Xerox Launches Digital Paper Alternatives
Xerox’s Digital Alternatives is a desktop and mobile assistant technology that automates paper-based workflows. It allows users to easily sign, annotate, share, save and read documents from one interface, the company says. There’s no need to print documents, convert files or toggle between different programs and digital versions; a time-saving and efficiency gain.
The secure, intuitive interface can be deployed across Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Apple iPad tablets. Xerox Digital Alternatives synchronizes documents automatically on most personal devices for use by mobile employees.
Real-time analytics of the document cycle also give enterprises insight on how to better manage their migration from paper-based working to digital, Xerox says.
A growing number of businesses want to deliver marketing and sales materials in printed and electronic formats, the company says. With Xerox ePublishing Services, clients can do both by using a common document processing workflow.
The service provides a digital file output suitable for smartphones, tablets, eReaders and computer displays. Documents can be published in PDF, or for more interactive engagements in HTML5 or ePublication formats with hyperlinks and rich media.
Built-in analytic tools measure and collect data, such as clicks and average-visit duration, providing valuable feedback in developing future content.
To help enterprises reduce their carbon footprint and motivate employees to do their part, Xerox’s Research Centre Europe created Xerox Print Awareness Tool – a patented system that encourages workers to be more environmentally responsible.
Using gamification technology, employees can voluntarily track how their efforts support company-wide print reduction and print smarter goals. A desktop software widget monitors and analyzes print history and wasteful habits.
The tool provides real-time print metrics and tips on how to change behaviors. Fun factors, including peer competition and incentives, can also be used to encourage participation.
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