B&R Business Solutions Introduces ElasticOCR—The New, Modern Way to OCR

Colts Neck, NJ, June 19, 2018 - or the past year, the B&R Business Solutions team has been hard at work preparing our newest product for global release. ElasticOCR is the new, modern way to OCR your documents in the cloud-first, serverless age we live in today. ElasticOCR natively connects to the systems and platforms you already use every day to OCR your content in an intuitive and transparent way, and provides the only cloud-based OCR document processing SLA guarantee.

"ElasticOCR has been built from the ground up to elastically scale and adapt to each customer's needs, backed by the only cloud-based OCR service processing guarantee in the industry" said Product Manager, Michael Greene. "We've put a huge focus on ensuring timely and dependable job processing, while connecting to the content systems and platforms you already use on a daily basis."

What Makes ElasticOCR Different?

Simple & Seamless - ElasticOCR connects to the systems you already use every day, including Office 365, SharePoint 2013/2016, Azure Logic Apps, Power Apps, and Microsoft Flow, with support for Nintex coming soon.

Globally Available - ElasticOCR is available in multiple regions around the world, with fault tolerance and full redundancy within each region. Guaranteed processing regions help you to meet your compliance goals by ensuring that your content doesn't leave your borders.

Fully Extendable - ElasticOCR's open API follows modern standards and allows you to integrate robust document OCR processing into your own custom applications or line of business systems.

Guaranteed Processing SLA - As the only cloud-based OCR service backed by a document processing service level agreement, ElasticOCR ensures dependable, consistent delivery of your processed content.

Flexible Pricing - Starting at just $50/month, ElasticOCR's flexible pricing tiers allow customers to select a plan that aligns with their needs. All subscriptions start with a 30-day free trial of up to 500 pages, allowing customers to try before they buy.

To learn more about ElasticOCR, or to sign up for a free trial, visit ElasticOCR.com and follow @ElasticOCR on Twitter.


About B&R Business Solutions

B&R Business Solutions provides innovative solutions and products that meet even the most unique business and technology challenges; with a strict focus on integrating and developing solutions around Microsoft technologies. For any size and type of organization, B&R is able to utilize the skills and expertise of our team members to find the right solution - the first time - and deliver it in a manner that exceeds all expectations.

B&R Business Solutions, LLC Launches Record Center Version 2, Your Turnkey Solution for Enterprise-Class Record Management


Colts Neck, NJ, April 18, 2017 – B&R Business Solutions, an innovative provider of web-based Records Management software, today announces the next major release of their Record Center product. Record Center is your turnkey solution for enterprise-class record management. An extension of Microsoft SharePoint, Record Center arms your users and record managers with a feature-packed, intuitive solution to manage the entire life-cycle of your records. Configure, approve and search for records faster and easier than ever with Record Center.

“Record Center helps our customers wrap their arms around their organization’s complex record management practices” said Product Manager, Michael Greene. “Our goal has always been to find new ways to simplify the process for users and record managers, without compromising compliance or record integrity.”

What’s New in Record Center Version 2?

Enhanced In-Line Preview - The power and convenience of Record Center’s In-Line Document Preview is now available throughout the entire record life-cycle—including the initial upload process—streamlining the entry, review, and validation of metadata on all your records.

New “Browse Records” Functionality - The traditional browse records feature has been modernized to match the look, feel, and behavior of the search-based record retrieval mechanisms. This commonality helps to promote user progression through the three search modes—browse records, keyword searching, and advanced metadata searching with Record Finder.

Performance Enhancements – Version 2 of Record Center includes a number of under-the-hood performance boosts to make your Record Center experience faster and more stable than ever before. With processing times up to 50% faster, and the ability to bulk submit, approve or reject more records than ever before, you’ll spend less time waiting, and more time doing.

Brand New Management Interface - Record Center’s centralized configuration screen has been completely overhauled to provide easy access to configuration of record approvals, user experience options, record security, and auditing – intuitive access to everything a Record Manager needs to administer Record Center.

Completely Redesigned Bulk Upload Add-on - Record Center’s Bulk Upload/Import add-on has been completely redesigned from the ground up to be more flexible, and provide automation options for more seamless execution of long running or large jobs. A more robust validation process helps to ensure that metadata loaded during a bulk upload job is accurate, and meets the requirements configured within Record Center.

