Over the years, TSG has worked with many different clients on projects that utilize a scanning tool to ingest content into a repository. While products like InputAccel and Kofax are great, especially when dealing with centralized, large volume or bulk scanning models, many clients desire a more quick and seamless approach that utilizes the web and cost-effective scanners for decentralized scanning environments.
TSG is proud to announce our first open source scanning solution for both Documentum and Alfresco – OpenCapture!
OpenCapture is a configurable web-based application that allows users to easily scan and upload documents directly into a content repository. A simple interface provides intuitive user controls for scanning documents, performing image manipulations such as rotations and crops, and setting metadata. Available metadata fields for document indexing can be configured based on the document type.
OpenCapture can be directly launched from Documentum Webtop and Alfresco Share. The system detects the user’s current folder location and automatically uploads content to this location. Once the scanning process is complete, the user can return right back to the view from which OpenCapture was initially launched.
OpenCapture uses the Dynamsoft Dynamic Web TWAIN ActiveX control to interface with the scanner hardware. This allows users to control the scanner and manipulate images all without using separate scanner software. The ActiveX control also removes the need to have the user upload scanned content to the application server before indexing to the Documentum or Alfresco repository. The result is a seamless solution that takes the user from scanning and image manipulation to indexing to the central repository in one web-based interface.
To see demos of scanning documents for both Documentum and Alfresco, check out OpenCapture in the TSG Learning Zone!