Formtek | Orion

Formtek’s Content Repository Services (CRS) software technology – can support all types of digital assets. It organizes and links electronic data, regardless of source and creates a virtual vault with an abundant level of system control and security features. Formtek | Orion is compatible with most standard hardware and software products and can be scaled and adapted quickly to changing needs. It creates a transparent and flexible content repository capability throughout an organization by allowing users to connect with relevant information regardless of application or method used. The reliability of Formtek software allows organizations to focus on the challenges of their business instead of on the challenges of managing content.


The Formtek | Orion 5 Foundation Server is at the heart of the Formtek CRS architecture. The Formtek | Orion Foundation Server provides several components upon installation:

  • Formtek | Orion 5 Vault/Schema
  • Formtek | Orion 5 Storage Server
  • Formtek | Orion 5 Command Server
  • Formtek | Orion 5 License Server
  • Formtek | Orion 5 Administration

The Formtek | Orion 5 Software Development Kit (SDK) provides a breadth of Content Repository Services development and integration tools for creating content and document management solutions, or content-enabling any number of software applications. The Formtek | Orion Software Development Kit consists of the following separate modules:

  • Formtek | Orion 5 Pure Java API
  • Formtek | Orion 5 Administration API
  • Formtek | Orion 5 Web Services

Formtek | Orion 5 Access exposes the Formtek CRS business layer functionality out-of-the-box, via a standard browser-based interface, including the ability to check-in, check-out, search, edit, control, export, delete, and distribute content. The Access module utilizes the business templates and forms, determines the business rules, and manages the versions of documents through their lifecycle. Formtek | Orion 5 Access applications have been built around a core set of re-usable Java Server Page (JSP) tags that are packaged as part of the Orion 5 Access module.