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Enterprise BatchLoader™ for Oracle WebCenter Content

Request a QuoteConsolidate Enterprise Information and Batch Load Content to Oracle WebCenter Content with Enterprise BatchLoader

Enterprise Batchloader Product BoxOrganizations continue to struggle with managing all the content generated by their numerous business applications. With content existing and being generated by ERP, CRM and CAD systems, employees can't be sure which system contains the information they need to do their jobs. They spend considerable amounts of time just searching for information or producing content that already exists. This results in information silos and more and more file shares being created, which further perpetuates the problem.

As organizations strive to more effectively manage their enterprise content, they are turning to Oracle WebCenter Content systems and creating enterprise information repositories. However, the persisting problem facing organizations is quickly and efficiently loading content into the system, providing a single repository for searching, accessing, editing, and sharing enterprise content. Organizations can solve this problem with Fishbowl Solutions' Enterprise BatchLoader product.

Enterprise BatchLoader is a robust software application that integrates enterprise business systems with Oracle WebCenter Content by consolidating the content that exists within those systems. It ensures content generated by ERP, CRM, CAD and 3rd-party file shares gets checked in to Oracle WebCenter, providing a single access point to high-value information. Enterprise BatchLoader is a standalone application requiring minimal configuration steps:

1. Install onto Oracle Content Server (content repository for Oracle WebCenter Content).
2. Configure the watch directory - the directory where business applications output text or XML files and Word or PDF documents, for example.
3. Start Enterprise BatchLoader as a service or using the start up script.

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A third party system will output a .xml, .txt, and .bif file and put these files in a directory on the server that is watched by the pre-processor. The pre-processor is customizable for each customer and typically reads the contents of the file found in the watch directory. It will then parse that file to create a .bif file containing the information that Oracle needs to perform the check in, update, delete, etc. The Enterprise Batch Loader is then invoked to read the .bif file and take the appropriate action specified by the pre-processor. Typically this means it will take the metadata specified in the .bif file and check the native file designated into Oracle.  

Enterprise BatchLoader's powerful pre-processor component can be further configured for direct integrations with such systems as Oracle's JD Edwards and PeopleSoft applications. With these direct integrations, Enterprise BatchLoader not only monitors the directories for data output by these systems, but it also maps the data to fields existing in Oracle WebCenter Content.

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Enterprise BatchLoader Product Specifications

With Enterprise Batch Loader, you can:

• Easily load content from other systems into Oracle WebCenter Content Server

• Have batch-loaded content go into an Oracle WebCenter Content workflow

• Map metadata from one system to metadata in Oracle WebCenter Content

• Schedule batch loading times to optimize system performance (e.g. load after hours)

Use Cases

ERP Integrations: JD Edwards & PeopleSoft

• Sales report distribution

• Profit/Loss statements

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CAD Integrations

• Drawings to PDF

Large volume content migrations

• File share to WebCenter

• Third-party ECM to WebCenter

Document Imaging

• Hard copy conversion (TIFF to PDF) for documents requiring wet signatures


Enterprise BatchLoader Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Enterprise BatchLoader an Oracle WebCenter Content component, or is it something that sits outside Oracle WebCenter Content, but connects to it?

Enterprise BatchLoader is both. It has an Oracle WebCenter Content component that enables some of its functionality, but it is an external application that can run either on the Content Server machine or a completely separate machine. Enterprise BatchLoader will connect to the Content Server to check-in, update, or delete content.

2. Does Enterprise BatchLoader have a user interface?

Enterprise BatchLoader does not have a user interface because it is typically used when integrating two systems and runs in the background.  It can watch a network folder and automatically check in content that appears in that folder. 

 3. Does Enterprise BatchLoader use a script like the Oracle WebCenter batch loader, or does it have its own format?

Enterprise BatchLoader is very flexible with the types of input it can handle because you can customize the pre-processor yourself.  For example, we have created pre-processors that get their data from a database, xml file, text file, folder structure, etc. The default input format for metadata is a text file that is very similar to the Oracle WebCenter Content batch loader format.

Enterprise BatchLoader Comparative Analysis


Oracle Batch Loader

Web-based Batch Loader

Enterprise Batch Loader

Easily load thousands of documents




Batch-loaded files enter workflow




Can run on an external server




Watches a folder for items to check-in




User interface to specify metadata
















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