Compart - Document- and Output-Management

DocBridge® Document Viewer

Web-based multi-format viewer for documents of any format, type and size

At a Glance
Why DocBridge?
  • Transparency
    Create a uniform view of documents of different sizes, types and formats in a single software application. The tedious switching back and forth between different programs for displaying and editing documents is no longer necessary.
  • Data
    Display various metadata associated with the documents: This includes, for example, print information (simplex/duplex printing, output tray, paper type) and data on special formats such as AFP (NOP, TLE).
  • Service
    Retrieve the complete history of a business transaction from the archive, convert it "on the fly" if necessary into a format suitable for the clerk and display it in a single screen template. Customer inquiries can thus be answered quickly and competently, and attached documents (certificates, attestations, references, etc.) can be better penetrated from a technical perspective.
  • Flexibility
    Scale as required: the viewer can quickly and easily be adapted to the current situation depending on the volume of documents and number of users.
  • Performance
    Process LARGE amounts of data quickly and reliably, independent of the existing structures in document and output management.
  • Integration
    Thanks to its architecture (REST API), the viewer can be easily integrated directly into existing applications and workflows.
  • Ease of Use
    Documents can be viewed directly on the screen regardless of the format in which they are available, regardless of the specialized application with which the user is working AND without the installation of software or a browser plug-in.
  • Deployment
    Install Once on a central company server. Users access the high-performance application directly from their workstation via a browser. The time-consuming and cost-intensive maintenance of a desktop application is therefore no longer necessary, confidential data does not have to be copied and downloaded by employees to their local computers.
  • Administration / Maintenance
    All changes and functional enhancements (for example in the course of release changes) are imported once and are automatically available to all users after implementation. This means that no updates have to be made at the individual workstations (clients).
  • Scalability
    NO RESTRICTIONS with regard to file size (number of pages to be processed) and number of users.
  • Investment Protection
    As a member of the DocBridge® Suite, DocBridge® Document Viewer is based on modern technologies and is continually being developed. Users therefore have the security of always being at the cutting edge of technology.
At a Glance
Universal document viewer software for all common document formats - the Web-Based DocBridge® Document Viewer
Why DocBridge?

DocBridge® provides high-performance, platform-independent and scalable software solutions for omnichannel customer communication and document management.

  • Experts for Omnichannel Document and Output Management
  • Bridge between the analog and digital document world
  • Digital first: state of the art document generation focused on electronic communication
  • Proven expertise in quality assurance, document conversion and mail bundling/postage optimization
  • Wealth of technology and consulting know-how for batch and individual processing

Headquartered in Germany, the company has been a market presence for 30 years, with subsidiaries and a network of partners in Europe, Africa, and North and Latin America.

Compart helps businesses create, produce and distribute documents using applications for compliant and efficient processing of large volumes of data in batch as well as transaction processes.

The DocBridge® product family that Compart develops, sells and supports covers the document and output management process from start to finish: creation, preparation, and output of information on every physical and electronic channel.

The company enjoys a reputation as a trendsetter worldwide. More than 1,500 customers from a wide range of industries in over 50 countries (including banks, insurance companies, energy suppliers, telecommunications companies, print service providers, public administrations, logistics, and healthcare) use Compart applications.

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Web-Based Multi-Format Viewer and More

DocBridge® Document Viewer is a web-based solution for viewing and digital documents of any format. The cloud-enabled application can be used to display (e.g. rotating pages, zooming, opening multiple documents at once) individual pages as well as pages combined in batches, and also display them with detailed comments and notes (annotations).

DocBridge® Document Viewer is primarily aimed at companies which are looking for a multi-format view solution for a high or frequently changing throughput of different documents which they can integrate directly into existing IT infrastructures.

Even for companies which increasingly receive documents via web portals or make them available to their customers, DocBridge® Document Viewer is a worthwhile alternative to conventional viewer offers due to its architecture, performance and wide range of file formats.

