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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.

Configuring integration

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.

CMIS Repo menu

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:

Filling in Cmis Repo form

The parameters to be completed are as follows:

NameA name for the CMIS Repo

For Alfresco 5, the CMIS endpoint is:

UserA user with 'WRITE' permissions in Alfresco.
PasswordAn Alfresco access password for this user.

If you plan to use the Alfresco default document type, you must introduce:

Default document type

Otherwise, you must indicate the CMIS name of the specific document type with which documents will be created by default in Alfresco.



Here you must write the Alfresco site that you want to use for storing the documents.

Sites in Alfresco


Here you select the route where you want the documents to be created.

Default Path

In this example, we're going to use the "testing" site and, within that site, a folder called "integracion":

Default Path Example

Alfresco's folder


UsersYou 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.

Series Settings

Then, go to the Series menu and, from there, select the Advanced admin option:

Advanced backend

In the Series parameters, you should select the CMIS Repo you have created in the "Outputcmisrepo" parameter:

CMIS output repo

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.

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.



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