Category Archives for "Oracle"

Features in ILINX Capture (Part I)

The feature set in ILINX Capture is vast and it can be a drag reviewing and interpreting feature lists in software documentation.  Those of you not familiar with ILINX Capture can visit the following, or feel free to leave a comment and we can provide additional information and/or a hands-on demonstration.  In short, ILINX Capture is a web based capture platform that excels in distributed capture and custom capture workflow environments.  It is scalable to work on a single workstation or it can be extended to an enterprise wide global standard for capture in your organization.

I wanted to use this post to touch on a couple of the features that I see being used more and more in ILINX Capture.  These features became part of the product based on customer feedback, industry direction, and internal vision for the product.  All of the following features can be added to any point in your process flow map, so it provides not only the functionality but also the flexibility to adapt to the business needs of current processes in place today.

  1. 2D Barcode Support   – This feature adds the ability to read metadata, classify and separate documents, and provide quality control checks through the recognition of 2D barcodes.  Through a GUI the user has the ability to parse the barcode data and map it to fields, separate and identify the type of document, and validate that the number of pages in the document match what was captured through the scanning or electronic import process.

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The Case for 11g

ORacle Fusion Middleware 11g

Welcome to the Jungle

A Look Back

Oracle IPM 11g is the latest version of the venerable Image and Process Management product but the product has a long history.  IPM was developed by Optika in the late 90s with the name eMedia as a workflow enabled replacement for an imaging solution named FilePower.  The eMedia brand was phased out at version 2.0 and replaced with the Acorde name.  We still have some clients who are successfully running Acorde installations to this day.

Optika was bought out by a company called Stellent and the product went through another rebranding phase this time as Imaging and Business Process Management (IBPM).  It was at this time the version was bumped up from Acorde 4.0 to Stellent IBPM 7.5 to bring the product in line with Stellent’s overall product versioning.

Finally Oracle buys Stellent and brings the Stellent Content Server and IBPM products under their umbrella.  Content Server turns into Universal Content Management and IBPM turns into Oracle Image and Process Management 10gR3.

So we’ve finally arrived at IPM.  A key thing to remember that during this period of development and rebranding is that the product remained essentially the same.  It operated on the same principles and was architected in the same manner.  Not to say there weren’t improvements between eMedia 1.0 and IPM 10gR3 but these improvements embodied natural evolution of the product.

This is true no longer; IPM 11g has changed the game.

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Oracle Content Management – IPM 11g Links

Looking for some useful links to information about installing Oracle IPM 11g?  We have been performing successful Oracle IPM 11g implementations and will be providing useful information, as well as, tips and tricks on this blog.

Here are the main links that have been leveraging for some valuable information related to this next generation ECM Suite:

Oracle Content Management Description URL
UCM 11g Downloads
IPM 11g Downloads
Ryan Keller
ImageSource, Inc.

The ILINX Adventure

The ImageSource support department has been doing some serious testing with ILINX® Content Store.   ILINX Content Store is a content management system that is based on an entirely thin-client framework which makes it instantly and easily deployable over a web interface.

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Looking To The Future

As a relatively new product to the ECM industry along side Oracle IPM, SharePoint, and Kofax, ImageSource is making ILINX known to the world. As many of the ILINX applications are based on the latest technology as well as light weight, they work on such a variety of operating systems and integrate with most legacy platforms such as Oracle IPM, SharePoint, and Kofax. Having started with ImageSource only 6 months ago, I have quickly learned how to utilize these products and support them for our customers. ILINX Import, Export, and Integrate are some of the smaller but very powerful tools that are in the ILINX arsenal. Newer applications such as ILINX Capture and the latest application ILINX Content Store provide a very exciting new twist to the ECM industry as they are the only light weight, easy to use content management applications on the market.

Recently I attended the Nexus  2010 ECM convention where Shad White revealed “Project X”. Project X is the latest venture that ImageSource has partaken. Mr. White revealed the Project X is the ILINX Tablet. The ILINX Tablet is a slim powerful tool which is embedded with ILINX Content Store technology. This Tablet allows you to capture files, index, search, and sync all of the content you want while on the go. No more need to stop and carve out time in your busy schedule to index those expense reports. It can all be done at the time of incurring those expenses as easily as texting on a smart phone.

I was very excited to hear that ImageSource was giving away one of the ILINX Tablet as the final giveaway at the Nexus 2010 convention. At the time that the business card was pulled out of the bowl, you could hear the gasp as everyone in the meeting room held their breath in hopes it would be them. As the name was read the man sitting next to me went even more still and all of a sudden started laughing. He won the new Tablet and sprang up to accept his gift.

The customer came back and sat down in his previous seat and was shocked at his luck that day. I sat with to him and as the meeting and the conference was coming to a close and walked through and explained the basics of ILINX  Content Store and how to utilize the ILINX Tablet. In about 20 minutes the customer understood how to use his new Tablet and was on his way out with a smile on his face.

I am so excited to see in the next months and years how the ILINX  tools are going to expand and enhance the ECM industry and our experiences within it.