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Ian Schumann

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 3)

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 3)

So far in our survey of Ephesoft’s 3.1 release, we’ve focused mainly on powerful new features that extend the reach and capability of the application. But, Ephesoft has also taken good notes on user behavior and experience, and packed the 3.1 release with a lot of small interface tweaks. We’re happy to see that these will speed […]

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 2)

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 2)

One of the key reasons we like Ephesoft so much is its straightforward implementation of Intelligent Document Capture concepts. Ephesoft’s Search Classification mode automatically learns from the semantic content on the sample pages provided, and builds a Lucene database from this information. From there, this database is leveraged to adaptively interpret and classify any new […]

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 1)

What’s New in Ephesoft 3.1 (part 1)

We’ve written  about why we love Ephesoft — it’s a powerful, efficient solution for intelligent document capture, with a disruptive pricing model. Now with the recent release of version 3.1, Ephesoft is again demonstrating a superb level of attention to real-world client use cases, by rolling out some new features that really get us excited! […]

Accessing Alfresco via IMAP

Accessing Alfresco via IMAP

Alfresco is already well-known as a highly versatile system, which can grant repository access through a huge variety of channels. Among those, one of the less-discussed options is Alfresco’s IMAP integration, which allows mounting of and direct interaction with the repository, in any modern email client (Outlook, Thunderbird, Mail, etc). For any team that uses […]

How to learn about Crafter Software

How to learn about Crafter Software

So how can one get started using this powerful tool? While Crafter brings years of high-end experience in the WCM arena, the current iteration of their software is still new, and doesn’t yet have the wide entrenchment of e.g. Alfresco. We’ve done some spade work to put together what we think is the best content […]

White Paper: Why a Document Capture Solution Can’t Help Your Business … and Why You Might Be Wrong

White Paper: Why a Document Capture Solution Can’t Help Your Business … and Why You Might Be Wrong

If you’ve previously considered document capture and decided it was not a good choice, it’s time to take another look. Modern intelligent capture solutions open new benefits even for firms that may not have previously considered document capture at all. New Blue Fish solutions now offer agile, powerful tools that make Intelligent Document Capture (IDR): […]

Updated: Where to go to learn about Alfresco

Updated: Where to go to learn about Alfresco

With an application as deep and powerful as Alfresco, knowing where to start learning can be daunting, and finding the latest detailed product information can be equally challenging. New for 2014, we’ve put together an updated list of Alfresco educational resources for you, including the addition of some great items that weren’t yet available when […]

Editing Recostar .RSP file to free up Ephesoft batches

Editing Recostar .RSP file to free up Ephesoft batches

Opentext Recostar is the optical character recognition system that runs within Ephesoft and produces finished character data to be used downstream. This subsystem has a lot of power and flexibility that can go unnoticed, and at times the particulars of the Recostar engine are worth paying attention to for the sake of troubleshooting as well. […]

What’s so intelligent about Intelligent Document Capture?

What’s so intelligent about Intelligent Document Capture?

Document capture technology has come a long way in its roughly 3 decades of commercial application. But, much of that advancement has remained masked behind esoteric verbiage and abstruse pricing structures. Is there really anything new going on with today’s systems? It can be hard to tell from an outside perspective. But, one truly substantial […]

Using CSS to customize Ephesoft’s interface

Using CSS to customize Ephesoft’s interface

One of Ephesoft’s great strengths is its open architecture, which allows for easy customization in a variety of ways. A particular area of benefit in this regard is the ease with which the GUI of Ephesoft can be edited using simple CSS changes alone. One of our clients found that their team was frequently needing […]

Ephesoft – How to use XML files to refine extraction logic

Ephesoft – How to use XML files to refine extraction logic

Today we demonstrate a simple technique to make use of the in-flight XML / OCR files that Ephesoft generates while processing page data. These files give us a clear view of how Ephesoft understands our documents, and as a result we can fine tune extraction logic to make the best use of our data. Check […]

Capturing data from varied documents within Ephesoft (pt. 2)

Capturing data from varied documents within Ephesoft (pt. 2)

In part one we explored some strategies to address variability in the appearance of data within documents that might be captured by Ephesoft in document-level fields. But what if we’re trying to capture whole tables of data that might exhibit the same variability? This may again seem to be a daunting challenge, but Ephesoft has […]