Document Logistix' Document Manager 5.7 product review - Computing Security Finalist

Document Manager 5.7 product review

Digital document management was historically implemented to reduce costs associated with paper, storage and manual administration. Today, digital business processes are key to an organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness. Central storage, speed of access, information accuracy and close collaboration are all critical factors for optimal productivity. The disruptive events of 2020-21 have heightened the need for digital transformation.

Businesses cannot afford to waste valuable space, plus, moving to digital records provides opportunities to optimise workflows for multiple assets, not only paper assets, but also audio, photographic, video and any electronic file. Digitisation translates to measurable savings, increases productivity and demonstrable compliance with the EU GDPR (general data protection regulation).

UK-based Document Logistix will conquer your paper mountain as its Document Manager 5.7 (DM5) software suite provides automated document capture, secure storage, full indexing and workflow management. It can be hosted on-premises or in public and private clouds and its modular architecture means you only buy what you need, making it suitable for businesses and budgets of all sizes.

No changes to existing business processes are required as DM5 integrates with all leading platforms including Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, Sage and IRIS. Where departments are using different software and platforms, DM5 can function as a central document sharing hub.

DM5 has a sharp focus on GDPR compliance by enforcing strict access controls based on your data requirements. Security features include end-to-end encryption, document retention periods and facilities for redacting specific areas of documents.

Its intuitive administrative console provides easy access for user, group and domain creation, Active Directory integration and enablement of multi-factor authentication. For storage locations, DM5 supports Azure, Mimecast, FTP and traditional file systems and shares while multiple SQL databases can be used to store specific document types.

Drawers are a fundamental DM5 concept and are used to import and store documents based on criteria such as business function or document type. Access permissions are applied at the drawer level, inherited down to sub-folders and changed dynamically by modifying drawer or folder site field properties.

Users will love DM5’s HTML5-based web console as they can customize its dynamic dashboards to their own preferences. The left pane presents search results and uses colour coding based on the number of documents in the search criteria.

Extensive search facilities can use specific words or phrases, full text, metadata or other criteria such as time periods and multiple documents can be compared in a preview pane. Quick view thumbnails are provided and users can open documents from here, add annotations and apply redactions to hide sensitive information.

New searches are easily created where you select drawers and use drop down menus to specify your criteria. You can decide what information is displayed, share the results with other users and place shortcuts on your dashboard for fast access.

All accesses are date and time stamped for auditing so admins can see who accessed a document, what they did with it and what was changed added, or removed. Document export controls are equally strict as permissions lock down facilities for printing, emailing, deleting, downloading and creating PDFs.

An Office add-in provides a new file menu option for opening documents directly from DM5 or saving them to it while the Outlook add-in lets users save emails and attachments to their DM5 drawers. Non-Office documents aren’t a problem either as the DM5 printer driver integrates with any app than has a print option.

Workflows determine how documents are processed throughout the organisation and are created using DM5’s graphical workflow designer and simple drag and drop operations. Another module defines rule-based retention policies and allows you to decide when documents are purged or moved to another location, whether approval is required and if they should be retained for compliance.

Businesses will find Document Logistix a valuable ally in their bid for optimum efficiency. Document Manager is a sophisticated, secure and highly flexible solution that can increase productivity, ensure GDPR compliance and manage risk effectively.

Product: Document Manager 5.7

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