Browser-based capture systems take advantage of the cost efficiencies that Web technologies offer – which is why they are becoming more popular. It is a solution that can enable an organization to more effectively process paper (forms with and without barcodes, checks, etc.) and hard cards right in their line-of-business application and reduce infrastructure support costs. However, what do you need to know before selecting a solution?
Here are six tips that will provide a better outcome.
- Select a true, browser-based application
- OR scan enable an existing browser based application
- OR build your own browser based application
- Choose a scanner that was designed to easily connect to browser-based applications
- Avoid more expensive PC requirements by choosing a scanner with onboard image processing so that no desktop software is needed
- Build what is right for your organization by purchasing a fully licensed scanner with a software development kit (SDK) to write and enable browser-based capture applications
- Sidestep support requirements for installation, upgrades, maintenance with a near zero-footprint solution and onboard image processing
- Select a system that will deliver critical transaction information to the right place at the right time using the right process
As they should, many organizations are cost conscious when it comes to a new solution. An added benefit of cloud-based, thin-client capture is that some solutions require minimal to no software on users’ PCs. IT managers love that aspect because they do not need to purchase more expensive machines to run software.
To make the setup of a browser-based, thin-client capture system simple, Kodak Alaris offers a solution that includes our KODAK ScanMate i1180 Scanner (with built-in image processing) and KODAK Info Input Solution (a true, browser-based application) and ECM® Captiva® Cloud Toolkit (included with our ScanMate i1180).
Are you familiar with the EMC® Captiva® Cloud Toolkit? It enables scanning from browser-based applications within virtual environments. Here’s a quick look at what the benefits that the Cloud Toolkit offers.
- Easy to deploy and maintain as there is no need to download application components to enable browser based scanning
- Great compatibility by leveraging industry standard Web services to ensure every Web browser and Web development environment will work
- Makes scanning as easy as printing by giving the developer full programmatic control over every aspect of the scanning process
- Leverages the power of the ISIS driver which comes bundled with the ScanMate i1180 Scanner
Hopefully this blog provided you with helpful guidance. Do you have any questions about what else would be needed for the proper integration of a browser-based, thin-client capture system?