ILINX has yet another tool to enable capture anywhere your work takes you. ILINX eForms is a flexible, user-friendly electronic forms software for the capture, processing and delivery of data, images, even signatures. It can do so in a variety of ways, by using a keyboard, a finger or stylus on a touchscreen (using Intelligent Character Recognition or ICR) and even a database lookup. It allows you to add an attachment, or take a picture and embed it in the form. And ILINX eForms can be accessed on a variety of devices, from desktop to tablet to smartphone. Did I mention it is flexible?
For some interesting reading, range about the Internet for articles detailing the way the software world has changed in the past few years with the success of companies like Facebook and similarly ubiquitous, social-node technologies. Those companies have fostered the advent of the DevOps strategy, which is more a paradigm shift in corporate culture than merely a mechanical development/quality assurance/deployment strategy, and it demonstrates a new way of thinking about deployment scaling using the cloud (with an unbelievable number of servers available) while maintaining an aggressive development schedule. Sprint-cycle application development and cloud-based deployment are the order of the day for these newer entities. No longer does dev sit in a development cycle of a year or more, but rather a cycle that is measured in months at most, or weeks – even days. Getting customer-requested features quickly into the product and out to the customers is still job one, but – Oh, hey! – the difference in implementation! Ben Horowitz Article “How Software Testing Has Changed”
Context: ILINX Capture, ILINX Release and Oracle IPM 11g
Problem: A customer wanted the ability to run some custom SQL code against an Oracle database after a doc has been released to Oracle IPM 11g.
Solution: Place the built-in DatabaseLookup IXM after Release and use the return value from Release to call Oracle. Below is a screen shot of the workflow:
ILINX Capture Mobile extends document capture, normally limited to scanners inside of your organization, out to mobile devices in the field.
- Capture documents on your mobile device via its camera or existing photos folder
- View and select batch profiles and associated document types live from your internal ILINX Capture system
- Index and send documents directly into your ILINX Capture workflow for processing, all from your supported mobile device
ILINX Capture Mobile is great for city/county inspectors, accident photos, realtors, appraisers, or anyone needing to document information remotely or even just expedite travel expenses.
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In ILINX Capture, the most basic unit is a batch profile. A batch profile is a container that includes batch fields, one or more document types and a workflow. It is unique, self-contained and completely independent from each other. In general, you would want to create a batch profile for each unique workflow process in the system.
If you have multiple doc types that mostly follow the same process, you should think about creating a single batch profile to hold all the doc types. With this setup, you can then use permissions to give users access to their specific doc types. Furthermore, within the workflow designer you want to break your workflow logic into common processes, shared by all doc types and specific doc type sub-flows. If you find that you need to create too many sub-flows, re-evaluate the relationship between a batch and doc types and see if you can fix the problem.
The goal is to create unique workflow processes so that system maintenance is easy; and one way to deal with that is to avoid duplicating batch profiles that are performing the same tasks.
Check out all of the new features in our upcoming release of ILINX products scheduled for “mid-late” October 2013.
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Good news for all of you looking to do some document capture on the go, the ILINX Capture app is now available for Android. It’s on the Google Play marketplace, so go check it out today!