Alchemy add-on modules

Optional add-on modules extend the features of Document Server, letting you build the best solution for your organization.

Once you have chosen your Open Text Document Server, Alchemy Edition you can select the Clients, Input Modules and Server options that create an even more robust solution for your organization. Special configurations are also available for service bureaus, small offices and workflow applications.

Open Text Document Server Clients

End-user client programs come in a variety of flexible options to meet diverse needs.

  • For Content Contributors
    • Open Text Document Server Index Station Client: allows users to add, annotate, index and view documents, and is ideal for imaging and workflow applications.
    • Open Text Document Server Document Management Client: an add-in to Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) that adds document and records management functionality and repository access. (Requires Alchemy Advanced)
  • For Content Consumers
    • Open Text Document Server Search Client: provides read-only access to Document Server repositories on a Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) or on portable optical discs such as CD or DVD. There are two types of Search Client: a Windows desktop client to view repositories on a LAN/WAN or on portable optical discs such as CD, DVD, UDO or PDD, and an Internet Explorer client for Web access. Search Client licenses allow for access using both types of clients on the same Alchemy Server. Web access also requires the Alchemy Web license.

Open Text Document Server Input Modules

  • Open Text Document Server Scan Module: captures paper documents into a Document Server repository using a wide range of scanners. Includes advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for full-text OCR or zone OCR. Also includes bar code recognition. (Requires an Open Text Document Server Administrator or Index Station license.)
  • Open Text Document Server Datagrabber Module: a development license to write definition files that allow the import of large American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) or Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC) computer output files into a Document Server repository. Includes the Runtime license for same workstation. (Requires an Open Text Document Server Administrator license.)
  • Open Text Document Server Datagrabber Runtime: a license to run predefined definition files within Open Text Document Server Administrator. (Requires an Open Text Document Server Administrator license.)
  • Open Text Document Server Connector for Microsoft Exchange: a back office archiving server that captures emails from one or more Exchange servers and stores them into Document Server repositories. Connector for Microsoft Exchange includes one Alchemy Standard license and one Connector for Microsoft Exchange license.

Server Options for Open Text Document Server

  • Open Text Document Server Web Access Module: the middleware services layer that publishes Document Server repositories to the Internet using an Internet Explorer browser. (Requires Alchemy Standard or Alchemy Advanced and the Search Client.)
  • Open Text Document Server Records Manager Module: allows records managers to create and manage record file plans and retention schedules that are applied to content stored in Document Server repositories, as well as physical files and electronic files stored on the Windows file system. (Requires Alchemy Advanced.)
  • Open Text Document Server Database Encryption Module: adds an additional layer of security to Document Server repositories by using a 256 byte Blowfish-based security algorithm. (Requires Alchemy Standard or Alchemy Advanced.)
  • Open Text Document Server Connector for Microsoft SharePoint: adds the ability for users to archive documents from SharePoint document libraries to Document Server repositories, and to import archived documents from Document Server and view them within Microsoft SharePoint.

Open Text Document Server File Connector Module

File Connector Module enables every user to store, retrieve and manage documents using Document Server as a centralized electronic document filing system. By providing access to Document Server through a drive letter in Microsoft Windows, users can interact with their documents through familiar interfaces such as Windows Explorer, My Computer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, along with almost any other business application.

Open Text Document Server Connector for RightFax

With heightened demands to retain and manage information for compliance and risk-reduction purposes, organizations are under more pressure than ever to provide long-term, secure storage of fax messages. The Open Text Document Server Connector for RightFax is a long-lasting, reliable archive solution needed to support organizations’ record keeping and compliance goals. As an add-on module from Document Server tightly integrated with Open Text Fax Server, RightFax Edition, it allows users to easily store, search and retrieve inbound and outbound fax messages and their histories.

Integration Solutions for Software Developers

Open Text Document Server SDK includes documentation and code samples to assist developers in writing custom Windows-based solutions using the rich and extensive Alchemy Application Program Interfaces (APIs). Popular uses include integrating repository content or client functionality into other Windows applications, as well as creating custom interfaces for vertical applications.

The Open Text Document Server Web Engine Platform is an XML-based, Web Services-compliant, and scalable development platform. Popular uses include integrating repository content into Web portals or other Internet applications.

Service Bureau Solutions

Open Text Document Server, Alchemy Pro Edition is a special annual and renewable license for imaging, computer report archiving and Component Object Module (COM) bureaus. It includes Alchemy Standard and the required number of Alchemy Administrator licenses. The Alchemy Pro license can be expanded with Scan Module, Datagrabber Module, Index Station Clients, and the Web Access Module. Bureaus are licensed to distribute the data and the Search Client for Windows on CD or DVD.

Classic Standalone Solutions

Open Text Document Server, Alchemy Gold Edition is the original electronic file cabinet, managing simple imaging and computer report archiving applications without a server. Alchemy Gold is ideal for small offices where one person handles the input and repository management tasks, with read-only access by a small Windows workgroup. The Alchemy Gold license includes one Alchemy Administrator and one Windows Search license. Alchemy Gold can be expanded with the Scan Module or Datagrabber Module.