KODAK Capture Pro 2.0 Named Outstanding Desktop Document Capture/Routing Solution
KODAK Capture Pro 2.0
was honored with a Fall 2009 “Pick” as “Outstanding Desktop Document Capture/Routing Solution.” This desktop data capture and indexing solution helps dedicated scan operators transform large volumes of paper documents into electronic information for easy management, storage and retrieval. The solution works with any Kodak scanner as well as most third-party scanners, allowing a company to leverage their existing investment in scanner and MFP hardware no matter what the brand. In addition, Capture Pro can integrate with a variety of third-party back-end systems such as Microsoft SharePoint and EMC Documentum.
“Unlike some other capture solutions BLI has tested that assume some degree of software expertise, Capture Pro’s easy-to-navigate interface lets users start scanning immediately upon installation,” said BLI Research Editor Lisa Reider. “And for those not used to capture software, Kodak offers step-by-step tutorials to guide them through the scan, capture and routing process.”
Capture Pro offers most of the features a user would expect to find in an advanced capture solution, such as indexing, zonal OCR and batch processing. Documents can be sent to multiple destinations, archived or sent to a connected output device. Frequently used job settings can be configured for one-click access, eliminating the need for scan operators to manually recreate the settings for common jobs. The program’s ability to connect to more than two dozen back-end systems enables users to efficiently route image files without much manual intervention—and the fact that Kodak offers those connectors as free downloads enhances Capture Pro’s overall value.
“Kodak is honored that Buyers Lab has selected KODAK Capture Pro Software 2.0 as ‘Outstanding Desktop Document Capture/Routing Solution,’” said Tony Barbeau, general manager, Document Imaging, Business Solutions and Services Group, Eastman Kodak Company. “This award is a testament to Kodak’s innovation and its commitment to helping customers realize increased efficiency and return on investment.”
In BLI’s lab-based hands-on evaluation, KODAK Capture Pro showed particular strengths in the areas of software integration, ease of setup and value. BLI technicians also appreciated the program’s ease of use. For example, the handy Job Setup feature allows users to program frequently used scan operations for batch scanning, including image processing features, indexing and OCRing. Capture Pro loads three job templates out of the box: Ready to Scan, Scan to PDF and Scan to e-mail, which automatically opens the user’s e-mail application.
About BLI’s Picks
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.
Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a Five-Star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.