Since DocBridge® Document Viewer is based on the proven DocBridge® CORE Engine, all input formats of the Compart Matrix are supported. The user receives a uniform view of all these file formats. All resource references are supported for displaying documents. The display on screen corresponds exactly to the printed and/or archived document. The internal and external resources such as overlays, page segments, medium maps or form definitions or fonts, which are common for mixed object formats such as AFP, are resolved true to the original.

Further features:

  • Display of associated metadata (e.g. print information)
  • Making annotations visible
  • Display of page and group index directories

DocBridge® Document Viewer: Display documents of any type - in one application

View documents directly on your PC - no matter what format the document is in or what business application you are working with.

Display documents of any type - in one viewer application for fast handling of customer inquiries

The Software: Main Functions and Concept

Architecture and Components
Functions in Detail
Supported Formats
Trial Version
Architecture and Components

DocBridge® Document Viewer

DocBridge® Document Viewer is a web-based multi-document viewer which can be used in a variety of application scenarios in the field of document or output management due to its numerous integration functions and flexibility. Because it supports different mixed-object formats, it is one of the technological pioneers in this field.

A special feature of DocBridge® Document Viewer is its architecture: the solution has an open REST interface and can therefore be easily integrated into existing IT infrastructures.

Functions in Detail

About the DocBridge® Document Viewer

The user interface essentially consists of two elements:

Viewer Window

It can be used to display loaded documents, regardless of their format. The user does not notice this, but sees the desired document in the appropriate format and can still select individual pages.

The viewer offers all functions necessary for the comfortable display of document pages, such as scrolling, rotating and zooming.

Document Navigation Window

It provides an overview as a hierarchical "tree structure": in it, the stacks, documents and pages are arranged hierarchically, similar to Windows Explorer.

Also possible:
Targeted text search in the loaded documents, as far as they contain text objects. The search results are highlighted in color.


Resource Management

DocBridge® Document Viewer is able to display the internal and external resources such as overlays, page segments, medium maps, form definitions or fonts, which are common for mixed object formats such as AFP, true to the original.


Current Releases

The DocBridge® family of products evolves on a regular basis to meet the latest standards, meet customer needs, and deliver future-proof innovation.

Supported Formats

Supported Formats

  • AFP
  • HTML
  • PostScript
  • SVG
  • Grid formats
  • PDF
  • PCL 6
  • IPDS
  • PCL 5
  • (s. Compart Matrix)
Trial Version

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We offer a free online trial version of DocBridge® Document Viewer - the universal web document viewer software for all formats and print streams. Let us support you on the various application and integration possibilities.

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Usability and Security

DocBridge® Document Viewer can be easily integrated into DocBridge® Central – the common user interface with central user management and common resource management available for more and more Compart products. This offers important advantages to both the business user and the system administrator.

Common User Interface

Central user interface with common "look and feel" as well as convenient single sign-on login with the option to connect to directory services (Active Directory, LDAP).

A&A / Central User Administration

Granular management of user roles and access rights for selected DocBridge® product functions (administrators); an easy-to-use A&A tool (Authentication & Authorization) to protect against misuse and to improve user experience.

Common Resource Management

Individual and team directories for storing resources (templates, documents, images, process definitions), end-to-end versioning, release and monitoring of resources including dependencies, and a staging concept for multiple environments.

Ideal for Cloud Environments

Web-based environment for easy access to DocBridge® products. The modular structure (microservices) enables needs-based extensions of the functional scope - also as containers in cloud environments incl. orchestration.

Application Scenarios

1 Viewing Customer Documents and Files in the Archive
1 Viewing Customer Documents and Files in the Archive

To answer customer inquiries faster, employees should be able to access documents in the archive. A customer record contains all the correspondence in AFP format as well as scanned incoming mail.


DocBridge® Document Viewer receives the documents from the archive. The parts of the file are displayed simultaneously in a hierarchical structure. The employee gets a complete view of the file and can view individual documents or pages independently of the file format.

  • Fast and professional handling of customer inquiries
  • View in a screen mask (no switching between simultaneously opened display windows)

Are you Looking for a Multi-Format Viewer as a Client Solution?

  • In this case DocBridge® View could be the right one for your company
  • The application can be easily integrated into existing environments and creates a uniform view of documents of different types and formats

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