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From: (unknown charset) softpage <softpage@bom5.vsnl.net.in>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 15:35:30 +0530
Message-ID: <37CE4BEA.2FFBFFC5@bom5.vsnl.net.in>
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Its very likely that you will come across our display at the
SGML/XML Conference at Philadelphia in December. I would like
to take this opportunity to personally introduce ourselves as a very
competitive and professional data conversion house.

We at Softpage due to our lower operating cost could offer one of
the lowest rates in the industry, about 50% lower than comparable
conversion houses. Our rates are typically US $0.60 - $0.65 per
1000 characters for capture + markup or US $1.50 - $2.00 per page
for the same.

Softpage has extensive experience in data conversion, especially
re-keying and mark-up to SGML/XML/HTML. We have successfully completed
conversion projects involving various kinds of information
(e.g. Legal, Academic, Scientific, Technical, Financial, etc.),
the data was provided to us in many formats (e.g. Hard copies,
Electronic files - proprietary or popular word processor and
typesetting software's, Scanned Documents, microfiche, etc.)
which were converted to SGML/XML/HTML or to some proprietary format.

Softpage uses 500 efficient operators for data capture and data
processing projects. The data is re-keyed into a proprietary format
using an in-house package Softpage-KEY. Data from a hard copy is
re-keyed twice by two different operators. The output is compared by
two different operators using another in-house package softpage-CMP,
who refer to the hard copy and correct the differences. The output
from the two compare operators is then compared by a third operator
for any inconsistencies which are rare at this point. The data then
goes through more quality checks such as proof-reading, parsing, etc.
After this, random samples of the data are selected from each batch
and thoroughly  checked, if an error is detected at this level the
whole batch goes through the above mentioned processes.

This allows us to gurantee accuracy level in excess of 99.995%.

Following are a few tools and software used at softpage for SGML
conversion:

Parsers : SGMLS32, NSGMLS, OMNIMARK, SP, etc.

Software : Framemaker, Dynatext, Tex/Latex, Interleaf, Folio, Panorama,
Multidoc Pro etc.

At Softpage we have worked on industry standard DTD's (CALS, DOCBOOK,
ATA/GAMA, ELSEVIER, HTML 4.0, CANDA, J2008, etc.) and many other
proprietary DTD's.

I hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for the simplest or
the most complex assignments.

Kind Regards

Sushanta Bhattacharjee
(Director Marketing)

Address : Softpage Data Conversion Services
               Plot No. 4, Road No. 7
               Sector - 12,
               New Panvel,
               New Bombay,
               India.
               Zip 410206

Voice   : 91-22-7464198
             91-9821159424

Fax     : 91-22-7890303

Email   : softpage@bom5.vsnl.net.in
             softpage_dcs@vsnl.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

 	   			SOFTPAGE
			Data Conversion Services

SOFTPAGE is a leading service provider to the Electronic
Publishing Industry World-wide creating their premium positions
through value - added services.

SOFTPAGE PROFILE

The Company is located in Bombay, the business capital of India,
which has the complete communication networks and extensive pool
of talent to choose from.

SOFTPAGE Data Conversions Services is a leader in value-added
data, conversion and data processing services worldwide.

SOFTPAGE Data Conversion Services specialises in SGML/XML/HTML
structuring Services and has expertise in handling massive and
complex data conversion job.

LIST OF SERVICES

1  DATA CONVERSION
   -  Conversion of Legacy document from hard copy to SGML / XML / HTML.
   -  Conversions from proprietary format to SGML and vice versa.

2  PDF Conversion
   - Conversion from images & hardcopy to PDF or plain ASCII.

3  Validation & Logic checks with table look ups & manual review of the data.

4  Updating of On-line databases.

5  Data Capture, Re-keying & Scanning.

6  Conversion of Graphics to CALS Raster and CGM.

7  IETM Services.

SOFTPAGE ADVANTAGE

When it comes to providing a quality product and superior
customer service SOFTPAGE is one of the best in the world.

