ELO ECM Suite: New version 20 with major facelift and much more
Stuttgart, Jan. 30, 2020 - ECM provider ELO Digital Office invited partners and industry professionals to its annual kick-off event last week in Fellbach near Stuttgart. Managing director and CTO Matthias Thiele gave a first insight into version 20 of the ELO ECM Suite and announced major improvements, including a completely redesigned user interface with new clients. Other important aspects of the new version are enhanced performance and data security, as well as a new health check service.
A day earlier, ELO Digital Office welcomed business partners, comprising systems specialists, IT service providers, and consultants, to its traditional partner event. One of the many presentations was a keynote by managing director and CTO Matthias Thiele on the new ELO ECM Suite 20.
On the server side, the new version offers a noticeable increase in performance of up to 20% depending on the installation. The features for encrypting and monitoring in the repository have also been optimized, offering a high level of protection for sensitive company data. As ELO provides this as standard functionality, additional encryption technology is not required. Another new feature is the advanced health check service, which monitors the system’s current state of health and reports any irregularities or errors in good time. The server-side replication function has been improved, providing a simple way for users in different locations to automatically exchange and synchronize data between repositories.
Alongside these improvements, the upcoming version places a focus on the ELO clients. ELO 20 features a new desktop client that replaces the separate product ELO DMS Desktop and integrates neatly with the suite. The client integrates as a sidebar in the Windows interface, giving users all the benefits of an ECM system within their normal Microsoft workspace applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
New in this context is the Outlook connection, which replaces the previous add-in implementation, thereby delivering a huge jump in performance. A fuller version of the desktop client set to be launched in the future will include workflows and a full-screen view.
Another new application is the ELO Task Client, which is particularly suitable for users who rarely use ELO or need to perform specific workflow tasks. Meanwhile, work has continued on the ELO Integration Client, which now integrates with almost all third-party systems based on iframe.
All clients, including an ELO Java Client and ELO Web Client with improved functions, have undergone a major facelift for ELO 20. The new user interfaces feature a modern, clean design and better organized content, greatly improving the user experience overall. The standardized login dialog is now compatible with every type of screen. The Stuttgart-based company has also developed a new font, ELO Sans Pro, to meet the requirements of ELO user interfaces. The ribbon in version 20 is based on the design of the current Windows version, helping users to find their way around quickly and easily.
ELO ECM Suite 20 will be available at the end of May this year. The beta test phase is currently underway. Information on other innovations, such as a SharePoint interface, or a classification algorithm for keyword analysis, are to follow in the next few months.