|Kodak launches new innovations for KODAK Capture Pro Software|
|Wednesday, 24 March 2010 02:23|
Kodak continues to enhance and expand its Capture Pro Software portfolio by announcing two new releases of KODAK Capture Pro Software today that make it easier for business professionals to quickly manage scanned documents and digital files. Product availability is expected for April 2010.
KODAK Capture Pro Software, v 2.5 adds new functionality that will benefit many different types of applications for digitising paper-driven tasks such as accounts receivable, claims processing, backfile conversions and many other applications. This new release focuses on making document and data capture easier, more accurate, more efficient and affordable, and is available as a free KODAK Capture Pro Software upgrade to anyone with a valid KODAK Software Assurance Contract.
In addition, an all-new separate software product, KODAK Capture Pro Software Auto Import Edition, introduces an ideal solution for unattended monitoring and importing of document images and information into a business application, without any direct scanner attachment. This dedicated import edition performs the same powerful image processing, indexing and output functions as the existing Capture Pro Software for document scanners, regardless of the images’ original source including fax, email, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs), image repositories, specialty scanners and others.
With the new Auto Import Edition, customers can now output their imported documents in the very same way as they can output their documents captured using Capture Pro Software with dedicated document scanners. The Auto Import Edition brings consistency to customers’ overall capture operation, protects their investment in decentralised capture devices and lowers the cost of implementation.
KODAK Capture Pro Software Auto Import Edition benefits from v 2.5 features, and is available as a perpetual license from €3,950 with one-year support – no matter how many images or peripherals are dealt with.
Edward O’Meara, EAMER Business Development Manager for Solutions, Document Imaging, Kodak’s Business Solutions and Services Group, said, “KODAK Capture Pro Software helps numerous organisations implement an affordable, yet powerful capture platform to make, manage and move their critical business information. Customer input largely guided our focus on bringing new levels of accuracy and flexibility to Capture Pro Software, v 2.5 and Auto Import Edition. Kodak has responded with new image and data capture capabilities which significantly enhance indexing capabilities, software connectivity and take a critical step in extracting information from structured and unstructured information for all document management applications including the upcoming Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and SaaS solutions.”
Capture Pro Software, v 2.5 improves speed and accuracy, building upon automated features originally included in v 2.0, announced last year. New capabilities aimed at improving the versatility of importing files include auto import for existing PDF files, the ability to preserve the imported file name for indexing and more automated document separation logic.
Reducing manual data entry and increasing data integrity are key drivers behind a series of improvements including a new indexing application programming interface (API) for custom data validation and the ability to use the last entered value for manual indexing in addition to the already existing capability for automated indexing. Furthermore, enhanced optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities include customisable dictionaries, output as text, and multiple language selection for OCR output.
Establishing an audit trail is important for many companies and the expanded image stamping functionality in v2.5 now gives full control over variable and fixed data that can be digitally embedded as part of the physical image, for example to display key document metadata that may not be present on every individual page of the original document.
To make Capture Pro Software, v2.5 part of a custom workflow, the greatly enhanced capability to automatically start a custom process when output processing has been finalised gives even more options for customers to create a powerful front-end to auditing, validation or any other business process.
The all-new Auto Import Edition creates a dedicated capture platform for environments without an attached scanner. The program utilises features from Capture Pro Software to help businesses organise images and files from multiple, shared locations. These imaging capabilities run unattended, giving users automated indexing, importing and outputting content and data found in networked folders that originated from fax, e-mail, MFPs and other sources.