Info Input Solution

Web-based software that transforms documents from a variety of sources into data that goes to work for you.

A web-based platform for production and distributed scanning environments

Info Input Solution is a web-based document capture solution that makes it easy to share data from scanned documents across your organization. You can capture data using a mobile app or extract it from a variety of digital file types across your organization, even off-site.

 

Employees can:

  • Maintain productivity even with no web connection: Info Input can securely store documents locally for 24 hours .
  • Access the solution anywhere: Remote workers can access the platform from any browser or device, including TWAIN-compliant scanners, Android and iOS devices, and MFPs.
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Reliable information and world-class support

With Info Input Solution, you can easily capture complete, accurate information on the first scan. The intuitive user interface requires minimal training and reduces errors with one-button easy scanning from within your business applications. You can also:

  • Validate scripts automatically and perform multiple database lookups to ensure flexibility for administrators to enforce business rules.
  • Save time by simplifying your workflows: there’s no need to waste time swapping between application screens.
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Info Input Advanced Form Designer

Capture and index intelligently and efficiently

Intelligent features like advanced indexing and extraction get information into your business processes quickly and accurately.

  • Powerful image adjustment tools improve image quality by correcting skewed scans, adjusting contrast, and more.
  • Reduce processing time by automatically extracting key data from documents via bar code, OCR, ICR, or OMR.
  • Easily drag and drop files into different batches.
  • Monitor batch status to check details and prevent duplication.

The optional Advanced Form Designer module is available for advanced indexing. Design your data entry screens to look like the original documents to easily validate index information directly on the form instead of an indexing grid. This is particularly helpful when index data is located on multiple document pages, such as order forms and health coverage applications.

Easy to deploy and manage across your enterprise

With Info Input, you’ll realize savings across the board in setup, maintenance, and software updates because the solution is deployed centrally via a web browser. You’ll have consistent job setup and configuration no matter what platform or device is in use. It’s easy to set up using your existing infrastructure and seamlessly integrates with your Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Process Management, and other business workflow solutions.

  • Export to any ODBC-compatible database or a delimited ASCII file
  • Drag and drop files into separate batches
  • Deploy new projects in minutes
  • Quickly import job setups from other systems such as Kofax
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classification and extraction screen

Classification & Extraction

With the optional Classification and Extraction module, you can automatically determine document type for valid processing after scanning. Separate documents and extract data without having to manually sort documents or use document separator sheets during preparation.

  • Optical mark recognition (OMR) indexing accurately captures information from forms such as checkbox responses
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) captures machine-printed characters and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) captures and translates hand-written characters. This requires an add-on purchase of Nuance engine (a Kodak Alaris partner) or you can purchase a cloud engine from either Microsoft, Amazon, or Google.

Grow and take on future needs

Info Input Solution grows with your data capture needs—from a single department to complex, high-volume enterprise requirements.

  • One server can support thousands of users and process billions of pages
  • System upgrades pushed to thousands of users instantly
  • Works with both SQL Server and Oracle
  • Supports Windows and Linux operating systems
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Specifications

Info Input Batch

System requirements for the Info Input Solution Application Server: 

CPU
  • Minimum requirement is 2 cores at 2GHz.
  • For high volume systems, the recommended configuration is 4 cores @2.5+ GHz, or 8 cores of older / slower CPUs.
  • When the Info Input Solution HTML Client is used by end-users, additional CPU is required for the HTML supporting service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • When the Info Input Solution Classification and Extraction server-side engines are used in the Job Workflow(s), additional CPU is required for the Info Input Solution Core service/process. The hardware specs depend on the use case and estimated load.
  • For virtual environments, features like Intel VT-x / VT-d and AMD V / Vi must be supported by the processors, activated on the machine, enabled in the Virtualization product and activated for the virtual machine.
Memory
  • Minimum memory size is 4 GB.
  • Recommended memory size for high volume systems is 8 GB.
Operating System
  • WINDOWS Server 2012 / 2016 / 2019
  • Red Hat 7 / 8
Disk
Single server installation: The recommended configuration is a dedicated disk array (RAID 5 or 10) either physically installed on the server, or exported over a dedicated high-speed Storage Area Network (SAN). The minimum configuration is a single disk, again either physically installed in the server, or exported over a SAN.

Cluster installation: The recommended configuration is a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit, using a file system native to the OS of the application servers, connected to the server over a dedicated high-speed network. The minimum configuration is a NAS that can be used by all nodes in the server cluster.
Network
Single server: The recommended configuration is separate networks for HTTP, Database and storage traffic, if external storage is used. All networks should be at least 1 Gb and all nodes should be attached to the networks through switches. The minimum configuration for low volume systems is a single 1 Gb network.

Server cluster: In addition to the single-server recommended configuration, the recommended configuration for a cluster is to provide additional networks for cluster heartbeat and reverse proxy to cluster node HTTP traffic. The minimum configuration for low volume systems is a single 1 Gb network.

 

Software requirements for the Info Input Solution Application Server: 

Database
  • SQL Server 2014 / 2016 / 2017 / 2019
  • Oracle 11.2 / 12.1 / 18c / 19c.

Bundled Database in installer: If during installation, you choose to install a new instance of SQL Server 2017 Express, the operating system must meet the minimum requirements:

  • SQL Server 2017 installer will automatically install/enable Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.
  • Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require KB2919355 before installing .NET Framework 4.6.

For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for installing SQL Server 2017 at the Microsoft website.


System requirements for user workstations running Info Input Solution HTML Client:: 

Operating Systems
  • All supported Windows OS versions (Windows 8.1, 10, Server 2012, 2016 and 2019)
Web Browsers
  • All contemporary web browsers are supported: Google Chrome v40+, MS Edge, MS Internet Explorer v11, Mozilla Firefox 40+, Mozilla Firefox ESR 40+, Apple Safari (on Mac OS). 


 

System requirements for user workstations running Info Input Solution Client:: 

Operating Systems
  • All supported Windows OS versions (Windows 8.1, 10, Server 2012, 2016 and 2019)
  • All supported Mac OS versions. 
Web Browsers
  • All contemporary web browsers are supported: Google Chrome v40+, MS Edge, MS Internet Explorer v11, Mozilla Firefox 40+, Mozilla Firefox ESR. 
  • The Info Input Solution Client application is also offered through web browsers that support java plug in: MS Internet Explorer (v8 up to v11), Mozilla Firefox (v3.6 up to v51), Mozilla Firefox ESR (up to v52). Java Runtime Environment version 8, 32-bit and 64-bit, is also required in this case. 

 

Info Input Transactional

Server Node (Back-end HTML Service)
Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Red Hat Linux 7, 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 / 15
Software requirements
  • Apache Tomcat 8.5.57 64bit (included in the package)
  • A License Service, which is included in the package; this is usually installed on the same physical server as the Apache Tomcat server.

NOTE: For the License Service installation, a license key is required.

Hardware requirements

The system requirements and specs (i.e., CPU and memory) depend on the use-case and estimated load.

User Client Node (Front-end HTML Client)
Software requirements
  • OpenText Cloud Toolkit 3.0 for scanning with a TWAIN or ISIS compatible scanner (included in the distribution package)
  • A supported browser:
    • Mozilla Firefox 40+
    • Google Chrome 40+
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    • Apple Safari

Reviews and Awards

BLI BuyersLab 2021 Pick

BLI Winter Pick - Outstanding DC & Workflow Optimization Solution

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BuyersLab Platinum Tested Solution 2021

Info Input Solution Earns BLI Platinum Seal

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BLI Scanner Line of the Year 2021

BLI 2021 Scanner Line of the Year

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