Monday, September 26, 2011

The GUI Evolution

There is a GUI [goo-ee] evolution. The days of the drab, functional user interface are over. Efficiency aand performance are still critical, but the aesthetics and user experience are increasingly important system requirements.

Who says that a business software application needs to have a cold institutional look and feel? Users have experienced the explosion of mobile apps. Now the notion of how a business application should look and feel has changed dramatically. Like other well designed products, form and function yield a better business software application.

Treeno Software was on the leading edge of web browser-based app development in 2002 when Treeno Document Management Server was introduced. The fact that the application could do the things it did using a web browser gained wide support. Everybody loved the Treeno GUI for its functionality and simplicity. But as the web became ubiquitous, and mobile apps proliferated, Treeno continued to raise the bar on performance – and the user experience.

Always listening, Treeno continues to innovate. High-performance document management is not enough. Treeno is extending the simple functionality that our customers have come to enjoy and expect with a fresh new look and feel. Look for Treeno Document Management 4.0 in early 2012 – an evolution in intelligence and beauty.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Document Management Without Integration is Only Half of the Solution

Document management without integration is only half of the solution. What this statement implies is that the need for a document management solution is frequently driven by the volume of documents required for a given business process. The business process usually includes the use of another existing business application such as accounting, ERP, CRM or even a homegrown industry specific app. The goal of the document management system is to better manage all the documents associated with the entire business process.

The integration of the existing business application with a document management system like Treeno Document Management creates one seamless application that makes it easier for the end user to perform their daily tasks. The integration avoids making the end user learn a new application and having to work with both applications independently. The results are rapid adoption by the end user community, increased productivity and a rapid Return-on- Investment (ROI).

An example is an accounting department. An Accounts Payable department employee receives a call from a vendor with a question about an invoice. The AP employee opens the accounting or ERP application to the screen containing the invoice and vendor information. In order to see the invoice in question the accounting employee simply clicks the “Search” button which brings the invoice up on their computer screen. The integrated solution provides one click document or file indexing, storage and retrieval.

So as you plan and execute your document management project consider the benefits of integration because when Treeno end users understand how they will benefit from an integrated document management solution their response is, “That is exactly what we are looking for.”