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CaptureBites Commander

CaptureBites™ Commander is a tool to send commands to Kofax Express. With CaptureBites Commander you can develop your own scan front end or integrate scanner and Kofax Express controls in your own software application.

CaptureBites Commander Use Cases

  • Add scan buttons to your business application such as your CRM, ERP or in house developed software for patient administration, manufacturing, warehouse management etc.
  • You can programatically trigger any action in Kofax Express such as sending scan commands, setting the correct job, scan profile, batch name and fill out index fields based on data you retrieved with your software application.
  • Create simple to use scan wizards hand holding users to scan the correct documents with the correct settings. An example of such a wizard is included with the installer.
  • Watch a short movie showing the demo wizard developed with the CaptureBites Commander.
  • Define Commander shortcuts to set pre-defined VRS Corrections with a single click.

Example

Imagine an existing patient information system developed in .Net C# accessing an SQL database containing all the information relevant to the patients. You can easily add a “Scan Supporting Documents” button. The button would just run cbCommander.exe with a number of command instructions to open the correct Kofax Express Job and create a batch and document. You would also be able to fill out Kofax Express index fields based on the current patient data in the patient information system. Once all documents are scanned, you can immediately trigger an export to a file server, ftp server or any other document management system as configured in your export settings.

How does it work?

Any environment that can run a program with command line parameters can be used to send commands to Kofax Express. You can use VBA to add Kofax Express control buttons to an application created in Microsoft Access for example or add buttons in a software applications developed with VB, VB.Net, C# .Net,C++, Java, Delphi, etc. You can combine as many commands as you want but each command can only be used once. Data to set index values or the job name can easily be replaced by variables if you run these commands from a program. You need to have Kofax Express installed before you can use CaptureBites Commander. After installation of CaptureBites Commander, you will find a folder called CaptureBites on your desktop with some sample command shortcuts, two PowerPoint presentation files (CaptureBites Commander.ppsx and CaptureBites Commander Test.ppsx) and a demo wizard to try out the Commander tool.

Windows Commander Shortcuts

The simplest way to run commands is by just defining some Windows Shortcuts. We pre-defined a range of demo shortcuts and they are located in: \Desktop\CaptureBites\CaptureBites Commands To try them out, just double-click on one of the shortcuts. If Kofax Express is not started, it will start automatically when you run your first command. Wait until the message “Loading Kofax Express” disappears before running any other command. Once Kofax Express is running, consecutive commands will run instantly. If you want to check the command behind a shortcut, just right-click on it and select properties. Look for the target. At the end of target line, you’ll find the commands which you can easily adjust.

PowerPoint Slides with Control Buttons

The demo PowerPoint slides use an unknown PowerPoint feature that makes it possible to draw buttons on a slide and run a program with command line instructions when clicking on the buttons. And that’s all you need to control Kofax Express with Commander. You can find the slides in: \Desktop\CaptureBites

Demo Wizard

The demo wizard is an easy way to get introduced to the power of the Commander. You can find it in: \Desktop\CaptureBites

Find CaptureBites Wizard.exe and run it. It will show you a simple scan wizard front end that guides the user through a step by step process to scan a set of documents required to approve a personal loan. You don’t need a scanner to try it out, it will scan sample images from disk. If you want to see it in action without having to install anything, just watch the movie.

What Commands are Supported?

Just running cbCommander.exe (located on your desktop) will open the help window, listing all commands and how to use them.

These are all supported commands, please contact us if you require additional commands:

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