FileDirector: Document Management Made Easy
Retrieving documents is a simple task. Type what you are searching for into the index fields and you’ll get a list of documents that meet the criteria you entered. Just double-click on the document record and it will be opened. With Full-Text OCR enabled, you can also search for a word or phrase contained within the document. The results will be displayed in order of ranking and highlighted on the document when viewed. FileDirector supports over 200 different file formats almost eliminating the need to have the native applications installed to view the documents.
FileDirector works with Active Directory accounts so there is no need to maintain a separate user database. What a user can see and do in FileDirector depends on the permissions they have been given. Documents are stored in Cabinets, which can be sub-divided into Document Types, finally index fields are associated with each Document Type. A user can be given access to a Cabinet, but may not have access to all the Document Types within that Cabinet. Additionally, a user may be able to create and edit documents within one Document type but only view documents in another.
A special thanks goes out to Todd Mahoney for providing us with this article!