Optimum Plus Home Care, LLC. of Taylor, Michigan has selected and installed Freedom's RICAR SMB suite for its document management solution

September, 2009 Ann Arbor, MI:  Freedom Imaging Systems (Freedom), a leading content and document management and solutions provider, is pleased to announce Optimum Plus Home Care, LLC. of Taylor, Michigan has selected and installed Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite for its document management solution.

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.

The RICAR SMB is available in three industry specific solutions for medical, laboratory and business offices. Each solution includes six specific and predefined virtual file cabinets (VFC) for each industry. Optimum Plus purchased the medical solution that includes document management solutions for: Patient Medical Records, Explanation of Benefits, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, Human Resources, Administrative and Miscellaneous.

Working with Kevin Miller, Optimum Plus’ Operations Manager, Freedom installed the RICAR SMB software package in September, 2009.  Optimum Plus is initially using Freedom’s RICAR SMB solution to capture and manage documents and images for archiving and retrieving patient medical records. Future implementations include payable/receivable and human resources and the other VFCs.

Optimum Plus is utilizing RICAR SMB’s feature that allows the organization to capture and index documents with a Bowe Bell and Howell Truper 3600 scanner. Freedom’s RICAR SMB will work with any network attached scanner, digital fax server or imported electronic files allowing businesses to reduce entry costs associated with utilizing a document management solution.

Freedom’s RICAR SMB suite is comprised of:

  • FreeScan access for capturing documents via scanner
  • FreeImport folders for importing any file types into the management system including TIFF, PDF, Word, Faxes, WMV and MP3 files.  Files can be dragged and dropped into the FreeImport folders or scanned to the folders with multifunction printers
  • Six (6) PreConfigured Virtual File Cabinets (VFCs) to store documents online with preconfigured document indexes for quick document retrieval.
  • FreeView access allowing for less than three second document retrieval from Virtual File Cabinets straight to desktops.
  • FreeWf access for assigning documents specific indexes for fast retrieval.
  • FreeReports access for reporting productivity, document access and statistical activity.


Optimum Plus is a Medicare certified Joint Commission accredited home health care agency.  This Michigan based company provides nurses, therapists and home health aides for the homebound patients throughout the state.  Their mission is to provide compassion, respect, dignity and independence for you and your loved ones in your time of need.  For more information, contact (313) 274-0700.


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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