Our document capture module - Athento SE or Athento Smart Engine - can be integrated via CMIS to other document management systems like Athento ECM, Nuxeo and Alfresco.
What does integration let you do?
Send documents and captured data from Athento SE to Alfresco
The purpose of integration is to allow documents to be captured with Athento SE and send metadata and files to a ECM platform, in this case, Alfresco. In other words, if you process an invoice and extract the data, the invoice’s total amount may be sent to Alfresco and saved as the document’s metadata.
The connection between the two applications is carried out via CMIS, a communication standard used between Enterprise Content Management applications.
We will now carry out a step-by-step configuration of the integration process.
The first thing you need to do is create a CMIS Repo in Athento SE.
You can create a new CMIS repo by clicking on the "Add cmis repo" button.
You will then be provided with a form you must fill in:
In this example, we're going to use the "testing" site and, within that site, a folder called "integracion":
Default Path Example
You should select the Athento SE user that will be used.
The CMIS Repo form with the data from an Alfresco Community 5.0 instance is shown below:
Enable CMIS Repo in the Series
In the Athento SE series to be used, you should add the CMIS Repo we have created as the CMIS export repository. To do this, go to the Administration menu and select the settings for the series you intend to use.
Then, go to the Series menu and, from there, select the Advanced admin option:
In the Series parameters, you should select the CMIS Repo you have created in the "Outputcmisrepo" parameter:
Enable the "load to repository" operation
The "Load to repository" operation allows you to load documents from Athento SE to the repository marked by you as CMIS Repo. Each Series can only have one associated CMIS Repo. In order to enable the operation, go to Administration and from there to Settings.
In the Series' settings, select the "Document Operations" tab.
Enable the "Load to repository" operation from there. It will appear by default under Disabled Operations. To enable the operation, just click on the ON/OFF button that appears on the right of the operation. Once enabled, the operation should appear under Enabled Operations.
Testing the integration
With this previous configuration, Athento SE is now ready to create documents in Alfresco. You can test the integration through the "Run load to repository" option in the document view.