Two years ago a colleague of mine began a startup company in New York City. The company produces, manufactures and distributes unique flavors of hot sauce. This is a lucrative market to enter as long as you have money to market enough to build a reputation, have complete control over the supply chain and cost-effectively manage your IP. All this needs the right tools. Without these things you can easily stumble into oblivion.
I received a phone call Monday morning around 5 AM, my friend was panicking because he couldn’t find a key document he knew was “somewhere in the cloud”. The document was a retail licensing agreement with a notable bottle manufacturer capable of expanding the business exponentially. It took all of 10 minutes to troubleshoot and find the document.
The document had not been stolen or deleted, it was simply misplaced. This incident illustrates a common problem. For convenience we put documents where they need to be when we are actively working on them. That might be on a shared drive in the office or a cloud file sharing service if we’re finalizing them with a supplier or customer. We tell ourselves that when the document is done we’ll put it in a safe place. My colleague had supplier and customer documents for this single product spread across 6 repositories in total; four that he shared with external parties and two for internal documents. Manually juggling documents that span multiple repositories is an unintended consequence of trying to improve productivity using the cloud.
This anecdote is a fairly common situation in today’s business environment, poor document management is often unintentional and can waste a lot of time. Wouldn’t it be good if documents were stored, could be viewed and managed in one place? There is a comprehensive solution that organizes documents stored in the cloud and corporate repositories and provides users a secure collaboration platform. This solution comes from Litéra Corp, the Content Confidence® Company.
Litéra EKTA® is a secure collaborative platform providing a single view across internal and cloud-based document repositories regardless of location and configuration. Through effective document management, Litéra EKTA® users gain peace of mind in knowing their content is a single location and can be viewed on any mobile device.
We are letting people see a single view and manage content more effectively. Litéra EKTA® ensures that the right documents are shared with the right people for the correct period of time. Why? Because we make documents from any repository easily accessible in a single view, making a task feasible when it is infeasible to look across multiple platforms.
Litéra EKTA® users can share content with internal team members or clients and maintain complete control over their company documents. Securely sharing information is also a highly-effective approach to enforce company policies. Litéra EKTA® maintains and tracks all your repositories on one secure platform. Documents remain secure, inaccessible by anyone other than the administrator unless granted permission.
Litéra EKTA® offers is a side panel with any additional Litéra solutions you subscribe to. Litéra EKTA® is the solution every organization needs to use; so, where are your documents right now?
By: Josh Davis