As part of Obsidian Deltas document management and generation solutions we offer a custom enterprise software called Obsidian Doc. Obsidian Doc is an enterprise level document generation software that is used to streamline any companies document generation process. Streamlining is done by reducing the time taken to generate documents by the end user. This is done by Obsidian Doc’s ability to simplify the data into custom datasets. Custom data sets only expose relevant data to template authors and by giving template authors only relevant data it speeds up the document creation process.  By also abstracting the data into a dataset it also means  that the template is not directly tied to the enterprises data sources. This means if the data source needs to be changed then only the dataset needs to be changed and the templates can be left un altered. This feature is extremely important when it comes to maintainability.  Here is a breakdown of some main features and benefits:

Benefits

  • Streamline document generation
  • ROI within months
  • Secure sensitive data
  • Easy integration
  • Low maintenance

Features

  • Gather data from multiple data sources into a single dataset
  • Protect the dataset via roles
  • Abstract data sources from document authors
  • Data sources include SQL Server, Excel, Comma delimited text files, XML
  • supported formats: doc, docx
  • Template archiving
  • any template version is available at any point in time
  • Template versioning
  • users are able to exclusively lock a template, which guarantees changes are saved without concurrency issues

Template authoring

  • able to drop merge fields and format the data in different ways
  • able to drop merge fields containing images in the data set
  • integrated Microsoft word add-in (2007, 2010)

Document archiving

  • physical storage or virtual storage is provided

Document generation

  • able to determine whether the generation of a document would differ in anyway a previous version that might have been done in the past
  • able to retrieve data used to generate a document with at any point in time
  • able to provide on-the-fly data as a parameter to the generation
  • document generation formats supported: pdf, doc, html & png

Document bundling

  • documents may be generated one by one or as a bundle, in the case of a bundle generation, the requested templates will be grouped and paged properly
  • all document generation features are directly available on document bundling