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InfoTrends/CAP Ventures Expands Enterprise Document Assessment Offerings; Partners with ALL Associates Group


(Weymouth, MA) April 18, 2005…Imagine getting a highly reasoned estimate of your company’s entire enterprise-wide document expense in hours rather than months. Imagine comparing your figures against those of your major competitors. Through InfoTrends/CAP Ventures’ highly innovative Predictive Modeling Services and ALL Associates Group’s robust statistical techniques you now can.

InfoTrends/CAP Ventures has been working with major corporations over the last 10 years, helping them solve their document issues. Today, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures announced the expansion of its enterprise document assessment capabilities through an exclusive partnership with ALL Associates Group. The partnership gives InfoTrends/CAP Ventures license to ALL Associates’ Enterprise Document Assessment Methodology - EDAM®.

Organizations are continually looking for new ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Many organizations struggle to understand and quantify their true enterprise-wide document lifecycle costs.

“We are responding to the needs of the marketplace,” commented Charles A. Pesko, Managing Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures. “Through our partnership with ALL Associates Group, we are now able to offer an expanded portfolio of services to corporations that deliver a rapid, cost-effective, and objective view of their overall enterprise document costs.”

EDAM is the result of a decade of work on document-centric statistical analysis and modeling. It is an internationally-recognized and proven methodology that is fast becoming the defacto standard for predictive document assessments and analysis.

EDAM goes beyond the traditionally narrow view of visible hard costs and quantifies the total burdened expense of the entire document lifecycle. The process quantifies the base costs, which include equipment, consumables, and service. It then examines the less tangible costs such as associated IS support and infrastructure, administration, procurement, document distribution, and management.

“By utilizing the EDAM model and pairing it with the industry expertise of InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, corporations can now gain the insight and decision support necessary to develop a cohesive enterprise document strategy, which encompasses their office, production, and outside commercial printing,” commented Jim Hurst, Chairman of ALL Associates Group.

Charlie Corr, Group Director at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, stated that, “The combined value of a predictive model, our data on total market output, and our understanding of technologies and methodologies to achieve super-efficiency not only make this offering unique, but promises to provide quicker results with higher net present value to our clients.”

To learn more about InfoTrends/CAP Ventures’ enterprise document assessment capabilities contact Scott Phinney at or via e-mail at .

About InfoTrends/CAP Ventures
InfoTrends/CAP Ventures is the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures provides research, analysis, forecasts, and re-engineering initiatives that have resulted in significant efficiencies and savings through organizational redesign, streamlined operations, and the use of appropriate technology resources. InfoTrends/CAP Ventures also offers advice to help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses. Additional information about InfoTrends/CAP Ventures is available on the Web at
www.infotrendsresearch.com.

About ALL Associates Group, Inc.
ALL Associates Group is a document-centric analyst firm that develops and maintains robust statistical modeling tools and techniques for the document solutions industry. ALL Associates Group created EDAM® (Enterprise Document Assessment Methodology) Expert System, using extensive data sets, systems thinking techniques, statistical science, experience, and case histories. EDAM helps clients rapidly understand the true costs of documents and enhance their decision-making processes. By statistically determining the volumes, costs, and environmental impacts associated with office, production, and commercial documents, ALL Associates Group provides data by individual companies, industry sectors, or geographic areas. ALL Associates’ approach is to collaborate with clients and partners to augment their own processes, helping them to release untapped value and increase profit. Additional information about ALL Associates Group is available on the Web at
www.allassociates.com.

EDAM® is a registered trademark of ALL Associates Group.

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