FileTrain got the features needed when it comes to automation of workflows. We call this Digital Logistics. To give you an idea of the range of what FileTrain is used for:
-Sending thousands of images to publishers all over the world, every day
-Handle scanned invoices in accountancy systems
-Integrate with systems based on Oracle, FileMaker, MS SQL and MySQL
-Police authorities are using FileTrain to automatically handle images shot at accidents and crime scenes, based on metadata
-Recieve large numbers of files via FTP, sort and filter and put in DAM-system with the information to the files included as metadata.
There are very few limits on automation usingFileTrain. Please contact us with your ideas on automation, we are happy to help!
The logic in FileTrain
You need to know WHERE you want to get your files, WHICH files to pick and WHAT you want FileTrain to do with them. That´s it.
When you setup your workflow you can use folders, folder structures, e-mail or FTP to get your files. You may also use timers and an advanced schedule handling to activate your workflow.
Then you choose your filter to pick the files you want. This is done with the built-in filtering supporting anything from file names (or part of file names) to metadata in files, weight of files or times, to conditional actions based on values from other systems. Or, just get all the files, it´s up to you.
Now you have the files you are looking for. What´s left is to tell FileTrain what you want to do with the files. Send them via e-mail or FTP? Save them in a folder structure? Update a database with some kind of information? Or combine it all in one single setup.
The flexibility is what makes FileTrain unique
Using the macros included in FileTrain, you can use dynamic values, rename files, sort any way you like, create folder structure, route files and so on.
Values you get from other system can be used to control FileTrain, there is even a feature to use conditional values to set up more advanced workflows.
FileTrain as an integration server
To useFileTrain as an integrations server is very handy. You have features like REST API, database calls for any SQL-database and CLI-commands. Use them to integrate with nearly any kind of system and get the ability to create workflows on top of that.