Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Although the company has yet to make the launch date for its 3.0 version public (it will happen within the first quarter of 2014), Athento would like to present some of the advancements, improvements and functions of this new version.
The most important new feature of this version is the integration of document management and document capture modules into one interface. Up to and including version 2.0, the capture module was an independent application. In the new 3.0 version, this function will be grouped under the “Capture” module of Athento. Athento’s capture function includes the definition of templates for automatic classification of documents and the extraction of data from them. What’s more, Athento will also offer various diverse automatic validation mechanisms in this new version: comparing extracted metadata, validation using QR codes or bar codes, etc. Over the past few releases of the product, new standards for codes (such as PDF-417, which can already be recognized by the software) have been incorporated. Massive capture will also feature improvements, specifically the monitoring feature for folders, which will permit users to import hierarchies of folders.
In addition to documents, Athento will also allow for the creation, maintenance and management of records. These records can also have their own life cycles and will be framed within a defined context for each business. The concept of context of records has been kept very much in mind in the development of this new version: Athento, for example, permits the definition of series framed within a business classification scheme. The way in which Athento manages files is also one of the most revolutionary points of the software since, in contrast to other systems, Athento does not view cases as simple containment elements or folders: it thinks about the interaction of the entities who take part in their development, such as the business units from which they are created. This means better information, flexibility and time savings when it comes to develop specific features for Athento.
Finally, the company would like to emphasize its bet on bringing value to users of ECM platforms, thanks to Athento’s ability to run on top of them. “Athento brings intelligence and automation of tasks on platforms such as SharePoint, Alfresco or Open Text. This allows users to cover needs such as those related to organization and automatic categorization of their documents. In the same way, Athento can help get them to manage their business information in an integrated way, and through the different states of the life cycle, without having to abandon using their favourite platforms,” says José Luis de la Rosa, CEO of Yerbabuena Software.
Athento Smart Document Management incorporates leading-edge technology such as Machine Learning, Semantics and Image Processing to automate processes related to work on documents. Athento helps businesses automate processes related to the capture, management, storage and delivery of documents. With Athento, a company can get the traditional functionality offered by a document management system, as well as all the functionality of a capture system; and, with modules, also cover needs of delivery, storage and BPM. For businesses, this means a significant reduction of costs and a global document management system that’s robust and integrated within their IT systems.
Athento is used by business such as the DIA Group and Leroy Merlin.