How do you manage information that is not generated by ALERE? For example, specifications sent to you from customers that are related to a sales order. Keeping that information readily at hand and making it easily available throughout your company can be challenging. It is even harder when your organization has multiple locations and people at those other locations need access to those documents.
This issue is called “Content Management” and ALERE offers a couple of solutions. The first solution provides a one-to-one connection, called a Hyperlink, between digital information and what it is to be connected to in ALERE.
Another way of managing content is when a many-to-one connection is required. Take that earlier example of specifications for a sales order. Let’s say it was accompanied by photographs and drawings. In that case a sales order folder can be created in a customer folder, the multiple digital documents placed in it, where it can be accessed from the sales order
More information may be found in the ALERE HTML Manual under
Overview > Document Management