5280 Solutions, a renaissance-style team of developers specializing in software, consulting and systems integration organization, just released Document Management Imaging Suite for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007.
What does this mean for users? They'll now be able to automate digital image capture and data extraction from scanned paper in order to process that information, all while storing the resulting documents in their dear SharePoint repository.Document Management Imaging Suite boasts two major SharePoint-friendly inclusions: a base capture functionality and Uconnect. The base capture functionality includes a set of web services that integrate nicely with Kofax Ascent Capture, enabling the release of documents and metadata into the SharePoint library. Both XML and SOA standards are supported.
Uconnect, designed to bi-directionally integrate SharePoint with common business software like CRM, ERP, HR and accounting apps, streamlines the document management process. Users can implement a search directly from their business app of choice. These characteristics are a boon for departments like accounts payable, whose multiple headaches can find at least a bit of ease in direct integration between content-enabled and transaction-focused applications - a can-of-worms process that sounds simpler than it actually is.
Kenneth Dodson, the Director of Information Support Services for the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, wastes no time in lauding the merits of the SharePoint improvement proffered by 5280 Solutions. "5280 Solutions has exceeded our highest expectations," he says. "Our organization now has the ability to scan documents into SharePoint 2007 using the industry-leading Ascent Capture product from Kofax. We can also access scanned images and all other documents stored in SharePoint directly from our business software applications using Uconnect."
5280 Solutions is a division of Nelnet Technology Services, LLC. Their systems integration, software development and Microsoft consulting focus boasts an international client base and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. Their solutions and consulting services have notably assisted the befuddled with a range of Microsoft products, including Dynamics, SharePoint, Office and InfoPath.