We are approaching the release of v15.0 and I thought it would be a good time to discuss the major new document management functionality it introduces. Hyperlinks have offered a one-to-one document management solution in ALERE for some time. In v15.0 a Document tab is added to many screens when InTouch is present. This tab allows a one-to-many environment that operates very similar to Microsoft Windows Explorer, and since it displays files as standard Windows defined icons, it is both easier and more intuitive to use.
The benefits it offers your company are many. All digital invoices from a supplier may be grouped in a folder, sorted and filtered by multiple different criteria. Similarly, correspondence, engineering data, drawings, etc. for a job can be grouped in a folder for a sales order. An inventory item can use the Documents tab to store Material Safety Data Sheets, drawings, specifications, pictures, videos, and any other digital data relevant to the item. For companies with multiple locations across the country or overseas, these documents become easily accessible for use on job sites and in manufacturing facilities.
You will find many and varied other uses within your organization for the enhanced document management feature.