PORTLAND (OR) – December 13, 2016—DocsCorp (www.docscorp.com), a leading provider of document productivity tools, has announced today that DDR Corp., a real estate investment trust operating as a fully integrated real estate company, recently implemented contentCrawler Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, integrated with OpenTextTM Content Server.
DDR's Vice President of IT Enterprise Services, Kim Scharf, explains, "As a real estate company, our business is driven by documents that our employees and partners access from our content management system (CMS). We had a significant number of image-only documents with unrecognized text, which prevented them from being found with full-text searches. We recognized this as a potential technology liability which was impacting the credibility of the CMS and needed to be resolved as a priority."
To close the hole in its CMS, DDR implemented contentCrawler OCR software from DocsCorp, which finds and automatically OCRs image-only documents such as PNG, TIF and image PDFs. Using contentCrawler, DDR ensures that all documents saved to its OpenTextTM Content Server can be searched for and found.
DDR has completed its initial install of contentCrawler – a quick and straightforward process. Now, contentCrawler is combing through hundreds of thousands of DDR's legacy documents as well as newly added documents to ensure they are OCR'ed and text-searchable.
Scharf said, "Working with DocsCorp, the spirit of partnership is definitely there. We appreciate when an external vendor recognizes and collaborates with our internal IT talent. Our experience with DocsCorp was refreshing and we look forward to continuing a productive partnership."
About DDR Corp.
DDR is an owner and manager of 327 value-oriented shopping centers representing 107 million square feet in 36 states and Puerto Rico. The Company's assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable population and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company. Additional information about the Company is available on their website.