Remote Document Processing Features - Remote Document Processing can now be configured to automatically provide the third party provider with a full metadata export detailing the fields they are required to provide values for, along with the valid values of each field (where applicable)— greatly reducing the number of data validation errors when the records are later returned to Record Center using Bulk Upload. Additionally, Remote Document Processing’s new “Maintain Record Continuity” option allows the original document uploader and timestamp to be preserved, even when the record is then processed by a third party. When enabled, this feature provides a full compliance chain, indicating who originally submitted the document, when it was sent for remote processing, when it was returned via bulk upload, and when the bulk upload job physically imported it.

Record Finder - One of Record Center’s hallmark features, Record Finder, allows a user to perform a structured search based on a record’s unique metadata. Record Finder can now be configured with new rules for more flexible selection of a Record’s Document type. Additionally, multiple Record Finder web parts may now be added to a single page, allowing for specific Record Finder configurations tailored to a user’s specific job function.

About B&R Business Solutions

B&R Business Solutions provides innovative solutions and products that meet even the most unique business and technology challenges; with a strict focus on integrating and developing solutions around Microsoft technologies. For any size and type of organization, B&R is able to utilize the skills and expertise of our team members to find the right solution - the first time - and deliver it in a manner that exceeds all expectations.

For more information or to schedule a demonstration, please visit www.bandrsolutions.com, follow @BandRSolutions on Twitter, or visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/BandRBusinessSolutions.

B&R Teams Up with CollabTalk for Survey on Hybrid SharePoint

B&R Business Solutions is proud to sponsor a SharePoint customer survey by CollabTalk focused on the Hybrid SharePoint ecosystem. Full details on this survey can be found below, including a link to participate.

CollabTalk and BYU Marriott School of Management Launch Survey on Hybrid SharePoint

Salt Lake City, UT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/23/2017 -- CollabTalk LLC announces the immediate availability of a SharePoint customer survey to measure the state of the Hybrid SharePoint ecosystem, in partnership with the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. This independent research effort is being conducted by a graduate team from BYU and CollabTalk, and is sponsored by Microsoft along with leading solution providers PixelMill and B&R Business Solutions, and other partners. The survey will be open to SharePoint customers through March 22nd, with final research data and analysis made available in mid-April 2017. 

The survey can be found at http://hybrid-sp.collabtalk.com/

According to Bill Baer, Senior Technical Product Manager at Microsoft and one of the leading experts on the topic of hybrid SharePoint, "Office 365 makes the journey to the cloud easy with all the features and benefits of Office: instant access to SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype for Business on any device, any platform, with endless scale. However, for many organizations the cloud is a destination that requires a vision and strategy to make the most of it. Hybrid allows you to bring the cloud to your business while you bring your business to the cloud. Whether you are already well into your cloud journey or just getting started, this study will help us understand where you're at and what we can do to help."

As collaboration moves from on-prem to the cloud, many organizations struggle with moving years of on-prem SharePoint infrastructure, customizations, and data. There is no accurate data as to how many customers are actively pursuing hybrid solutions as a strategy, versus simply displacing their on-prem environments. Additionally, there is no accurate data identifying and quantifying the gaps between existing on-prem deployments and SharePoint Online, and how many companies are impacted. Having clear data on these gaps will help organizations better understand adoption and engagement issues, and plan future SharePoint strategies.

"Many of our existing and potential clients are excited, but skeptical with making a switch from their tired-yet-trusted on-premises infrastructure straight to the cloud," states Eric Overfield, SharePoint MVP and president of PixelMill, based in Davis, CA. "A hybrid solution sounds promising but the lack of sound data hinders business decisions. This research may help us further understand how organizations are moving to the cloud, which in turn allows us to better collaborate and advise organizations on the best solution for their specific requirements."

"We expect the survey results will help us to better understand where some organizations are experiencing challenges while others are successfully leveraging hybrid deployments," says Mike Oryszak, managing director at B&R Business Solutions, located in Durham, NC. "Results will be used to help our team focus on building the right accelerators to make deployments easier. I also expect that survey feedback will generate a healthy discussion within the technical community on overcoming the obstacles to achieve a successful deployment."

In addition to research sponsors Microsoft, PixelMill, and B&R Business Solutions, other sponsorring organizations include Rencore, Crow Canyon Systems, tyGraph, Focal Point Solutions, and AvePoint, with media partners 1105media, European SharePoint Conference, BZ Media, and fiftyfiveandfive.

