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									  What‟s New:
Ascent Capture 6
        What„s new in Ascent 6?
• Software based license
• 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.

• 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

• 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
• Software deployment                                       for two logins and
                                                        •   potentialMicrosoft
                                                            Vital for security
                                                             facilities such as
   • Silent, unattended installation routine                two set-ups (users
                                                            breach SMS or
                                                        •   and passwords)
• Central User Management                               •
                                                            removes IT/IS
                                                            A major saving with
                                                        •   licensing method
                                                            objections a
   • 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
• Security – protect data
   • New SecurityBoost feature protects image and meta
     data against unauthorized access

• 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
   • Provides zonal and full text
• 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
  • 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
• 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
                 ACI Server Architecture

                     Web Server                    Capture

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

• 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
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         Information Capture Solutions
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and content                                          and users

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 depth of experience, or breadth of technology devoted to
             capturing business information.

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