David Crewe Ltd

Kofax Consultancy

10 May 2023 (updated post from January 2018)

SBL Scripts - Moving to C# and VB.Net

As of Kofax Capture v11.1, SBL scripting will no longer be supported.

All existing SBL scripts will need to be removed or rewritten before upgrading to 11.1

This article discusses moving from SBL to C# or VB.Net and provides a free tool for locating SBL scripts in your Kofax setup...

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26 February 2019

Build Your Own Custom Export in 5 Minutes.

Kofax Capture includes two export connectors as standard - the Text Export Connector, and the Database Export Connector.

Whilst these may be useful for some basic export requirements, in most cases some customisation of the text output is required in order to be useful for upload to a repository. You may require a specific format for upload, or a particular XML layout for example.

In standard Kofax there is no way to configure the text out, and you would need to write a custom export connector for each new requirement.

Custom Text Export and its new Template Designer allow you to design your own custom output in minutes, with absolutely no coding required.

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30 January 2018

KTM Document Routing - easier than you might think!

In Kofax Capture, advanced batch splitting and document routing involves the use of workflow agents and/or custom modules.

This can be off putting for those with little development experience, or lacking the required development environment.

In KTM however, Document Routing is all achieved relatively easily within the project. We show you how here...

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16 January 2018

Kofax Capture 11 - Good News, Bad News.

The latest version of Kofax Capture was released at the end of October 2017.

This article discusses some of the good and bad news that the new release brings...

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09 January 2018

Decoupling the Export Process.

Tight integration with Kofax is possible for a large number of backend systems and repositories.

In many cases there are pressing business/process-centred reasons for tight integration between the capture and workflow systems.

However, there are equally many reasons why a decoupled approach can be beneficial...

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06 June 2017

This is actually a repost of a blog piece from last year, but is as relevant now as it was then...

The Benefits of Thinking Small.

We often think that we should always try to see 'the big picture', and that 'bigger is better'.

There are certainly reasons why we think this, and in many cases it is the right approach to try to plan ahead for growth, seek out step-change opportunities, and future-proof your processes and systems.

However, there are huge benefits to be found in thinking small as well...

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17 April 2017

Spring Cleaning.

Spring is well and truly here (well in the UK at least), and it's time for a Spring Clean of your capture system.

Just like like the dust behind the sofa, and the cracked tile you never got around to replacing, your capture system gets 'dirty' over time. If you don't keep it tidy, you are building up problems for the future...

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14 December 2016

Scripts! You shouldn't be afraid.

People are often put off of adding scripts in Kofax if they are not proficient coders or developers. Whilst this is understandable, it can really hold back the productivity of your Capture system.

Some scripting is obviously more involved and will require a greater technical skill level, but there are hundreds of very small scripts which can help users save time, and these can be very easy to implement. We have written some guides to get you started with Kofax scripts, and even provide a few snippets you can use to get going...

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14 December 2016

Conditional Validation.

Kofax Capture offers a great way to Validate your documents - you can see the image and all the data which has been read.

However, the default behaviour is to see all documents. We often get projects where almost all documents don't really need checking, but just one or two per batch do.

There is no standard feature to change the default behaviour, but it is possible in some fairly basic scripts to add some clever functionality so that we only need to check the documents where data is missing or of low confidence...

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14 December 2016

KTM without KTM?.

You have some documents with some data extraction requirements. Pretty standard stuff, but you have a problem - the data moves from document to document.

We know that KTM can cope easily with this sort of moving data, but standard Kofax Capture really doesn't.

If this isn't a big project, then KTM is going to be too expensive. Keying from image is too slow. If only there was another way...

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14 December 2016

Validate 1 in 10 Documents.

In another blog article we discussed document level conditional validation.

This is a great way to skip validation where we know that documents meet certain criteria, but what if we don't have the ability to check that?

We can waste a huge amount of time and effort - and therefore cost and productivity - checking documents which don't need checking.

What would be good if we could just see a selection of documents per batch and if anything looks wrong, still have the ability to check all documents...

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14 December 2016

Assigning a Default Form Type.

Sometimes we get a project where we can't classify every document which we scan, but we still need to pass them though the system and produce an export.

Documents which don't classify can cause a batch to go to Quality Control - meaning that a user will need to manually intervene to determine what to do.

If we could just assign a default 'unclassified' type of definition we could save a huge amount of time spent in QC...

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