B&R announces a new strategic partnership with Envision IT, Inc. that will add the Extranet User Manager to B&R's array of Solution Partners

November 10, 2016 -- B&R Business Solutions, LLC, the premier provider of innovative solutions built on Microsoft technologies, has announced a new strategic partnership that will add the Extranet User Manager package to B&R's array of Solution Partners. Extranet User Manager is a unique offering that provides a simple, yet highly secure method for managing external users collaborating in your SharePoint-based extranet whether you are using an on-premises version of SharePoint Server or Office 365.   

B&R offers a full suite of services to help you plan and implement Extranet User Manager including:

  • Directory planning for external users
  • Technical design and Implementation
  • Corporate Identity design and implementation
  • Self-service feature and user provisioning planning and implementation 

 In addition, Extranet User Manager has also been added to B&R's growing list of partner solution add-ons supported in the Managed Solution Provider offerings. This enables organizations to bundle the solution into their monthly service costs.   

 "We are incredibly impressed with how the Extranet User Manager has matured over the years and how it continues to evolve to address so many scenarios supporting customers working with on-premises SharePoint, Office 365, and hybrid environments." Shared B&R Managing Director Mike Oryszak. "We feel that Extranet User Manager is uniquely positioned as a solution that can greatly improve the user experience of extranet users, reduce costs for maintaining the directories, while also enhancing the security of the environment thanks to their ability to easily address multi-factor authentication. In addition, full security auditing makes this a critical solution for security-conscious and regulated environments." 

The B&R team can help support a demo or initiate a trial at any time. A joint webinar is also in the works for Q1 2017 that should be of interest for anyone pursuing or currently managing an extranet with SharePoint or Office 365.

For more information, please visit www.bandrsolutions.com, follow @BandRSolutions on Twitter, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BandRBusinessSolutions

Contact Information:
(732) 845-5002

B&R Business Solutions Announces New Managed Services Offerings

B&R announces a new set of worry-free managed service offerings built around Microsoft Office 365. The services are designed for organizations looking to maximize their existing Office 365 investments or make the switch to Office 365 while ensuring predictable pricing.
September 9, 2016 -- B&R Business Solutions, LLC, the premier provider of innovative solutions built on Microsoft technologies, has announced the availability of its new Microsoft Office 365-based managed services offerings. These services offerings allow organizations to maximize their existing investment in the platform or get started on their cloud journey, simplify management and support, and drive innovation and collaboration all while providing predictable pricing. These latest offerings are provided by one of the most experienced teams in the business, with over 100 years of collective experience.

B&R’s managed services bundle exactly what any organization needs to properly deploy and leverage Office 365, including:

  • Planning Services
  •  Provisioning and Deployment Services
  • Licensing
  • In-Depth Tenant Reporting
  • User Support
  • Ongoing User Enablement

Additionally, B&R has strong partnerships with Beezy, Nintex, and Sharegate, and can leverage these partnerships to enhance the managed services offering.

“B&R is in a unique position to provide a world-class managed services offering to its customers because of the deep expertise that our team has across the Microsoft stack, and in particular, Office 365 and Microsoft Azure. We are well positioned to offer a service unlike any other,” shared B&R Managing Partner Christopher Regan. “One of the primary things that distinguishes us from our competitors is that we absolutely love what we do and we take a very strong interest in ensuring customer success.”

With three service levels that can be customized based on need, B&R can develop a managed services plan that meets your exact requirements. Spare yourself – and your organization – from the pain of a new platform and contact the B&R Team today to see how managed services can help you.

For more information, please visit www.bandrsolutions.com, follow @BandRSolutions on Twitter, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BandRBusinessSolutions.

Contact Information
Christopher Regan
Managing Partner
(732) 813-0600

Jake "Dan" Attis Nominated as Top SharePoint Influencer for 2016

B&R's very own Jake "Dan" Attis has been nominated as one of SharePoint's top influencers for 2016. Dan has been working with Microsoft technologies since 1999, and is a current 10-time MVP. Outside of his role at B&R, Dan is active in the Microsoft community as a leader for the Atlanta SharePoint & Office 365 User Group, SharePoint Saturday Atlanta, Atlanta Code Camp, and Cloud Saturday Atlanta.

Vote for Dan, or see the rest of the nominees at harmon.ie.

Join B&R at Realcomm 2015

Members of the B&R team will be exhibiting at Realcomm, the intersection of technology, innovation, and real estate operations this June 8th – 10th at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.  Learn more about our service offerings and our newest product offering – Record Center.