Uploading your shared files to Bitrix24 will make them accessible in a powerful document management system. Presentations, documents, videos, and any other files can be placed for download, collaboration, or private use. Most importantly, you can find any document quickly through the internal search.
Fully customizable self hosted editions of Bitrix24 with source code access are available.
Bitrix24 comes with three types of Drives. My Drive is a personal file storage to which colleagues do not have access to. Employees can place private files here in complete confidence. However, files stored here can be shared in several ways. Group Drive contains files uploaded inside a particular workgroup. All participants of that workgroup have access to it. Company Drive contains all files that company wants to make available to all employees. Ability to share files with users outside given Bitrix24 account can be enabled or disabled by administrators of that account.
Private & Shared Documents
Collaborate on documents directly in your Activity Stream, write comments, attach new document version, receive feedback, see changes taking place real time! You can allow editing document to all users who are participating in the current discussion, or force them attach new version of your text document or spreadsheet in the comment-box.
Easy Document Collaboration
After all changes have been done to the document, your colleagues and you can save it in a Document Library on your portal, download it to your computer, or you can simply leave it in the Activity Stream. Bitrix24 also makes marking valuable or useful documents quite easy by using the 'like' button. Documents which are 'well-liked' appear higher in the list of search results.
Each document stored in your Bitrix24 has a Change Log. When a new version of a file is uploaded, the previous version is not deleted, but rather saved such that it can be recovered at any time. Version history also contains the time when the version was created and the user who created it.
Users that gave others access to their documents are able to temporarily 'lock' documents in order to make sure that they are the only ones able to edit these files. Doing so prevents creation of conflicting versions of documents or overwriting changes made by other users. Once the editing is completed, the files can be unlocked once again.
You can work in Bitrix24 without an office suite! Thanks to integration with Google Docs, Office 365 and MS Office Online you can create text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations right in your web browser! You can add your documents to a task or a discussion in the Activity Stream.
Creating & Editing Documents Online
The build-in tools provide you with an easy access to any documents in your Bitrix24. You can open, view, and edit documents stored on your Bitrix24 portal via a Google and/or Microsoft (Live ID, Office 365) account. Documents can be edited simultaneously by multiple users.
You can also choose to use locally installed software, such as MS Office, OpenOffice, Pages for Mac or even Adobe Photoshop, for editing documents in your Bitrix24 account. Simply configure Bitrix24.Drive and every time you decide to create a new document or edit an existing one, this will be done with your local application of choice. When you are done, the document will be automatically saved to your Bitrix24 account.
Editing Documents with Applications on Your PC
Bitrix24 works with Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and other cloud file storage vendors. Employees can upload files from their personal accounts, the files will be indexed and fall under default access rights in Bitrix24 automatically. You can even check if there is a newer version available inside external file storage account than the one that has been uploaded to Bitrix24.
Integration with External Drives
Bitrix24 contains a powerful search feature which indexes documents, records, messages, comments, and other information. New content is indexed immediately and shows up in search results as soon as it is uploaded. Search results are influenced by 'liking', so users can mark content items which are particularly useful and they will remain easy to find. Instant suggestions appear as soon as the user begins typing in the search box, which is especially convenient for going straight to another user's profile page.
Bitrix24 lets you create custom document workflows for draft submissions, contract revisions, majority vote, multistage approval, expert opinion and so on.
Expense reimbursements, business trip requests, and custom records management solutions can all be created easily using the built-in visual business process designer.
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