Wednesday, September 4, 2013

U.K. Kodak Pension Plan Completes Acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company's Personal Imaging and Document Imaging Businesses

The U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) has completed its acquisition of the Kodak Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company, which will be known as Kodak Alaris. Kodak Alaris, which has a perpetual license to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success.

For additional information, please read the press release below. Congratulations to the Kodak Alaris team! We wish you the very best!

http://www.cranelimaging.com/site/Kodak/2013/Kodak-Alaris-announcement.pdf

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Microsoft Sharepoint Integration

Microsoft SharePoint's document management applications continue to gain market acceptance for being a robust application with many unique features. With better archiving capabilities, improved workflow functionality and streamlined document search, SharePoint can now function as a basic enterprise content management repository without a significant investment in training, specialized personnel or customization. Image Express has the experience to help you structure your SharePoint solution to meet your content management needs. Image Express can help you build a document management strategy built on the SharePoint platform for human resources, invoice processing or compliance documentation. Store and secure your critical documents moving them out of your filing cabinets and into an electronic repository. A strong SharePoint solution allows you to focus on your business without the expensive investment for a traditional document management solution.

Monday, March 18, 2013

TRULY Paperless?

A friendly reminder that try as we might, we're never REALLY going to be getting rid of our paper... :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Introducing the i3000 Series Scanners from Kodak

Kodak has announced the arrival of a new group of scanners - the i3000 series. These scanners fit nicely into Kodak's departmental line and are designed to keep your office's scanning procedures running at the highest level of efficiency while maintaining a very cost-effective price. These scanners have hit the shelves prepared to deliver on some of the most innovative imaging tasks allowing your office to maintain a high level of organization and collaboration. The i3000 series can fit into any department within an organization and provide them with a consistent tool for a proficient imaging solution. Here's a little deeper look into some of the functionality…

                                        

250 Sheet Feeder/Elevator – The i3000 series can hold up to 250 sheets of paper in its elevator which allows organizations to roll through their scanning in larger batches. Combined with the Kodak design, these scanners provide continuous throughput while keeping paper jams to a minimum.

IDP – Intelligent Document Protection allows for a high level of security with every document sent through the machine. As Kodak likes to say – “Tear through work, not paper”.

Perfect Page Technology – This is the good stuff. Automatically optimize image quality with every document sent through.

Kodak Smart Touch – Define job names and direct files to specific locations with the touch of a button. This helps streamline your processes and achieves a maximum level of efficiency.

Compatibility – the i3000 series was designed to effectively integrate with any and all TWAIN, ISIS, and Linux based scanning applications.

Straight Through Paper Path Function – Many customers require scanning solutions that do not physically bend the document as happens with rotary scanning. For these documents, the i3000 series can scan files sending them through the machine without bending – flexibility for the inflexible

As always, if you are interested in learning more, or if you would like to arrange for an on-site demo of any of our products, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.



952-906-3022



Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

As Christmas time comes to an end, so begins that wonderful time of creating new year's resolutions - many, if not all of which will die off come February. Well, if one of your new year's resolutions involves cutting out paper and creating more efficient business processes, we'd like to help make sure it sticks. We've got you covered in all things document imaging, so for those who have made it a priority to get the train moving, select any of the following options to find out how we can assist (and for those still searching for their business new year's resolutions - here are some great ideas):


BACKFILE CONVERSION

So you know that old storage closet - the one with all those files that you're required to keep but hardly ever use? And remember when you first thought of getting all those files transferred to digital storage? Let us finally take care of those for you - we can get it done fast and securely using the latest and greatest technology, all while providing you with the most competitive pricing available. Disaster recovery, missing/damaged files, compliance issues, etc. - all of those headaches, which can seriously hamper the efficiency of your business, are eliminated once those files are converted. This is a new year's resolution that should be priority number one.

