Showing posts from March, 2018

Collavate 2018 Spring Update - Customize Collavate notification emails

We are excited to release Collavate version 4.2! This major update includes personal and domain-specific editing features and the ability to set email notification methods on a group-by-group basis. We’ve also updated the design to make it simpler and faster!
Email Design Improvements We have improved the design of notification emails that are sent upon electronic document approval to make it more clean and professional. In the future, your logo will be at the center of every email.

Email Templates Customization Now, Collavate workflow or post emails can be edited. Now, you can customize the subject and contents per your company environment. The email template modification screen that is sent when a document is to be processed is as follows. You can modify the default text of the email title and body, and you can easily add and delete predefined variable values. You can also preview changes or revert to the initial contents at any time.
At this time, a total of 12 templates can be customized…

How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Google Drive

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires businesses conducting operations within the European Union (EU) to protect identifiable information of consumers. In the tech sphere, this entails protecting the data of any EU citizen, no matter where their data travels. Under the GDPR, citizens’ social security numbers and addresses will be given the same priority as name and IP addresses.

Adopted April 2016 by the European Parliament in hopes of upgrading an outdated data protection directive, the GDPR is forecasted to carry massive impacts to businesses catering to European clientele. Breaches of privacy will be extremely costly for companies, costing up to 4% of annual global turnover. Meeting the standards of the GDPR will require most companies to make heavy investments and administrations. Moreover, most U.S. companies believe the GDPR will place them at a competitive disadvantage with European companies, requiring them to rethink corporate strategies. In a recent survey, ov…

Incorporating Google Document Workflow in the Workplace

Boosting employee productivity is vital to a building a successful business. Recent surveys from Tinypulse and SAP highlight the major factors that contribute to employee engagement: appreciation for the work, good relationships with superiors, and learning and career development. In order to maintain employee happiness, processes such as providing feedback and filing paperwork must be streamlined. One way to allow your employees to spend more time on meaningful work is workflow automation.
Collavate is directly integrated into Google Drive, allowing your employees to submit Google Docs directly in workflow processes. This not only allows you to incorporate workflow automation on a secure platform, but also allows you to continue to enjoy the functionality of Google Drive. Employees can create and organize documents on Google Drive, submit them for review, and then easily collaborate on edits through Collavate’s built in comment feature.
Collavate also allows your employees to determine …