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Sphereon adds powerful Document Content Services to Alfresco.

Alfresco Content Services is recognized as the technology leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Alfresco’s modern Services Architecture allows it to be easily integrated into existing applications and processes.

That same modern architecture enables us to easily customized and extended Alfresco to add additional functionality to suit your needs.

This allows you to protect your entire information value chain: from the creating content to document management, record management and archiving.

Extending Alfresco with Blockchain and other Content Services

We have extended Alfresco Content and Process Services to include powerful Document Processing and Blockchain functionality for your documents.

By integrating the Sphereon API platform we enable you to add Document Actions to Alfresco. Our integration allows you to add such functions as:

  • Document Authentication for Record Management and Compliance using Blockchain
  • Conversion to PDF/A
  • Auto classification of documents using AI
  • Image and Video Recognition and Auto-tagging using AI

The platform integrates seamlessly into Alfresco Share and the Alfresco Development Framework (ADF), invisible to the end user.

Our Sphereon software platform is the crucial bridge between Alfresco Content and Process Services and new technologies, such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Standard Alfresco integration

The platform integrates seamlessly into Alfresco Share and the Alfresco Development Framework (ADF). The Sphereon integration is delivered as an Alfresco Module Package (AMP) that needs to be installed in your Alfresco environment. The AMP itself is lean and offloads the workloads to our elastic high performance cloud infrastructure.
All you have to worry about is installation and configuration of the AMP.

 

Sphereon’s integration is available for

  • Transformation (action /rules)
  • Content Services (interactive Actions)
  • Process Services (workflow Actions)

 

Blockchain for Record Management and Compliance

But also more advanced functions, for example, to Register & Verify Documents using Blockchain to guarantee authenticity of documents. This is a very valuable addition for Record Management and Compliance purposes.

 

Conversions

We have added standard Content Transformer and Document Action configuration to convert documents from mime-type A to mime-type B, for example, from MS Office to PDF/A.

 

Workflow

All Actions also available from code, allowing the seamless integration of these functions with Alfresco workflows.

 

Open Source

All of the Sphereon integration source code is available as Open Source under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Some of our APIs

We offer APIs to capture and extract data from objects, photos and documents, APIs to recognize and classify objects, such as photos and documents, APIs to encrypt and digitally sign documents (using Blockchain and/or PKI certificates), and many other smart APIs to extend and enhance the applications and solutions that you build for your business and customers.

• CaptureTo capture documents and objects from file locations, email (attachments), scanners, posts or upload locations.
• StorageTo provide storage of containers (folders) and objects (files), using a regular File-system backend or AWS-S3, Azure Blob storage or Google Cloud storage backend.
• Image ClassificationTo automatically recognize and classify photo's and images to determine the content using Artificial Intelligence (Deep Learning) of various Vision APIs, such as Classifai, Google and Amazon.
• Document ClassificationTo automatically recognize and classify documents to determine the Content Type using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
• Data RecognitionTo automatically recognize text in a digital image, using multiple OCR and ICR (handwritten) text recognition engines.
• Data ExtractionTo search, locate and extract specific data in structured or unstructured information, like email, forms, letters, tweets or posts.
• Text MergeThe Office Text API can generate MS Office documents from an MS Office template, merged with a data file.
• Template ProcessorThe Template-Processor API can generate office, xml and json documents from a template and a JSON data file. Supported templates are MS Office files and Apache FreeMarker files.
• PDF/A ConversionTo automatically convert Microsoft Office documents, images, drawings, etc. to a ISO standard PDF/A format to ensure digital preservation for compliance and record management purpose.
• BlockchainTo register or verify an object on a Blockchain, creating an immutable record of Existence and Authentication for the object.

New APIs are developed and published on a continuing basis. If you do not find the APIs that you need, please, do not hesitate to ask us!