Greeley and Hansen, LLC has selected Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite for its client’s document management solution.

August, 2009 Ann Arbor, MI: Freedom Imaging Systems (Freedom), a leading data management and solutions provider, is pleased to announce Greeley and Hansen LLC has selected and installed Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite for its construction document management solution for a project at the Ann Arbor Waste Water Treatment Plant (AAWWT).

RICAR SMB (Record Image Capture and Retrieval for Small and Medium Businesses) is a specially designed turnkey document management software suite for small to medium sized businesses desiring an imaging/document management solution at a reduced cost.  Freedom completed its development and began marketing it in May of 2008.

Working with Greeley and Hansen personnel, Freedom installed the RICAR SMB software solution in the 2nd week of August, 2009.  AAWWT is using Freedom’s RICAR SMB solution for the capture, management and fast retrieval of shop drawings, training manuals, SOPs, video and construction photos. AAWWT is utilizing RICAR SMB’s feature that allows the organization to capture documents with their already existing multi-function printer/copier/scanner device as well as their new large format scanner. Freedom’s RICAR SMB will work with any network attached scanner allowing businesses to reduce entry costs associated with utilizing a document management solution.

Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite is comprised of such products as:

  • FreeScan software for capturing documents via scanner.
  • FreeImport software for importing any non-scanned file types into the management system such as Word/PDF documents, Faxes, WMV and MP3 files.
  • FreeView software allowing for less than three (3) second retrieval of documents from Virtual File Cabinets for up to 25 users.
  • FreeWorkflow (FreeWF) software for document/image indexing.
  • FreeReport software for reporting productivity, document access and statistical activity.


Greeley and Hansen is a leader in developing innovative engineering solutions for a wide array of water, wastewater, water reuse, and solid waste challenges aimed at improving public health, safety, and welfare. With a staff of more than 300 in 16 offices across the US, Greeley and Hansen provides services for all phases of projects ranging from master planning and feasibility studies through design, construction, and start-up. The firm also provides architectural and management consulting services.

Projects Greeley and Hansen has completed for clients continue to receive various industry awards for design and engineering excellence. Engineering News Record ranks Greeley and Hansen among both the "Top 25 Designers in Wastewater Treatment" and in "Sewerage and Solid Waste".

Since the firm's founding in 1914, Greeley and Hansen has collaborated with its client partners in public and private utilities and agencies to create better urban environments.
(Source: Greeley and Hansen, LLC.


The Wastewater Treatment Service Unit of Ann Arbor, MI is responsible for the effective collection, treatment and environmentally acceptable discharge of the wastewater generated by the Ann Arbor community as well as portions of Ann Arbor, Pittsfield, and Scio townships. The Wastewater Treatment Service Unit is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and eight sewage lift stations located around the City. Personnel are in attendance at all times as the plant runs on a continuous 24 hours a day, 7 days a week schedule.
(Source: Ann Arbor Waste Water Treatment Plant)


Freedom Imaging Systems has been a pioneer in the field of document management since 1995. Evolving with the dynamic industry of enterprise content management, Freedom offers small and large businesses alike the tools they need to streamline their business processes. Freedom provides everything a business needs to collect, capture, store and manage data of any kind. In 1995, Freedom created the first version of RICAR (Record Image Capture And Retrieval), their breakthrough document management solution.

RICAR is fully scalable and is easily modified to fit the needs of any type of business. RICAR processes and manages documents ranging from employment applications to explanation of benefits records, for customers ranging from car dealerships to clinical laboratories. RICAR is a software system that can be utilized among many fields and across every department. RICAR also provides users with a complete audit trail making regulatory compliance effortless.

For additional information please contact:
Freedom Imaging Systems
Phone: 734-327-5600
Freedom Contact page

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