DocuWare 5 is now being shipped with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 as an optional component. This integrated document management system can also be directly connected to other existing SQL Server 2005 databases.
Document management system (DMS) installations are on the rise. With increasingly intensive use, the growing number of users and documents are putting a lot of pressure on the database that handles all of the document traffic. To help manage the large volumes of information and to protect the customer's software investment, DocuWare stores the document files in a TIFF standard format and the related document index data in SQL databases.
DocuWare 5 offers native support of Microsoft SQL Server 2005. This tight integration eliminates the need for a loose ODBC handshake and makes the connection much more secure and stable. Customers have the option to purchase the database licenses along with the newest version, DocuWare 5. It is also possible to integrate an existing SQL Server 2005 database directly, without in-depth knowledge of SQL. The database administration for SQL 2005 is very simple since it is handled completely by the document management system.
The integration of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with the DMS makes storage and retrieval quicker and it also provides several additional features - such as those for higher system stability - even for larger networks. For example, when using Business Intelligence Tools, it's simple to analyze the data records stored in DocuWare, or restore data records online - all further enhancing the availability of this data.
Jrgen Biffar, President of DocuWare AG, responsible for products and finances said, "For years we have been working successfully with Microsoft and have developed our software exclusively to meet standards that are compatible with Microsoft applications. This has been a major reason why DocuWare integrates so simply into existing environments. Certainly it's a benefit that our customers have often pointed out."