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New GPL version 3.4

Open Source DMS bitfarm-Archiv Document Management available for free download

The Open Source Document Management Software is now available in the GPL version 3.4. Many new functions – especially a significantly improved OCR performance – are a prime feature of this new GPL version.

The GPL version of  our document management system still addresses developers, private users and small businesses and offers a very good and free alternative to ELO and other simple ECM-, Document Management- and archive systems.

Optimized and new functions

In scanned documents it is especially the greatly improved rate in text recognition accuracy, which can even hold its own with professional OCR software with a good-quality template that stands out. Also, the speed of text recognition on the server was much improved from the last version. The typical scan-ware archiving only takes a few seconds and manual tagging is less and less necessary for later retrieval.

New field types, the option of assigning rights to fields and status buttons as well as some new global rights open up a broad range of application. Completely new possibilities are created with the option of defining mandatory fields, which asks the user for some specific pieces of information. Via the automatic linking function, links to depict connections in terms of content between documents in the electronic Document Management can be created much easier than before.

For recurring distribution processes of documents for processing a new shortcut function was introduced to facilitate the distribution of jobs. But the automatic distribution with the help of workflows remains – as a typical function of business operations – part of the Enterprise version.

Improved usability

Access to often required stamps, notes and pens has been facilitated for the user via a new toolbar. The remembering of documents and fast jumping known from the Enterprise version is now available in the GPL version. The handling of supplementary fields and the assigning of rights in the administration has been improved through copying and pasting options. Also, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are supported as platforms in 32- and 64-bit.

Download and installation

The free Open-Source DMS is available from Downloads & Support. The setup is lead by an installer and is done within a few mouse clicks. Users of an older version of the GPL edition are automatically offered an update. The software including documentation is available in German and English.