London, 4 August 2015
Repstor, the leading ECM adoption specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of its Outlook content management tool Repstor affinityTM 3.0.
Microsoft® Outlook® is familiar to most as their email client. It is simple and easy to use. For many people it’s the first thing they open when they arrive in work, and the last thing closed before home time. They use it to collaborate with colleagues and customers. Since we spend so much time in Outlook, wouldn’t it be ideal if all of the things we need for day-to-day work were accessible there?
Using Repstor affinity 3.0 makes this possible. Users get seamless access to their content repositories both on and offline without leaving the Outlook interface, regardless of what document repository it is saved in, meaning they can collaborate easily with colleagues. With this release there is enhanced Microsoft Word®, Excel® and PowerPoint® integration. You can compare documents and convert documents to Adobe® PDF directly from affinity. Property support has also been improved. Repstor affinity 3.0 adds new repository support for HighQ Collaborate and Meridio®, ECM repositories along with the existing SharePoint®, OneDrive® and HP Records Manager/TRIM® support. Access to Repstor affinity folders and content is now also possible using the file system through the Repstor driveTM product. This enables users to save from any Windows Application directly into Repstor affinity.
“With 3.0, the affinity product further extends its deep integration with Microsoft 365 and other ECM repositories – providing access through the familiar interface of Microsoft Outlook without impacting Outlook’s stability or performance. We continue to deliver enterprise ECM user adoption by providing users with access to tools from where they prefer to do their work,” said Fergus Wilson, Repstor’s CTO.
Extending Repstor and Microsoft 365 Integration
The affinity 3.0 release delivers enhanced email and content management by providing deeper integration with Microsoft 365 and the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint products. In affinity 3.0 Repstor has provided a new Compare Word Documents content menu which compares the contents of two affinity documents in Word. Users can also convert documents accessed from affinity to Adobe PDF directly from the Microsoft Word application. 3.0 also improves property support for managed metadata and user and group properties (allowing auto-complete for these property types both on and offline).
New Repstor Drive Module
Repstor focuses on giving users the choice to manage their content and access their documents via the application of their choice. With affinity 3.0 Repstor delivers a new Repstor driveTM module which enables users to access and save content via Windows® Explorer®. Users are able to save to Repstor affinity in the File->Save dialog, removing the need to move away from the source application in order to add a document to the organizations repository.
Improved Repository Support
Today Repstor affinity leads the ECM market with its extensive integration to multiple repositories. At every release of the affinity product Repstor aims to extend this support. Affinity 3.0 provides Outlook integration and support for the HighQ Collaborate product which is largely used as a collaboration tool for legal companies and also the Meridio ECM repository, providing users with the ability to store and access content in multiple repositories. Existing repository support has also been improved by providing property synchronization for HP TRIM® repositories.
- To learn more about Repstor – the ECM system that everyone already knows how to use please view our short video at https://www.repstor.com/videos/affinity-the-ecm-system-everyone-knows-how-to-use
- For more detailed information on the 3.0 release of the affinity product visit: https://www.repstor.com/products-for-ecm-adoption/affinity/latest-release
- For more information on the affinity product visit: https://www.repstor.com/products-for-ecm-adoption/affinity
- To request a free software trial of affinity visit: https://www.repstor.com/products-for-ecm-adoption/try-our-software
Repstor was created to inspire ECM Adoption. We are dedicated to developing products that enable collaboration and compliance for the Outlook-centric workforce. Repstor’s products make access to content systems easy and intuitive for users, by providing access to them within the familiar interface of Microsoft® Outlook®. By making access to the content system easy and intuitive for users, we overcome the main cause of failed deployments of ECM systems – failure of users to adopt the system.
Our products are ideal for mobile, remote and semi-disconnected users especially in industries like Professional Services, Legal, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and other regulated industries. We significantly reduce change management costs when rolling out systems, improve ROI for existing systems, and fully support Microsoft 365.