Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), the leading provider of document driven business process automation solutions, announced the general availability of Kofax Front Office Server 3.0, the latest version of its enterprise application that allows users to capture forms and documents at their points of origin through multi-function peripherals (MFPs), desktop scanners and other devices for accelerated processing through Kofax Capture and Kofax Transformation Modules software.

    Kofax Front Office Server 3.0 enhances the functionality, performance and value of Kofax solutions by enabling front office and remote users to directly initiate document driven processes and workflows. Tighter platform integration extends users' abilities by enabling workflow administration through Kofax Capture, thereby consolidating these capabilities on a single platform, and improving office automation through a unified system that is easy to use and deploy. As a result, organizations can significantly improve the efficiency of document driven operations, speed processing times, reduce costs and enhance customer service.

    The new release empowers users to scan and extract data from documents in a fast, efficient and more cost effective manner by directly integrating MFPs, desktop scanners and other devices into document driven business processes. In addition, the new version allows the processing of emailed or faxed documents to be initiated from an MFP panel and receive the same administrative control options as documents sent to a business process. Such capabilities provide administrators with greater document control, visibility and traceability.

    "Kofax Front Office Server 3.0 extends the power of our document automation solutions directly to distributed branch personnel and other remote users," said Jim Nicol, Executive Vice President of Products at Kofax. "The software leverages Kofax's enterprise level infrastructure, so our customers are able to maximize their document capture investment to further increase productivity and generate even faster paybacks."

    Single Platform System Management
    Release 3.0 offers tighter integration with Kofax Capture and Kofax Transformation Modules. As a result, centralized administration, export, validation scripting, user management and workflows can all be driven from a single platform. This allows customers to further extend their Kofax investment to MFPs, desktop scanners and other devices deployed throughout the enterprise quickly and efficiently, thereby improving productivity while reducing administrative development and support costs.

    Thin Client Scanning
    Kofax Front Office Server 3.0 offers a thin client scan application that supports scanning, image editing and document indexing, thereby allowing users to initiate document driven processes directly from their browser. It also provides administrators with controls that enable interfaces and workflows to be personalized to specific users based on permissions, geography or device location. This maximizes productivity and ensures data quality by managing user abilities to add, delete, rotate, annotate, redact or index forms and documents.

    Remote Support and Disaster Recovery
    Release 3.0 is supported by Kofax's existing enterprise level infrastructure that enables systems to be cost effectively deployed on an enterprise wide basis to remote locations with limited or restricted bandwidth. The software can also be supported by regional departmental installations, providing a disaster recovery backup system in the event that services from a primary central site are no longer available. This ensures that business critical operations continue and vital documents are protected without the risk of lost data.

    About Kofax
    Kofax plc (LSE: KFX) is the leading provider of document driven business process automation solutions. For more than 20 years, Kofax has provided award winning solutions that streamline the flow of information throughout an organization by managing the capture, transformation and exchange of business critical information arising in paper, fax and electronic formats in a more accurate, timely and cost effective manner. For more information, visit : www.kofax.com.