first of all I'm really new to Bizagi so my "wordings" could be a bit "generic".
I'm trying out Bizagi in the perspective of using it to automate processes in the domain of managing "paper" documents in an electronic way.
For this the first step in is to create an electronique version of the paper document to work-on.
Therefore I have to create a workflow that is started by the scanning of a document via a TWAIN compliant scanner installed on one or more client PC.
For this I have 2 ideas that I have to investigate:
Idea 1 (for high volume, centralised scanning)
Some external and independent scanning software will be used to scan batches of documents. This sw will be used to check image quality and to generate individual PDFs (one for each document in the batch). These PDFs and some metadata (probably in XML format) will be delivered in some shared drive. Bizagi will now read this data and generate a process per document (PDF) reading also the associated metadata probably used as first routing mechanisme.
Idea 1 (for low volume/de-centralised scanning)
From the client PC the Bizagi web application is opened and a new task is created. Within the Bizagi page a scanning application is called via some kind of "Scan" button and the result of the scanning is loaded in the task. Any metadata will be manually entered in the Bizagi page.
Did anybody already implement/integrate some kind of scanning solution? What sw/library/DLL/... was used ? how did you integrate the scanning sw with Bizagi? What are the problems that you had to tackle and fix (syncronisation, DB space for files, External WebDAV repository, temporary files, etc..)?
Any information, examples, ideas, experiances are more that welcommed.