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Knowledge Wave From Nz Hits Small To Medium Busine

Anuva Corporation,, announced today the New Zealand launch of its Anuva Electronic Document Management system. This project has been kept highly confidential for the past two years while the Anuva DM Software was written and tested in New Zealand.

Anuva is a fully featured document management system specifically designed and priced for small to medium sized organisations. The great majority of companies, both in NZ & overseas are small to medium sized.

Most organisations today produce thousands of documents in their computer systems and then their staff spend many hours each year trying to locate the documents they need, especially if they are not their own. This soon adds up ... up to $18,000 a year for a 30 person organisation if each person wastes just 7 minutes a day!! ... or $6000 for a 10 person organisation!!

If an organisation is to "ride the knowledge wave" then it must have access to the knowledge most important to an organisation, the knowledge locked up in its own documents. Anuva DM allows an organisation to transform these murky archives and hidden or lost knowledge into a value adding resource as well as capturing the institutional knowledge normally lost through staff turnover and generally 'filed & forgotten' .

Richard Burton, Managing Director of Anuva Corporation, says that Anuva's main benefits are that it imposes a disciplined and consistent approach to document management, bringing all documents within a single unified system, and providing an easy means to retrieve documents or the information in documents from a businesses computer system.

The company has a nationwide network of Anuva Partner resellers. Pre-release market reaction has been inspiring to say the least: "Reseller and customer response to Anuva has been fantastic," Burton says, "we showed Anuva to 14 leading computer product resellers in New Zealand and all 14 decided to become Anuva Partners. Some customers were so keen that they placed orders to purchase Anuva as soon as it became available".

"Historically, businesses were at first sceptical about the need for faxes and then email, both now indispensable business tools. The same will apply to document management systems," said Burton. "Most organisations generate thousands of word processing, spreadsheet, email and other documents every year but have no consistent way to file, manage and locate those documents."

"If I ask an employee of a business whether they can find their colleagues' documents and can their colleagues find theirs, the answer is almost always no. This clearly indicates a need for better systems".

The cost to the organisation in time spent trying to find documents or duplicating work already done by others is often not recognised.

"Most companies will recoup their investment in Anuva Document Management in less than a year," said Burton.

Burton, and his business partner, Bronwen Hughes, have designed Anuva (after 15 years experience in electronic document management) to tightly integrate with Microsoft Office and also handle most other document types, including email, graphics and image documents.

He says that, "organisations will find huge benefits in being able to consistently file and then find documents in their computer systems."

The company is finalising its plans for rapid expansion overseas.

------------------------------------------------ COMPANY INFORMATION: Anuva Corporation Limited

Anuva Corporation was established to commercialise an opportunity first identified by Richard Burton and Bronwen Hughes when they owned their previous company DSL Publishing Limited. When that company was sold to Brookers Limited, a division of off-shore information & publishing giant Thomson Group, Richard and Bronwen formed Anuva Corporation in January 2001.

------------------------------------------------ DIRECTORS:

Richard Burton is the majority shareholder and Managing Director of Anuva, He has had 15 years experience in document management systems and produced New Zealand's first electronic database of legal case law in 1987. Together with Bronwen Hughes, also a shareholder and director, they built DSL Publishing into an extremely successful legal publisher covering a wide range of both electronic and hard copy publications.

Bronwen and Richard are the directors and shareholders of Anuva Corporation.

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