Coventi Inc. launched today new versions of their collaborative tool for document authoring and review, Coventi Pages. The application, now available in both web-based Professional "software as a service" and installable Server Editions, makes working together on documents easier, offering features that go beyond word processing and document sharing. With Coventi Pages, users have increased document editing control, contextual discussion capabilities, and streamlined document review and approval processes.
“We are excited to move out of beta testing and offer a full-scale product for individuals, large businesses and all those in between,” said Peter Lee, co-Founder of Coventi. “We’ve found that many of our users are attracted to the convenience of our hosted Coventi service, and many companies have told us that they would prefer the administrative control of running their own Coventi Server.”
The Server Edition includes all the features of the Professional Edition available on the Coventi.com Web site, while offering businesses the additional security of storing documents on their intranet. Other features include corporate directory integration for easy sign-in and lookup, and the ability to provide corporate branding with a company logo.
“Having researched a number of document collaboration options, I continue to find Coventi to be the best and easiest tool to use, and the only one I've recommended to my clients,” said Christine Lank, freelance technical writer for the software industry. “What I like about Coventi over other offerings is that the comments don't clutter the document, and as a result, makes editing multiple revisions easy to do.”
“As a consultant I use virtual collaboration tools at every stage of the business process to increase business efficiency and effectiveness,” said Alec Dorling, leading International Standards expert and consultant. “Coventi Pages is a key business asset that adds to a portfolio of other tools I use on a regular basis.” Mr. Dorling's recent white paper, Smarter Document Control, outlines how Coventi can help organizations achieve an ISO-compliant document workflow.
Coventi Pages takes document collaboration further than any wiki or web-based word processor on the market, by offering users the option to maintain control of the document content. Document owners can invite others to the document as "reviewers" instead of “authors,” allowing reviewers to precisely discuss the document without altering the original content.
Users can highlight a specific section of content and create a comment or suggested edit. Anyone invited to the document can reply, and the conversation can be closed once the issue has been resolved. This means that content is created and refined through clear-cut discussion, rather than through a series of emails or back-and-forth edits.
Other features include the ability to browse feedback in context, set review deadlines, track a document’s progress, and download a complete record of comments and approvals.
About Coventi Pages
Coventi Pages is a collaborative utility for document authoring and review that runs in the web browser. Supporting a standards-compliant document lifecycle from first draft to final approval, it's a smarter way to work together on documents. To sign up for an account, read success stories, or see a demonstration, please visit the Coventi website.
Coventi (coventi.com) is a Silicon Valley-based software company founded by two Stanford Computer Science graduate students, Peter Lee and Daniel Wilson.