Posted on January 31, 2014 by Bill Wallen
Oracle has rolled WebCenter Capture (formerly Oracle Document Capture) into the Fusion Middleware Suite with the release of WebCenter Capture 18.104.22.168 (PS7). This release comes packed with a new document lifecycle, redesigned look & feel, and other notables sure to make this revision more robust and appealing.
With this release, Oracle has not only redesigned the implementation, they have also put a new spin on terms long accepted in the Capture products lifecycle like file cabinet, scanning, importing, indexing, and committing. Instead, Oracle has opted for a new lifecycle coined:
Batches have several states that can be assigned including:
Capture is now a predominantly Web-based application with an ADF UI that Fusion Middleware practitioners and users alike will recognize. No more is the Windows-only thick client that had to be installed and patched on individual workstations. Distributed Document Capture (ODDC) has also been relieved of its duties. Instead, Oracle has opted for segregated applications for the Capture interface - one for management and the other for end-user consumption. Welcome the Capture client and console.
The Capture client application is employed by end-users to capture documents, review and associate metadata, and release them for further processing. Scan profiles and index profiles are no longer segregated into separate windows in favor of an all-in-one Capture workspace.
The Capture console application is used by workspace managers to administer Capture workspaces, sort of like file cabinets of yesteryear. Workspaces contain:
Processor jobs for individual workspaces have replaced the previously known Import, Recognition, and Commit Servers. The available processors are:
WebCenter Capture security is now fully integrated with Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS). User credentialing is trusted to the identity store defined in Weblogic. Capture security has also been revamped into roles that users can be assigned to using Enterprise Manager. These roles include:
Capture Workspace Managers
Capture Workspace Viewers
Recognition Server capability remains a Windows-only installation. Previous versions of Capture had built-in recognition of bar codes and patch codes; however, in this release, all recognition is the responsibility of a Recognition Server.
Processing metrics are available via Enterprise Manager for determining Capture efficacy.
Capture is more integrated with Fusion Middleware
1. Browser-based client
2. Scripts written in industry standard language
3. Graphical presentation of conversion metrics