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Datacap Fields at Document Level


In a recent Datacap project, I was facing a challenge where I wasn’t able to implement Document Level fields. It was really a simple task. The customer had a standard form with 10 pages (fixed) where they wanted to manually index some fields at the Document level. Only first two pages in the document had any real data.

Typically, Datacap solutions almost always have page-level fields and page-level end-user indexing. All validation within Verify task is typically performed at the page level. This is all neat and makes sense. But what about common fields that are same across all pages …

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So you want to learn Datacap?


I was recently asked to mentor a new hire at my workplace. The person was hired as a senior developer and had a lot of programming and analytical experience. He had just never worked in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space and was especially new to the world of Document Capture and OCR technologies. The goal was to train him so that he could help with the customer projects that involved Datacap as part of the solution.

Datacap isn’t something that anyone could just pick up quickly and take on complex tasks. I knew that we needed to give the …

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IBM’s role in Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

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“Managing” content isn’t enough. It is important that you be able to access the correct version of a document or record. Content must be managed so that it can be used to attain business objectives.

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the collection and systematic organization of content to be used by a target audience. ECM is not a single technology, a methodology or a process. It is a dynamic combination of strategic solutions and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver information.

Regardless of the industry, the main objective is to always remove dependence of Physical Paper and …

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Snow in Dallas – February 2011

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Today is 4th day off from school. Kids sure are happy campers!

This snowy weather reminds me of Michigan. When it was snowing earlier this morning, those were the biggest snowflakes I have seen in the State of Texas since I moved here from Michigan back in 2004.

Here are some more pictures from my front yard……

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Yahoo Email on Android over WIFI

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For the longest time, I thought that I couldn’t access my yahoo email from my Smartphone. I have Motorola Cliq and I have managed to use it to its full capacity, well almost full capacity, without the data plan and over WIFI only. The official word is, if I didn’t have a data plan, I couldn’t use yahoo email over WIFI on Android OS using built-in accounts.

Yahoo apparently has some kind of arrangement with T-Mobile where it would work on a data plan but not on WIFI. For it to work on WIFI (and for POP access via any …

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