Ademero Inc. announced the release of Content Central™ version 5. The browser-based document management software has been upgraded with an enterprise workflow engine, a one-click document-editing tool, and an enhanced approval-process engine.
Advanced Workflow Engine
Workflow rules provide an efficient means to perform automated tasks in Content Central. An unlimited number of rules can be defined by administrators to simplify routine business and organizational transactions related to documents and information within Content Central. Workflow triggers, the causal agents of workflow rules, operate on system events or schedules, such as documents arriving in the system, users making changes to content, or deadlines expiring on an approval process. These triggers initiate one or more workflow actions, such as e-mailing documents to vendors or customers, moving documents to folders, or notifying management of delinquent approval processes.
"We've been told our new workflow engine surpasses the capabilities of the competition," says Manuel Montesino, marketing director for Ademero. "It's exciting to know our response to customer feedback has translated into a successful aspect of our software, and we believe it will provide an increase in productivity to our new and existing customers."
One-Click Document Editing
Content Director, a new server-deployed Windows application, facilitates the document and content editing process. With a single mouse click, the check-out process, file download, and native-application launch occur automatically in seconds. After a user completes changes, Content Director handles the file upload and check-in process. Content Central stores any change to a document as a new revision for the document record.
Enterprise-Class Approval Processing
The existing approval-process engine has been significantly improved with group-membership, deadlines, and notifications. One or more groups are now allowed as members on an approval process. When a group exists as a member, a new approval requirement option determines whether a single user, the majority of users, or all users in the group will cause a document to move forward to the next member in the process.
Deadlines can be defined for each approval process, including each step of the process. After deadlines are configured, administrators can choose to enable deadline messaging, which notifies members and/or administrators of expired deadlines via e-mail or internal messaging. In addition, the new workflow engine allows administrators to garner complete control over documents as they move along an approval process.
About Content Central™ Version 5
As a fully browser-based document management system, Content Central extends the boundaries of the traditional office. Tools for capturing, creating, accessing, and managing documents and other content exist entirely within the browser-based user interface. The server-based software package works well as an intranet, extranet, or stand-alone application. User workstations need only a standard Web browser to access Content Central in the office or remotely. This not only provides quick deployment, but also allows secure access to the server from any location.
Content Central operates on the Microsoft Windows Server platform and utilizes Microsoft SQL Server as its back-end database engine. Client access to the Content Central server works well with both Microsoft Internet Explorer® and Mozilla Firefox® Web browsers. A ready-to-use paper-capture application, Content Central provides an interface for in-browser TWAIN scanning and includes a barcode-generation tool for batch processing. Electronic documents and other content can be captured via drag-and-drop, e-mail, network folder, or XML descriptor.
Non-modular solutions and pricing are available for both the enterprise and small business.
About Ademero, Inc.
Ademero (ademero.com) develops document management software, document imaging software, and paperless office software and provides related professional services. Based largely on user experience and feedback, the company's flagship product, Content Central™, is a browser-based document management system created to provide businesses and other organizations with a convenient way to manage information originating in hard copy or digital form. Ademero supports its customers with availability 24 hours-a-day on every day of the year.