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OpenText Information Extraction Service

for SAP® Solutions


Release Notes
16.6

Product Released: 2019-05-20

Release Notes Revised: 2019-05-20


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Contents
1 Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1 Release Notes revision history .................................................................................................. 3

2 About Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions .......................................................... 3


2.1 New features.............................................................................................................................. 3
2.2 Discontinued and deprecated features ...................................................................................... 4

3 Packaging and documentation ..................................................................................................... 4


3.1 Packaging and delivery information .......................................................................................... 4
3.2 Related documentation .............................................................................................................. 4

4 Supported environments and compatibility ................................................................................ 5


4.1 Supported systems .................................................................................................................... 5
Hardware requirements ................................................................................................ 5
Software requirements ................................................................................................. 5
Network......................................................................................................................... 6
4.2 OpenText product compatibility ................................................................................................. 6
4.3 Language support ...................................................................................................................... 6

5 Installation and upgrade notes ..................................................................................................... 8


5.1 Installation notes ........................................................................................................................ 9
5.2 Upgrade notes ........................................................................................................................... 9

6 Patches ........................................................................................................................................... 9

7 Known issues ............................................................................................................................... 10

8 Contact information ..................................................................................................................... 11

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1 Introduction
These Release Notes provide an overview of Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6,
including new features, delivery information, and supported platforms. OpenText recommends that
you read these Release Notes in conjunction with the documentation included with the software
package. If any conflicts exist, the Release Notes supersede the other documentation.

We also recommend that you check OpenText My Support (https://support.opentext.com) for any
patches or documentation updates that may have been posted after the initial release of this product.

1.1 Release Notes revision history

Revision date Sections revised Description of revisions

2019-05-17 Release 16.6 All new content.

2 About Information Extraction Service for SAP


Solutions
This section provides an overview of Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6.

OpenText Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions (IES) is the next generation OCR option
for Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) and Business Center (BC), and can fully automate the
digitalization of any incoming SAP related documents. Going digital for any source of information
requires breadth and depth of the solution: It needs to cover the relevant formats, character sets and
languages; it minimizes manual intervention and adapts to changes. As a deeply integrated solution,
Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions leverages the business context to further improve
the capture accuracy based on innovative, fast learning algorithms based on user feedback. In the
VIM context, IES learning algorithms are combined with a knowledge base for invoices. The ease of
configuration for key users in VIM, respective BC, removes any project or technology barriers and
allows to easily configure automatic capture scenarios for additional document types without
considerable project effort. IES is supported by the Validation Client which can run in parallel IES
profiles and Invoice Capture Center and Business Center Capture applications for data completion
with comfortable Single Click Entry and Table Auto Completion.

Information Extraction Service can also be installed and run together with same version of Business
Center Capture on the same system. Prerequisite is to first install BCC software setup. When calling
IES setup, it will be installed as add-on into the same directory as BCC. Please note that available
system resources will be shared between both products which should be considered when planning
the system sizing.

2.1 New features


Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6 includes the following new features.

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• IES-15 Support for non Latin character sets: Support for Asian Languages Japanese, Simplified
Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai and also Russian and Greek has been added. Asian
language option is installed separately for keeping lean footprint for customers not using Asian
languages.
• IES-18 Enhance Customizing: Creation of custom profiles is available now. Custom table columns
can be added for custom profiles and for preconfigured profiles.
• Update of existing profiles: When updating existing profiles learning data will continued to use.
• IES-72 IES can learn correct date interpretation (US format or ROW format) for ambiguous dates.
• Validation Client: Swap function for changing date interpretation comfortably

2.2 Discontinued and deprecated features


The following features have been discontinued in this release:

• n/a
The following features have been deprecated in this release:

• n/a

3 Packaging and documentation


Downloads and documentation for Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions are available on
OpenText My Support (https://support.opentext.com). The installation package gets delivered as
compressed archive. The archive contains an installation program (setup.exe).

3.1 Packaging and delivery information


The software and documentation for Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions includes:

• IES 16.6 installation package

3.2 Related documentation


For additional information about Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions, or for supplemental
information about related products, refer to the following documents, which are available on OpenText
My Support (https://support.opentext.com).

