UnForm® is a platform-independent software product that creates, delivers, stores, and retrieves graphically enhanced documents from ERP application printing. A complete, end-to-end document management solution, UnForm interfaces at the point of printing to produce documents in various formats for printing and electronic delivery. Exact replicas of these documents can be stored in a secure archive for later retrieval by users via a web browser interface, or via powerful REST and command line APIs, allowing document access to be built into any application. External documents, such as scanned invoices or signed delivery documents, can be imported into archive libraries for further workflow automation.
Unform 9.0 is the latest version of this powerful, flexible, and comprehensive document management product.
UnForm has been successfully integrated with hundreds of applications in thousands of sites. Pre-defined rule files for many applications, including Addon, Appgen, Counterpoint, FACTS, OSAS, Traverse, and SX.e, have been developed to simplify implementation in these popular environments.
UnForm can work with any text, PDF, or PostScript input stream, including legacy ERP print data or XML output from other applications. This data triggers jobs that detect, format, and generate graphically enhanced documents in PCL5, PostScript, PDF, and other formats. Documents can be printed to laser printers, or emailed, or faxed, in any combination, under the control of a job definition. Extensive printer control for duplexing and tray management, as well as copy and logical formatting maintenance, provides implementors with powerful and flexible capabilities for document print jobs.
In addition to graphical enhancements, such as images, line drawing, barcodes, and font enhancements, UnForm jobs can utilize a full built-in programming language to manage job control from content, and to interact with the operating system and other applications. This level of control and flexibility is unique among document management products.
Document Archiving and Management
UnForm offers optional components for document archiving and management. Archiving while printing is an intuitive method of capturing document printing as your application produces those documents, eliminating the time-consuming scanning of documents as required by many document management applications. UnForm archives not just the the text of the job but also fully formatted PDF files. Access to these documents is provided by a powerful, zero-install Web Browser-based interface, from a command line, or via UnForm jobs themselves.
As an example of how an UnForm job can use archived documents, it is easy to add invoice images to a statement print job.
Another component of Document Management is the Image Manager tool, which is a Windows-based program that supports scanning or importing of images and other documents, and can automate document identification via barcode or OCR recognition. Jobs written in VBScript can further automate document property assignment, so that documents of a known format, such as signed delivery receipts, can be placed in the archives with little manual effort.
Most companies can easily justify the purchase of UnForm simply on the savings over pre-printed forms. Simply put, you never have to purchase a preprinted form again.
But laser forms are just the beginning of UnForm’s capabilities. With UnForm, you can print, store, email, and fax graphical versions of your invoices and statements. With electronic delivery of documents, savings are even greater by eliminating manual form handling and postage.
In addition, you can add processing intelligence to save time and effort in many ways. You can add item costing to a copy of an invoice and route that copy to the Accounting Department. You can use the ship-to information from a packing list and produce a mailing label. You can produce PDF versions of your reports for viewing on your intranet. With UnForm’s flexibility, you can accomplish virtually any task that can be driven from your printed data.
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