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Twice the Taxing Speed...

Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., recently awarded San Diego-based Wheb Systems Inc. a $710,000 contract for automated entry services for the state of Pennsylvania's Department of Revenue. The award covers the processing of tax and supporting documents, which have been keyed manually at a maximum of 500 forms per hour. Wheb is promising to at least double that speed. The system includes forms processing software, three servers, two scanning stations and other equipment. Wheb has similar contracts in California, Colorado, Maine, Tennessee and New Mexico....

Utah Taps TextWare...

The Utah Department of Employment Security recently tapped Park City, Utah-based TextWare Corp. to provide software and related services to process more than 90,000 payroll and tax return forms each quarter. TextWare software resides on open client/server platforms, which the state used to replace a proprietary system. The Utah department is acting as its own integrator to install a system, which incorporates two Bell&Howell scanners and a PC-based local-area network to support optical character recognition, scanning, imaging and bar code recognition technologies.

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