In benefits, hot tip, key function, markets, new feature, newsflash, product on April 12, 2017 at 4:34 am
ISIS Papyrus is pleased to announce the update of its Papyrus AFP Viewer Freeware, 7.1 SP9 (build number 220.127.116.110), which is available now for download from the ISIS Papyrus website.
It offers a completely reworked user interface which follows the ISIS Papyrus user interface flat design concept. Moreover, ISIS Papyrus is committed to continue the AFP Viewer plugin support for IE and Firefox that support NPAPI. As an alternative, with V7.1 SP9 we offer the installation of the Papyrus AFP Viewer Freeware as a Windows application. The AFP Viewer application supports AFP documents with external AFP resources in order to reduce the actual document size to a minimum.
CEO Annemarie Pucher says: We are very happy to support the AFP community with the free AFP Viewer, which is unsurpassed in its WYSIWYG AFP viewing and printing capabilities.
Roberto Anzola, VP Solutions of ISIS Papyrus Group and Board Director of the AFP Consortium (AFPC), says: ISIS Papyrus is continuing its dedication to steer the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture into a fully fledged and open document standard. Its independence from specific applications and devices makes it the first choice for any business document and information presentation including also embedded PDF and video resources.
Read more about the new release on the AFP Viewer Blog.
In key function, markets on November 29, 2010 at 9:37 am
It is actually not recent news that business application development as it has been practiced over the last two decades or so is unsatisfactory for both business users and IT departments as well as for the businesses as a whole that are supposed to be supported. What is new is that this general discomfort is voiced increasingly more often and more notably.
Typically those business applications are built on static models with heavily customized code and just cannot cope with the flexibility and the dynamic changes required by most businesses today. Information and meaning is hidden in forms and other design artifacts and completely isolated from users’ tasks and activities. Though the design problems in this sort of application development and the subsequent costs of maintenance and upkeep with changing requirements are obvious and well-known it appears as if there is still too much reluctance to get rid of such not-even-near-good practices for the perceived sake of “maturity” and other pretexts.
The Papyrus Platform from ISIS Papyrus by contrast is purely standard software that is not being customized for individual customers. It uses a model-preserving application technology to avoid programming projects. It is easily integrated into legacy systems by loosely coupled messaging interfaces to remain flexible, platform independent and upward compatible. Applications are defined and loaded into the platform as so called Framework Apps. Because the application is defined through object models and rules that are also fully documented in the central repository it can be maintained by non-programmers and to some extent even by business users, thus providing substantial savings on cost and resources. The ease of maintenance is referred to as adaptive and means that business users can make a permanent changes (if authorized) to the process template during the execution of a process instance and thus create a new process variant. This again offsets IT and shifts collaboration between users and IT to a more strategic level in the business’ best overall interest.
In key function on November 15, 2010 at 4:41 am
When analysts come to the conclusion that end-user organizations want to be able to change their processes considerably faster than they actually can and add “They want to move to environments in which there’s a lot more self sufficiency on the part of the end user to configure the process,” this clearly reflects the constraints of currently used rigid process models.
To avoid such limitations ISIS Papyrus focuses on the business needs to respond quickly to dynamically changing business and customer requirements. The built-in process engine of the Papyrus Adaptive Case Management Platform does not use simplistic procedural flowchart graphs like in conventional BPM to define the process but instead the Papyrus ACM is state/event driven to avoid problems associated with parallel activities, human interaction management, ad-hoc processes and the rigid sequence of a procedure. This state/event driven process does not require complex decision blocks or listen-for-event-loops. All changes of the process are defined in the Desktop and stored in the central WebRepository.
The flexibility of Papyrus ACM allows to take into account user needs and supports knowledge-intensive business processes in combination with business communication and content. Users define the user interaction with the Activity Recorder and Natural Language Rule Editor and train the process sequence with the User-trained Agent. Collaboration, check-in/check-out, versioning, and project management are generic platform functions. Other major benefits include:
- Less process tuning and correction because an unforeseeable event sequence does not invalidate the process
- Changing the state engine and event definition of one item updates automatically all processes using this item
- Changes of the process do not require Java coding
- No programming of dialogs required
- Empowers non-technical business users
- Builds virtual process organizations
- Users create dynamic knowledge processes
- No flowcharting
- Assembles optimized process templates
- Delivers real-time customer views
- Gathers actionable process knowledge
- Links business and process goals
- Provides operational transparency
In key function, product, solution on May 7, 2009 at 8:39 am
Just in time for the Open House events in Vienna, Austria and Southlake, TX, technical updates on TransPromo and the Automated Document Factory (ADF) have been released. As reported earlier, ISIS Papyrus leads the innovative edge in these areas which are critical for customer-oriented enterprises with high-volume document production requirements.
Transpromo and ADF are two application frameworks defined for the Papyrus Platform. They can be used independently or as elements of a consolidated communications and process infrastructure that is the target for the Papyrus Platform. In difference to Java-coded component solutions the Papyrus Frameworks are easy to maintain as they do not contain any Java-code, and they are easily adapted using the Template functionality of WebRepository.
The consolidated approach of Papyrus enables seamless functional cooperation of otherwise distinct products such as ECM, BPM or CRM that would have to be linked up by means of SOA. The problem is that this usually requires the development of new business processes and new user interfaces while in Papyrus that is not the case. With Papyrus EYE the business can define the user interfaces as required, record and train the processes, and write the relevant business rules. Papyrus empowers the business user in a completely new and transparent way.