Data Services - Collection, Conversion, Processing, Integration

Data Services

Century has been in the data management business for over 50 years and has the experience needed to collect, convert, migrate and process your data.

Data Conversion/Migration

On our Custom Software Development page you will find the many different types of software solutions that Century can produce to address your business needs; but what about your existing software infrastructure and investment?  Can Century assist you to leverage your existing resources?

Century has had great success in extracting valuable business data from legacy systems for conversion and migration to newer systems.

Our approach to Data Conversion and Migration starts with an interview with you as to what you know about your current systems and the technologies they employ. Typically, thereafter, we will be granted some level of access on your network via VPN or a monitored connection such as a WebEx, to research the systems and to develop a strategy for the conversion and migration. In some cases we find that we can use the technology as it stands to do an in-place conversion and migration; in other cases we will either write a software utility to completely convert and migrate the data to the newer system, or we will write a software bridge that will allow your new software to interact with your legacy system (see Application Software and Systems Integration under Custom Software and Programming Services).

Each Data Conversion and Migration engagement is different from the last, but we are confident in our approach and our technologies.  We can guide you through the process of needs assessment, testing, implementation, and validation of your Data Conversion and Migration solution.

Century uses best-in-class technologies and associated best practices to implement our Data Conversion and Migration solutions. Our conversion and migration utilities are generally built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and utilize technologies such as Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), ActiveX Data Objects (ADO/ADO.NET), Object Linking and Embedding (OLE DB), Data Access Objects (DAO), the Microsoft Jet Database Engine, and Microsoft SQL Server, among others. If a non-Microsoft or Operating System independent solution is needed we might develop your solution using the Java platform with technologies like Java Database Connectivity (JDBC), etc. We have been successfully able to interact with various Database Management Systems (DBMSs) such as Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL, DB2, Sybase, Paradox, etc. In addition to SQL based Relational DBMSs we have had success converting Flat-File based databases (XML, CSV, and other delimited types), Hierarchical Databases, Object-Oriented Databases (OODBMSs), and various proprietary data layers utilizing legacy hardware such as CD Jukeboxes, etc.

Data Collection

If you are interested in collecting or recovering data of almost any kind, Century should be your solution provider. 

Building on our corporate experience of over 40 years in the microfilm processing, document imaging, and software businesses, we can extract data from film, paper, flat files, databases, online sources, and almost any other type of media. 

Many of our Data Collection techniques involve technologies that automate the collection process, potentially saving you time and money.  And whether you are considering the consolidation of years of accumulated records, charts, documents, or drawings, or you are looking to collect data today or into the future, we offer services and products that should meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Century uses best-in-class technologies and associated best practices to implement our Data Collection solutions -- microfilm scanners, check scanners, high-speed statement, letter, and legal scanners, large format scanners, various data access and systems integration technologies (see Data Migration/Conversion above and System Integration under Custom Software and Programming Services), and other technologies such as various 1D and 2D barcodes for machine readable imaging data, Mark Sense for surveys and hand written forms, Bates Numbering for legal document processing, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for the conversion of paper-based typographics to electronic data, and even Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) for recognizing handwritten data.

Beyond our applied data collection technologies we offer Data Collection services and products such as document preparation services, data entry/indexing services (single-key, double-key, blind double-key, key from paper, key from image, etc.), data entry/indexing software (Digitech PaperFlow and PaperVision Capture), our forms processing products (FormsReady and FormsFullCircle), our time and billing products (Pulse and Timeclock), and our document retrieval and workflow hosted services (CenCloud and and products (PaperVision Enterprise and CheckLook) to ensure that we can collect the data that is the lifeblood of your business.

Data Processing

The collection of data is only beneficial if you can use it somehow. That's where Data Processing begins.

Century has the capability through our knowledge, technologies, products, and skill to process your data for you or to provide various means by which you may process your data yourself.

Century uses best-in-class technologies and associated best practices to implement our Data Processing solutions. We offer data conversion and migration services (see Data Migration/Conversion above), computer based data processing services.

If you would like more information about our data services, please call us, chat with us online, or submit the contact form on this page and a Century representative will contact you promptly.