RSTN partners with Kodak Alaris to support Middle East digitisation projects

21 March 2018 3 min. read
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The enterprise content management firm RSTN Consulting has announced it will join forces with scanner provider Kodak Alaris to serve digital transformation projects in the Middle East.

RSTN Consulting, a systems integration specialist for enterprise content, workflow and business process management with offices in the UAE and Lebanon among its worldwide locations has teamed up with UK-based Kodak Alaris – a hardware and software provider for digital imaging and information management – to support private enterprises and government entities of the Middle East with the widespread digitisation projects underway in the region.

While the two firms have an existing relationship, having previously worked together on a number of large-scale projects in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, including contracts for the governments of both nations along with the local education and healthcare sectors (the latter involving the capture of some 42 million pages), the fresh partnership will allow the combined enterprise to better capitalise on the growing need for digitisation services in the region.

Together, the firms will offer clients support in the first steps of the digital transformation process, with the backlog scanning and digitisation of documents and their digital transfer to enterprise content management (ECM) platforms, along with undertaking workflow designs, data analytics, and the implementation of business process management (BPM) solutions.RSTN Consulting/Kodak Alaris digital scanning partnershipNaji Kazak, Kodak Alaris general manager for MENAT and Russia said, “RSTN Consulting is a former client of our company, having purchased Kodak Alaris scanners for the purpose of carrying out backlog scanning projects. However, we realised that a partnership would be mutually beneficial with the growing regional interest in outsourced ECM & BPM solutions.”

Kazak continued; “The vast growth in scanning projects, especially in UAE and Saudi Arabia, has been driven by e-government initiatives, banks digitising paperwork to meet regulation, security and compliance demands, insurance firms seeking to speed up claims processing, and hospitals scanning medical records to boost operational efficiency and enhance patient care.”

RSTN Consulting’s Middle East account manager Mazen Maamary responded in kind; “Our relationship with Kodak Alaris is longstanding and very close and we consider them very much part of our team. Knowing that we have the backing of the company’s market leading scanning technology and world class software, service and support, we can be more aggressive going after new business opportunities, safe in the knowledge we can truly deliver results.”

Maamary further praised the quality of Kodak Alaris scanning hardware, noting flawless operation in harsh and challenging conditions, such as the hot and sandy environment of the consulting firm’s previous projects in remote industrial areas, adding that the partnership will come with the additional benefits of greater staff training in equipment maintenance and overall technical support.


As is the case elsewhere, digitisation is a hot issue in the Middle East, perhaps especially so considering the massive economic and social transformations underway in the region. Earlier this month, the Big Four professional services firm Deloitte announced that it would establish a digital delivery centre in Saudi Arabia with support from the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, while previously, the head of Digital Transformation at fellow Big Four firm KPMG has stated that digital labour will provide unprecedented opportunities for businesses in the region.