Kodak Alaris has announced a global alliance with UiPath, one of the world’s leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software companies. The collaboration will enable both companies’ channel partners and customers to leverage Kodak Alaris’ award-winning information capture solutions and UiPath software to accelerate digital transformation by automating and streamlining business processes. The companies also introduced their integration via the Alaris Capture Pro to UiPath Orchestrator Connector, which provides a seamless connection between fully indexed, high quality images from Kodak scanners and UiPath bots.
RPA is the key to working smarter and for many organizations – in particular, those most reliant on paper-based processes – has the potential to be truly transformative when used to modernize information and data capture. The alliance between UiPath and Kodak Alaris will generate new business opportunities for system integrators and software vendors, helping them expand RPA projects and deliver intelligent scanning and information capture solutions to customers in sectors including Government, Financial Services, Logistic and Healthcare.
RPA starts with usable data, which in turn starts with high quality images. Perfect Page Technology from Kodak Alaris optimizes the image quality of every page for more accurate information extraction and up to 20% better OCR read rates, while Capture Pro Software quickly converts batches of paper into high-quality images — the foundation for accurate, streamlined data and decision-making.
“We are delighted to announce this global alliance with UiPath, whose software is among the leading tools for building RPA robots,” said Vanilda Grando, Director Global Sales Development, Alaris division of Kodak Alaris. “Intelligent information capture combined with RPA is especially powerful for finance, IT and IT services, operations and information governance. The combination of Kodak Alaris scanners, software and services, with UiPath’s RPA platform will enable partners to take their customers’ information capture to the next level, making total automation and paper-free processes a business reality.”
The UiPath RPA platform automates sequences of repeatable processes, minimizes disruption, uncovers efficiencies and provides insights, making the path to digital transformation fast and cost-effective. Once information is captured via the scanner, software robots complete repetitive, rules-based tasks such as moving files and folders, extracting structured data from documents and executing processes with it.
“Our two technologies complement one another,” said George Roth, Senior Manager, Technology Alliances at UiPath. “It’s not about taking people out of the loop, it’s about being able to reallocate them and bring them back in if needed. For example, you could set a threshold for OCR read rates at 90%. If the RPA solution doesn’t meet the 90% threshold, the bot will send it to a human for review. So, there’s an opportunity to really make a good human-in-the-loop partnership.”
On July 29th, Kodak Alaris-hosted a virtual event where keynote speaker Jim Walker from UiPath and Joe Yankle from Kodak Alaris shared tips for helping organizations automate business processes, connect their digital workforces and drive better business outcomes. By using technologies like artificial intelligence to automatically recognize documents or redact sensitive data, organizations are freeing up staff for higher-value tasks.