The BCPortal® framework core consists of three modules for generating and delivering company business communications.
eSource is the module that integrates BCPortal® with legacy systems, meaning the company data sources that host the dynamic data needed for the formation of the business communications. eSource provides three crucial functions:
- integration with data production environments, ERP and CRM, thus providing chances of personalisation;
- the application of business rules defining the communication requirements and strategies of the company, processing the data of the single document and operating logically on the entire flow, for instance with application of the sorting and aggregation algorithms required to cater for the different mailing criteria;
eDoc is the document generation module, supplied by the data flows processed by eSource and personalised for the production of the desired layout. Besides the input flows in XML, the module uses all the graphic and printing resources needed to create the communication layout, as defined during the planning stage. eDoc produces outputs of different formats in native mode: AFPDS, PCL, Meta, IPDS, IJS print spools that supply paper transformation industry processes or electronic documents in PDF, XML format, etc.
ePublish is the module that deals with the multi-channel distribution of the documents and implements the sorting criteria on the different available channels. The configuration of ePublish supports mail distribution with advanced delivery and places at the disposal of the company innovative dispatch methods such as electronic billing or alternative channels, such as fax, GSM and GPRS, e-mail, and EDI transmission for B2B integration.