I had to cut this excerpt out of this week’s newsletter to make room for the late breaking Scan-Optics news. Seemed like a shame to waste it, so here is my final analysis on why the Verity/Data intro deal was such a good fit:
Adobe, which competes with Verity in the e-forms market, introduced its own PDF417 technology for PDF forms last year at AIIM/On Demand. The Dataintro/Verity deal comes two months after Adobe announced that Kofax, which competes with Verity in the document and data capture market, would begin marketing LiveCycle Barcoded Forms, through its reseller channel. As 2D bar coded forms are often described as a transition technology between paper and electronic forms, both the Adobe and Verity camps now offer a complete spectrum of technology for capturing data from forms.