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2019

Posted date: 2019-07-10

Perhaps no organization moved more quickly into digital catalogues than libraries. The pre-computer index was the card catalogue. These enormous pieces of furniture housed index cards, with each book’s title, author, and subject typed on it, along with a unique filing number. There were typically three card catalogues, one for each of the major categories: while the Title and Author indexes were simple, the Subject was always trickier, since each book could have dozens of potential subjects.

Posted date: 2019-06-26

Early in the lifecycle of a new FileHold installation, we often find customers who have a list of dropdown menu options they would like to add that is too large to be practical to add manually as a FileHold managed list, but too small to warrant maintaining in an external database. They could use our configuration import tool, but that might be too cumbersome if there is just a single field that needs updating.

Powershell and the FileHold API to the rescue. If we have a text file with a list of our options, perhaps we could add them as simply as by using a single command line.

Posted date: 2019-06-13

So, your company has finally purchased a document manage software system. That’s great news!

Posted date: 2019-06-06

Just in case you missed it, check out part 1 for an introduction to this topic.

In part 1 we configured the FileHold application server to be able to decrypt any database columns encrypted with the SQL Server Always Encrypted feature. In part 2 we will help you find and encrypt a database column. Make sure you read part 1 before jumping in here.

Posted date: 2019-05-30

FileHold software uses standard application building blocks from Microsoft such as SQL Server, IIS and dot net in its system design. This makes it possible for customers to leverage off-the-shelf solutions that best fit their IT problems without impacting the FileHold application server. A common IT problem is how to encrypt sensitive data-at-rest.

Posted date: 2019-05-23

Here at FileHold we talk to many organizations every day who are looking for document management software. These companies are looking at document management for a variety of reasons; sometimes it is compliance, efficiency issues, organizational growth, disaster recovery, remote workers, etc. In many of these cases, FileHold is exactly what they are looking for. Then we do not hear from them again. It is not that they found another solution, or did not like our offering, or even changed their mind on needing FileHold.

Posted date: 2019-03-27

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a powerful and newly-affordable tool to convert scanned images into fully searchable text. In the last articles, we introduced you to OCR, and FileHold’s Server-Side OCR module. In this article, we will explore and how it will transform your digital documents.

Posted date: 2019-03-20

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, is a powerful and newly-affordable tool to convert scanned images into fully searchable text. In the last article, we introduced you to OCR and how it is used by FileHold. In this article, we will take a deeper dive into Server-Side OCR and its capacity to transform your document processes.

Posted date: 2019-03-13

Optical Character Recognition, or OCR, has emerged in the last decade as a powerful and newly affordable tool to allow computers to convert scanned image into fully useable text. Likely you have heard this term before and may be wondering how it can be used with your business processes – this series of articles is here to help. This first article will introduce you to how FileHold can use OCR to enhance the utility of your digital documents organization wide.

Posted date: 2019-01-11

Happy New Year! It seems like enough of 2019 has passed that a new blog post is in order.

The idea of merge templates came to FileHold in version 15.2 as a part of the convert to PDF feature inside workflow. In version 16.0 the idea was extended to use them with Assemble for flexible document assembly.