A deeper view into our KODAK i2000-Series Scanners

Do you need powerful, robust scanning solution for your business?  Our KODAK i2000-Series Scanners might be just what you are seeking.

The KODAK i2400 Scanner with built-in Smart Touch functionality lets you capture, manage, process, and deliver PDFs and other file formats — automating processes that previously were time-consuming. So basically, you can complete even the most time-consuming jobs with great ease and in a timely manner.

What does this mean? You will be more efficient, better equipped and ready for anything that needs scanning, and your customers will be happy with the quality.

Even for interoffice use, the Smart Touch allows pre-programming, so if there’s a consistent job that is processed—the easy programming will make this task as easy as hitting a button. Saving all settings, file-dropping location, and output method—you don’t have to do a thing after the first time around.

With an extendable output tray and flexible paper handling, you can scan anything from a single piece of white paper to embossed hard surface cards. With the 50-sheet feeder and over 4,000 daily duty cycle, and perfect page image processing, your time consuming and hefty scanning jobs will become a thing of the past.

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With all the features of the i2400 and more, the KODAK i2600 Scanner delivers speeds up to 50 pages per minute with a 75-page paper feeder.  The i2600 Scanner is sure to meet many companies’ needs. An adjustable self-storing output tray adjusts to all kinds of paper and cards, so your work consists of pressing the Smart Touch button—the scanner takes care of the rest.

With easy collaboration, the i2600 gives opportunity for central access, or multiple outlets. But with the i2600, all the alterations come from your desktop, so it’s easy to change settings, locations, file output and more without being right next to the scanner. Ideal for companies with multiple offices, this scanner is sure to give you exactly what you need, for a still reasonable price.

i2800 and i2900

As it only gets better as the numbers go up two more times.  The KODAK i2800 Scanner and the KODAK i2900 Scanner give you more for your money — higher page-per-minute performance all with the same great features as the i2400 and i2600.

For a full list of features, check out the KODAK i2000-Series desktop scanners page on Kodak Alaris’ web site!

Hayley

What’s Save Your Photos Day and why is it on September 27?

Photo source: SaveYourPhotos.org

Source: SaveYourPhotos.org

Unfortunately, every year natural disasters and fires cause hardships globally.  Irreplaceable family photos are among the many treasures that are unexpectedly lost in these events.  But, how can people safeguard their valuable memories?

To raise awareness about photograph and document preservation and accident preparedness, Save Your Photos Day was established by the Save Your Photos Alliance.  You can use www.SaveYourPhotos.org as a resource to learn about preservation, recovery, restoration, reunifications, and more.  If you would like to attend one of the scheduled events on September 27, click here to see if you are near one of this year’s locations.

For some communities, Save Your Photos Day takes place all year.  The National Disaster Photo Rescue – a member of the Save Your Photos Alliance – was born from the aftermath of a tornado that devastated Joplin, MO in May 2011.  The organization has an ongoing project that rescues and returns photos, documents, and other personal memorabilia to their owners.  Already they have indexed and stored more than 35,000 photographs and other documents – successfully returning about half of the items.

To help support the effort in Joplin, Kodak Alaris and E-Z Photo Scan donated a KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS50 with the associated software, accessories, and a PC as well as a Kodak legal-size flatbed scanner.  This video is from a news conference that helped bring attention to National Disaster Photo Rescue’s mission and Save Your Photos Day.

Kodak Alaris is committed to providing the market’s leading capture and information management solutions.  Click here to purchase or rent a KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System.

In case you are wondering why Save Your Photos Day is held in September, it’s because that is National Photo Rescue month in the U.S.  So…how will you participate this year?  Feel free to share by commenting on our blog whether or not you are in the U.S.

-Brennan

Photo source: SaveYourPhotosDay.org

Need a go-anywhere scanner or one for bigger jobs? Check out our ScanMate i940 and i1120

You’ve probably already read about the new KODAK ScanMate i1150 and ScanMate i1180, but what about the rest of the ScanMates! Here’s a little breakdown of what you’re getting with these desktop scanners, what they’re meant for, and who is likely to find the best uses for them. If they might not be for you, fear not—we have something in our product line that is sure to fit your needs!

