Upcoming Features of FileCloud Version 21.2: Workflows, Compliance Center and More

The release of FileCloud Version 21.1 in May came with many improvements, such as 66% faster server performance and an updated user interface. We are very proud of that release, but the team is always looking forward to new ways of making FileCloud better for you. We are already working on FileCloud Version 21.2 and wanted to provide a preview. Below are some of the upcoming features.

Upcoming Features in FileCloud Version 21.2

ITAR Compliance Dashboard

FileCloud is an ITAR compliant file sharing solution. We provide the necessary tools for compliance, including content classification, data leak prevention, and secure file sharing.

The purpose of adding the ITAR compliance dashboard is to make it easier for you to configure your compliance framework.

“The compliance dashboard will provide a complete overview of the various compliance standards that an organization abides by and also render an interactive user interface to manage it effectively.” — Aruna, FileCloud Release Manager.

What is ITAR compliance?

ITAR (United States International Traffic in Arms Regulation) compliance regulation provides guidelines for companies involved in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of defense-related items and services on the U.S. munitions list (USML). The regulations require these companies to limit access to certain technical information. That way, only people employed by the U.S. government and U.S. government contractors have access to sensitive data regarding the country’s defense and munitions. Companies that fail to comply with ITAR can face civil and criminal penalties.

To learn more about how FileCloud can help you with ITAR compliance, click here.

Workflow Automation

Another feature that is coming with FileCloud Version 21.2 is workflow automation. This will let you streamline processes like content review, approval, and sign-off and other document workflows.

What is workflow automation?

Workflow automation is the ability to create series of automated actions where tasks, data, and files are moved between people or systems. These actions are executed based on workflow rules set by the system administrator.

Some common workflow automation use cases include:

  • Contract Reviews
  • Customer Communication Approval
  • PR Media Sign off
  • Invoice Approvals
  • Hiring Approval
  • Process Change Review
  • Data Requests

Why use workflow automation?

Workflow automation can improve the efficiency of business processes by executing tedious, repetitive tasks automatically. This lets you focus your time and energy on more important work.

Microsoft Teams Integration

Microsoft Teams is an enterprise collaboration app that helps teams work together online with features like messaging and calls. Many enterprises use Microsoft Teams for team collaboration, including some FileCloud customers. In response to your request for easy access to files in FileCloud through the Microsoft Teams interface, we are adding Microsoft Teams integration to FileCloud.

OnlyOffice Integration

Another integration that is coming with FileCloud Version 21.2 is OnlyOffice integration. OnlyOffice is an online document editing, document management, communication, and project management app. This integration will let you use OnlyOffice to preview and edit documents in FileCloud.

“A number of companies are using OnlyOffice as a web editing and document preview solution. Previously, FileCloud only supported Office Online and Collabora integrations for web editing. OnlyOffice will serve as a complementary solution.” — Aruna, FileCloud Release Manager.

And There’s More

These are just some of the new features coming with Version 21.2.

If you would like to join in the conversation or stay updated on the latest release news, please feel free to reach out to the team and keep an eye out for our monthly newsletters.