... for Authors

Regardless of the type of data you want to publish, getting your document reviewed and approved can be a time consuming and frustrating process. 

But with eaDocX, authors can remove the pain, take control of the process and reduce the time and effort needed to get to Approved.

Just publish your document online.Then define who will be allowed to review. Will their responses be public or private? What specific instructions do you want to give them? And when do you need their responses? All these settings and more can make your reviews efficient and meaningful.

With a dashboard to follow progress of the review, and the opportunity to monitor and add your comments to all the responses  while the review is still underway, you can start to work on updates as soon as reviewers start to submit them. 

Turn documents into conversations

You can see and respond to comments being made by all your reviewers in real time - so explain why your content looks the way it does and clear up misunderstandings within a single iteration - and for everyone at once. 

Make your document into a virtual meeting

Often senior stakeholders need to know "what is the key part of this document for me?" and don't have time to read through every page to find the significant part. Maybe they are reviewing the document whilst travelling, or they are based in a different location altogether.

So if you had just 2 mninutes to talk them through the document what are the parts you would point them to and what questions would you ask? With Collaboration edition you can add those questions and direct your reviewers straight to them - it's as good as being in the room with them.

Every vote counts

Sometimes we have options that need to be eliminated and a single solution chosen. Bringing everyone together to vote would be the best thing. But if getting people together is difficult then use the voting options in Collaboration edition to provide choices for your readers and discover the preferred option with a vote. Secret ballot or public - the choice is yours.

Contract compliance

Specifications and other contractual documents can be created and sent to various suppliers for their response.

It's simple for them to indicate full, partial or non-compliance against any part of your model: requirements, use cases, interfaces, processes. And each of their responses is linked to the reviewer, relevant element in the model and the document (and version), giving you full traceability for evaluating their submission.

Approvals made easy

After the document has been out for review and all comments and questions have been resolved, you'll want to get it approved. So send out the final version with all comments disabled and no 'detailed' questions included - with only one thing for them to do - Approve it. And the Approval is stored in EA along with the document version and all the comments on the previous versions that resulted in this approval - providing a full audit trail.