Achieve greater efficiency with an ECM solution
As more employees work remotely or work from home, businesses need solutions that can enable workers to remain productive and efficient. Providing access to relevant data and documents while employees are outside the office is essential.
A superior enterprise content management solution, or ECM solution, can help employees to access the documents they need quickly and securely. The right ECM system can also ensure that workflows proceed at pace while providing a productive experience when collaborating with customers remotely.
As a leading intelligent information management platform, M-Files offers an ECM solution that makes it easy to connect to any document – at any time, from anywhere, on any device. With M-Files, you can serve up the right information to the right people while automating document-driven business processes and maintaining complete compliance and control of information.
ECM that truly connects your business
Connect all your enterprise content and support your business workflows with M-Files.
The challenge of remote work
An enterprise content management system must solve several critical challenges that are common for a remote knowledge workforce.
Efficient access to documents
Even when in the office, workers may spend up to 30% of their day searching for the right information1. The amount of time spent trying to access information can be even greater for a remote workforce.
A single version of the truth
While version control is difficult in any situation, it’s an even greater challenge when employees are outside the office. When documents are emailed back and forth, workers have difficulty determining which is the latest and most up-to-date version of a given document.
An exceptional customer experience
When workers can’t access documents or don’t have a single version of the truth, it can cause misunderstandings about the status of customer projects, inevitably causing the customer experience to suffer.
When employees don’t have the tools they need to access documents efficiently, they often resort to personal filesharing services and other forms of shadow IT. An ECM solution must make it easy for workers to securely access sensitive documents and data.
Because security on mobile devices is a serious issue, many companies restrict mobile access to certain documents. Yet the inability to access documents while outside the office or on the road can be a significant drain on productivity.
M-Files delivers a leading ECM solution
M-Files provides an intelligent information management solution that solves all the challenges of accessing information while working remotely or from home.
Immediate access to all data – without migration
Rather than mandating a migration of data and documents to a central repository, M-Files simply creates connections to existing documents no matter where they are stored. Files can remain in their current locations in SharePoint, network folders, OneDrive, filesharing services, CRM systems or other business systems or repositories. M-Files’ AI-powered technology finds files and tags them with metadata that makes them easy for workers to find in seconds.
One version of each document
With M-Files, there’s always just one single, valid version of any document. Employees can access it via a link that they can also share with collaborators inside or outside the organization.
Enterprise-grade security measures
M-Files protect documents with enterprise-grade encryption and with role-based permissions that ensure only the right people have access to any given document.
Access and edit documents on mobile devices
M-Files’ mobile client allows users to access, edit and even sign any document on a smart phone or tablet.
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What you can do with M-Files
Find documents fast
With M-Files, you don’t need to know where a document is stored. Rather, you can simply enter a bit of information about the information you’re looking for and get connected to the document you need in seconds.
M-Files’ ECM solution automatically guides documents through workflows with greater efficiency and precision. Metadata guides the document through various workflow stages and is automatically updated as the document moves from being drafted to reviewed, commented upon, and finally approved and signed. M-Files can also function as BPM software, helping to optimize document-related business processes.
Break down data silos
Most companies have an average of four content management or ECM systems2, making it hard to know where to find information fast. M-Files connects to documents no matter where they reside to provide a single view of all content, effectively breaking down data silos and providing a 360° view of information.
Multiple users can access, edit and annotate documents simultaneously. Workers can share documents easily by simply providing a link, and users may access files with a desktop, web or mobile client.
Keeping your data secure
M-Files’ ECM tools provide more control over documents and processes to keep sensitive information secure, even when employees are working remotely.
M-Files provides full control over who can access information at any stage of a process. Access automatically changes when people leave the organization or move into new roles.
M-Files encrypts network communications between M-Files clients and M-Files server via HTTPS, RPC, VPN or IPSec. Data at rest is encrypted with the AES-256 algorithm.
M-Files’ ECM solution ensures visibility on whether files are used in accordance with company policy and regulatory requirements.
With just a few clicks, you can access audit trails that show what happened with a document.
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Why choose M-Files’ ECM solution?
M-Files’ ECM solution makes it easier for today’s digital workforce to find, access and share the right documents. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, M-Files finds and labels documents no matter where they’re stored or in what format, accelerating document searches, automating information-driven business processes and ensuring compliance with policy and regulation.
Standard integrations and APIs make it possible for workers to continue using their preferred daily tools to access documents via M-Files, rather than having to learn a new platform. Solution templates let companies build intelligent information management solutions easily, without starting from scratch. Third-party add-ins make it easy to customize M-Files and extend its capabilities. And because the M-Files platform is highly configurable, it can be easily customized to support specific use cases and requirements.
M-Files is a cloud-ready solution and can be deployed in the cloud, on premises or in a hybrid solution that offers an optimal mix of efficiency and control.