SilkRoad technology, inc., a provider of content management and collaboration software, has announced the availability of Eprise Docs, a document management system fully integrated with Eprise 2004, SilkRoad's content management system. Eprise Docs is designed to enable organizations to seamlessly manage the flow of documents and information throughout the enterprise and to the Web.
Eprise Docs exposes Eprise's core library services, including check-in, check-out, version control, roll-back, meta-data management, and workflow, through an extension to Windows Explorer that exposes a remote document tree along with a custom toolbar to activate functions. A full Web interface for adding, browsing, retrieving, and sharing documents is available for remote access. Features of Eprise Docs include: Drag-Drop functionality--users can manage documents by dragging them from their local hard drive into the Eprise Docs Windows Explorer extension in addition to the full-featured Web client. Full-text searching--Eprise Docs creates a full index of documents within the system and dynamically generates a list of keywords based on the content of the document; it is possible to search keywords as well as the full text of the documents. Integrated Security--Eprise Docs' roles-based security system is fully integrated with Eprise 2004, enabling businesses to distribute permissions through recursive role delegation; Eprise supports its own native security and can also be integrated with user directories such as NTLM, ADS, and LDAP and users can use single sign on (SSO) through NTLM or third party SSO applications. Rules and triggers--Within Eprise Docs, users can apply rules for data added to folders; when a document is dropped into a folder, events may be triggered, including events prompting a user to enter meta-data, notifying users of the document, or starting a workflow process. Web services integration--Eprise Docs enables both the consumption of Web services and exposes Eprise Docs functionality as callable Web services. Rapid deployment--Eprise Docs integrates directly with most application servers and also has Web services, .NET, and Java-based integration interfaces.