News | October 9, 2012

Kodak's Document Imaging Division Unveils New Software Platforms For Digital And Collaborative Content Management

Global Directions conference provides forum for thought leaders to discuss the future of enterprise information management

Kodak’s Document Imaging division continues to gain recognition from system integrators, software developers, resellers and end users as an emerging leader in information capture and workflow management software. Attendees of Global Directions 2012 previewed Kodak’s newest software applications that enable businesses, governments and healthcare providers to improve efficiency and consistency in their document capture, management and retrieval processes. Kodak’s Document Imaging business, a leading provider of document scanners, capture software, service and support, hosted the software demonstrations as part of a three-day educational conference covering the latest trends in document management, collaboration, governance and business process automation.

“I’m impressed with the vision that Kodak’s Document Imaging business is pursuing, which includes a conscious effort to focus on software and solutions,” said Harvey Spencer, President of Harvey Spencer Associates, an analyst firm with more than 20 years of experience in the capture software market. “There is an enthusiasm for Kodak’s Document Imaging business as it embarks on a new beginning. Its new and future products and services demonstrate a rich understanding of unstructured information and will provide huge value to corporations in multiple areas that start to leverage an understanding of big data.”

Kodak Global Directions was designed to help attendees understand how to move beyond document capture into multi-source and intelligent management of enterprise information, which enables the implementation of content and document management strategies in cloud-based and on-demand environments. Attendees also learned about new applications such as KODAK Info Activate Solution, which provide businesses with the ability to manage paper documents with the speed and power of digital content, helping to increase the efficiency of workflows, simplify metadata entry, and reduce processing costs. The event also provided an ecosystem for potential partners to work together on bringing comprehensive solutions to market. Click here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0stet6mzFw&feature=youtu.be) to watch a highlight video from the event.

“For decades, customers of Kodak’s Document Imaging business have depended on the performance of our award-winning products and the reliability of our service and support to keep document-driven operations up and running. Our software strategy builds upon these proven capabilities and paves the way for partners to help their customers use capture to accelerate their business workflow processes,” said Dolores Kruchten, Kodak’s President of Document Imaging. “At Kodak Global Directions 2012, we heard from a variety of experts about the ways that capture software will help businesses transform their organizations. Kodak is committed to leading this effort and being an innovator when it comes to making workflow and information more effective.”

“Kodak’s Document Imaging business is one of the leading players in the imaging and capture space,” said John Mancini, President of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) International.  “Its vision is rooted in a rich past filled with proven experience based on years of building some of the industry’s best practices. Microsoft SharePoint offers an incredible opportunity for solution providers like Kodak, because end users need help to take a platform and turn it into an application to solve business problems. And capture is such an exciting place to be right now. Capture is the onramp to make systems work, to make systems digital, to make systems more responsive to customers.”

Attendees of Global Directions 2012 gave the conference high marks for its educational seminars and keynote presentations, which illustrated state-of-the-art capabilities in content management and collaboration from across the industry. Thought leaders from progressive companies such as Microsoft and Box underscored some of the key drivers and showcased the latest technologies and systems being embraced by enterprise organizations for document and information management.

“The speakers covered some cutting-edge topics during Global Directions related to the cloud, Microsoft SharePoint and document analytics,” said Ralph Gammon, Editor and Publisher of the Document Imaging Report. “These elements are defining the next generation of document imaging and management technology. Kodak Document Imaging’s emerging software business squarely addresses these elements and positions the organization, as well as its partners, to succeed in the future.”

The international conference was comprised of solution providers, end users, technology providers and analysts. Attendees represented 17 countries including Kenya, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Germany, Brazil and Mexico.

Planning is underway for Global Directions 2013. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

About Kodak
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives.

Kodak enables customers to capture and use valuable information from electronic and paper documents. Our document imaging solutions include award-winning scanners and capture software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. From small offices to global operations, Kodak has the right solution to feed your business the information it needs.

SOURCE: Kodak

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