Anoto Cloud for Enterprises

Being in a highly competitive environment, time does really cost money, so having a digital solution that is simple to use, easily adopted, secure and reliable is important for every business.

ACE is a cloud based forms system which permits companies to retain the proven benefits of paper while enjoying the full power of digital.

This solution offers paper document handling and business process automation.

With a digital pen and paper printed with Anoto’s pattern, it captures handwritten information as digital data and automate document processing to improve efficiency. It helps to automate any paper-based process where there is clear benefit in having faster access to and visibility of the handwritten data, or where loss or delay of paperwork can cause a negative financial, social or regulatory impact to business.

This proven solution is ideal for any industry where using expensive equipment, like laptops or tablets, may be risky or intimidating. Using pen and paper is very ubiquitous, less intrusive and more user friendly than other mediums.

Being able to capture handwriting on standard forms that are automatically transferred and converted into a digital format, offers a secure solution that leverages existing work practices while removing the challenges of user adoption.

How it works

Upload your existing business forms as PDFs into the ACE platform

  1. Define fields to be interpreted as computer data
  2. Print your forms (view printing requirements), or supply your files to certified printing companies for large volume printing or if you require specific finishing
  3. Complete your forms using the Anoto Digital Pen, which digitizes and stores any handwritten information
  4. Transmit completed information via USB to your PC, or by using a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
  5. The data is converted into a PDF and translated into various computer data formats
  6. Add additional data, photos, GPS coordinates, barcodes, voice files, etc. via mobile phone

Key business benefits

  • Eliminate data loss – faster and accurate processing
  • Extend the life of current processes – cost effective, little or no re-training, high adoption by users
  • Improve traceability – more connections, more communication
  • Reduce sales to billing cycle – improve cash flow
  • Low training and support costs
  • Reduced administration and processing costs
  • Handwriting converted into readable text for validation

The Pen

The digital pen makes it easy to transform handwritten notes and drawings into a digital format. This solution is ideal for any business or organization where staff take notes, complete forms or creates drawings.

Significant time and efficiency savings have gained as a result of using digital Pen and Paper solutions. Forms can be tailored to meet your requirements and once information is capture it can be easily integrated into back-office systems.

With the capability on storing forms within our software platform, users are given access rights to search and retrieve information they require for other processing tasks. This routing can be configured for images as well as automatically pushing data to other file storage areas or applications using web services or an API.

The digital Pen and Paper solution has been proven to achieve between 95% and 100% accuracy when used for user’s hand writing validation purposes. After the capture of data, cleansing ensures that accurate data is sent to back-office applications.

The Pattern

Almost invisible to the naked eye, the patented Anoto Microdot Pattern consists of numerous intelligent black microdots that can be read by the “eye” of the Anoto Live™ Digital Pen.

When captured through the pen’s built-in optic lens, the pattern indicates the exact position of the digital pen as it moves across the surface. These snapshots are taken up to 100 times per second and ensure fast and accurate data capture every time.

Almost any surface can be easily digitized with the Anoto Microdot Pattern. This pattern ensures the pen accurately captures any written information as digital data that can be transmitted, processed and accessed instantly. That is writing live.

From paper to computer screens, tablets to walls, Anoto has pen tips that suit any surface equipped with our Microdot Pattern. Providing easy-to-use, intuitive, reliable, and durable digital pens for an array of purposes and environments.

Each tiny area of the microdot pattern has a unique combination of microdots with different reference positions. When the user writes on the surface, the digital pen captures information about what the user writes and where, by registering the pattern near the pen tip. The information is saved in the pen electronically and is immediately ready to be sent or downloaded as digital data.

A picture is worth thousands of words, and a whole lot of time and money. Digitally capture every pen stroke, ensuring speed, accuracy and savings.

Anoto Live™ Digital Pen technology allows information to be simultaneously recorded in both written and electronic form. For example, once a paper has fulfilled its role in digitizing handwritten text, it becomes a conventional paper copy, and it can be left at the job site for reference or as a receipt, when required.

Using Anoto Live™ Digital Pen technology also eliminates the possibility of losing important written information in the time lag between writing on site and manually inputting the data on a system back at the office.

Where to buy

For any sales inquiries relating to ACE please contact or contact any of Anoto’s qualified solution providers.

Anoto Partners is a worldwide network of solution providers. Each one specializes in developing and deploying custom digital data capture solutions in various industries enabling Anoto Live functionalities.

The Anoto Partner Program allows solution providers access to information and support to work with Anoto products and services. Anoto is continuously seeking to expand the worldwide network of qualified solution providers.