The KODAK ScanMate i940 makes collecting, managing, and distributing information simple and desktop-friendly. With its Smart Touch functionality, complicated multi-step scanning processes become simple.

The ScanMate i940 allows you to create email attachments, picture files, and searchable PDFs—all while putting your documents in the cloud for easy access. Using applications like SharePoint, Evernote and gDocSCAN will allow you to access documents from wherever you are—while also giving you the option to scan directly to these could-based applications.

USB-powered, this scanner can go wherever with you. Affordably priced, these ScanMate’s are perfect for small business or personal use. Their easy-to-use functions will appeal to everyone.

 

But wait, you use a Mac? Don’t sweat—the ScanMate i940 for MAC gives you the same functionality for MAC computers, so you won’t miss a thing!

 

Slightly bigger, with double the daily duty cycle, the KODAK ScanMate i1120 gives you just enough power to get through those slightly bigger jobs. With a 50 sheet feeder, the i1120 just about doubles all i940 features, making it a better choice for business with more demand.

 

Thanks to its small economic footprint, the easy-to-use button scanning, and low cost—the ScanMate i1120 will give you the versatility you need to be successful. With its best-in-class service warranty from Kodak, it’s sure to fulfill your needs.

Hayley

How Lifetime Care cut errors, saved patients’ time, and reduced costs

As one of the necessary components of our society, healthcare and health assistance is nothing to be taken lightly. Ranking in the 98th percentile of New York agencies, Lifetime Care has a standard to uphold for its patients and for those who work alongside the team to ensure quality service for the community. With experienced and respected professionals, Lifetime Care’s family satisfaction for hospice care rates above 96 percent, proving that they’re making people happy. With such responsibility, Lifetime Care needs reliable products in order to give their customers the best service—which is why they chose to minimize manual data entry and reap the benefits of Kodak Capture Pro Software.

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With a daily average of about 3,000 patients, Lifetime Care must be able to record and care for each patient efficiently and accurately. In the ‘90s, the agency outsourced its document scanning, and the third-party service proved to be time consuming, costly, and error-prone. In 2000, the switch to Kodak products was made and the process became a little easier. Reducing costs while improving image quality was something to be excited about, but the team decided they needed more.

With improved technology and time, Information Management Services, and Authorized Reseller of Kodak Document Scanners, assisted Lifetime Care in introducing barcodes to patient documents. With increased efficiency, these barcodes automatically fill in necessary patient information after a visit—reducing manual labor.

Throughout the past few years, Lifetime Care has upgraded to the Kodak Capture Pro Software Network Edition, increasing its efficiency. There is no worrying about patient misinformation or misinterpretation, everything has been running smoothly with this new technology and Lifetime Care is able to better serve its patients.

Cutting errors, optimizing allocation of patients’ time and reducing costs, Kodak Capture Pro Software has been a positive addition to the Lifetime Care team.

Visit KodakAlaris.com to learn more about how Lifetime Care is benefiting from Kodak Capture Pro Software.

For more information on healthcare solutions, click here!

Hayley

Using data extraction to reduce human error

When you call the doctor’s office to schedule an appointment, one of the first things they ask you for is your name and birthday. This is a form of data extraction, which makes it simple for the receptionist to find your files in the system.

Data extraction is a way to replace manual data entry via metadata extraction from documents. There are three different types of data extraction:

  1. Graphical: This method can only be used with forms; the intelligent document understanding extracts the data through a visual observation.
  2. Rules-based: This technique is performed by using keyword anchors and expressions such as “birthday” or “social security number”.
  3. Semantic understating: In this method, areas of interest are connected through a metadata field and run on many documents allowing it to learn and retrieve the information in the future without human interaction.
Image credit: Rimell.com

Image credit: Rimell.com

Companies and vendors that utilize data extraction have established three ways of understating.

  1. Self-learning: The utilization of semantic understanding and machine learning.
  2. Fuzzy understanding: Knowing that e-mails and documents can include misspellings or mistakes, this method finds data on degrees of truth rather than absolutes.
  3. Validation systems: This is similar to a database look up. However, since misspellings can occur in databases too, fuzzy understanding still applies.

