Relying on the old filing cabinet filled with paper documents is becoming more and more of burden. Your competition knows that electronic document management brings cost down and streamlines their operations. Are you ready to break away from the paper and get your document management solution in place? Great! That’s our specialty.
The phrase “document management” is rather broad and can apply to a variety of scenarios depending on the needs (and size) of the business. In some instances we are talking about a system that merely gives us an efficient way to scan paper and save it out in an orderly, intuitive structure. Other times, we need to bring in search and viewing capabilities that are all handled inside a single piece of software. Likewise we may be working with more than just digital versions of paper files, such as MS Office documents, CAD drawings and graphics files. We can even run into the need for advanced features like document lifecycle management and workflow. These features are especially important when regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley apply, to keep prying eyes away from critical information, and to limit liability by removing old docs once they’ve passed their business or regulatory prime.
If you have a Search/Retrieval configuration that you want to have Sort by more than one column do the following.
1. Open the configuration pad in Notepad.
2. Search for the option value <SORT_FIELD>
3. Normally there is one value in the section that looks like this: <SORT_FIELD>FIELD1</SORT_FIELD>
4. Add the fields that you want to search by as the database columns like this: <SORT_FIELD>[FIELD1],[FIELD2]</SORT_FIELD>
Any document processed with SimpleIndex can be uploaded directly to your SharePoint document library, and any custom columns or metadata tags can be set automatically using the SimpleIndex index field values. Find out more at our SharePoint Document Scanning page. Integrated custom metadata is only supported in SharePoint 2010 and above, including SharePoint Online / Office 365. Microsoft .NET 3.5 and the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model are required and must be installed separately in version 7. Version 8 includes a download option in the Global Settings Wizard. Version 8.4 and above include them automatically. Version 7 users can Download the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model here. To configure SharePoint export, go to the Advanced Options screen in your Job Options and enter the URL of your document library in the SharePoint Document Library URL setting. The easiest way to integrate with SimpleIndex is to simply map a network drive to the SharePoint document library and set you
Windows Search works great with SimpleIndex because all index data can be saved to the folder and file names as well as the file properties, and OCR text can be saved to hidden layers in PDF files. Windows Search will read all of these elements when building its index and will return any matching files when you search. Using Windows Search on a file server allows for instantaneous searching across terabytes of documents and text for all of the users on your network. IFilters allow Windows Search to search within file contents. Here are three popular PDF IFilters that will enable text searching for PDF files: Foxit PDF IFilter (commercial) TET PDF IFilter (free/commercial) Adobe PDF IFilter (32-bit / 64-bit) (free) If you have issues with PDF text searching in Windows 10, this article has detailed instructions for resolving PDF IFilter issues: https://fixedit.itxpress.biz/2018/07/05/searching-pdfs-in-windows-10/
Is the document Search/Retrieval and View functions available in SimpleIndex or available only with the SimpleSearch add-on module?
All of the search functions can be used with any SimpleIndex license. SimpleSearch is only needed to enable searching from other workstations.
I have a scanner/copier that creates PDF and TIFF files and saves them to my file server. Can I use SimpleIndex to create a searchable CD/DVD from these files?
This feature is included in SimpleIndex at no additional cost and is called the Media Wizard.
The Media Wizard is located in the “Send” file menu and is called Media Wizard. It allows you to burn your images, indexes, a database and a free SimpleSearch viewer for just the CD or DVD. It also provides an easy way to get the maximum amount of information on the media that you want it on.
You set up the Media Wizard by pointing it to your image folder and database and you select the media that you would like to put it on. It then saves a file folder with all the files that you would need in the size of the media you are using in the location that you designate. You then burn these files using the burning application of your choice.
If the database you use to store index information has security access features, you can use these to manage access to documents with SimpleIndex retrieval mode.
In your database, create user accounts and groups and assign them the appropriate permissions to records in your document database.
In SimpleIndex, check the “Require Logon” option on the Logging tab to force the user to logon to the database using the accounts you created. When they search and view documents, they will only be able to access records that the corresponding database user has been assigned access to.
On the Database tab there dropdown in the lower portion of the panel for Full Text OCR Field. Put the name of the field that will store the full-text data there. This must be configured both for Insert and Retrieval mode configurations. The database field needs to be sufficient length to store the entire text of your document. Of course, the Insert Mode configuration must have “Enable Full Page OCR” checked to generate full text data from images. Text from MS Office documents, PDF files and existing OCR text files can be used without setting this option. When designing your Retrieval Mode configuration, create a Text field to use for full text search queries. On the Database tab, set the corresponding “Database Field Name” to the full text database field. When searching on your full text field, SimpleIndex finds the text you enter no matter where it appears in the document. It is able to match partial words. It does not perform boolean or natural language search
SimpleIndex® is a great solution for small businesses and departments that need a quick and affordable way to scan, organize and view documents. SimpleIndex provides a wide variety of retrieval options, many of which require no special software to find and view documents. The most affordable solution uses Windows folders and filenames to organize and find documents on a shared network drive. SimpleIndex lets you use index field values to create folders and filenames automatically, automating the process with barcodes, OCR and database lookups where possible. Other applications force the user to create folders and name files manually, making ad-hoc document management too labor-intensive to be practical. You may also use SimpleIndex with SimpleSearch to create a keyword-searchable database that lets you find and view documents based on one or more index values. There are several advantages to using SimpleSearch instead of Windows folders: Find documents based on specific keywords or phr