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Volume 6, Number 19 -- May 16, 2006

Kofax Ships Enterprise Version of Ascent Capture

Published: May 16, 2006

by Alex Woodie

Kofax last week announced a new enterprise version of its popular Ascent Capture electronic document workflow management system. It also unveiled a range of enhancements with Ascent Capture version 7.5. Together, the new releases should provide its customers with more flexibility in choosing the solution that works best for them, the Southern California company says.

New features delivered with Ascent Capture 7.5 Enterprise include support for Windows emulation, including Citrix Presentation Server and Microsoft Terminal Services, and support for deploying the Ascent Capture Internet Server on IBM's WebSphere application server. Larger organizations that have many users who need to access the Ascent Capture workflow screens through a network--as opposed to running the software locally on a PC--are the best candidates for this enterprise feature.

New features common to both the standard and enterprise versions of Ascent Capture with version 7.5 include productivity tracking capabilities, the capability to process a single document or multiple documents, according to business needs, and new deployment utilities for setting up the Internet Server component of the suite.

Lastly, this release also introduces the new "VRS QC Later" feature. This feature employs Kofax's VirtualReScan (VRS) technology, which automatically straightens, crops, and optimizes the readability of scanned documents in real time. Instead of halting the entire scanning process when a poor quality image turns up, the new VRS QC Later feature compartmentalizes the bad images so users can deal with them at a later time.



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Editor: Alex Woodie
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