Pervasive-Powered Data Extraction - A Competitive Advantage for Dentrix Dental Systems

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 General News
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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 27 Pervasive Software(R)Inc. (Nasdaq: PVSW), a global value leader in agile, embeddable datamanagement and integrations software, today announced Dentrix Dental Systems,one of the world's leading dental practice management software providers, isincreasing sales and gaining higher ROI with efficiency and repeatability intheir data conversion processes with the implementation of Pervasive DataIntegrator(TM) into its DENTRIX(R) and EasyDental software. The company isalso using Pervasive Data Profiler(TM) to assess and validate customer data onthe front end. Facing a high volume of patient data migrations -- a commonchallenge for healthcare IT services providers -- Dentrix is capitalizing onPervasive's robust connectivity for its competitive advantage. Dentrix reportssuccessful data extraction success rates from legacy systems, rising as muchas 250 percent, plus enhanced customer satisfaction, cleaner data,repeatability of business rules and the expectation of a fully automatedturnkey approach in the near future.

With more than 28,000 implementations across North America and around theworld, Dentrix is the leader in dental information technology systems. DENTRIXsystems convert dental patient information from legacy systems into theDENTRIX platform. However, due to the small fractions of data extracted, theneed for greater accuracy in extracting the correct data and the datareconstruction time required with using legacy systems, Dentrix selectedPervasive's integration tools to provide customers with more consistency andless frustration during data conversions. Training time has been optimized,and with the ease of use of the Pervasive tool, the ability to usenon-technical front office people for the conversion process is now possible.

"No one else does as good a job on the migration front," said DaveJohnston, director of customer care at Dentrix. "Our customers have uniquebusiness rules for their data migrations, and, as a result, these datamigrations tend to be highly customized. Using Pervasive Data Integrator'sbreadth of connectivity and mapping capabilities helps our customersexperience virtually pain-free data extractions. We are also looking toPervasive to enable additional Dentrix product enhancements, includingdecreasing cycle time and semi-automating our process."

Since implementing Pervasive, in addition to its presence in the dentalpatient information technology platform, Dentrix is at the forefront ofkeeping customers up to date with electronic uptake of insurance adoption.Dentrix also serves up healthcare claims-oriented information, providing anelectronic forms clearinghouse.

"Dentrix has the competitive advantage of understanding the day-to-dayrealities of dental office information flow," said Mike Hoskins, chieftechnology officer at Pervasive. "Our solutions allow Dentrix to maintain itscompetitive advantage during the complex data conversions that take place whenupdating from legacy systems with a tool that reliably connects with a widevariety of disparate data sources, evenly distributes its integration andreuses components to speed implementation."

About Pervasive Integration

Pervasive's embeddable integration software takes the agony out of movingand sharing data within and between organizations. It allows users to quicklyand easily share information between multiple databases, applications, orhosted business systems. The capability is lightweight and fits into virtuallyany environment while adapting quickly to change. Combining robust technologyand more than 20 years of data integration expertise, Pervasive delivers amulti-purpose integration platform that allows customers to re-use the samesoftware for diverse integration scenarios. With more than 150 data andapplication connectors within a single product, Pervasive helps customersachieve accelerated ROI. In addition, Pervasive's tec

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