Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Our New Blog at User Friendly Consulting

We are pleased to announce the publishing of our new blog on our company web site.  There you will find many interesting articles on optical character recognition (OCR) software along with document capture and other topics.  You may view the blog here: https://www.ufcinc.com/BLOG

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Jim Hill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ABBYY FINEREADER OCREnd of year sale on select ABBYY USA software products, ends 12-31-2014. These products are available for immediate download. Find out more: http://www.ufcinc.com/Data-Capture-and-OCR/abbyy-finereader#offers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

 40% off Sale on FineReader - Shop Today
We are holding a 40% off sale to join in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness. Save on ABBYY FineReader and PDF Transformer+. Don't miss out, it expires at midnight on 12/2. #BLACKFRIDAY #BLACKFRIDAY2014 #CYBERMONDAY #CYBERMONDAY2014  http://www.ufcinc.com/Data-Capture-and-OCR/abbyy-finereader#offers

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


UFC is very pleased to be attending the ABBYY Technology Summit 2014 on November 5 - 6, 2014 at the San Diego Hilton Resort and Spa. Check out the exciting agenda for this event and be sure to look us up if you are attending the show.  
Jim Hill, @UFCInc @jimhill100

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Linking an RsForms Pro form on Joomla with Bigcontacts CRM

Joomla provides an excellent content management platform which is made even better with RsForms Pro. Bigcontacts is also a very useful tool for managing customers and sales leads. It is easy to connect a contact form on Joomla inside of RsForms Pro such that it creates a new contact inside of Bigcontacts. Here is how to do it.

Step One:
Log into your Bigcontacts console and select Administration, Web Forms. Create a new web form and set the rules to create a task, opportunity, or both.  Record the string value of the field name. This will be entered into the RsForm in Joomla.

Step Two:
Create your RsForm Pro contact form using that component in Joomla. Be sure to name your fields as required to match the values expected by Bigcontacts. The following shows some common fields with their associated name value in that column.


The common field names are (case sensitive): first, last, email, phone, and comments.

Step Three:
Add the following values as hidden fields somewhere on your form: form_code, lead_type, contact_type, and repost_form.  The first three are commonly used values you wish to flag when the contact comes into Bigcontacts. Check you system to be sure you want these values and then add any additional ones you may desire.  Next, set the value of the “form_code” value to the string value of the form you created in Bigcontacts.  Set the other field values to correspond with how you want them flagged when they come into Bigcontacts.  Finally, set the value of the repost field to “false.”  This prevents a repost action by Bigcontacts back to the form which may cause an error on your server. 

Step Three
Post the following script code into the PHP Scripts section on the RsForm. Place this in the section “Script called after form has been processed.”

$url = 'https://crm.bigcontacts.com/webforms/process';
$ch = curl_init();

$useragent = 'YahooSeeker-Testing/v3.9 (compatible; Mozilla 4.0; MSIE 5.5; http://search.yahoo.com/)';
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $useragent);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);

$data = array();
foreach ($_POST['form'] as $post => $value)
    if (is_array($value))
        foreach ($value as $post2 => $value2)
            $data[] = $post.'[]='.urlencode($value2);
        $data[] = $post.'='.urlencode($value);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, implode('&', $data));

$result = curl_exec($ch);


Step Four:
Test your form. Make sure that a new contact is created, and if you set the Bigcontacts webform to create a new task or opportunity that this is accomplished.  

That’s all there is to it. Best wishes using Joomla, RsForms Pro, and Bigcontacts! 

Jim Hill

Monday, March 17, 2014

See you at the CODE4LIB 2014 Conference in Raleigh, NC


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 CODE4LIB Conference on March 24-27 in Raleigh, NC. We will be showing ABBYY Recognition Server and ABBYY Flexicapture.  Look us up in the display booths at the Esplanade of the Sheraton Raleigh. #CODE4LIB #CODE4LIB2014 

Find out more at: http://code4lib.org/conference/2014/ 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

See UFC Inc. in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Kosciusko County Focus Edition on May 31, 2013

imageUFC Inc. will be one of the featured advertisers in the 2013 edition of the Kosciusko focus by the Great Fort Wayne Business Weekly.  Each year the Business Weekly features a focus on business in Kosciusko County, Indiana. These InFocus editions feature strategic businesses in the county to highlight special aspects of each business. Last year they focused upon Redwood RV in Syracuse and CTB in Milford.  The 2013 edition will be available on Friday, May 31, 2013.

