search capabilities.

Brainware is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with sales, support, professional services and R&D offices in Woking, UK, Nottingham, UK, Kirchzarten, Germany and Neuchatel, Switzerland.


Brainware Distiller is the company’s core product, an OCR-like (Optical character recognition) technology used for variety of document-processing needs. Distiller enables the template-free data extraction and processing of transactional data from documents into any backend system. According to "IndustryWeek", Distiller typically cuts manual data entry by 60% to 80% -- right out of the box. [ [ Product 2.0: Brainware's Intelligent Data Capture ] ]

Harvey Spencer, President of Harvey Spencer Associates writes:

"Brainware was one of the first companies to develop and offer a solution designed for unstructured and semi-structured data capture, and to combine it with enterprise search. They have a tremendous amount of experience within this space, and I think their technology and solutions embody a very sound approach." [ [ Brainware: About Us ] ]

Globabrain is an enterprise and desktop search solution that enables users to search through disparate repositories using natural language, fault-tolerant, and language independent queries. Globalbrain does not make use of keyword search. It uses a patented n-gram approach. When indexing a word, the word is parsed into three parts and then a vector is created. For example, the word “sample” would be parsed as sam, amp, mpl, etc. This three-letter snippet approach makes the search engine language independent, and highly fault-tolerant of misspellings, OCR errors, poor scans, etc. [ [ Beyond Search: Brainware's James Zubok Interviewed ] ]

In May 2008, Brainware won a product bake-off in "Redmond Magazine". The publication wrote: “GlobalBrain is one of the few products that will meet your needs.” [ [ In Search of Desktop Search ] ]


Brainware customers include Airbus, Alcon, Alltel, Amgen, Anadarko, BB&T, British American Tobacco, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Her Majesty's Prison Service, JohnsonDiversey, Kimberly-Clark, KPMG, Mellon Bank/SourceNet, NHS/Xansa, Nestle, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Reynolds & Reynolds, Shell, Southern Company, and others. [ [ SirsiDynix Partnership Opens Brainware Search Technology to Millions of Library Visitors Worldwide ] ] [ [,562529.shtml Old Dominion Freight Lines Chooses Brainware Distiller for Remittance Processing ] ]

Two years ago, Alltel Wireless was saving about $1 million annually by paying certain invoices by the deadline and receiving a prompt-pay discount. This year, the savings have climbed to almost $17 million, thanks to the Brainware Distiller automated document processing solution the firm implemented. [ [ Look Ma, No Templates! ] ] [ [ Telecommunications firm saves millions with data-capture software ] ] [ [ The Big Easy ] ]

Brainware customer JohnsonDiversey received the 2008 Innovation Award from The Association for Work Process Improvement. The award was sponsored by JPMorgan Treasury Services. [ [ JohnsonDiversey Wins '2008 TAWPI Innovation Award' Using Brainware's Intelligent Data Capture Solution from The Association for Work Process Improvement ] ]

ee also

* Invoice processing
* Document Processing


External links

* [ Brainware Website]
* [ HMPS Testimonial]
* [ JohnsonDiversey Testimonial]
* [ Alltel Testimonial]
* [ EFFCU Adds Brainware to Document Management Muscle]
* [ Mayo Clinic Chooses Brainware to Automate Invoice Processing ]

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