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eaDocX takes the hard work out of creating the documents you need from your EA models, and helps you through the review and approval process.

No matter 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 those responses be public or private? What specific instructions do you want to give them? And when do you need their feedback? All these settings and more can make your reviews efficient and meaningful.

With a dashboard to follow the progress of the review, and the opportunity to monitor and add your comments to all the responses while reviewing is still underway, you can start to work on updates as soon as reviewers begin 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 while traveling, or they are based in a different location altogether.

So if you had just two minutes 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 we need to eliminate so that you can identify a single solution. Bringing everyone together to vote would be the best thing. But if getting people together is difficult, then use the voting options in the 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. EA stores the approval along with the document version and all the comments and versions that resulted in this approval – providing a full audit trail.

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