[Case Study] How Helios Ed Achieve Cross-Browser Scanning in its Education HR Application

Last Updated on 2020-02-10

“When using a document scan SDK, compatibility across different browsers and operating systems is very important for web applications such as our Helios solution for HR compliance in the education market,” said Yash Sharman, Product Developer at Helios Ed. “Simply put, the Dynamsoft SDK we used ensured the robust cross-browser and cross-OS support we needed.”


Helios Ed solves compliance issues for schools with its Helios application that provides HR analytics and reporting designed specifically for education. Schools spend $11.7 billion every year on general administration and compliance alone. Helios helps save time and cost in this process and helps keep schools in HR-compliance.

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To help further improve the productivity of its users, the Helios application needed a document scanning component to capture various documents into the system. This would include resumes and test scores, contracts and transcripts, and more. But, just building a scanning component alone would take several months. It would also require comprehensive understanding of related standards, such as TWAIN.


Two people from the development team were tasked with adding document scan capabilities for Helios. A quick web search led them to Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK. The SDK provides simple JavaScript APIs for quick integration of document scanning. It also ensured one important requirement for cross-platform and cross-browser support. Online scanning from within the Helios web application can now occur using different browsers and operating systems (OS). Dynamsoft’s SDK being cross-browser and cross-OS friendly was a key deciding factor to using the SDK.

Today, Helios users can easily click the “Scan Document” option to conveniently scan and upload a document. This is done right from their web browser with no additional installs required. The scan user interface lets them select the scanner and then apply any quick image fixes too, such as crop, resize, brightness and more. Users can also enter relevant meta tags and information about their document to allow for smart retrieval later. Once saved, the document is stored in PDF format on the server. The scan feature has become an important process to the efficiency and productivity the Helios application offers its users.

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