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Kodakalaris: A Pioneer In Offering Information Capturing Solutions That Simplify Business Processes

 Elias Mouchantaf,   General Manager

Elias Mouchantaf

General Manager

India is the 5th largest economy and 2nd largest country in terms of population. This reality produces an exponentially growing pool of data by the minute. Converting all this data into meaningful information requires a comprehensive approach that starts with an understanding of the use cases, language, and infrastructure currently in place. It’s also important to understand the legal and regulatory environment, and the technological resources available to collect and analyse this data. The biggest challenge is how to effectively collect data and provide insights to meet the requirements of today and the future.

Kodak Alaris is a leader in this area, offering a broad portfolio of intelligent solutions that enable fast and accurate digital conversion, and multi-channel data capture, classification, and processing solutions. Kodak Alaris is known in the industry as the standard for quality, with many award-winning document scanners and data capture software solutions that integrate with enterprise business systems and automation platforms.

“We are one of the world’s leading technology providers in the information capture field. Our innovative services are helping to advance the information services sector in India with our cutting-edge technology, data-driven solutions, and team of experts. Kodak Alaris is committed to making our customers successful by helping them grow and enrich their digital transformation journey to serve their business goals”, said Elias Mouchantaf, General Manager of Kodak Alaris, MEA & India, and Southern Europe.

Kodak Alaris provides comprehensive end-to-end solutions for a variety of business needs, including accounts payable processing, forms processing, mailroom automation, records management, and customer onboarding. The company offers a wide range of customizable products and solutions that can streamline processes, eliminate human error, and simplify workflows. With its in-house expertise and technology teams, Kodak Alaris customizes its solutions to the specific needs of its customers. “Our strong focus on solutions enables us to help our customers accelerate their business results”, added Elias Mouchantaf.

CIO Insider magazine recently spoke with Elias Mouchantaf about the unique positioning of Kodak Alaris in the market and its broad range of digital transformation solutions.

Tell us about the digital transformation solutions that Kodak Alaris offers.
We provide a wide range of solutions to help customers in their digital transformation journey. These solutions start with best-in-class document scanners and advanced data capture software, and our professional services

team helps our customers get started quickly and realize a fast ROI.

We designed these solutions to streamline business processes and automate the flow of digital media and paper, providing a digital on-ramp for any organization that needs to improve the speed and integrity of its data onboarding and downstream processing. We always strive to understand the specific needs and challenges of our customers and then we provide tailored solutions that help them achieve their business goals.

Kodak Alaris is committed to making our customers successful by helping them grow and enrich their digital transformation journey to serve their business goals

Tell us about your range of document scanners and what requirements they cater to.
Kodak Alaris produces a full range of document scanners for various markets and business applications. We cater to business processes that require High quality imaging: Kodak Alaris scanners are known around the world for document scanners that produce the highest quality digital images. This is the critical first step in ensuring accurate data extraction; Versatility: Kodak Alaris offers a wide range of document scanners designed for different purposes, such as customer onboarding, forms processing, passport scanning, and more. There are solutions for practically any business need; Ease of use: Kodak Alaris scanners are designed to be user-friendly, with intuitive controls and software that make them easy to set up and operate; Durability: Kodak Alaris scanners are built for frequent use, with robust construction and consistent, reliable performance; Support: Kodak Alaris provides exceptional customer support and technical professional services to help its customers get the most out of their products.

What are your latest technologies, and what makes your solutions different from other competitors in the market?
We have a long history of specializing in high-end document scanners, and we have evolved as leaders in distributed data capture for front-office spaces and work groups. We have a solutions approach. We listen and capture the market needs and reflect those into our products and align our solutions based on future requirements.

The KODAK INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution offers network-connected capture that sits at the edge of an organization's processes. It onboards data and integrates directly into line of business systems. Content is sent directly into business processes, with realtime validation messages at the point of scanning. Immediate exception notifications catch things like missing forms or signatures so that users can correct them instantly, saving time and money and improving the customer experience. INfuse is scalable, so it grows with an organization as its needs to evolve over time. This solution is also designed to integrate with other systems and software, thus making it easier for organizations to get started.

Another focus is KODAK Info Input

Solution, our new web-based document capture solution which is easy to deploy, scale, and manage across your enterprise. Info Input makes it easy to share data from scanned documents across the organization. One can capture data using a mobile app or extract it from a variety of digital file types and sources across the organization.

You can easily capture, index, and classify information on the first scan, with reliable accuracy. The intuitive user interface requires minimal training. It’s easy one button scanning from within your business applications.

Tell us about your CSR activities and how Kodak Alaris approaches environmental responsibility.
Kodak Alaris participates in a variety of Corporate Social Responsibility activities. We ensure that our products are environmentally sound, we maintain safe workplaces for our employees, and we invest in community outreach programs.

Our global CSR program is focused on four key areas industry, people, community, and environment. We prioritize health, safety, and the well-being of our employees, reducing our environmental impact, and doing our part to care for the people in our communities. We continue to review and develop our approach to managing environmental impact and risks.

Kodak Alaris’ environmental impact commitment goes further than any other manufacturer in the industry. All document scanners made by Kodak Alaris meet the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) standards, a globally recognized three-tier rating system that values the environmental performance of electronic products and covers the full product lifecycle from design and production to energy use and recycling. 100 percent of our document scanner portfolio meets the EPEAT Silver standard, and in recent years we achieved the EPEAT Gold level for our new document scanners. We continue to maintain these industry leading high standards as we launch new products each year.

What are your investment ideas for the Indian market? Shed some light on the future roadmap of Kodak Alaris.
We will focus on local needs and get closer to our customers. We have invested in a dedicated team that has the expertise and ambition to fully support our local partners and customers.

As for the Kodak Alaris roadmap, it involves navigating the new realities of decentralized operations. In most businesses, data comes in many types and from a variety of sources. Our solutions automate data onboarding and processing to improve efficiency and the user experience, and ultimately save organizations time and money. By combining our document scanners, advanced data capture software, and our exceptional professional services, we are well positioned as the standard digital onramp for businesses of all types and sizes.

In 2023, we will launch a new program that extends our partner engagement to support our mutual growth. We are a partnercentric company, and our growth is directly tied to the success of our partners. We will also invest more in our marketing activities this year. Kodak Alaris will have an active presence in India for many years to come.

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