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Another Good Reason to Recommend Upgrading an Image Capture System

I recently had a ticket I found to be very interesting. As I started to dig into the issue with an older version of an imaging capture system and I soon realized that .NET 2.0 was not supported, and manufacture recommended their customers to uninstall the .NET 2.0 framework. As you know that’s very hard to do in today’s world so they came up with an unsupported workaround.

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The Importance of ECM Training – Kofax, ILINX, Oracle

While conducting a Kofax training class, I asked the students how their company uses Kofax Capture v8.  They told me that their system consists of 20+ servers and multiple installations of Kofax Capture.  This was very surprising to me.  My students told me that the previous administrator never received training on the software, and that his manager told him to “just make the system work”, rather than sending him to training.  The administrator was able to “make the system work”, but did so in a way that was inefficient and did not take advantage of the full power of the software.  If the administrator had received proper training on the software, he would have realized that, at the most, he would have only needed one server for Kofax and one server for his remote sites.  The lack of training proved to be costly to his company.

Never underestimate the importance of training.  A complete list of available training courses at ImageSource University can be found by visting the Training page.

Chris Sturiale
Training Manager
ImageSource, Inc.

Kofax KTM for Invoice Processing

KTM for Invoice Processing.

The Kofax Transformation Modules is an excellent addition to the Kofax Capture family when processing invoices. The product is able to “Read” the major invoice values from the invoice image accurately and with confidence. It has the ability to “Learn” where on the invoice image the values are located so its accuracy can be increased over time.

The major invoice values that KTM can read and “Learn” out of the box are:
Invoice Number
Invoice Date
Order Number
Subtotal
Tax
Shipping/Freight
Handling
Total

The accuracy out of the box is very low since the software needs to be “Trained” on sample invoices to learn where the values are located. It does this by layout classification so it can handle different vendor’s invoices and learn to accurately read the values.

In addition, there are lots of options for the builder of the Project to help the extraction of the values. These options include objects like Locators, Formatting, Key Word matching, and Validation. Through a combination of these options, just about any invoice can be read and processed with little user correction required.

However, it takes a lot of work to “tune” the Locators and Key Word matching to get the initial accuracy to as high a rate as possible. This is more an art then a science and therefore requires a person with intimate knowledge of KTM and all it’s abilities. Also, knowledge of basic script programming is required since there are things that cannot be done by KTM otherwise. ImageSource can provide such people that have the knowledge and experience to “tune” KTM to be as accurate as can be done with the current OCR technology.

Chris Hillenburg
Sr. Systems Engineer
ImageSource, Inc.

 

 

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