Corporate Workflow System Deployment
Universal Document Converter reduces your expenses on the development of a corporate workflow system
Saving electronic documents in their ‘native’ format (contracts and reports in Word DOC, drawings and schemes in AutoCAD DWG, filled-out questionnaires in Adobe PDF), is an obvious solution. However, corporate document processing requires a different approach. There are two reasons for this: the high cost of server components for the document processing of all used formats and the necessity to ensure data access from any computer without installing additional software. Therefore, the majority of modern companies employ the workflow and archive systems that work with documents in an integrated and universal file format.
fCoder Group, Inc. – developer of Universal Document Converter, offers this software as a ‘gateway’ for a corporate workflow system. With the help of Universal Document Converter the, users will be able to convert any document into the TIFF format and automatically submit them to the system. Working with Universal Document Converter is as easy as printing documents on a desktop printer and does not require any additional training.
Benefits of the TIFF format as a basis for a workflow system:
Reduction of expenses for development. Building archive system on the basis of the TIFF format spares you from purchasing and deploying server SDKs for each type of a document. After all, quick viewing and printing of TIFF files can be accomplished with the help of the GDI+ library, which comes with every Windows installation package. For example, indexing texts from documents can be handled by means of the Microsoft Office Imaging Library.
Compatibility. The TIFF format is standard for exchanging of electronic documents and images. As a result, programs for viewing this format are available on any computer.
Data integrity. TIFF files preserve text data in a ‘frozen state’, so there appear no problems with fonts representation, etc.
Protection from accidental changes. Documents that are converted into TIFF are read-only files. You can be sure that invoices, contracts and orders submitted to the archive remain unchangeable for the whole period of their storage.
Benefits of Universal Document Converter:
Universality. Universal Document Converter makes it possible to convert documents of any type into TIFF. Thanks to this, even transferring over to a new set of office programs will not require your workflow system to be redeveloped.
No additional training is required. Universal Document Converter is installed onto the system as a virtual printer. As a result, submitting new documents to the workflow system becomes as easy as using a desktop printer.
Remote usage. Universal Document Converter is compatible with Microsoft Windows Terminal Services and Citrix technology. Therefore, it can be installed on a server and be accessed from remote computers.
Scalability. Universal Document Converter can be installed on a separate computer and serve as a network printer. Transferring the majority of the workload onto the print-server will significantly increase the speed of the conversion process and will allow efficient processing not only of multi-page documents, but also full-scale industrial drawings.