There are three deployment options for TeleForm; single-user Desktop, multi-user Workgroup and large-scale Enterprise. Each option is created to fulfil the needs of a certain business environment.
You can upgrade to the next tier at any time if your throughput increases or when extra features are required. To upgrade, you simply pay the difference in license cost. Additional modules can also be purchased on a concurrent basis.
TeleForm Desktop is designed for small businesses or limited use environments. It installs all components on a single machine that performs the functions of the TeleForm server as well as the Scanning, Reader and Verifier station.
A TeleForm Desktop implementation is limited to a single machine and a single instance of each module, one Designer, one Reader, one Scan Station, and one Verifier. There is no multi-user capability with a TeleForm Desktop implementation.
As long as you have no need for multiple users to work on the system and the workload is less than a few thousand pages per day, Desktop may be ideal for your needs.
TeleForm Workgroup is designed for small-to-medium size deployments that need to process higher volumes, support multiple users, or use features that are not available with TeleForm Desktop.
TeleForm Workgroup provides a more scalable solution than TeleForm Desktop because it allows for a distributed architecture. The multi-user configuration allows for multiple Designers, Scan Stations, Readers, and Verifiers to increase the throughput capability of the system.
TeleForm Enterprise is designed for the large scale and high-volume forms processing demands of large companies or deployments. Enterprise provides functionality geared towards high-end, robust deployments.
TeleForm Enterprise includes all the features available in TeleForm Desktop and TeleForm Workgroup, and several additional features:
- Unlimited scalability
- LDAP integration with Microsoft Active Directory for single sign-on
- Form folder, Batch subdirectory, and Batch-owner group security
- Auditing and custom reporting
- Clustering support for high-availability
- Support for running Reader and AMP as Windows services