An agreement between Kodak and Contex will allow enterprise organizations to unify information from large-format and standard sized documents into KODAK Capture Pro Software. The new compatibility between Contex's wide format scanners and Capture Pro Software will provide users with a single interface to integrate information from these sources and deliver into databases and EDM/ECM applications.
"Contex and Kodak working together provides users a major step forward to help bridge the divide of managing large and small documents in a single workflow," said Phil Magenheim, President, Contex Americas. "Channel partners selling scanners along with EDM/ECM services and solutions can now provide a common interface and common support for diverse sources of document-based information."
Contex's large format scanners are used to reproduce large format drawings, charts, maps, or other over-sized documents directly into EDM/ECM workflows. KODAK Capture Pro Software provides users with a single interface to efficiently capture and manage images and critical index data from small and large format scanners within an office setting. KODAK Service and Support will also be available for users of all Contex XD and SD Scanners, and for new Contex Scanner installations including the Contex XD2490, SD4450 and SD4490 Scanners.
"This compatibility enables an essential link for streamlining content from diverse sources into a single, unified database," said Brian Bagan, Director of Business Development, United States and Canada, Document Imaging, Kodak's Business Solutions and Services Group. "This solution demonstrates the broad capabilities of KODAK Capture Pro Software."
Projects that include both wide format and standard sized documents can pose challenges for enterprise workflows managed by service bureaus and medium to large sized businesses. E-BizDocs, an electronic document management service provider based in Albany, NY, sources information from a variety of documents including larger surveyors' records, to letter-sized building code regulation papers. The new compatibility between Contex Scanners and Capture Pro Software eliminates steps in the process to improve overall user productivity.
"Prior to this solution, the scanning of large format documents was detached and separate from our workflow. The integration between Kodak and Contex makes it easy to combine documents into a single file, and route them to specific locations," said Howard Gross, President of E-BizDocs. "Since implementing the technologies, we have vastly improved our workflow efficiency."