Document Storage & Handling

Get documents into your document management system. Quickly, easily.

ActiveDocs Opus allows documents to be stored in and retrieved from locations other than its built-in database. These options include:

  • Web Services
  • File system
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • WebDAV-compliant applications

ActiveDocs Opus Composition Server's management utilities allow the specification of alternative storage locations on a subsite basis.

Web Services

Completed documents can be sent automatically to a nominated Web Service, from where they can also be retrieved.

Using a Web Service as a document repository or delivery system opens up exciting new possibilities for post-creation handling of documents. ActiveDocs provides a specification for the Web Service interface that allows the document bytes, metadata, and Answers to be sent.

The Web Service, developed by the customer or a third-party integrator, would typically interact with another application such as a Document Management System, storage system, workflow product, or delivery system, using the document information to make intelligent decisions about the onward handling of the document.

File System

Any file system location accessible by the ActiveDocs Opus Composition Server can be nominated as a document repository where documents are sent automatically on completion. Alternative locations may be specified through the use workflows or document compilation in Automated Mode.

Using the file system as a repository opens up further possibilities such as the use of monitored "hot folders".

Microsoft SharePoint

Any Microsoft SharePoint library accessible by the ActiveDocs Opus Composition Server can be nominated as a document repository where documents are sent automatically on completion.

Documents sent to a Microsoft SharePoint library are subsequently managed by Microsoft SharePoint according to that library's configuration.

ActiveDocs Opus supports further integration with Microsoft SharePoint. There's a page describing the integration points here.

WebDAV-Compliant Applications

Any WebDAV-compliant application accessible by the ActiveDocs Opus Composition Server can be nominated as a document repository where documents are sent automatically on completion. Alternative locations may be specified through the use of document compilation in Automated Mode.

Documents sent to a WebDAV-compliant application are subsequently managed by that application.

 
 

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