With Application Adapters for Oracle WebCenter, you can configure business application solutions such as Imaging Solution and Managed Attachments Solution to easily access, view, and act on your business transactions.
Solutions include the Imaging Solution, which provides imaging, capture, and workflow capabilities using Oracle WebCenter Content: Imaging, and the Managed Attachments Solution, which enables business users to attach, scan, and retrieve documents stored in an Oracle WebCenter Content Server (Content Server) repository.
This chapter covers the following topics:
The Imaging Solution provides imaging, capture, and workflow capabilities using Oracle WebCenter Content: Imaging. Depending on configuration, use the Imaging Solution for tasks such as the following:
Launch Imaging from your business application, and select and perform workflow tasks. When you view a selected task, you acquire it for your use and it is no longer available to other users.
View attached images and metadata values. Use Imaging's tools for viewing, annotating, and redacting images, as your permissions allow.
Key entries in your business application while viewing images and related values in the Imaging viewer. See Keying Entries From Images.
Perform actions related to the workflow task, such as routing, canceling, updating, and completing tasks.
Scan or upload supporting documents for a selected business application record.
View supporting images for a business application record without leaving the business application.
An Imaging Solution configured for invoice processing might work as follows:
An invoice is uploaded, metadata values are assigned, and a task for processing the invoice is generated. Typically, tasks are pooled into profiles from which groups of users select. You may have access to tasks in multiple profiles.
Additional action commands are typically provided in a side panel. You might route the task to another user or group for approval, add comments for others to view, skip the task, or re-scan or delete the task's document.
Most often, changes you make in your business application are synchronized with Imaging, and vice versa.
When configured, the Imaging Solution enables you to easily key entries in your business application while viewing a related image on another monitor. For example, you might follow this sequence to process invoices:
Values are synchronized between Imaging and your business application. For example, suppose the amount was incorrectly listed in the Imaging summary values. If you entered a different amount in the invoice entry window (based on the invoice image), the Imaging metadata value is updated.
If configured, the invoice image is stored as an attachment to the corresponding business application record.
An Imaging Solution configured for capturing supporting documents might work as follows:
An Imaging Solution configured for viewing supporting documents might work as follows:
The Managed Attachments Solution enables business users to attach, scan, store, and retrieve attachments stored in an Oracle WebCenter Content Server repository. A Content Server repository enables users throughout an enterprise to view, collaborate on, and retire content, ensuring that content is secure, accurate, and up-to-date.
Depending on configuration, use the Managed Attachments Solution for tasks such as the following:
Check in new documents to Content Server and attach them to the selected business application entity
Scan and import documents using Oracle Distributed Document Capture, attaching them to the selected business application
Open documents in their native application, Web-viewable format, or AutoVue viewer (if configured)
Detach documents from the selected business application entity
Search Content Server and attach documents to the selected business application entity from the Content Server repository; drill down by searching within search results
Check out documents, locking them from changes by other users
Modify a document's metadata values
If configured, view a previous attached revision and update the attachment revision
View an attached document's information
A Managed Attachments Solution configured for capturing employee documents such as passports might work as follows:
A Managed Attachments Solution configured for viewing employee identity documents might work as follows: