Document management on the desktop

Document management on the desktop

Build It BetterJuly 24, 2007

Introduction

A new feature in Enable’s Document Fusion software allows users to access their web based document management system directly from their Windows desktop. Users can now benefit from key document management features such as enterprise search, version control, check in / check out and role based permissions with the practicality of instant access to documents via the Windows Explorer.

Once the client application is installed, a new ’Document Fusion’ icon appears in the ’My Computer’ window. Files and folders can be dragged from the local computer and will be transferred to the central server using a highly efficient data transfer service which is significantly faster and more robust than uploading files via a web browser.

Within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, files can be saved directly into the document management system. If an existing file is opened and modified, the application automatically archives the previous version of the document. An audit trail of previous versions of each document is available within the full browser based application, and includes a history of who modified the document and when. A document can be rolled back to a previous state with a single click. Any changes made using the desktop tool are instantly reflected in the web based document management system.

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