Ricoh Adds Kofax Solutions for Advanced Integration of Data and Images into Business Processes
Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanding its information-mobility offerings with two new solutions, Kofax Mobile Capture Platform and Kofax TotalAgility. The firm says the two new solutions simplify development of applications that link systems such as fax machines, email, scanners, MFPs, smartphones, Microsoft Office software, and more with data-storage systems such as of ERP, ECM, CRM, and other systems. According to the firm, these applications capture business information in myriad forms, manage intricate business processes, integrate disparate data streams, and enable easy analysis of user activity without requiring modification of enterprise applications.
For example, a company could use the Kofax Mobile Capture Platform to quickly enable 10,000 traveling sales representatives to capture information on their expense receipts by photographing them with their iOS and Android smartphones. Each image capture would initiate an automated accounts-payable process, coordinated by Kofax TotalAgility that updates the company’s enterprise accounting systems and archives the image, so that ultimately, the sales person is reimbursed for travel and expenses.
In the same scenario, analytics tools available in Kofax TotalAgility would let managers analyze large volumes of travel and expense data by virtually any conceivable variable, including employee name, time period, state, or flight distance/cost. Kofax solutions can be used to create thousands of similar processes across disparate business activities, capture technologies, systems of record, and vertical industries.
Since 2003, Ricoh and Kofax have been providing solutions to hundreds of companies in North America, including the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team and Tenaska, Inc., one of the largest private, independent energy companies in the United States. Ricoh says its “smart process” applications have significantly streamlined the Marlins’ accounts-payable workflow, and accelerated Tenaska’s trade-confirmation processing and enterprise-scanning capabilities.
“Kofax solutions are among the many innovative options we offer to help our customers solve their most important business problems,” said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of Technology, Marketing, for Ricoh Americas. “Our partnership with Kofax helps our customers capture, transform and manage information, enabling quick and informed decisions throughout the customer’s enterprise, resulting in significantly improved performance.”
Ricoh is one of Kofax’s leading channel partners, with broad coverage domestically and globally. It recently earned the 2014 Transform Award for Global Partner of the Year from Kofax.