5 Myths about AutoVue Document Print Services (DPS)
By Massood Delairi on Mar 24, 2011
I receive a lot of questions about our printing solution which consists of a set of products called the Document Print Services or DPS. In this article, I'd like to take a moment to clarify some points of confusion about DPS.
Myth # 1: You need to have AutoVue deployed with sufficient licenses in order to make use of DPS.
This is not true. AutoVue Document Print Service (DPS) is a set of products which can be deployed and used independently of the Oracle AutoVue product. DPS is also licensed separately (and differently) from Oracle AutoVue. Given that DPS is mainly used for batch processing, we have tailored the license to that effect i.e. DPS is licensed per machine instead of per user.
Myth #2: DPS requires understanding of sophisticated and complex programming languages
This is also not true. DPS is Web Services based. So, as long as you are familiar with any programming language that can invoke methods on a set of WS API's, then you can use DPS.
Myth #3: The DPS solution is tailored to a specific industry which may not fit well in my business processes.
DPS is actually very process and application agnostic. DPS has the flexibility to be integrated with your enterprise application. Whether your application manages information about customers, documents, products or resources, DPS can be integrated with your application.
Myth #4: DPS and AutoVue are completely different products.
Well, the right answer is Yes and No. From a licensing perspective, DPS and AutoVue are completely separate products. However, from a technical perspective DPS utilizes the AutoVue engine under the covers. As such, DPS exposes an easy to use print interface for a very powerful decoding engine which can read and print hundreds of Office, PDF, 2D and 3D documents.
Myth #5: DPS is a product which is going to be in maintenance mode.
Actually this is not true at all. AutoVue and DPS are both actively maintained and improved. A new release of DPS (version 20.1) was recently released with a large number of improvements. The only product which is in maintenance mode is the AutoVue Desktop Version, which is being replaced by AutoVue Desktop Deployment.