Stock Exchange looks to the future with Macroview DMF

MacroView has recently added the Australian Stock Exchange and listed property investment group Goodman Property to the list of adopters of its MacroView Document Management Framework software, which enables full-function, large-scale document and email management on the Microsoft SharePoint platform.

Significant overseas sales in the last month include BUPA (UK), California Housing Finance Agency (USA) and Amsterdam-based law firm Kennedy van der Laan.

MacroView is currently preparing for the release of a major update to MacroView DMF, version 7.5.

Founder and CEO Noel Williams said the new release would incorporate a range of features requested by the growing worldwide base of customers, many of whom were wanting to make Microsoft SharePoint a viable alternative to traditional document management systems.

New features include additional functionally related to check-in / check-out and version control in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, usage history on right-click and easy access to recent searches and recent locations. 

“These are features that users of traditional document management systems take for granted, but by also adding support for cloud-based document storage via Office 365 and revamping the user interface in line with the Microsoft ‘Fluent Ribbon’ guidelines we are making the SharePoint DM experience better than existing DM systems.” said Williams.

The new MacroView DMF 7.5 build has already been shown to work with the Public Beta releases of Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013.

Williams notes: “The improved integration between Outlook 2013 and SharePoint servers running in the cloud will facilitate collaboration and sharing. However organisations will still need add-on software such as MacroView DMF if they want to handle large scale email and document management on SharePoint.”

MacroView has been invited by Microsoft to present at a Legal CIO Roundtable, to be held in Microsoft’s New York office on August 14. The focus of the Roundtable is on the use of SharePoint as a document management platform. 

“There is enormous interest from law firms in using SharePoint for document management, fuelled by some high profile adoptions such as Clifford Chance and Lewis Silkin,” said Williams.

MacroView will be showcasing how their MacroView DMF software is in successful production use by major US law firm Winston Strawn.