Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Athento adds improvements to EasyShare for sharing documents

As you know, Athento ECM has a plugin that lets you share documents with users from outside the platform. This document-sharing feature is called EasyShare. Users can send one or several documents via a URL to other users who do not have user IDs and passwords for the platform. External users who have the URL can then download documents and the user who sent the link is notified when the download takes place. The URL also has an expiry date, defined by the user sending the link. This function is provided by other services such as Hightail and Dropbox, but with the added advantage that documents are permanently found in the document manager, with their metadata, version control, etc.

We have developed some improvements to this plugin's usability while also adding elements requested by users to make this function much more useful. Now, EasyShare folders have two new buttons that are explained below.

Copying the URL

Users now have a button to copy the download link, without having to right-click on their mouse. This function will be useful when sharing the URL via messaging tools such as Skype, Slack, Whatsapp, etc.

Send via email

If you want to directly send the download link for your documents via email, the Send by Email button will be useful. This was a small improvement that had been requested by many clients and which is now ready for everyone to enjoy. By clicking on the button, you can enter an email address where the link will be sent.

The email user specified in the previous step will receive an email like the sample message below.

We hope you enjoy this new version of the EasyShare plugin.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Athento: One of the 20 Most Promising ECM Solution Providers of 2016

Athento has been selected as one of the 20 Most Promising ECM Solution Providers of 2016 by CIOReview, in acknowledgement of the investment in our product made by the company over the past two years.

Athento was selected from among more than 300 businesses that offer Enterprise Content Management services, for being a company that is at the forefront of dealing with current ECM challenges.

As well as this acknowledgement, the Enterprise Content Management special published by the media outlet every year in print and digital versions, which features industry leaders such as Mark Barrenechea (OpenText CEO), Tomas Phelps IV (VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO at Laserfiche) and Scott Craig (VP of Product Marketing at Lexmark), also includes an interview with our CEO about the vision and evolution of the product, called Simplifying Document Management.

The evolution of the smart document capture platform

According to CIOReview, Athento helps business leaders respond to emerging technologies, drive innovation and reach strategic business goals in the era of digitization.

One of the key factors contributing to our inclusion in the list is Athento's commitment to intelligent features such as automatic document classification and data extraction. Athento helps international companies such as Reed Elsevier and Inditex carry out automatic information classification and extraction processes.

Power and Speed

Through the rapid development of Athento's customization tool Rhombus, over the past year, we have empowered users and obtained shorter and more efficient document management projects. The power of Rhombus and its ease of use mean we can implement complex processes in the document manager more quickly. This is exemplified by clients such as Barclaycard, which reduced its Customer Onboarding process from 14 to 4 days, and Páginas Amarillas, which saw the number of Document Management-related incidents fall by 95%.

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