Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), like most document intensive industries, are rife with inefficiencies associated with storing, accessing and sharing information. In fact, 75 percent of AEC professionals say one-third of project cost overruns are due to challenges such as using the wrong version of a document or losing an important file. As building designs become more advanced, so does the volume of documents required to build, as well as the number of people who must collaborate for successful outcomes.
ARC Document Solutions works with AEC professional to convert blueprints, schematics, manuals and other construction and facilities paperwork into digital form to extract valuable data and improve collaboration across projects to eliminate the risk of information being lost or destroyed. The company’s archiving and information management (AIM) division was experiencing tremendous growth. It needed a scanning solution that could provide greater output, enhanced image clarity, and better reliability to increase productivity and improve efficiency of its document management process.
ARC turned to Image Access, a Kodak Alaris Authorized Reseller, to discuss adding scanners from Kodak Alaris to their operations. ARC put the Kodak i4600 Scanner through a series of production and image quality tests using extremely faded, almost illegible documents to see if the scanner could accurately extract data from them. With the latest driver software in the i4000 and i5000 Series Scanners, operators have full control over the scanners’ front and back cameras. This allows for very fine adjustments that help the devices capture even the smallest details, so getting crisp, clear images – even with challenging originals – is easily achievable.
The i4600 stood up to the challenge, boosting ARC’s confidence that Kodak Alaris could provide the increased output, better image quality, and greater reliability they were looking for.
ARC scanning centers and clients are enjoying significant increases in productivity from the faster speeds and minimized downtime of their scanners from Kodak Alaris.
As ARC continues to grow its national footprint and expand its AIM services, its partnership with Kodak Alaris and Image Access is instrumental to helping the company provide the level of service their customers demand.
“Our new Kodak i4000 and i5000 Series Scanners help us continue to exceed customer expectations in terms of output and image quality, and also in terms of accuracy,” said Pingel. “I’m extremely satisfied with them and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”