M-Files offers a considerable breadth of capability out of the box and most customers have no need to venture beyond, or even use all, the features on offer. Yet there are circumstances and specific situations for which particular add-ons have been developed. Some of which are described below:
Intelligent Metadata Layer
It is rare for us to start with a clean sheet of paper with our IT systems as most of us have legacy systems built up over years. Many of these systems have passed their sell-by date as commercial practices and technology have moved on. Unfortunately, the content in these systems is still valuable so we need to bear the continuing cost of maintenance.
Not anymore! With the M-Files Intelligent Metadata Layer (IML) connections can be made to many legacy systems' content and data stores. All this is exposed through the user-friendly M-Files interface alongside all other M-Files content. There is no reason to migrate information as there may be good reasons you wish to keep it in-situ. You will soon appreciate how quickly connections can be made giving you a comprehensive view of all your content.
Most of us have to abide by regulations and industry standards; some more strictly than others. Whether it is a specific compliance issue or that you maintain Standard Operating Procedures within your business then you will need some type of formal document control.
M-Files has for many years provided quality and compliance systems in regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals. The Controlled Document Suite offers a complete toolkit for this purpose. It incorporates electronic signing, major & minor versioning, enhanced workflows & audit plus a training component that ensures that standards are properly implemented.
It can take many days or months to design the appropriate data structures for particular business activities, and even then, they will be subject to refinement when implemented. M-Files has pre-built a number of these environments so that you can hit the ground running. Of course, they will need adapting to your individual circumstances but it does give you a guide in the right direction. In more complex cases we can offer consultancy to assist you further.
Two particular Solution Templates stand out: namely Contract Management and GDPR. Both of these functions play a role for the majority of businesses and getting it wrong can incur significant adverse financial consequences.
Contact us for details or advice on which add-ons may be suitable for your particular requirements.