Brother International Corporation, provider of products for the home, home office and office, has announced a strategic collaboration with DocuLex, Inc., creator of award-winning, business-ready document management software. The combination adds workflow integration to the DocuLex Archive Studio, an advanced document management software solution. Through Brother Online, a suite of smart, web-based business services and solutions, customers looking to take advantage of cloud computing technology can access multiple services, such as the DocuLex Archive Studio, as well as additional resources and information to support cloud adoption into their businesses. This new offering reinforces the Brother commitment to provide its customers with convenient and affordable access to web-based applications from leading document management companies.
Brother customers can utilise its family of scanners and Multi-Function Center devices, including the new ImageCenter ADS-2500W scanner and MFC-J4510DW all-in-one printer, to move documents from paper to the cloud. Once the document is delivered to the Doculex Archive Studio via the Brother cloud service, users can manage diverse content types from a secure, indexed and searchable electronic repository, virtually anytime and from anywhere. To simplify paper-to-digital conversion, Brother offers its one-touch pull scan feature, usable directly from within the Doculex Archive Studio, allowing users to securely scan and send documents to the cloud with the touch of one single button on the user interface. The DocuLex Archive Studio also offers users a full suite of document management, records management and email management capabilities, for a virtually unlimited mailbox and document repository, all via a 100 per cent browser-based application. This centralised and robust service offering can help drastically minimise IT overhead for SMBs and large corporate workgroups while streamlining workflow and collaboration.
Features such as WorkSpace and Shareportal help enhance workgroup productivity and collaboration with internal and external tools that ensure all content is easily searchable and accessible by internal workgroups, as well as external clients, vendors and partners. All parties can securely manage and share electronic content directly through a secure link, thus eliminating the need for FTP transfers, email inbox size limits, couriers and overnight services.
"As we aim to bring order to the enterprise, we are thrilled to expand our best-in-class document management solution to the Brother customer base," said David Baily, president, DocuLex. "This relationship with Brother marks an achievement in our objective to broaden the reach of this highest-value content management solution."
To ensure compliance with records retention, security and business continuity policies, the DocuLex Archive Studio automates and simplifies the classification of electronic records with automatic administrative processes and data choices. As new records are entered using Brother one-touch scanners or familiar desktop tools, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and other desktop products, retention policies and additional version information are immediately associated with each document. This helps ensure that all content entered is properly labelled with accurate, organised and searchable data to define possible legal holds and eventual destruction based on industry retention and security rules.
"As cloud adoption advances and offers smarter capabilities, businesses of all sizes can now benefit from enterprise-caliber IT services at an affordable price with little to no maintenance," said Dan Waldinger, Director of Solutions and Services at Brother. "We're thrilled to pair this powerful technology with our longstanding heritage of quality hardware and machinery to offer a best in-class service to our customers."
One-Touch Pull-Scanning is currently available on the Archive Studio. The Archive Studio Content Management Software Suite is available as a single server installation or as a Software as a Service (SaaS)/Cloud solution. Users get unlimited access to the industry-acclaimed DocuLex Technical Support Team, latest version software releases and webinar refresh courses.