SCANNER UPGRADES

Whether you're hearing it from your employees who do the scanning or it is showing in the images - old scanners can be a big road bump in any business process involving the digital conversion of paper documents. Maintaining the latest and greatest hardware can provide a serious leg up - and with our trade-in program the investment will let you keep both that arm and leg. Regardless of whether you're scanning 50 documents a day or 50,000, we've got the scanner that best suits your business needs. Being a nation leader when it comes to hardware sales, we are able to provide the absolute lowest price you're going to find so don't miss out on completing this easy and important new year's resolution.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Is this the year you take things to the next level and implement a document management system? Cloud based vs. On Site, seated licensing vs. data volumes, workflow or not - so many aspects are involved in choosing the right system for your business. We work with several different companies, each of which differ somewhat in philosophy when it comes to document management. We do this so that you have options. We understand that every business is different, and that's why we spend so much time making sure we can provide you with a solution tailored to fit yours. An effective document management system will start saving your company time and money from the moment it is implemented which is why we feel this is a great new year's resolution to help your business hit the ground running in 2013.

DATA STORAGE

While document management systems allow for easy storage and retrieval of your important files, there are also times when you need to store documents simply for compliance issues. When document retrieval becomes a non-factor, document management systems become cost-prohibitive. This is where our friends at Imation come into play. Their integrated solutions give you easy access to your information and provides you with both the performance of online storage and the economics of offline storage. Their complete line of scalable storage solutions is second to none and they are constantly striving to improve upon their products - we love working with them and you will too.

BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING

Let's face it - sometimes there are business requirements that are best left handled by outside sources as opposed to doing it internally. When it comes to building workflows, claims processing, invoice processing, or custom capture, we've got the necessary tools to create automated processes for your business. Let us help provide you with that extra flexibility provided to those with less of the busy work on their hands - consultations are free and we are quite confident that once you look into our BPO services, this new year's resolution will be a no-brainer.


All in all it has been a great year here at Image Express both for us and for our customers. We are excited for what 2013 has to bring, and we look forward to helping our customers both new and old find the solution that will take their business to that next level. As always, please give us a call if you have any questions or are interested in any product demos. Have a safe and happy new year!

952-906-3022

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kodak Trade-Ins

Now is a great time to start looking at trading in your old scanners and upgrade to the latest and greatest. For those who didn't know, Kodak runs a trade-in program whereby trading in your old equipment you can earn credit towards a newer model. This program has been very successful in helping our customers keep their equipment up to date while saving as much money as possible.


In particular, those companies still working with the i600 series from Kodak have been getting great trade in value when moving up to either The Ngenuity or i5000 series.


Just a few of the benefits:
  • Scanners are fully supported in your indows 7 OS environment
  • Increased Productivity
    • Faster Processing speeds - up to 170 ppm
    • LED Illumination = faster scanning and greater color stability
    • 300 dpi at 200 dpi speeds with imaging features on
  • Enhanced Image Quality
    • Up to 600 DPI optical capture and output
  • Multi-feed "ignore zones" for broader coverage plus "pause/correct/go" streamlining to cut interaction time
  • Programmable function keys


To learn more about either our Trade-In Program or the latest and greatest in scanning hardware, give us a call or shoot us an email - we're happy to provide product demonstrations that will help you decide what solution is the best fit for your company moving ahead.

952-906-3022


Thursday, September 13, 2012

EMR's Made Easy For the Smaller Health Care Providers

As Electronic Medical Records (EMR) become more and more standard practice for hospitals and physicians offices, the cost of the solutions which produce EMR's have begun to drop. As a result, these solutions no longer pertain simply to large health care providers, but also to the smaller organizations as well. One solution that has caught our eye, especially when dealing with the smaller helth care provider, is a bundled package between Inofile's ChartMD and Fujitsu's Networked scanners.

We've addressed Networked Scanners in previous posts as they have been a great addition when it comes to document imaging. For how connected these machines are to your network, they are very easy to use which makes many of our friends with Ph.D's happy. Especially when it comes to smaller practices which don't have the luxery of an IT department, it is important when transitioning to EMR's that the process be quick, efficient, and - obviously - compliant. Scanning is often the most labor intensive phase of converting to EMR's, which is why Networked Scanners provide such a great it for the smaller guys.

Despite the fact that scanning requires most of the work, the solution dictating where these files are stored must be compliant and easy to use for EMR's to be effective. Enter Inofile's ChartMD - the batch scanning feature allows pactices to scan and index an entire chart room on demand. Because the networked scanners have built in keyboards and touch screens, the files can be scanned, indexed, and stored in a very efficient manner. www.imageexpressinc.com

To learn more about this bundled package, or to explore further options regarding your organization's imaging solutions, give us a call and we'd be happy to provide you with a free consultation and product demo.

952-906-3022