KODAK Asset Management Software delivers valuable insight to optimise scanner performance and business processes
October 8, 2012 — Kodak announces today the availability of KODAK Asset Management Software which enables businesses using its desktop scanners across their organisations to now monitor, manage and update these capture peripherals through a central server and web-based administration interface.
The software enables IT directors and system administrators to remotely monitor scanner performance and status, deploy driver and profile updates, and gain insight that identifies trends and optimises processes.
Available as a server and client module, Kodak Asset Management Software helps businesses optimise time, budgets, resources and efficiency related to document-based processes and applications.
Tony Barbeau, Kodak’s General Manager for Document Imaging, said, “Kodak continues to meet the needs of a growing distributed capture market. Our work with customers shows that businesses with many scanners in multiple locations face challenges related to tracking, managing and supporting their scanners. Management Software is designed as an affordable yet comprehensive way to support these needs. Its unique offerings drive system-level improvements for customers.”
Asset Management Software’s Server Module includes a centralised dashboard and management tool based on information collected in a database. The database and dashboard offer comprehensive information on desktop scanners including software and driver versions, consumables usage and supply levels, and available scanner updates.
The Client Module loads onto the users’ PC, sends updates to the central server database, and receives upgrades and updates. Asset Management Software will initially support KODAK SCANMATE i900 Series Scanners, KODAK i1200 and i1300 Series Scanners and KODAK i2000 Series Scanners.
Businesses can increase productivity and cost transparency using several operational functions within the centralised management platform. For initial setup, Asset Management Software allows users to register, install and configure devices. The software platform also enables technical staff to remotely monitor and troubleshoot scanners in the enterprise. Thresholds can be set for paper feeding and consumables use and alerts sent to users and administrators. For ease of use and faster process completion, the software can also manage, store, and secure scanner profiles and user settings. It supports multiple login accounts with different levels of privileges for secure operations.
Hauke Fast, EAMER Product Marketing Manager for Document Imaging, said, “We took a very close look at what our customers needed and wanted. We developed a simple, graphical user interface and paired it with a powerful database to deliver access to information on the status of document capture devices that comprise a larger platform. As a result, the Asset Management product offering provides one of the most complete and easy-to-use software interfaces available. We will work closely with customers to ensure they receive the most from their investment in distributed capture systems.”
Software Assurance for Asset Management Software is included and provides users with software updates, version upgrades and support resources to ensure that users receive the most from their investment. Kodak’s technical support team is accessible via telephone to help users effectively run the software platform.
Asset Management Software includes Kodak’s Professional Services, which provide basic product configuration and user training. Additional Professional Services offer site assessment and hardware and software installation services.
Kodak is a global advisor and provider of integrated services to help companies transform and optimise their businesses. Through a network of service professionals in more than 120 countries, Kodak provides technical, professional, consulting and managed services to enable customers to focus on growing their businesses, maximizing productivity, and more effectively managing risks. All KODAK Products and Software are backed by KODAK Service and Support.
To learn more, please visit www.graphics.kodak.com.
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.
(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)
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