TIS eFLOW takes 2011 South African Census

Top Image Systems (TIS) has announced that its eFLOW platform has been selected by the South African statistical office, STATS SA (Statistics South Africa), to process the upcoming census as well as all other surveys, starting in October 2011. The four-year contract follows other recent wins for TIS in the census market around the globe, including, Argentina, Thailand and Czech Republic.

With an estimated population of over 50 million, the chosen system had to be capable of accurately processing a large quantity of complex data in a short period of time - 220 million documents are to be processed over a 6-month period. It is the second successive census for South Africa to be processed by TIS’s eFLOW.

TIS will work in partnership with local partner DAS (Digital Archiving Solutions).

Calvin Molongoana, Project Director for Census 2011 at STATS SA explained, “We chose a partnership of TIS and DAS as they have given us confidence that they can perform at the level that we demand. We have used TIS’s eFLOW for our previous census, and again this time we felt eFLOW was the only system that could meet all our needs - processing the large volumes of data, to the highest accuracy levels, and in the short timeframe we are working to.”

Over the last decade, TIS has gained vast experience in worldwide census projects, including in India, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, and Vietnam.

Ronald Melmed, Managing Director at DAS stated, “TIS has a great reputation in the census market and so we are excited to be working with them on this project. We are confident that together we will meet and exceed the expectations of the South African statistical office.”