What‟s New: Ascent Capture 6 What„s new in Ascent 6? • Software based license management • Optimized for enterprise wide usage • Build more complex capture processes • Extensions to recognition • PDF rendering • Improved user interface Software License Management • One central license server • Enables central system as well as remote sites • Workstations without dongle • Just one dongle for the whole system • Maximum flexibility • Concurrent station licenses • Volume per month or per year – aggregated or “pooled” across the system • Optional expiration date (e.g. Evaluation) New licensing – what it means • A new way of looking at multi-user systems • Reduces the pain of: • managing multiple scan stations • allocating work • purchasing redundant capacity • “guessing” at throughputs on a per scan station basis • Increases flexibility and configurability! Worked Example Production System: • 600K images per month • Two production scanners • Three “re-work” scanners • Occasional peaks – page count dongles Worked Example • 600K images per month • Two production scanners, three “re-work” scanners • Occasional peaks – page count dongles Old way: • Two 500K Scan Station dongles; needed to balance, eliminate management overhead and provide redundancy • Three 25K dongles; needed to provide “full” capabilities on re- work stations, i.e. validation, release etc. Pain: • Massive redundancy • Needs to swap dongles in emergency • Page count dongle can be assigned to only one system Worked Example • 600K images per month • Two production scanners, three “re-work” scanners • Occasional peaks – page count dongles New way: • Three 200K Scan Stations; assigned to re-work stations • Two 5K Scan Stations; assigned to Production stations • 300K page count; assigned to pool Benefit: • Avoid talk of cost, focus on management • Total redundancy • Licensed image pool can be shared by any scanner on the same system License Manager Enterprise Requirements • • Uses system Eliminates the need • Removes a management • Software deployment for two logins and • potentialMicrosoft Vital for security facilities such as • Silent, unattended installation routine two set-ups (users breach SMS or installations, Tivoli, • and passwords) Concurrent • Central User Management • removes IT/IS OpenView A major saving with • licensing method objections a Removes • Link users and groups of operating system new concurrent increases thebarrier • Makes DBAs aissue deployment lot • Provides single sign-on capability licensing • happier! Particularly in • Active Directory supported, but no LDAP • Stats are now • Opportunity for ACIS environments unified for all users • Microsoft SQL Server performance tuning in large systems • Upgrade to MS SQL Server (replaces MSDE) • Manages Batch catalog, statistics, user and ACIS databases • Security – protect data • New SecurityBoost feature protects image and meta data against unauthorized access SecurityBoost • Logged on user has limited privileges • No access to image share(s) and server files • Only Ascent module is authorized to access • Ascent impersonates user with more rights • Supported on Windows XP Build Complex Capture Processes • Workflow Agent • Allows for dynamic, flexible batch routing • Agent decides upon batch close what happens next • Extended Programming Interfaces • New API ACDataElement allows for easier access to batch data • Access to more data in Recognition Scripts • CustomStorageStrings allow to keep dynamic data in the Ascent database Batch Processing in AC6 Scan/Import Reco Validation Release Workflow Agent Sample Usage • Skip documents in validation based on predefined criteria • Route batches in error to other queue than Quality Control • Store dynamic data inside Ascent Capture Expanded Recognition Capabilities • New OCR-Engine • Abbyy FineReader now integrated • Provides zonal and full text OCR • Form Recognition • Multiple form ID zones • Page registration • Shape registration recognizes line intersection and corners • Fast and accurate • New Recognition level API Integrated PDF Generation • Image only PDF rendition now included • Upgrade option to enable Image+Text • PDF is FineReader successes • Leverages ABBYYde facto file format for many • High Performance applications and back end systems Image+Text) • Excellent OCR accuracy (forallows • Tight integration • Adobe Capture support not affected easy set up • PDF PDF to Text and • Integrated Adds requires refresh for existing release Image output scripts • ABBYY Custom Module still available (explain!) Integrated PDF Rendering • Might require changes in existing release scripts Integrated PDF Generation what‟s the benefit? • PDF is de facto file format in many back-end and web-based apps • Built-in to Ascent UI; easy set up for the administrator, minimises IS involvement • Easy upgrade to text+image • Understand the PDF rendition differences! Improved User Interface • Thumbnails now available in batch content tree-view • User configurable size, old style still available • More ergonomic toolbar • Larger and better to distinguish icons • Modern user interface • More color and less gray increases ease-of-use • Improved zoom settings • Keep predefined zoom factor New fresh look • Updated look and feel • More intuitive • More information Complete manipulation of documents and pages • Take control over the treeview: • Show the image as thumbnail • Set the size • Get more information Improved User Interface • Many capture users are temporary staff • ACV6 is just a lot easier to use… • Reduced training effort • Reduced costs • Increases productivity • Reduced mistakes and learning curve What‟s New: ACIS 6 What‟s new in ACIS 6? • New architecture • Administration • Highly scalable • Queue order definable • Web Server = transmit • per site • ACI Services = process • per batch class • Central control for polling times • New platform besides IIS • Batch class filter • IBM WebSphere 4.0 (Windows only) Other changes • New licensing • ACIS database now integrated with Ascent Capture • Through central Ascent Capture system – no more dongles! ACI Server Architecture Ascent Web Server Capture Server Remote Site(s) ACI Service(s) Full Central Management • Integrated in Ascent Administration: • Manage all the user profiles • Set the processes for each remote site Remote Site Profiles “Batch Routing” • Define the remote queues for each site Remote Site Profiles • Determines the Site Properties • Batch Routing Rules • By Site and/or batch class • Batch Class Filtering • By Site • Feature License Distribution • By Site • Polling Settings • By Site ACIS Remote Site Manager • Assign Remote Site Profiles to the sites • Define assignment rules for each remote site Summary • Ascent Capture V6 addresses: • Needs of mid-range and Enterprise level users • Needs of Forms processing users • Needs of Custom Module users (3rd Party Apps) • Needs of remote capture users • Continues the tradition of • High Availability & Resilience • High Levels of Capabilities • Easy of Deployment, Management and Use The World‟s Leading Provider of Information Capture Solutions Documents Customers and content and users No other company has the same global reach, depth of experience, or breadth of technology devoted to capturing business information.
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