News | October 13, 2010

Kodak And Ephesoft Deliver Open Source For Electronic Mailroom Automation And Other Transactional Processes

KODAK Capture Pro Software will serve as the exclusive front end to an open source, advanced capture solution from Ephesoft, a member of Kodak's Independent Software Vendor (ISV) program. The new software agreement benefits organizations with electronic mailrooms that require the ability to classify both unstructured and semi-structured documents, including correspondence, invoices or customer orders. The "Zero License Fee" application is available to customers without up-front license fees.

"Open Source software is exploding. Many public and private companies are committed to using open source software for their mission-critical applications over the next 12 months. Ephesoft helps provide leadership through its offerings in the Open Source Intelligent Document Capture market," said Ike Kavas, CTO of Ephesoft. "Kodak's Capture Pro Software adds an enterprise-level capture front-end to our mailroom automation solution, at a competitive price offering."

Ephesoft provides users with a zero desktop footprint using a web-based application built on the latest JAVA Technology. A community edition of the solution is available for smaller companies as a stand-alone installation. Ephesoft offers different support models for larger enterprise sites including 24x7 service access, which require support and maintenance fees.

KODAK Capture Pro Software sends scanned images into Ephesoft's software to allow users to quickly determine specific data needed for extraction, including account numbers, purchase order numbers and billing amounts. The solution enables professionals in industries such as insurance and finance to readily manage high volumes of document centric business processes, and focus on core business priorities.

Users can benefit from Ephesoft's mailroom automation with the ability to classify and also separate batch-scanned documents based on content OCR. The solution enables businesses to easily eliminate manual processes such as inserting separator sheets, helping to reduce processing times, labor and consumable costs.

"This is the type of application that will help end users initiate automated business processes from the initial point of capture," said Brian Bagan, Director, Business Development, United States and Canada, Document Imaging, Kodak. "We expect that the open source approach will help our customers achieve a more rapid return-on-investment from mailroom automation and other transactional applications."

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

About Ephesoft
Ephesoft is a new company using state-of-the-art business tools with a 21st century business model to deliver high performance software using the open source framework. Together the key employees have many decades of direct experience delivering advanced capture solutions to Fortune 1000 customers worldwide. Through these experiences, they have learned what customers need to drive their businesses forward in changing economic times.

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Ephesoft community edition is available for download at Ephesoft wiki,

About Kodak
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. For more information, visit