The advertisement featuring UFC Inc. will highlight our skills to capture data from unstructured documents like invoices and transcripts.  Anyone responding to the ad is eligible for special pricing on ABBYY Flexicapture and Quillix Web.  Just mention that you read about this on our blog post or social network.  All of the UFC Inc. products are available through their online store at http://store.ufcinc.com.

Find the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly online at http://www.fwbusiness.com/.  To reach someone at UFC Inc. contact Jim Hill at (248) 447-0100 or see us online at http://www.ufcinc.com.

Jim Hill, UFC Inc.  Rev. 5/29/2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

MuWave Email Gateway.NET Introduces Aspose Technology in 2013!

MuWave® E-Mail Gateway is a plug-in module for the Quillix™ web capture platform that monitors an email account (POP3, IMAP, Exchange) and captures all of the messages and attachments. The information captured includes the subject, message body, and all email attachments. Once the user submits the email, it is sent to the Quillix™ system for processing. Image attachments are automatically extracted and individual pages are separated. Rules and notifications can be configured throughout the entire email capture process. Quillix™ then files the emails and attachments in one or more document management systems or web portals such as Microsoft SharePoint. The entire process is directed by workflow rules that are specified using a graphical workflow editor. The Quillix™ server software runs on Microsoft Windows based servers and is capable of processing any email volume across a cluster of servers.

What UFC Inc. is Announcing Today: 
MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET is being released in the summer of 2013 and represents the next major release of the product. In addition to implementing the latest Microsoft 64-bit .NET server technology, MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET removes any previous dependency on Microsoft Office through the use of Aspose.Total for .NET. Apose.Total for .NET leverages the power of the Microsoft .NET platform by replacing the functions that were previously being performed by Microsoft Office. Apose.Total for .NET allows MuWave® E-Mail Gateway to process any type of Microsoft Office document including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Visio and Project documents which were previously unsupported. These functions which include the creation of searchable PDFs are performed directly within MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET. No third party components are required so deployment on cloud-based servers is also now possible. Apose.Total for .NET implements rapid application development (RAD) and has made it possible UFC to deliver the new advanced features in MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET so quickly. Apose.Email for .NET is the subcomponent of Apose.Total for .NET that is used to monitor each mailbox and process the waiting emails.

MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET is configured within the Quillix Server cluster through a configuration screen shown below:


The processing options for each monitored mailbox are specified. This includes the Quillix specific information such as specifying which batch workflow will process the emails. The other settings specify how the email body and attachments are handled as well as specifying the rules for rejecting messages or attachments and for replying to messages.

How UFC Inc. Will Be Using Aspose: 
Apose.Words for .NET is the component of Apose.Total for .NET that is used by MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET for converting email message bodies to image or PDF format. Apose.Words for .NET affords MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET the ability to process plain text, RTF, or HTML messages bodies seamlessly and quickly while maintaining all font spacing and formatting. As a result the images and PDFs that are introduced into Quillix from each message perfectly represent the original emails.

Another feature of MuWave® E-Mail Gateway.NET is the ability to convert virtually any attachment in any email to either image (TIFF or JPEG) or PDF format. Apose.Total for .NET is a file format expert and as such it supports nearly any document that can be opened by Microsoft Office. This includes the following document types:

  • Microsoft Excel (XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLTX, SpreadsheetML, and CSV.
  • Microsoft Word docments (Text, DOC, DOCX, WordprocessingML, RTF, HTML, OOXML, OpenDocument, XPS, EMF, EPUB, and more.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX, POS, PPS, and PresentationML)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Project

Please reach out to us today so we can show you how we can energize your company with a solution from UFC Inc.