FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food and medical products safety. Captricity’s secure data extraction service has helped them manage a significant paper backlog for critical adverse drug reaction forms.
“The FDA experienced a major paper jam — the agency was behind on data entry into the database where serious events were tracked. To solve this problem, we used Captricity, which offered paper data extraction as a web service that met our quality and security requirements.”
The Georgia Department of Ethics is responsible for making public all of the financial disclosures and campaign contribution forms for both elected officials and individuals running for public office. The department fulfills this important public mission by both collecting the pertinent information and making it available online in a searchable database.
“Without Captricity, we would have imported the files into a bulk directory and that would have been it. What we are trying to achieve would absolutely, 100% not been possible without Captricity. Because of you guys, we are going to come out smelling like a rose.”
IPA applies rigorous techniques to develop, test and scale up proven solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing countries.
“For an organization like IPA, which processes massive amounts of paper-based data every year, implementing a technical innovation like Captricity offers huge benefits. It changes the way we approach and use data for both our services and our decision-making.”
Catapult Health leads the way in improving employee health through on-site (e.g. at-work) preventive health exams. Captricity helps bridge their paper and digital systems, capturing data from patient satisfaction questionnaires and pushing it directly to their Salesforce-based HMIS.
“Captricity is saving us around 400 hours of employee time at the volume we have today,” said Scott Thompson, Catapult’s COO. “As we expand, that number will only increase. Best yet, we can trust that Captricity’s system can handle as many surveys as we throw at it and still turn around all the information overnight for next-day reporting.”
The SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) is California’s leading long term care organization dedicated to providing and protecting quality care for some of our most vulnerable residents. SEIU ULTCW represents 180,000 in-home care providers and nursing home workers throughout California, making it the largest union of long term care givers in California and the second largest SEIU local in the nation.
“One thing that was clear to me is that paper is not a bad thing. It is the least common denominator. There are too many variables with technology solutions. With paper, you can remove all the variables. Everyone can write. Everyone has a pen. Using a paper form is not as sexy, but it works. So a tool like Captricity makes a big difference.”
– Yohan Ruparatne, Director of IT , SEIU
Transportation Alternatives is a 10,000+ member advocacy organization for biking, walking and public transit based in New York City.
“Captricity was exactly what we were looking for. It was very easy to get going and the customer service has been amazing. I’ve never had to wait even a day for a completely comprehensive response to any question.”
– Ian Cramer, IT Coordinator, Transportation Alternatives
A team of economists from New York University’s Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) used Captricity to digitize surveys evaluating a mobile information system for farmers. After initially hiring students to do the entry, they switched to Captricity, completing a job that had taken over a month in just days, at far lower cost and high accuracy.
“Captricity is simple and effective: the features that are built into the system have helped ensure that illegible handwriting and difficult-to-spell village names are entered with minimal errors, which has dramatically reduced the time we spend on data cleaning.”
Code for America is “revitalizing the vendor ecosystem to make government more effective and efficient.” Captricity participated in their accelerator program.
According to Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of the program, “Captricity is already saving several of our city partners tens of thousands of dollars in manual data entry.”
The Fair Political Practices Commission of California recently joined with Captricity to deliver the 2011 Statements of Economic Interests filed by the State’s Judges in a useable and meaningful way, allowing the public to search and download data.”Part of our mandate is to manage public information including the economic interest disclosure documents for public officials,” said Tina Z. Bass, Interim Executive Director of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
“Captricity took our scanned documents and converted them to a machine readable format at a very reasonable cost. Now the data is more accessible and easier to analyze.”
“Captricity has enabled us to dramatically cut the costs and delays associated with data entry in a large field survey project, and enabled us to access the raw survey data for cross-checking in an intuitive and convenient interface. The efficiency gains have allowed us to refocus our attention on getting the most out of our research.”
Integra Partners is a network manager connecting Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P), Durable Medical Equipment (DME) providers, health plans & patients. “We have been experiencing an increased amount of orders received via email and fax,” says David Gershaw, Integra COO.
“Our latest file, which is fed directly in Salesforce, had 99.7% recognition rate and 100% accuracy. This is almost unheard of in OCR circles. Beyond accuracy and productivity gains are the staff morale improvement of people who had performed the data entry work previously. Anyone who views data entry as ‘job security’ is wrong. Employees deserve better tasks that are engaging, rewarding, and develop their skills, not limit their scope.”
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty.
“Captricity was very quick and flexible. We were able to tweak the forms and extract the data we needed to complete our research quickly and efficiently. One feature that has been particularly useful is the ability to click on a cell and view the original data.”
– Tavneet Suri, Associate Professor at MIT
Darex offers state-of-the-art sharpening tools, from Auto Drill Sharpeners, End Mill Grinders, to Knife Sharpeners and more. They supply thousands of users per month, collecting warranty cards from each. “We were drowning in a backlog of warranty cards, unsure how to get the data from those entered into our system so we could provide the high-quality support on which we pride ourselves,” said Brian Curran.