|Oracle® Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Imaging and Process Management
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E12782-01
This section contains the following topics:
Oracle I/PM integrates with Oracle Document Capture and Oracle Distributed Document Capture to allow you to convert physical documents into an electronic format to be uploaded to Oracle I/PM. Ensure that Oracle Document Capture has been configured with the Oracle I/PM 11g commit driver. Talk to the Oracle Document Capture administrator or see the administration documentation for Oracle Document Capture or Oracle Distributed Document Capture.
Oracle I/PM leverages Oracle Content Server as a repository for document storage and retrieval. Oracle Content Server supports both out-of-the-box content management services and open, customizable integration options that can manage a broad range of enterprise content such as emails, documents, and images from different content sources. Content Server supports Oracle and SQL Server databases to allow indexing and storage of content in a variety of ways. Depending on the database and configuration, documents and metadata can be stored within the database, on a file system, or a combination of both. Flexible search options allow you to configure the repository to support either metadata searching or full-text searching per I/PM application to provide the most applicable search capabilities.
Oracle I/PM is designed to leverage many of the features of Oracle WebLogic Server including its standard J2EE architecture, integrations with Oracle security components, scalability including clustering, system management tools like Enterprise Manager, WebLogic Scripting Tools, and Fusion Middleware Control.
A connection to a BPEL server is used to initiate a BPEL process when documents are uploaded to Oracle I/PM, allowing for business process integration across the enterprise.