Integration can mean so many things – a catch-all term which covers the most minor of hooks between products and data through to fully fledged programme levels of harmonisation. The end result should be the same – quicker working and minimal disruption to the way you work. Of course, as more depth is added then so do the benefits, especially when you get to really leverage your data. Against this background Invu provides a range of integration options.
At the simplest level we can simply add a linking button to the applications you use every day. Based on context, we can search on your documents and bring back anything you need right there and then in the screens you use day in and day out – for example, based on a supplier record you might bring back all invoices which relate to that supplier directly from the relevant screen in your finance system. We can also add the ability to search based on anything on screen which you want to use as a filter – say, an invoice number or purchase order reference.
That’s the simple stuff and sometimes that’s enough. But if you want to really leverage the data between systems and documents then capturing and extracting data from paper and pdf records enables your manual and electronic processes to really join up. Alternatively there is also a library of barcode and simple recognition technologies which enable data to pulled from your documents and trigger activities. Invu Workflow can be a powerful tool to bind systems together too and if you are looking to automate your processes then this will form a natural part of your solution.
For some mainstream applications there are existing pre-built integrations. Finally, if you are looking at detailed integrations between applications then there is a full Invu API available via the Invu Software Developer Kit.