• OpenText Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6 – Administration Guide
See https://knowledge.opentext.com/knowledge/llisapi.dll/Open/75962089

Depending on which SAP ABAP add-on is connected to IES (IES can also use both in parallel):
• OpenText Vendor Invoice Management for SAP Solutions 16.3.3 – Configuration Guide
or
• OpenText Business Center for SAP Solutions 16.3.3 – Configuration Guide

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4 Supported environments and compatibility
This section provides details about supported platforms, systems, and versions.

4.1 Supported systems


IES supports all SAP versions which are supported by Vendor Invoice Management and Business
Center for SAP Solutions.

• SAP ECC
• SAP S/4HANA

Hardware requirements
For each processor node, 3 GB RAM should be available. Therefore, on a computer with four
processing nodes, 12 GB RAM should be available. Also make sure that always one CPU is left for
the Microsoft Windows operating system, that is if you have a four CPU computer, then configure only
three processing nodes.

The disk space required for production mainly depends on the size of the documents (medium
number of pages) send for extraction.

For extraction you should plan 150 MB disk space for processing single page documents per
processing node. Thus, if you have five extraction nodes with four pages per document on average,
you should plan 5 * 4 * 150 MB = 3 GB.

In addition, you should plan several GB disk-space for trace files, and for data of documents waiting
for processing.

Add these requirements to the minimum of 20 GB. For the above examples, you should have at least
35 GB available on the system drive.

Software requirements
4.1.2.1 Business Center

IES requires Business Center for SAP solutions ABAP add-on version 16.3.3.
4.1.2.2 Vendor Invoice Management

IES requires Vendor Invoice Management for SAP Solutions (VIM) ABAP add-on version 16.3.3 or
7.5 SP9.

4.1.2.3 Microsoft Windows platform

IES supports the following Microsoft Windows versions (including 64-bit versions: WOW64):
• Microsoft Windows 2016 Server 1) 2)
• Microsoft Windows 2019 Server 1) 2)

1) Terminal Server is supported.


2) IES 16.6 is not supported in a docker environment using docker image "microsoft/windowsservercore”.

Take care to install all available important updates.

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IES can be used with VMWare (ESX-Server).

4.1.2.4 Private cloud

The IES server software can be used on a VM located in a private cloud environment like
Google, Azure or AWS.
The operating system installed on the private cloud VM must be supported by IES, see
chapter 4.1.2.
The communication for the IES service in the VM via HTTP(S) should be secured by default
network options supported/offered by the specific cloud provider.

4.1.2.5 Prerequisites for installation

Visual C++ 2015 x86 Redistributable (minimum version 14.0.24215)


Microsoft .NET Framework version 4 (minimum version 4.7.1)
IIS and ASP.NET Server components are required (version depends on the OS).

Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6 needs access to a SAP ERP system containing
Business Center 16.3 SP3 or Vendor Invoice Management 16.3 SP3 / 7.5 SP9.

Network
The protocol TCP/IP and HTTP(S) must be supported.

4.2 OpenText product compatibility


The section provides details about which versions of other OpenText products are compatible with this
release of Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions 16.6.

Note: For the latest compatibility information for OpenText products, refer to the Compatibility
Matrix (https://knowledge.opentext.com/go/matrix) on OpenText My Support.

Product name Version Notes

OpenText Business Center for SAP Solutions 16.3.3 All solutions supported

OpenText Vendor Invoice Management 16.3.3 Simple Mode and Classic Mode

OpenText Vendor Invoice Management 7.5 SP9

4.3 Language support


IES supports following languages for Business Center solutions and invoices:

International Afrikaans Danish Dutch English Finnish

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• CP 1252 WinLatin1 French German Icelandic Indonesian Italian
• CP 1250
WinLatin2, Luxembourgish Norwegian Portuguese Spanish Swedish
• Baltic CP 1257)
Albanian Bosnian Croatian Czech English
• Baltic (CP1257)
(Latin)
• Greek
(CP1253WinGreek)
Hungarian Polish Romanian Serbian Slovak
• Turkey
(Latin)
(CP 1254
WinLatin5) Slovenian

Estonian Latvian Lithuanian

Greek

Azeri (Latin) Turkish Uzbek


(Latin)

Cyrillic Azeri (Cyrillic) Belarusian Bosnian Bulgarian Kazakh


(CP 1251 WinCyrillic) (Cyrillic)

Kyrgyz Macedonian Russian Serbian Tajik

Ukrainian Uzbek
(Cyrillic)

China Mainland China Singapore


(CP 936)

China Traditional Taiwan Hong Kong


(CP 950)

Japan (CP 932) Japan

Korea(CP 949 Korean

Thailand (CP 874) Thai

IES supports following countries for invoice solutions:

Australia Korea*
Austria Netherlands
Belgium New Zealand
Brazil Norway
Canada Poland
China (Traditional)* Portugal
Czech Republic Singapore
Denmark Slovakia

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Finland Spain
France Sweden
Germany Switzerland
Hungary Thailand*
Italy Turkey
Japan* United Kingdom
United States

*for these countries no out of the box recognition provided – learning required for almost all fields.

