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    Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Kodak and NovaCopy Enable Cloud-Based Collaboration via Document Scanning with New Connector for MICROSOFT OFFICE 365

    About Kodak

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    • Jonathan Ghent
      Eastman Kodak Company
      +1 585-722-4671

    • Jenny Lesczinski
      Eric Mower + Associates
      +1 585-389-1827

    Rochester, NY, July 11 -- 

    Kodak is working with NovaCopy to help businesses upload documents to MICROSOFT OFFICE 365, a cloud-based collaboration and productivity platform. NOVACOPY CONNECT 365 Software releases captured images and metadata from Kodak’s capture platform, which includes KODAK Capture Pro Software and Smart Touch functionality found on most KODAK Scanners, into MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Online for OFFICE 365. Demonstrations of the new solution will be available in Kodak’s booth (#701) during SPTechCon 2012 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, July 22-25.

    The new solution can be used across a wide variety of businesses including financial services, healthcare and insurance. Typical use case scenarios include human resource documents, accounts payable, shipping and receiving and other documents where paper enters a business process.

    “The most successful companies must be able to present data clearly and quickly. Our work with Kodak will help businesses transform their paper documents into usable, structured information,” said Carl Pottkotter, Chief Technology Officer, NovaCopy. “With CONNECT 365 Software, business owners can achieve decreased costs and lower demands on infrastructure and their workers benefit from real-time access to data that allows for more productive work and communications.”
          The new connector from NovaCopy serves as a bridge between data from paper documents and back-end systems to more collaborative, cloud-hosted libraries and taxonomies built in SHAREPOINT Online for OFFICE 365. The software, which includes a setup wizard, enables users to easily deploy a solution that can manage content, backup files, provide anytime access of information, and ensure portability. These benefits allow for more efficient use of document capture as a means to import data from paper-documents into document libraries in SHAREPOINT Online for OFFICE 365.

          “CONNECT 365 allows businesses to effectively close the gap between analog paper-documents and digital online tools to drive faster decisions,” said Sophia A. Marchi, Kodak’s Director of Sales for Software & Solutions, Document Imaging, Enterprise Services & Solutions. “Kodak will continue to work across the industry to build solutions that allow businesses to gain more from their investment in MICROSOFT OFFICE 365.”

          Kodak’s document capture technology coupled with CONNECT 365 Software further streamlines integration of paper documents and MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 through a combination of advanced image processing and easy-to-use functionality. Kodak’s Perfect Page Technology provides users with high-quality images that improve the accuracy of data for better recognition. Users can also upload information more easily from CONNECT 365 Software using Kodak’s Smart Touch functionality, a single-button feature that can automatically scan documents and send captured images to pre-programmed document libraries and lists within MICROSOFT OFFICE 365.

          “Our work with NovaCopy is part of Kodak’s effort to enable businesses to manage both paper-based assets and content ‘born digitally.’ The ability to deliver data extracted from paper-based documents directly into MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 opens up new possibilities for automation and speed,” said Jeff Shuey, Kodak’s Business Development Manager for Document Imaging. “The potential applications made possible by Kodak and CONNECT 365 Software greatly expand the possibilities of document capture for businesses and their customers.”

          MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 provides subscribers with hosted versions of Microsoft’s desktop applications, including MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT Server, MICROSOFT OFFICE Web Apps, MICROSOFT OFFICE Professional Plus Software, MICROSOFT EXCHANGE Server and MICROSOFT LYNC Server. Cloud-based capabilities of MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 decrease demands on IT requirements and resources and enable the use of highervalue applications such as unified communications and real-time document sharing.

    About NovaCopy, Inc.

    NovaCopy is an award-winning copier and document solutions company providing affordable, customized office workflow and integrated business technology. One of Konica Minolta’s top tier copier dealers in the United States and North America, as well as an Inc. 500 company, NovaCopy offers free cost analysis so you may easily choose the exact document solutions, equipment, accessories and software to meet your needs – within your budget. From copiers to networked laser printers to document management to 3D Printer solutions and office supplies, NovaCopy is ready to help streamline your business.

    For more information, please visit: www.NovaCopy.com. Follow NovaCopy on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

    About Kodak

    As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of images, information, and printing to enrich their lives.

    Kodak enables customers to capture and use valuable information from electronic and paper documents. Our document imaging solutions include award-winning scanners and capture software, an expanding range of professional services and industry-leading service and support. From small offices to global operations, Kodak has the right solution to feed your business the information it needs.

    For more information, visit kodak.com/go/docimaging. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kodakdi and visit our blog at growyourbiz.kodak.com.

    (Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)