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Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft

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Pat Myers, Ike Kavas, Michael Muller, Clifford Laurin

Learn to use open source software to automate the processing of scanned and digital documents to save time, save money, and improve accuracy with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849693721
Paperback182 pages

About This Book

  • Learn the benefits of intelligent document capture and how to implement document capture using Ephesoft
  • Capture relevant information from your documents, even if they vary widely in format and appearance
  • Leverage the power of open source software to implement a cost effective solution for document capture
  • A practical guide providing examples for optimizing document capture for your business

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for information technology professionals interested in installing and configuring Ephesoft for their organization, but it is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about document capture in general.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Overview
History of document capture
Elements of document capture projects
Inside a capture system
What sets document capture apart from the other ECM tools?
Summary
Chapter 2: A Quick Tour of Ephesoft
The administrative user interface
Operator user interface
File system
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating a Batch Class
Copying an existing batch class
Creating new document types
System training for classification and separation
Creating fields
Basic Key/Value extraction
Regular expression listing
Export
Summary
Chapter 4: Processing a Batch
Starting a batch
Document review
Document validation
Summary
Chapter 5: Core Ephesoft Features
Classification
Multiple layouts for a single document type
Advanced KV extraction
Fuzzy DB
Using the Web Scanner
Uploading batches
Export
Configuration management of batch classes
Summary
Chapter 6: Ephesoft Extended Features
Other classification methods
RecoStar extraction
Table extraction
Scripting
External application integration
Custom workflow
Writing a custom plugin
Grid computing
Automatic learning
Summary
Chapter 7: Tips
Troubleshooting
Restarting the batch
No blank forms for training
Setting up Active Directory
Setting up e-mail processing
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the benefits of using intelligent document capture in your work place.
  • Learn to capture, classify, and separate any type of document.
  • Extract important information from your documents
  • Transfer the documents into your content management system
  • Customize Ephesoft to meet your unique business requirements
  • Automate data entry with OCR
  • Learn to automate business processes that depend on documents in paper, fax or email attachment format
  • Convert your paper archive to electronic records efficiently
  • Implement distributed capture for mailroom automation
  • Identify documents and group them without the use of barcodes or separator sheets.

In Detail

Ephesoft is an open source document capture solution. Everyone talks about the paperless work place but the reality is that paper still exists and will continue to be part of your business. Capturing the document’s content using Ephesoft can minimize the time your company spends reviewing and processing physical documents.

"Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft" teaches you about document capture in general and implementation of document capture using Ephesoft.

Start by learning about document capture, the history of document capture, and intelligent document capture. Progress to a tour of Ephesoft’s key features, including operator and administrator interfaces and then learn to configure Ephesoft to process your business’s specific document types and extract content from those documents. Finally, learn advanced customization techniques that make Ephesoft accommodate your unique business needs.

"Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft" will teach you to optimize the processing of your physical document, saving your company time and money.

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