Every day you have to deal with a large volume of documents
Daily tasks imply to process and send documents to your collegues, customers, and other partners. A significant time is wasted every day to retreive, edit and send those documents.
Quotero improves and accelerates dramatically these processes in a simple, reliable and secure way.
Quotero is fully Open Source and provides a wide range of innovative and powerful features.
The open source Document Management System (DMS)
Quotero aims to optimize the document production chain and to be an alternative to heavy ECM systems (Enterprise Content Management) that are often oversized.
A daily tool
Quotero is the document management system (DMS) that aims to be the easiest as well as the most powerful document production environment. Because producing and accessing documents are highly frequent tasks in modern organizations, Quotero has made easing those operations its main goal.
Because it is not only about web content
The actual production model where users are forced to use different kinds of web applications is no longer the only solution. Using Quotero allows users to access collaborative features directly from their desktop and their Microsoft Office environments.
You are the administrator
The structure of a document repository evolves constantly, it is why Quotero allows users to set thier own folder structure, metadata mapping and workflow architecture. Forget about XML configuration files and become the administrator of your repository!
Quotero has made its indexing and search system a key feature of the document repository. Each document is indexed along with its content and its metadata and can be searched with full-text and boolean queries. Users can combine several search criteria and then make Quotero a powerful search engine.
Builing a reliable document repository can no longer be dissociated from a strong collaborative dimension. Quotero is the open source DMS that offers a unique access to collaborative features.
Version control is a basis of the Quotero core system. Each user can contribute to a same document while preserving its integrity and its reversibility. Content, metadata and comments are parts of the version control system so the full tracability of the documents' lifecycle is guaranteed.
Quotero makes workflow design easier. Users can issue workflow requests to authorized groups or users. Each step of a workflow is fully customizable and can be set to send email notifications.
It is often necessary to attach notes or comments to a document in order to provide additional information to users that would have to deal with it. Quotero offers such features. Moreover those notes and comments can be parts of the version control system.
A unique architecture
Quotero is based on a fully Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). All applications (Web client, Quotero Explorer, Quotero for Office) are third-party clients connected to the Quotero central server that exposes a webservice layer that covers all DMS features. This architecture offers strong interoperability capabilities that can be used through different APIs available in dotNet, PHP and Java.
An open model
The Quotero server source code is entirely open source and availbale under GPL license. Any developer can access, modify or enhance document repository features. Moreover Quotero offers various interfaces that can be implemented in order to customize the user management system, the rule management system, the metadata strucure or the indexing system.
Quotero speaks SOAP, FTP, CIFS and NFS
One of the Quotero's major key features is its ability to implement multiple protocols such as:
- FTP for file transfer
- NFS for file sharing in Linux-like environments
- CIFS for file sharing in Microsoft Window environments
- SOAP for integration to third-party applications
The Quotero web experience
Quotero Web Explorer allows users to access Quotero features from a web browser.
This application allows a remote access to all DMS features: view, update, collaborative features, etc.
Quotero Web Explorer is fully compliant with internet standards in order to provide a complete experience regardless of the user's internet browser.
Moreover Quotero Web Explorer comes with a mobile version that allows users to easily access DMS features with their smart phones.
Quotero directly in your desktop environment
Quotero Explorer is the must-have tool required to access your document repository directly from your favorite applications. Forget about web applications that are often unfitted for daily document management processes.
Quotero Explorer enhanced the user experience dramatically. Available for all versions of Microsoft Windows (from XP to 7), Quotero Explorer brings to users all the DMS features directly on their Windows desktop. Therefore users are no longer required to change their way of working and then adopt DMS best practices more quickly.
Drag n drop
Quotero Explorer allows users to directly drag and drop files or folders from their desktop to Quotero.
With the import/export module, users can easily import or export a large volume of files or folders without having to use any additional software.
Seamless integrated backup system
Quotero Explorer comes with the Quotero Agent which "observes" the modifications the user makes on documents. Therefore all documents opened from Quotero Explorer and modified with any kind of applications (OpenOffice, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc...) are directly saved to Quotero without requiring any extra operation from the user.
The Quotero Agent also includes a security system that backups modified documents before sending them to the server. The user can then easily access to all previous versions of a document. Therefore traditional problems of client/server architectures are prevented.
Quotero Explorer is also made for developers. They can add custom features to the application in order to meet specific needs. To do so, they only are required to implement the ad hoc interfaces that come with Quotero Explorer.
Brings Quotero features to Micrososft Office
Quotero for Office brings all the power of Quotero directly within the Microsoft Office environment.
Enhanced collaborative features
Quotero for Officemakes documents checkin/checkout automatic without requiring any action from the user. After a Microsoft Office document is opened it is automatically locked so other users can only access it in read-only mode in order to guarantee the document repository's integrity. After the document is closed it is automatically unlocked so other users can modify it.
Microsoft Office metadata integration
Quotero for Office also allows the connection between the metadata from Quotero and the ones issued by Microsoft Office. Therefore the metadata of a document is automatically enriched with the ones from Quotero and directly editable inside the document. This system makes using document templates possible as well as document generation from its metadata.
Simplified version control
Quotero for Office simplifies dramatically the version control system. The user can choose to issue a new version in Quotero at any time while he is modifying a document. This feature is available directly with the Microsoft Office environment and therefore optimizes the document's lifecycle control.