Office Hours: Perceptive Experience

Perceptive Experience is the next-generation web client for Perceptive Content (ImageNow), delivering content services via a single, adaptable user interface. Perceptive Content Apps are applets that deliver Perceptive Experience. Content Apps are modular in design and can be pieced together to combine platform capabilities into tailored user interfaces.


Adam Kinney:

All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to my office hours on Perceptive Experience. A little bit about Perceptive Experience, in HTML5, replacement for WebNow. The latest version of Perceptive Content does not actually have WebNow, so that’s why I use the term replacement. Used to be an alternative. In the latest version it is an actual replacement now so that’s the version that we are going to be looking at today, Perceptive Content enhancement pack one, essentially 7.4. A little bit about some upcoming webinars. You can see we got some OnBase stuff coming up, some dates, sometimes, more information at the link below.

Upcoming office hours, iScripting office hours, find previously recorded webinars link, and we’ll be doing a presentation on the new ImageNow version as a whole, essentially, instead of just focusing on experience, February 5th. My name is Adam Kinney, I am your demo-er in chief. I’m Senior Technical Architect at RPI, been here about two and a half years, yeah [editor’s note: we’re proud to say that Adam has actually been with RPI for three and a half years now, yeah]. Previous to that I was working at Hyland, 2010. I live in St. Paul. Spend a lot of time shoveling snow. And my Superbowl prediction this year, Packers 14, Chiefs, 19. I don’t think Mahomes is going to be stopped. I’m a Packers fan, so just know that is completely unbiased, it’s realistic and professional. You heard it here first.

Throughout this Office Hours it’s pretty informal. Go ahead and submit any questions you have, our producer Mike Hopkins will let me know when you chime in, so you can go ahead and get anything answered that we can. If we can’t get it answered, we will follow up and see what information we can get you. Without further ado, let’s go ahead and start looking at Perceptive Content. I’m going to start on the back end of, excuse me, Perceptive Experience. We’re going to start on the backend. I’ll give you a little bit, real quick, what Perceptive Experience looks like back here. It is a Tomcat web app. You’ve got your config files, but it sits on Tomcat. Requires SSL, so you can use a cell insert if you don’t mind an untrusted URL, but otherwise it also leverages integration server. As far as licensing goes, it uses Perceptive Content combo licenses. Those are necessary. And installation is pretty straight forward. You can go ahead.

Doesn’t take too long, it’s just extracting a folder into Tomcat web app’s directory. That’s the backend in a nutshell. We’ll go ahead and actually get into the application. Standard screen here, a lot of this can be customized to your liking. Won’t get into how to do that, but it’s in a config file. Go ahead and log in and check it out. So, here’s your front screen. It’s your landing page. You’ve got basically the equivalent of what you see on your toolbar. Fancy new client by the way. But the look and feel is pretty similar to the ImageNow toolbar you’re familiar with. Let’s go ahead. There is a capture option here sometimes. I’ve disabled it mainly because we don’t have the licensing to do a web scanning toolkit, but it is possible for this application to interact with your scanner. You have to have certain licenses and some things installed on the backend, but you can capture documents via scanner with experience. Let’s go into what we do have, let’s start with documents here.

You can see your document views on the left, something you’re familiar with. You’ve got private and public filters. So, on the newer features is these private filters. I’ve made one myself. Pretty straightforward. Create a new filter, we’ll just call it test. And then you simply add your parameters that you want, that’s just you prompted. Created within equal to, and then it will prompt your message. Save that. Call it test. Execute it. It’s not prompting me. It’s supposed to be. Oh, I see. Save it. Anyway you can get these prompts. Pretty straight forward, searching options you’ve got here. Let’s go ahead and open a document here and take a look at what it actually looks like in content. So, here’s your standard document view. That’s going to be what it’s by default. You’ve got some document controls down here, your zooms, everything like that. You can rotate. All the stuff you’re used to in the client.

This also works on mobile, and I’m going to do the best I can show you. This is just a Google Chrome mobile simulator, but you can get a view for what it’ll look like on a mobile device using this. We just go by sender ID, one, two, three. I’m pretty sure it cleans this up, but you can see scroll here. And you’ve got your document. So mobile devices, it does work on. Obviously the bigger the screen, the better. Your custom properties and your document properties over here build one through five. We’ll get into a little bit more of this view here. You’ve got options here, just like in the client how you can customize where and what you want to see alongside with your document. Here, if any of you are familiar with relationships. They are valid, they do show up down here, work just like in the client. You got the document open, bring up your related document.

You also can view your forms. I don’t know if this one has any form data but we’ll bring up on that does eventually. Some of your document forms, we’ve got quite a few here, but you can see they are presentable in here. This document doesn’t have any tasks associated with it, but you can actually see your tasks at the bottom as well through this. [inaudible 00:07:45] feature. Let’s get rid of some things. [inaudible 00:07:51] thumbnail, insert properties. So, we’ve got a document. There’s a few things you can do with a document here that you’re familiar with. There are annotations. Here we go.

Create an annotation. So, you’ll position your annotation on the page, it’ll prompt you what type. Again, these can be pulled. You can create these in a management