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windream GmbH at the IT & Business 2015

Focus: The sixth generation of the windream ECM system

August 12, 2015 | Bochum. – windream GmbH from Bochum, the producer and vendor of the windream Enterprise Content Management System, will present an extensive program at this year’s IT & Business from September 29 to October 1 in Stuttgart. A special focus will be put on the recently released windream product portfolio of the sixth generation. Trade show visitors will find the windream partner stand in hall 1, stand number A 31.

Live presentations: version 6.0 of the windream ECM system

The new windream version 6, which has been available since the spring of 2015 and which is already successfully being used by a large number of customers, offers significant innovations, both on the technological and on the functional level. For example, the new release offers an intelligent retrieval function with a Smart Search Navigator, a chat feature with social media character and an innovative ECM integration into the Microsoft Outlook e-mail client.

ECM Outlook integration

The software provider from Bochum will present the complete integration of the windream ECM system into the user interface of the Microsoft Outlook e-mail client at the IT & Business. The integration of the ECM features has been implemented directly via the Outlook folder structures. In the context of the windream integration, further folder entries will be added to the default mailboxes, allowing windream users to directly access the document stock of their windream ECM system.

Furthermore, a document preview has been integrated into Outlook, allowing users to open and read any desired document directly from the Outlook interface. E-mails captured in Outlook can now conveniently be copied from the Outlook interface to the windream ECM system via drag & drop operations, and archived compliantly. Furthermore, the Outlook integration supports the virtual folder viewer ”My windream“, which allows users to assemble their individual views on document stocks and to virtually display them, without making any changes to the actual folder and document structures in windream. 

Document retrieval processes can also be carried out in Outlook. To search across the document stock of the windream system, users only need to enter an individual search term into the central search window to receive a list of hits. Furthermore, individually created search profiles can be linked and displayed in the windream Outlook integration. This process works analogously to the retrieval of e-mails in Outlook. As usually in windream, typical ECM functions can also be carried out in Outlook, via the items of the extended windream context menu.

The most important advantage of the Outlook integration for windream and Outlook users consists in the fact that it allows users to launch ECM tasks directly from the most popular and widely used e-mail program without having to leave the familiar Outlook environment.

The intelligent Smart Search Navigator

The integrated windream find function now offers a new, intelligent Smart Search Navigator, supporting users with the quick retrieval of documents via specific suggestions. The ECM system will automatically display the suggestions, offering support even for complex retrieval operations in huge document archives. Furthermore, a module for document previews has been integrated into the find function.

Social media: the document preview with chat features

The windream document preview module “windream DocView“ now allows users to share previously captured annotations on documents with other users in real time and to have “live“ discussions about the contents of the documents linked to these annotations. In this context, the windream document preview can serve as a universal “chat tool“, similar to those in the social media sector. The handling is extremely convenient, and the chat function can even be used for displaying simple work steps.

Further windream products of the sixth generation

Next to the windream ECM system itself, the windream product portfolio to be presented at the IT & Business contains further innovative software solutions of the sixth generation. This especially includes the version 6 of the windream Imaging document capturing software, a newly developed solution with a significantly enhanced range of functions as compared to the previous version. Furthermore, the windream-specific context menu for the execution of typical ECM tasks has been extended by a large number of functions, without compromising the user-friendliness. Finally, the windream Web Portal, the solution for efficient online information management regardless of the user’s location, and the most recent version of the windream long-term archive have been adjusted to the sixth generation of the product portfolio.

Visitors at the IT & Business planning to gather information on the future windream portfolio will also be offered an exclusive preview of the features of the upcoming version windream 6.5. 

Partners at the windream stand

Once again, the exhibition program will be complemented by the windream partners presenting their ECM solutions at the windream stand. Among others, RDS Consulting GmbH from Düsseldorf, One Click Solutions GmbH from Syrgenstein, business//acts Informations- und Datensysteme GmbH from Cologne, and BSS Business Solutions for Services West GmbH from Mülheim a. d. Ruhr will be present at the windream stand.

windream as an IT & Business Gold Partner

Following the fusion of the trade shows “IT & Business“, “DMS EXPO“ and “CRM-expo“ into the joint convention “IT & Business“ in hall 1, windream GmbH will continue to actively participate in the new trade show concept of the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. According to the IT company from Bochum, the fusion of the three trade shows was an understandable decision. Assuming the role of a Gold Partner is therefore a logical consequence of the previous windream trade show activities.

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