Support for India, China Mainland and Russia is on the roadmap.

The following countries are not preconfigured but supported by character sets delivered with the
product. Machine learning will provide excellent recognition results after some weeks of operations.
For these countries custom fields may be required for covering legal requirements and country
specific invoice processing best practice.

Andorra Cuba Kuwait Peru


Angola Cyprus Latvia Philippines
Argentina Democratic Republic of the Liechtenstein Republic of the Congo
Congo (Congo Kinshasa) (Congo Brazzaville)
Azerbaijan Dominican Republic Lithuania Romania
Bahamas East Timor Luxemburg San Marino
Bahrain Ecuador Malaysia Senegal
Barbados El Salvador Mali Serbia
Belarus Equatorial Guinea Malta Seychelles
Benin Estonia Mauritius Slovenia
Bolivia Greece Mexico South Africa
Bosnia Grenada Moldova Suriname
Bulgaria Guatemala Monaco Togo
Burkina Faso Guinea Mozambique Ukraine
Cap Verde Haiti Namibia Uruguay
Central African Republic Honduras Nicaragua Venezuela
Chile Iceland Niger
Columbia Ireland Nigeria
Costa Rica Jamaica Oman
Cote d´Ivoire Kazakhstan Panama
Croatia Kenya Paraguay

5 Installation and upgrade notes


This section provides additional installation and upgrade information, including related or third-party
product information and any required critical patches.

When updating from IES 16.5 existing profiles in VIM and Business Center can be continued to use.
Please note that VIM and Business Center need to upgrade to version 16.3.3

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5.1 Installation notes
Before you install Information Extraction Service for SAP Solutions, review these additional
installation notes and verify related product or third-party product requirements.

IES can be installed and run together with BCC with the same version on the same system. For more
information, see chapter “Installing IES” in the Administration Guide
(https://knowledge.opentext.com/knowledge/llisapi.dll/Open/75962089

Validation Client for SAP solutions software is not allowed to be installed and run on the same system
with IES. For more information, see chapter “Installing IES” in the Administration Guide
(https://knowledge.opentext.com/knowledge/llisapi.dll/Open/75962089).

5.2 Upgrade notes


Before you upgrade, review these instructions.

• n/a.

6 Patches
A patch is a piece of software that is designed to fix or improve a computer program or its supporting
data. These may include repairs to security vulnerabilities or resolution of bugs and may also improve
usability or performance. On OpenText My Support you will find two general types of patches.
Hotfixes are also known as quick-fixes or bug fixes. Updates are also known as service packs or
service releases.

OpenText recommends that you check OpenText My Support (https://support.opentext.com) for any
patches or documentation updates that may have been posted after this release.

Check also the patches for the Capture Imaging Plug-In component
(https://knowledge.opentext.com/knowledge/llisapi.dll/Open/61183571) if a newer version is available.
It’s highly recommended to always use the latest version.

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7 Known issues
The following known issues exist in this release.

Issue number Issue description

IES-27 IES provides in the first recognition step PO candidates to Vendor Invoice

Management. VIM uses the PO candidates for determining the supplier. VIM is

missing to copy the relevant PO number which identified the supplier into the PO

number field showing in validation. The field will then be empty and the VIM

exception rules will bring the invoice to the validation step for completing the field

value and for learning it.

IES-42 IES extraction delivers invoice item cell text that do not fit the column syntax. In

Validation Client they are shown in “green” as the state gets lost.

Limitation SCESAPGUI for VIM Indexing Screen does not support IES.

Limitation This IES release is exclusively for new customers (with new installation). The
learning data from BCC can’t be reused in IES. It is planned that the migration of

learning data will be supported in one of the next releases.

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8 Contact information
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