The FINANCIAL -- Businesses using
Kodak’s desktop scanners across their organization can now monitor,
manage and update these capture peripherals through a central server and
web based administration interface.
KODAK Asset Management Software will enable IT directors and system administrators to remotely monitor scanner performance and status, deploy driver and profile updates, and gain insight to identify trends and streamline processes.
Available as a server and client module, KODAK Asset Management Software helps businesses optimize time, budgets, resources and efficiency related to document-based processes and applications. Asset Management Software will be available in the United States and Canada beginning Aug. 29 and in other parts of the world shortly after.
“Kodak continues to meet the needs of a growing distributed capture market. Businesses with many scanners in multiple locations face challenges related to tracking, managing and supporting these devices,” said Tony Barbeau, KODAK ’s General Manager for Document Imaging. “KODAK Asset 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 centralized 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 a user’s 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 Plus Series Scanners and KODAK i2000 Series Scanners.
The centralized management platform supports ease of use and drives faster process completion, which helps businesses increase overall productivity and cost transparency. 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. As KODAK reported, users and administrators can receive alerts and set thresholds for paper feeding and consumables usage. 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.
“We took a very close look at what our customers needed and wanted. We developed a simple graphic 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,” said Will Hebert, KODAK ’s Future Product Manager for Document Imaging. “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.”
Asset Management Software includes Software Assurance, which 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. Customers of Asset Management Software will also receive KODAK ’s Professional Services for basic product configuration and user training. Additional Professional Services offer site assessment and hardware and software installation services.