KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveDocs today made it easy to create and modify documents on Microsoft's® SharePoint® platform with a new ActiveDocs SharePoint module that enables SharePoint and ActiveDocs Opus software to interoperate seamlessly within the same workflows.
The ActiveDocs SharePoint module gives SharePoint users access to Opus document automation without leaving their SharePoint interface. When a SharePoint user needs to create or finalize a document stored in the SharePoint repository, ActiveDocs Opus recognizes the message coming from SharePoint through an extended web service. ActiveDocs Opus creates the document for the user through a wizard. Once the document is created or modified, the SharePoint workflows are invoked for routing or storage.
Using ActiveDocs Opus to create documents and SharePoint to store and route them for approval provides users with the simplest and most functional option for managing their documents. Having ActiveDocs Opus available throughout approval and revision cycles also retains the complex business logic that ActiveDocs Opus enables users to apply to documents. If Opus were not integrated into SharePoint workflows, users would either lose that business logic or they would need IT to create SharePoint applications to retain it.
"SharePoint is expanding as a document management platform, but creating and modifying documents in SharePoint can require back-end application development that many companies don't have the resources for," said Faine Mende, president of ActiveDocs North America. "Our ActiveDocs Opus SharePoint module lets users move seamlessly between ActiveDocs Opus document creation and SharePoint document management. They get the best of each solution."
Microsoft SharePoint is a content management and collaboration platform integrated with the Microsoft Office Suite. ActiveDocs Opus is an integrated software suite that enables organizations to automate the creation of complex and critical business documents. Built on the Microsoft .NET framework, Opus gives users total control over document templates and content. For more information on ActiveDocs Opus document automation and template management software suite, please visit: www.activedocs.com/opus/suite/index.html.