Compart - Document- and Output-Management


Automated Document Checking
with Variable Data

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Personalization is Growing

Organizations are faced with the challenge of generating high volumes of personalized communications with accuracy and efficiency.

Increasing Risk

The greater the degree of individualization, the more complex the workflows and the greater the number of possible sources of error.

The Solution

An automated, software-supported document quality assurance, based on business rules.

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Automated Document Verification for 100% Quality Assurance

In view of the growing number of different documents and communication channels, companies encounter a major challenge in implementing quality assurance in document production. Manual QA processes are neither 100% accurate nor cost-effective. That is why many companies have established processes for automated document quality assurance.

Why an automated, IT-based document quality check?

  • Less risk of rules violations (compliance)
  • Greater productivity by focusing on core business
  • Avoiding costs (no misprints)
  • Secure handling of variable data (personalization of customer communication)
  • Professional version management (Is the current and correct template always available.)
  • Different deployment scenarios supported (regression/iteration tests, rule-based checks, direct document comparison, archive validation etc.)

What you can expect

QA, Compliance and Risk Avoidance in Customer Communications

Get insight to the following principles of document quality assurance:

  • Open and scalable workflows
  • Integration of document changes
  • Establishment of validation management
  • Monitoring of the quality of changes

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Document Quality Assurance, compliance check and automated verification workflows

“Automation and advanced quality assurance technology enable organizations to scale their operations proficiently while maintaining consistent quality across a growing volume of customer communications”

Karen Tremblay, Compart North America, Inc.
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Automated Document Checking

Analyze and compare complex documents - automated, completely reliable and independent of the format and structure of the files to be checked.

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4 Reasons for an Automated Quality Assurance

Anyone who deals with documents knows that even the smallest changes in content
or formatting can affect the layout of the entire piece.
Without automation, spot checking is the best one can do.

1. Compliance

1. Compliance

Eliminating manual checking drops the risk of error to nearly zero and helps avoiding legal risks and likelihood of litigation.

2. Variable Data

2. Variable Data

With proper quality assurance processes, you don’t have to worry about complexity going through the roof.

3. Corporate Identity

3. Corporate Identity

Automated quality assurance prevents CI deviations and is a key tool to maintain branding consistency.

4. Cost Reduction

4. Cost Reduction

Using a robust software solution delivers an incredibly fast ROI. Costly reprints are a thing of the past.

DocBridge QA Software: Main Functions and Concept

Architecture and Components

DocBridge® Delta offers three basic test methods

  • An interactive interface for ad-hoc testing
  • A command line driven call for automation
  • Web Services

The solution developed by Compart finds and analyzes differences between individual documents electronically and visualizes them as well. In the process, the objects coded in the files are examined down to every detail structure and the differences are displayed - both visually and lyrically. Certain areas can be masked so as to be excluded from the comparison, for example the variable address field.

Visual document comparison

In the visual comparison, both documents are rasterized into a pixel image of the same resolution and the converted pixel images are compared with each other - similar to a light table, in which both documents are superposed to recognize differences between them. In the generated file, the pixels matching in both documents are displayed in gray. If, on the other hand, individual pixels only appear in one of the two documents, the pixels present only in the reference document are displayed in green and the corresponding pixels in the document to be matched are displayed in red.

In this way even the smallest differences of objects, such as e.g. margins that differ only by one pixel width, with slightly differently cut characters of a font, instantly recognizable.

If the document to be compared shows that the entire content has been moved, an additional setting can be used to compensate for the offset, in order to be able to check whether there are other differences between the documents besides the shift.

If there are individual pages in the documents to be compared which are not available in the comparison document, they can be suppressed during the comparison, for example, to exclude any additional blank pages from the comparison.

The difference document with the color-separated comparison points is output as a multipage TIFF document or as a standard PDF.

Structural comparison at the object level

DocBridge® Delta writes the detected differences of the individual objects on each page in detail into a log file. From the entries in the log file, differences can be found e.g. take the following way:

  • Different positioning of objects
  • Content differences of objects such as text differences or different barcode content
  • Different attributes of the same object types, e.g. different fonts or font attributes like font sizes for the same content of the text

Before the check, the documents to be compared are converted to the Unicode-based metaformat so that only real text differences are registered even when using a different code page.

More comparison options

In addition to the comparisons in the representations of objects between two documents, DocBridge Delta also offers checks of the following type:

  • Binary comparison between two document files
  • Check for size differences with the optional specification of a minimum value in bits or pixels (only size differences above a certain value are taken into account)
  • Comparison of page number and layout
  • Comparison based on positioning tolerances (only positioning differences above a certain value are taken into account)
  • Excluding definable page ranges for comparison with changing contents such as e.g. Address fields or dates
  • Differences in meta-information such as e.g. different indexes within TLEs in AFP documents or XMP information in PDF documents

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Functions in Detail

What can DocBridge® Delta do for you?

  • Comparison of documents of the same or different format - especially suitable for large production jobs and data streams
  • Visual representation of the differences down to pixel size
  • Detailed list of differences at the object level
  • Evaluate return codes for automated program sequences
  • If the entire page content is positioned differently, a shift can be specified for the document to be compared
  • Single pages of the documents to be compared can be individually suppressed to make comparisons, for example, even with inserted blank pages
  • Page ranges with changing content such as address fields or dates can be excluded from the comparison
  • Check for meta-information such as indices in TLEs of AFP documents

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