WesTech Automates Hope for Paws’ Donation Processing Using Parascript Software

Originally Posted in the Parascript Newsroom By Rebecca Rowe December 3, 2019

WesTech eSolutions Inc. (WesTech), which provides fraud prevention and payment solutions previously affordable only for large organizations, is now leveraging Parascript check processing software as part of its automation solution for Hope for Paws. Based in Los Angeles, Hope for Paws is a nonprofit animal rescue organization that rescues dogs, cats and other animals suffering from neglect, homelessness and abuse. Hope for Paws selected WesTech powered by Parascript to add an additional layer of security to further protect donors’ financial data. More than 100 billion documents for financial services, government organizations and the healthcare industry are analyzed annually by Parascript software.

“When Hope for Paws contacted us, I knew immediately that we could help since they were manually entering all of their data from the checks that arrive each day and we could also provide financial-institution level security,” said Bill West, Chief Executive Officer of WesTech. “Hope for Paws is such a great organization dedicated to getting animals adopted in good homes and reducing euthanasia rates at shelters across the country. All of this data entry was just taking time away from their important mission. Frankly, many of our mid-size business clients face this same problem.”

WesTech developed a complete end-to-end automated solution for Hope For Paws incorporating Parascript CheckPlus. About 1,000 checks arrive each month. Hope For Paws scans these checks into WesTech’s eFraud Solution. From there, the data is automatically extracted from the checks, an electronic deposit is created to be passed on to their bank, and the check images and metadata are added to their archival system, used to create donor tax repor ts and stored for six years. WesTech’s eFraud Solution ensures that the images are the right size and the MICR line, routing number, the amount and other data all c omply with the Federal government standard for checks: x9.37.

“We’ve enjoyed using the WesTech solution because it provides a tremendous savings for us in terms of time. It is also reassuring to be using a solution that we have such confidence in due to its accuracy and security,” said Chris Gentry, Director of Operations at Hope for Paws. “This way, we can focus on what really matters, saving animals.”

The WesTech solution is designed to reduce risk and ensure check data accuracy using the latest in machine learning for its check processing. CheckPlus automates check courtesy amount and legal amount recognition (CAR/LAR), check number, date, payee name and MICR lines, verifies signature presence and locates the payor block.

“WesTech has helped a lot of organizations automate their check and form processing, but it ’s especially gratifying to see them enabling a nonprofit like Hope For Paws,” said Bill Johnson, Vice President of Global Sales. “My wife and I just adopted a rescue dog, and they really become part of the family. ”

Hope For Paws rescues animals, provides veterinary care and transfers animals to its partner adoption centers. Hope for Paws also funds spay and neuter clinics in California and Mexico to reduce animal over population. The Hope For Paws YouTube channel reaches over 4 million subscribers and is the largest nonprofit YouTube channel in the world.

About WesTech eSolutions Inc.

WesTech eSolutions Inc. provides mid-market clients with solutions and implementations previously affordable only by large organizations. WesTech has optimized the same processes that were developed and used by larger corporations for mid-size implementations. With over twenty years of experience in delivering these solutions to clients, WesTech maximizes Enterprise Information Management (EIM) solutions for
business value, helps ensure adoption of the solution enterprise-wide, improves business processes, integrates with the line-of-business applications and reduces costs.

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About Hope for Paws

Hope For Paws is a 501c3 organization that rescues animals in the Los Angeles area and beyond in an effort to end animal neglect, homelessness and abuse. The team rescues animals, provides veterinary care, and transfers the animals to partner adoption centers. After the rescues, the team creates videos that they share on YouTube and Facebook to educate the public on the importance of companion animals in our society and inspire people to take action, support the cause, adopt animals and help reduce euthanasia rates at shelters everywhere. The Hope For Paws YouTube channel reaches over 4 million subscribers and is the largest non-profit YouTube channel in the world. Hope For Paws videos have been shared by media organizations around the globe and viewed by billions of people. Every view helps us raise awareness for animals in our society and helps to educate the public on the importance of animals in our lives.

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About Parascript, LLC

Parascript supplies the digital workforce with document automation solutions focused on transactions, information governance, fraud prevention and business processes. Parascript provides advanced capture leveraging machine learning with real-time adaptability and auto-configuration. Our software offers easy-to-use, image -based analysis, classification, data location, extraction and verification. More than 100 billion documents for financial ser vices, government organizations and the healthcare industry are analyzed annually by Parascript software. Parascript offers its technology both as software products and as software-enabled services to our partners. Our BPO, service provider, OEM and value-added reseller network partners leverage, integrate and distribute Parascript software in the U.S. and across the world. 

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