Fred simplifies what needs to be simple: How do I create a document from a central document store, how can I change, revise, and find it, how do I communicate about it, and finally how do I delete it?
Adding existing content is simple: drag and drop from or to your desktop, explorer or email account (mail or attachment). Creation of new content is simple: select first where it should reside in the ECM (!), select a document type, pick one of the associated templates and let Fred launch the appropriate editor.
The addition of metadata, unlike explorer, is naturally integrated in the process. Leveraging the simple search, we enrich searching by filtering and grouping, and will continue to enhance advanced search facilities tomorrow.
Organising your (part of the) folder structure is simple with Fred. Drag & drop to arrange and move files and folders, with one document, or multiple documents at once.
Meta-data are a complementary way to organise your documents. Fred delivers a fast and state-of-the-art ex-perience, minimizing your time to fill in meta-data, and maximizing your return on meta-data while searching. Drop down lists, dependent list of values; rich GUI ele-ments (date picker ...), client-side validation and guid-ance to add and manage aspects are all enabled.
Search results can be filtered and sorted as you are used to in tools like MS Excel, in the way you would intuitively expect. However, this has been engineered with an Al-fresco ECM mindset, taking into account properties, as-pects, tags and categories.
Fred integrates into the desktop, allowing light-weight integration with virtually all desktop applications (MS Explorer, MS Office, Outlook, Thunderbird...). By leveraging Fred for your ECM interactions, Fred can monitor what you are doing on the desktop, and takes care of your ECM desktop housekeeping, making sure that all documents find their way into the ECM store.