Last August, iDatix (news site) made it onto the KMWorld's list of 100 trend-setting products for 2008. At the time there was speculation that it might have made the list because of iLink, its application integration solution.

Allowing for tighter integration with third party applications, iLink provides the ability for a user to create buttons and keyboard shortcuts that link to a particular function within iDatix iSynergy ECM.

This week saw another third party application -- eCopy’s (news site) ShareScan -- getting the full integration treatment.

Connector Enables Electronic Workflows

This new connector -- iSynergy Connector for eCopy ShareScan -- enables users to incorporate paper-based documents into electronic workflows of critical business processes.

And all the users have to do is "e-copy" them to an iSynergy Enterprise Content Management (ECM) application, transforming eCopy ShareScan software into a client of an iSynergy server.

The end result of this integration is a solution that allows users to capture business documents across an enterprise, store them in an iSynergy repository, while eliminating scanning errors and preserving image quality.

For the security-conscious, it also tracks lifecycle of a document: not just to the workspace the documents are accessed from, but also (through validation) the person who accessed it.

Document Capture Capabilities

With the iDatix connector it is easier to index and route documents from eCopy to iSynergy. Some features include:

  • A user-friendly interface
  • Direct store and index capabilities
  • Active Directory integration enabling single sign-on function
  • Scalable solutions for small to global enterprises
  • Save function enabling multiple, or single page storage as TIFF images

In addition, authorized end users can access recently used profiles with one touch, so documents can be stored quickly and securely.

Uniquely, iSynergy applications can be changed "on the fly" without the loss of documents that have been scanned in previously, while the interface can support nine eCopy buttons for multiple scanning and store into specific applications.

Requiring minimal administrator training, and (supposedly) no end user training, it currently supports Canon and Ricoh multifunctional devices and TWAIN-supported document scanners. This is just the latest adventure with iLink and iDatix’s move to enable integration with its iSynergy ECM.

It is early to say whether users will like the functionality the connector is supposed to provide. However, with iLink the only thing that is certain is that there will be future announcements of the same kind probably sooner rather than later.