VERSION CONTROL SOFTWARE

Version Control Software automatically recognizes new versions of documents as they are entered into the system, based on the file name and numerous other criteria, and assigns the next available version number while automatically archiving edits. Other basic file version control applications only allow the use of file names. So you no longer have to rename files or append version designators and finding and accessing back revisions is fast and easy.

version control software
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Manage your document review process by creating, maintaining and managing multiple versions of a document

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Ensure only the most current versions of files are being used

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Use document criteria other than file name to establish if a file should be versioned

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Utilize major and minor version control policies

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Implant appropriate retention policies around document/ drawing versions

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Maintain historical metadata so you can access a snapshot in time, as well as the complete document history

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Establish any version extension character and any versioning scheme

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Easy access to back revisions by permissioned users

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Ensure an audit trail for each document is maintained throughout its lifecycle

Version Control: What's Old Is New Whitepaper

Version control software is neither a new concept nor new functionality. The explosion in content of all types, including email, text, and web communications, however, is putting more importance on this standard capability, while new technologies are assisting users in keeping the right number of drawing versions for the optimum amount of time. The use of document versioning is certainly not new and its impact on the efficiency and speed of workflows differs greatly.

Document Versioning: What’s Old is New

As the requirement for document version control has escalated we have seen an ironic shift, the move to reducing the number of versions saved and kept. Many workflows are document-centric, so passing and document versioning are important steps in the process. Between historical recording, requirements for management analysis, and general regulatory compliance, keeping many (and often all) versions of documents has become commonplace.

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