Our Software: Main Functions and Concept
The architecture of DocBridge® Impress separates design and composition. The web-based editor (Impress Designer) and the actual composition engine (Impress Engine) can be used combined or separately. Thus, depending on the application scenario the components can be shared or a direct connection between the Impress Engine and existing applications can be realized via web services.
DocBridge® Impress Designer
With this tool the user (e.g. text administrator) creats the document (template) via an intuitive user interface and, if required, supplements it with information on the layout for the digital channels or the print output.
The user can define rules for the business logic and determine whether the document should be generally accessible (accessibility according to WCAG standard PDF/UA) and in which languages it should be available.
- Insertion of a variety of supported barcodes and control characters (OCR, OMR, IT franking)
- Preview of the document for all conceivable output channels
- Conversion to desired target formats - any format supported by Compart is possible (HTML, PDF including specifics, ZUGFeRD, AFP, PCL, PostScript etc.)
- Transfer to other DocBridge® products such as DocBridge® Pilot for further processing and dispatch via the corresponding channels (paper, web, smartphone, tablet, fax, archive)
DocBridge® Impress Engine
The Impress Engine merges the templates created in the Designer or already available elsewhere with the variable data ("raw data") from business applications and creates the finished documents using the defined rules and the provided resources (images, text modules, etc.).
These can be transferred to other DocBridge® products, such as DocBridge® Pilot, for further processing and distribution or dispatch on the desired channels. Of course, storage in archive systems or return to a business application is also possible.
designs the templates interactively in Impress Designer or directly as HTML5 and makes them available to the text administrators from the specialist departments.
knows the business processes and defines text modules based on them and the basic rules for communication.
uses the templates provided to create and send everyday customer communication efficiently and error-free.
What are the Strengths of DocBridge® Impress?
- Intuitive document creation
in the web-based DocBridge® Impress Designer
- Template creation
in HTML5 standard
- Extensible preview
for different output channels and devices already during creation (different paper formats, browsers, smartphone and tablet types)
- Easy integration
of variable data from the file system or third-party applications e.g. via web services
- Control of language and business logic
via graphical user interface or directly in the HTML source code
of all necessary functions including barcodes and impositioning
- Grid format
- PCL 6
- PCL 5
- (s. Compart Matrix)
A complete overview of supported input and output formats is provided in the Compart Matrix.