Enhance Application Flexibility with eViewer v7 Document Viewer

Today’s customers expect more out of their software applications. No one wants to waste time juggling between multiple platforms every time they need to open a simple document. They want applications to provide a streamlined user experience that allows them to interact with various file formats quickly and easily, with minimal performance issues.

Many software developers and system integrators turn to third party solutions like MS Technology’s eViewer to incorporate document processing capabilities into their applications. Since developers and system integrators are frequently pressed for time and resources, it doesn’t make sense to build document viewer from scratch when they can easily deploy a proven, scalable solution that provides all the tools they need. The API-based integration eViewer can quickly add industry-leading viewing, editing, collaboration, conversion, and assembly features to an application.

Pros and Cons of Server-Side Viewing

Many document viewer processing power is handled by a dedicated server. The server may be self-hosted on the company’s local infrastructure, a dedicated private cloud, or a public cloud that’s shared by multiple customers.

There are plenty of advantages to this model. Scalable infrastructure is available for the heaviest document processing workloads, but customers only have to pay for the resources they actually use. A dedicated server also makes it easy for applications to manage document storage.

Server-side resources can also pose challenges for some applications. If the server is constantly being used to prepare and render documents for viewing, customers may find themselves utilizing more processing resources than expected. Scaling viewing capabilities for multiple users can increase resource usage because each session places additional processing requirements on the server, especially if users need to make annotations, redactions, or other modifications to files.

Viewing multiple, lengthy files server-side can also impact performance. eViewer HTML5 viewer version 5, for instance, converts and renders documents in PNG format. While this format offers outstanding quality and flexibility, load time may take longer and it also takes up server storage space.

eViewer HTML5 version 7 with Hybrid Viewing

eViewer HTML5 version 7 solves these challenges by offloading the processing work for viewing in PDF format to the end user’s device with hybrid viewing. This is a hybrid approach between server-side processing and client-side processing, with all of the viewing capabilities handled by the client-side device. This drastically reduces the server resources needed to prepare files for viewing, which translates into cost saving and improved performance. Since all viewing is handled by the browser on the client-side device, eViewer v7 offers much greater responsiveness for a better overall user experience.

For files not already in PDF format, eViewer quickly and seamlessly converts any file format to PDF. This not only allows documents to be viewed more quickly in the future, but also reduces server load and storage requirements.

5 Key Benefits of eViewer v7 Document Viewer

eViewer shifts many of the view processing and functions from the server to client-side devices provides applications with several important benefits.

1. Enhanced Performance

Hybrid viewing not only requires fewer resources, but files can be viewed and manipulated faster with enhanced responsiveness. For applications that need to provide editing features such as redactions, offloading processing to client-side devices minimizes load times and lag for a better overall user experience.

2. Better Resource Management

All file types can be used with eViewer v7. The new eViewer Server App converts all file types into PDF, versus other viewers that convert to SVG files that generates large amounts of data and bandwidth. This saves both processing time and resources. Developers can take advantage of this flexibility and resource savings to implement additional application features that leverage eViewer’s capabilities.

3. Increased Productivity

Shifting document viewing workloads to client-side devices allows applications to process, view, and manage multiple documents faster. This helps end users to do their jobs more efficiently and get greater value out of their applications.

4. Cost Savings

Transferring the processing work required for document viewing to an end user’s device reduces server workloads. Companies that deploy applications on the cloud, pay for the server resources their applications utilize, minimizing server requirements for viewing can deliver significant cost savings over time.

5. Scalable Document Viewing

By handling document viewing capabilities on local devices instead of the server, scaling capacity becomes far less resource intensive. eViewer v7 is able to be deployed on self-hosted, private cloud-hosted, public cloud-hosted, and on-prem servers providing greater flexibility.

Add High Performance, Flexible Viewing to Your Application with eViewer v7

Check out the eViewer website for a more in-depth review of the latest HTML5 viewer as well as a live demo to try it for yourself. If you’re ready to get started with an evaluation, you can contact us now to discuss testing the eViewer in your environment.

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