June 20, 2017
Where is eDOCS?
Talk about an overhaul of eDOCS. OpenText has put eDOCS on the back-end of eDOCS InfoCenter. This is perhaps the most surprising change in an OpenText product in quite some time.
What is most obvious about DM 16.2 is how much OpenText simplified the UI. Instead of digging through different windows or actions, everything you need is perfectly surfaced right in front of you. The eDOCS InfoCenter puts all of the eDOCS actions into tiles on one page. This gives users flexibility into what they want to see, quick access to all their content and actions, and choice in how they want their eDOCS library set up.
Some other very helpful features of DM 16.2 are within the little “welcome” tile. This tile is going to make it easy for users to do a few things. First, you will be able to search directly from that tile. Second, you will see what the last document you were working on was. That way if you leave for a bit, you can jump right back into the document you were working on. Third, this block will also tell you how many items you have checked out. This can help you remember to check them back in if you are no longer using them. Last, there is an upload button in this tile for easy access to uploading any documents that need to go into eDOCS.
The rest of the functionality that is built into eDOCS are surfaced in separate tiles, such as, flex folders, saved searches, and workspaces. Another nice feature, with regard to the tiles, is that you can keep them small squares, or change them into larger rectangles. When information is surfaced in the larger tiles, you can see more. For example, if you make the “Recently Edited” tile a large tile, you can see who the document owner or creator is, the date and time the document was last edited, and the corresponding case number related to the document.
A web-based eDOCS
The web-based nature of eDOCS 16.2 and InfoCenter makes for a more user-friendly UI. Though the functionality is the same, the UI changes the way users will interact with their content for the better. It makes the content much easier to locate for users, gives them the flexibility to only see the things they want to see, and keeps users on track.