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1. Background Information

1.1. What is the Symphony Analyzer Tool

The Symphony Analyzer Tool provides you with a precise number of documents and pages in your document repository that are currently not text searchable.  In addition it provides other useful analytics regarding the documents you have stored.


2. Installation Prep

2.1. What workstation should you use to run the Symphony Analyzer Tool?

We recommend that you run the Symphony Analyzer Tool from the fastest workstation available to obtain the quickest results. 

Minimum Requirements:

Windows XP or higher (including server operating systems, physical or virtual machines) 
750 MHz or faster processor 
1 GB available disk space 
100 Mbps or better network connection to your file server

Recommended Requirements:

Workstation that has 16 CPUs (logical processors)
4 GB of RAM
Fast network connection between the PC and the server (1 gbps is recommended)
100 GB+ of disk space

The Symphony Analyzer Tool will use up to 16 CPUs to analyze your documents quickly, however, if you prefer, we can reduce this to use less during your installation just notify your installer.

2.2. How does the Symphony Analyzer Tool effect CPU Usage?

Because analysis is CPU intensive, the Symphony Analyzer Tool is designed to consume all CPU resources available during analysis.  With many other software applications, seeing the CPU spike for a long period of time can be cause for concern - but with Symphony, it is absolutely expected and desirable.   Symphony is a good digital citizen by allowing other applications to use those CPUs when they need to. You may notice a little delay when other applications need the CPU, but we've had no reports of Symphony preventing anything from running as needed. 


3. Reading the Dashboard Reporting Tool

3.1. How to Read the Symphony Analyzer Tool

While your advisor will work with you to understand the reporting and analytics, some folks love to have a sneak preview on what the tool shows:

The Symphony OCR Summary page can be considered the "Dashboard" for Symphony OCR to allow users to view/manage the system condition of Symphony OCR, including current and historical progress and many more items.  Below we've highlighted the most common features for Symphony OCR's dashboard.

  1. Graph  This is a graphical display to show the number of pages that have been processed, the number of pages pending processing and a timeline to show when those documents were originally saved to the document repository.
  2. License Info  Tells you the remaining processing capacity (the number of pages available in your license and when it renews), how many new pages were added to the document repository in the past year and the recommended processing capacity based on historical analysis.
  3. Statistics  Tells you how many documents are pending analysis and how many documents are pending OCR. The section "Current OCR throughput" tells you how long it takes Symphony OCR to process a page and does some calculations to determine the estimated time to OCR the backlog. Finally, this section of the Summary page tells you when the last document was OCRed.
  4. Document Summary Provides you with a dashboard that includes the ability to view documents in each of the document lists.  For more on document lists, visit Workflow, Tools & Document Lists


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