ID# : 17585

Solution name :

Real Vision Imaging (RVI) for IBM i V9

Solution description :

RVI is a document imaging and report capture solution that enables IBM i clients to Go Paperless. RVI provides the key capabilities to digitize, organize and preserve your documents making them available for later retrieval including secured access from the office, over the web or even from a mobile device.

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IBM Systems: Power

RVI for IBM i is a feature-rich document imaging solution equipped with everything needed for most paperless office projects. RVI’s capture system supports both scanned paper documents and imported PC files (word processing, spreadsheets, emails, audio-visual and much more). RVI is a native IBM i application that also provides a spool file capture / report distribution system. Advanced workflow, security, audits, expiration controls, web support, mobile apps and e-Signatures are just some of the many base features of the RVI Complete system.

With RVI, there are no user-based fees, no extra charges for scan/index functions and no additional modules to purchase (exception is OCR extraction). Annual support is 15% of the license charge and includes future versions.

RVI can be implemented as a standalone system or interfaced with business applications. RVI program calls, exits and the screen-scrape utility facilitate integration requirements. RVI provides the installation and training expertise to get your project running quickly and easily.

In addition to RVI Complete, three entry level systems offer cost-effective start-up options. RVI Express includes all product capabilities with a 10 concurrent user restriction. RVI Spool File handles just IBM i print output/report data. And RVI Basic is a simplified system for image data (scanned/imported documents). These entry systems can be upgraded to RVI Complete for just a differential license fee.

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  • Functional details

    • Native IBM i application
    • Unlimited users / no add-on modules
    OneLook - browser-based user interface
    • Integration - program calls / exits / screen scrape utility
    • Web enabled / mobile apps (no charge) 

    • Capture - scanned documents (optional OCR extraction)
    • Imports - PC files (Drag & Drop / Send-To-RVI / Virtual Print Driver)
    • Spool Files - print output / report data / electronic distribution 
    • Workflow / approval system / e-Signatures 
    • Security controls / detailed audits
    • Storage - flexible options / retention controls

  • Business problem

    Organizations are buried in paperwork with new documents adding more clutter every day. The inefficiencies are obvious. Work processes are delayed, customer service is impacted, valuable floor-space is wasted and important records are constantly exposed to security risks / disaster incidents. By digitizing documents, RVI offers an alternative to shuffling, routing, filing, retrieving and copying leaving more time for productive business. 

  • Business opportunity

    Nobody ever said “Life would be much easier if we only had more paperwork!” RVI enables you to digitize documents making them available for later retrieval including secured access over the web or even from a mobile device. Important documents are now just a click away making them easier to find, share, protect and manage resulting in greater efficiencies and faster responses. And backup capabilities are significantly improved versus storing physical paper records.

    In a traditional paper-based office, some critical questions to ask are as follows:
    • How quickly can important documents be located?
    • Do these delays cost money or erode customer satisfaction?
    • Are you constantly searching for more records storage space?
    • How safe and secure are your onsite/offsite storage facilities?
    • How adequate are your records management procedures?
    • Could digitizing your records enhance business relationships?

    RVI addresses these questions by transforming random stacks of paper into organized files of information. Digital documents can be moved electronically and shared concurrently. RVI workflow capabilities can automate/optimize work processes for increased efficiency.  Web support and mobile apps provide remote customers, suppliers and employees with secured access to documents previously unavailable to them. Integrating RVI with your business applications can significantly improve the productivity of your key workers.

    RVI will save you time, money and aggravation and help establish a more efficient and profitable operation.

  • Return on investment

    Key RVI benefits:
    • Instant/secured access to records 
    • Shared access by multiple departments/users
    • Elimination of missing files / compliance exposures
    • Faster responses to service requests
    • Reduced records storage space/supply costs
    • Improved security controls / audit capabilities
    • Enhanced efficiency/productivity (workflow)
    • Better records management capabilities
    • Eliminate costs/delays of off-site records storage
    • Better document protection (disasters) / preservation (handling)
    • Opportunity to minimize additional paper creation/distribution
    • Ability to extend reach to customers/suppliers/employees

  • Competitive advantage

    RVI is a native IBM i application which simplifies integration/support and leverages the superior reliability/scalability of the IBM i platform. RVI can be interfaced with applications or implemented as a standalone system. RVI is equipped with everything needed for most paperless projects and offers cost-effective pricing.

    With RVI, there are no user-based fees or optional modules. The RVI capture system supports scanned paper documents, imported PC files and IBM i spool file/report output with no extra charges for scan/index functions. RVI annual support is just 15% and includes future releases. Three entry-level systems provide affordable start-up options.

    Since 1992, RVI for IBM i has been used in many industries for a wide variety of applications. RVI is also  available as a Windows or Cloud solution should future IT plans dictate moving to a new platform.

  • Industries

    Cross Industry

  • Solution areas

    Cross industry
       Document Management
          Document Imaging
          Document Management/Processing

  • Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • Languages supported


  • Countries/regions available for distribution

    Bahamas , Bermuda , Canada , Puerto Rico , United States , Virgin Islands, British , Virgin Islands, U.S.

    Sri Lanka

    United States Minor Outlying Islands

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  • Hardware/OS platforms

    IBM i 6.1
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.1
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.2
       IBM Systems: Power
    IBM i 7.3
       IBM Systems: Power

Date last modified:    Dec 9, 2019


Contact information

John Paul Roundtree, Marketing Director
318-449-4579 x107


Real Vision Software Inc
3700 Jackson Street, Ste 203
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States


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