KnowledgeTree Adds Configurable Electronic Signatures, Alerts to Document Manager

Helps companies with compliance; new add-in provides seamless integration with Microsoft Office

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KnowledgeTree, a commercial open source document management software provider, has released version 3.6.1 of its flagship solution and version 1.0 of its Microsoft Office Add-in.

This release focuses on helping companies ease the burden of compliance, provides improved usability, and ensures increased interoperability between KnowledgeTree and other productivity tools. Significant new features and enhancements include:

  • Document type alerts make it possible to manage document retention policies, contracts, and other time-based events with less effort by applying alerts to groups of documents.

  • Configurable electronic signatures ensure accountability and compliance with regulations such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 11, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and others by requiring a user to re-authenticate when changing a document.

“KnowledgeTree can significantly ease the compliance burden for smaller companies,” said Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree. “The combination of electronic signatures with a complete audit trail fulfills regulatory requirements, while the affordable price appeals to decision-makers.”

The company’s new Microsoft Office Add-in integrates KnowledgeTree seamlessly with the entire Office suite. Microsoft users can open, edit, save, and e-mail documents that reside in the KnowledgeTree repository from within Office applications, exactly as they would if that document were located on a shared drive. In addition, a powerful, built-in search makes it easier to find documents in the repository from within Office applications.

“The Microsoft Office Add-in allows users to enjoy the benefits of collaboration and version control afforded by KnowledgeTree without changing the way they work,” noted Philip Arkcoll, product manager at KnowledgeTree. “Customers using this feature report enhanced productivity as a result of the streamlined process.”

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