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Introducing DocShifter, the Switzerland of Advanced Rendering

In our previous posts, we introduced our understanding of what Advanced Rendering is.

We shared why this Advanced Rendering is more than just having the right technology in place and set out 3 guiding principles on how this can be improved.

For an enterprise to get a grip on all the benefits of sharing, broad usage throughout the entire life cycle of a document and automation, various technical features must be there to make this happen. We will now focus on those technical features which a rendering system needs in order to be truly advanced.

Enter DocShifter.



You do not want to wait for a document to be rendered. Time to market is key, as the rendering process is typically one of the last steps before submission. So you want it to be lightning fast.
That is what we are. In 1 minute, we render 155 documents (10 pages) to fully ICH compliant PDFs. And this process only takes us up to 10x the speed that most companies are seeing today.
You also do not want memory leaks or other manual interventions to slow you down. Speed is key.

Enterprise grade

To deal with growing workloads, you need a system that is built to scale. A system that can run on any platform (Linux, Windows) – or even virtual (in a Docker container). You need a system that grows with your needs during peak loads.

Moreover, DocShifter easily connects to all your existing document repositories. Either via a native integration or a web API. We enhance the capabilities of your RIM or document management platform. We are neutral, and integrate with the systems that are in place. That’s why some people call us “the Switzerland of advanced rendering”. Due to this architecture, multiple business units and departments  share the same platform, while consistency is ensured.

Easy to use

DocShifter recognizes the incoming file formats automatically, no user intervention required. The administrator uses an intuitive web interface to create workflows for your documents. This workflow is tailored to your needs and follows major guidelines: where do the documents reside (Input), what do we want to do with them (Transformation), and where do they go after transformation (Output). Workflow configurations can be stored to be reused later for maximum efficiency.

At the lowest total cost of ownership possible

By design, DocShifter does not require the native application to create the rendition. So no need for expensive licences on the server. No need to have individual tools on every desktop. Through centralization, we have seen customers saving in excess of $500.000 per year, in related licences cost alone.
In addition, DocShifter helps reduce current IT Infrastructure drastically. Most of our customers can handle the same workload with ⅓ of the servers they previously needed.

And there is a lot more than just PDF

DocShifter can handle +300 incoming and outgoing file formats. Did your organisation acquire another company, and do you need to migrate 100.000’s of files? Or are you actively collaborating with partner organisations? Why not standardize these incoming files or upgrade them to the latest file format? Generate thumbnails on the fly.

Email is a growing source of incoming information. Do you need to keep track of all conversations with the regulatory authorities? Convert your incoming emails and their attachments to a standard format and store these centrally.

Are you building an enterprise archive? And are you seeking to reduce your dependence on native applications? Transform to formats like PDF/A to guarantee long term access to your company’s intellectual property.

Advanced rendering allows you to enrich your documents, to add watermarks, pagination where needed. Documents from multiple sources can be merged or split. Hyperlinks and Table of contents correctly colored and styled.

DocShifter is an all-in-one document conversion solution, with major benefits like increased speed and reducing costs. Would you like to know more? Let’s talk.

Enter DocShifter

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