Want to learn more about data extraction? Read our whitepaper about this topic.

Nikole

Highlights from AIIM’s survey on SharePoint and Market Intelligence—“Clouding the Issues”

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“Clouding the Issues…”

In a joint study with AIIM’s Market Intelligence division, underwritten by Kodak Alaris; progress, upgrades, and utilization of SharePoint 2013 is discussed in “Clouding the Issues.”  This blog highlights key findings from that study and provides a free version of the report.

In the last ten years, SharePoint has had four major versions—SharePoint 2013 being the most recent one. While all four versions are utilized by various organizations, the most current version of SharePoint has had a great deal of impact on document management and enterprise content management (ECM).

SharePoint expands its market with greater opportunities for adoption across the enterprise, leading to greater usage than other systems. SharePoint 2013 offers features that speak to the content management debate and allow users to fulfill needs in areas such as customization and third-party, add-on products.

SharePoint 2013 offers alignment of the “365” family of cloud contributions from Microsoft, integration with other enterprise systems and third-party add-ons with the cloud feature.

The study available looks at adoption rates and roll-out status for SharePoint as an enterprise content management system, issues of user adoption, and the overall success of the product. Adoption and difficulties are measured, along with examination of the new 2013 features and third-party add-on products. Also mentioned is spending plans for licenses, services, and add-on products.

Key findings support that:

  • 57% of survey responding organizations use SharePoint for enterprise content management and 31% consider it to be their main or only ECM system. 28% only use SharePoint for collaboration sites/intranet
  • 22% sought no external advice or training, and only 28% took external training—only 17% used specialist ECM solutions (most relied on general IT consultants or channel resellers)
  • Biggest on-going issues are adoption, extending the business scope, and governance. Achieving uniformity of classification and metadata is also a big issue
  • 38% are supporting two or more live versions. 21% of large organizations are supporting three or more. Most respondents considered the upgrade progress more of a migration than an upgrade
  • 45% plan to be on SharePoint 2013 by mid 2014; improved search and navigation is deemed the most useful new feature. Close integration with Outlook, Exchange, and Lync are also welcomed, along with better mobile device support, and improved retention management.
  • 33% are struggling with their SharePoint implementation, and 28% say progress has stalled. However, 40% are moving forward
  • 18 % use the standard product, while 30% are using somewhat of a customized version
  • In 49% of organizations, the current driving force is the IT Department, 14% have a multi-departmental steering committee
  • 67% still see third-party products as important; like system monitoring, BPM, storage, management, metadata management, and records management
  • The most popular auxiliary products are: migration tools, unified data interfaces, and scanning and capture

Click here for free copy of AIIM’s study!

Hayley

P.S.: Have you seen our videos about KODAK Info Activate Solution yet?  Whether you use Microsoft SharePoint or another collaboration platform, Kodak Alaris can help you activate your information and ignite your workflow.  

Are you ready to Perform Automatic Business Processes with Advanced Insight?

Consistently, new technologies are introduced to increase business effectiveness and automatic business processes with improved insight are such an advancement. Thanks to scripted, rule-based workflows, content entry has gotten a whole lot easier.

Think about simple data with simple data entry. It is unrecognized and it has no meaning. When it’s captured, the process to understanding has begun.

The data can then be classified so it turns into information where important components are identified, and that can be used in transactions. When complete, data has transformed into information and then knowledge for the organization to improve their understanding.

As demonstrated in the chart below, the process of data being captured to becoming understood knowledge, leads you through the transformation from Enterprise Content Management to Customer Experience Management. This means that you are taking the information from a company view and understanding how it will be utilized to benefit customers and their needs—which drives customer loyalty.

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As another example, social media is data and companies are able to discover useful information to help maintain relationships and business partnerships—providing power to see concerns, complements, as well as feedback.

Using this methodology—Intelligent Document Understanding—will make your business more competitive.

For more information on Intelligent Document Understanding and automatic business processes and advanced insight, download our whitepaper.

Hayley