Document Management: The Power of Version Control

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Document management comes with all kinds of great features, but perhaps one of the best is version control. What is version control, why is it important, and what can it do for your company? Let's find out!

What is Version Control?

In simple terms, version control is a document management feature that helps you keep up with different versions of a file. Multiple people may be editing it, it may be in-progress over several days, or even worked on remotely. It makes a massive difference in the workflow, communication, and efficiency--all by giving you a simple, reliable structure for managing your documents. With version control, you'll never have to worry about editing an outdated document or losing your work because someone saved over it.

The Details

Here's what makes version control an excellent tool for your business!

  • Never lose your work.

When working on a document with version control, the file will be saved as you edit. Which means you won't lose all of your progress if there's a power outage or tech failure. 

  • Communication is smoother than ever.

Everyone can be confident that they're viewing and working on the same version of a file, no matter where they are. On top of that, you can create detailed messages or quick comments to explain what changes have already been made. That way, everyone stays on the same page (literally and metaphorically).

  • Edits are always up-to-date.

With version control, you'll always have the latest version of a document--whether it was edited five minutes ago or five years ago. You'll also be able to tell who made which edits.

Version control is just one thing you'll get from document management. Contact us today to find out more!