Kofax Joins Xerox Business Partner Program as a Premier Member
SAN FRANCISCO---March 5, 2002--Kofax, a leading developer of data and document capture software, and Xerox Corporation have developed a new solution that integrates the power of Xerox Document Centre multifunction systems with Kofax's Ascent Ricochet document capture software. The solution allows users to manage, track, update and deliver scanned documents within a familiar Web-browser interface.
This partnership means that any office worker now has access to sophisticated scanning, indexing and document management capabilities previously only available in high-end production environments. Using Kofax Ascent Ricochet software, Xerox office customers can easily integrate documents into nearly 90 different document management, content management and workflow systems, including products from Documentum, FileNet, IBM, Open Text and Optika.
Kofax, which is now a premier member of Xerox's Business Partner Program, will work together with Xerox office sales specialists to sell and support Ascent Ricochet and Document Centre systems. Kofax's 500 North American sales representatives will also be able to work with existing Xerox customers who may be looking for more advanced scanning tools, further helping Kofax market its Ascent Ricochet product.
"Partners like Kofax help Xerox integrate the best tools into the best solutions to eliminate customers' document management problems and boost office productivity,'' said Mike Harvey, vice president, Xerox Business Partner Program. "This application enhances the value of the scanning capabilities built into Xerox multifunction products.''
Ascent Ricochet enables document creators or content experts to scan their work on a nearby Document Centre and send it directly to their desktop, where they can quickly review thumbnail images of scanned documents for quality, attach electronic documents andrearrange pages. The user then selects a pre-defined document type from an on-screen menu (such as "invoice''), fills in index fields associated with the selected document type, and then clicks a button to release it for automated processing and insertion into document or content management repositories. Within minutes, the documents are available to any authorized user of these systems, anywhere in the world.
For example, a branch office of an insurance company might need policy documents quickly signed and approved. The policies could be scanned at the branch office and then be immediately available at the headquarters location for processing, with all original signatures intact.
"Ascent Ricochet leverages the investment of Document Centre customers while delivering documents faster, more securely and less expensively than overnight shipping,'' said Mike Morper, senior product manager for the Ascent Ricochet product line. "Unlike other scanning alternatives, Ascent Ricochet seamlessly transfers documents and their indexing data into the customer's workflow and document management applications.''
The Xerox-Kofax solution will be demonstrated this week at Kofax booth No. 805 at the AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) trade show at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
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