SOFTPAGE has dedicated and talented staff, who are regularly
trained on latest technological advances and work to ensure
customer satisfaction in every aspect of the conversion process.

At Softpage we follow a unique and comprehensive project
management scheduling system which enables us to deliver complex
projects on time.  This and the lower operating cost allows us
to deliver quality work at a competitive price.


We aim at leading the world in Integrated Information Technology.

Our appetite for growth is unlimited. We aim to achieve it
through continuous development of our underlying businesses,
acquisitions that add value to our existing activity and a lean
enterprise philosophy, geared to achieve future productivity
improvement.

At SOFTPAGE there is an absolute co-ordination between Training,
Operations and R&D.  The R&D team constantly interacts with
other employees to generate intelligent programs and advanced
methods for quality processing.

The professional environment & the advanced technology of
SOFTPAGE lead to optimum quality output from its employees.

At SOFTPAGE we achieve 99.99% accuracy. 

MAKING LEGACY CONVERSION SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

Conversion of Legacy documents from hard copy to SGML/XML/HTML
is a challenging task for Companies in today's world.  At the
same time it is an essential step which ultimately enables
companies to deliver faster legacy conversion to the market in
various media formats.   SOFTPAGE with its expertise, experience
and efficiency in legacy conversion projects combined with its low
cost operations offers a solution, which makes legacy conversion
simple.

We have developed time-tested procedures for executing Legacy
Conversion projects. We have a team of document conversion
specialists who use cutting-edge technology and past experience
to engineer procedures best suited for new conversion projects.
SOFTPAGE has a comprehensive job-tracking system that has turned
SOFTPAGE into one of the most efficient conversion houses.

STEPS TO SUCCESS

1  ANALYSIS - Our data analyzing team analyses the data
   received, prepares the job specific processes and instructions.

2  CAPTURING DATA - Data is captured twice by two different
   operators and the output is compared to eliminate errors.

3  MARK UP - Mark-up is done manually or automatically by using
   in-house customized software.

4  QUALITY CHECKS - Spell check, Line-check, Proof reading,
   Parsing etc.

5  FINAL CHECKS - After the above processes, samples of final
   files from each batch are thoroughly checked for capture and
   mark-up errors.  If an error is detected during the final
   checks, the whole batch goes through the above mentioned
   processes again.


PRICE QUOTE

   We give the exact quotation on analysing the data.  It depends
   on the complexity of the data and percentage of  Tables, Maths &
   Xrefs etc....  and the Volume of the Project.

   Generally we charge 60 cents per 1000 characters. 

SOFTPAGE TEAM

1. In-house staff
                                                           Nos.

	a)	Project Manager/Project Leaders             04
	b)	Data Analysts                               05
	c)	Supervisors                                 10
	d)	Programmers                                 10
	e)	Quality Controllers                         15
	f)	Tagging operators                           15
	g)	Computer operators                          30
	h)	R&D                                         05
	i)	Others                                      18
		
2. Business Associates
   (Data Entry/Scanning Vendors)		     Above 500

Our team has a capacity of converting data for 5000 pages per day.

KEY TO SUCCESS

* QUALITY & EXCELLENCE.
* DELIVERY OF FINISHED PRODUCT ON TIME.
* EXPEDITIOUS COST EFFECTIVENESS.
* CONFIDENTIALITY & PRIVACY.
* VALUE FOR MONEY SERVICES.
* INTEGRITY WITH OUR CLIENTS.


SOFTPAGE Data Conversion Services
ADDRESS:	SAI KUTIR,
    		PLOT NO. 4, ROAD NO. 7,
                SECTOR - 12,
   		NEW PANVEL,
	   	NEW BOMBAY,
	   	INDIA. ZIP 410206.

VOICE:  	91-22-7464198 
    	  	91-9821159424 

FAX:    	91-22-7890303

EMAIL:  	softpage@bom5.vsnl.net.in
                softpage_dcs@vsnl.com
Received on Thursday, 2 September 1999 05:59:46 UTC

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