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Cleardata invests in latest Kodak Alaris production scanners to digitise 18 million documents for Virgin Care

Two business wins with a combined value of £1 million, including a contract to digitise 18 million documents for Virgin Care, has prompted scanning bureau Cleardata to invest in two new Kodak i5850S scanners.

Cleardata invest in two Kodak I5850S
Cleardata invest in two Kodak I5850S

Already the largest single-site user of Kodak Alaris scanners in the UK, Cleardata is also the first UK organisation to pre-order two of the company’s new production scanners, continuing a tradition started four years ago when it became the first UK organisation to take delivery of a Kodak i5000 Series scanner.

Introduced in November 2016, the i5850S Scanner is the latest addition to the i5000 series. With processing speeds of 210 pages (420 images) per minute and smart three-pocket sorting, it is designed to meet the needs of service bureaus, business process outsourcers, corporate mailrooms and other high volume users.

This makes it an ideal fit for Cleardata, which already captures more than four million images every month and has a history of expanding capacity to handle continuing business growth. The company recorded a 22% increase in turnover last year and is on track to grow revenues by one-third this year.

Managing Director David Bryce said: “Our rolling investment strategy designed to deliver additional capability and improve productivity has paid dividends over the years. In a market where margins are tight and the ability to provide value-add specialist services and capabilities is key, we see our commitment to purchasing the very latest technology as a key differentiator.”

The addition of two i5850S Scanners brings the number of units in Cleardata’s fleet to 15 and provides the extra capacity needed to support the company’s growth trajectory and continue to meet customer Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

“One of the key drivers behind this latest investment was a new contract to digitise some 18 million documents for Virgin Care. With the new scanners, we will easily power through that,” said Bryce.

Cleardata’s ?eet of Kodak Alaris document scanners is complemented with Kodak Capture Pro Software, a complete batch capture software application offering data extraction and delivery to repository and business applications. Capture Pro Software is engineered to work seamlessly with any scanner from Kodak Alaris.

Bryce added: “In our business, we need to ensure we have the right hardware, software and manpower in place. With Kodak Alaris as a technology partner, our business is future-proofed. As a single-vendor bureau, we have optimised our in-house resource via a single user interface, a common look and feel and one software solution, making it easy for staff to move from device to device without the need to re-train.”

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