SOURCE: Motive Systems

Motive Systems

September 21, 2009 10:30 ET

M-Files 6.0 Document Management Software Delivers Powerful New Features With Unprecedented Ease of Use

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Motive Systems, the developer of M-Files document management software, today announced M-Files 6.0, the latest release of the popular and easy to use software for organizing and managing documents and other company information. M-Files 6.0 will begin shipping for production use at the end of September 2009 and a beta version is available now.

Document and information management technology has traditionally been complex and expensive, accessible only to large enterprises with extensive IT resources. M-Files changes that by focusing on ease of use without trading off features, making professional document management capabilities accessible to any company or organization.

By providing a unique Windows Explorer interface, M-Files 6.0 offers unprecedented ease of use by enabling users to continue working the way they always have, opening and saving files directly from any Windows application. In addition, M-Files is the only system to offer a "virtual local" drive that provides significant advantages in performance and reliability over purely Web-based alternatives or systems that use traditional mapped network drives by allowing users to work from their local hard drive while a unique caching mechanism synchronizes with the server in the background.

M-Files 6.0 significantly extends a professional feature set that includes fast search, secure user access permissions, check-in / check-out, version management, workflow and notifications, fast offline and remote use, support for scanners and email, a Web interface and a flexible capability to connect to external databases and applications such as an existing CRM, ERP or billing systems.

"M-Files 6.0 marks a major milestone for us in our vision to make professional strength document management accessible to any company or organization," said Antti Nivala, CEO of Motive Systems. "Our primary goal has always been to make document management easy while also providing capabilities that rival the most sophisticated solutions on the market. M-Files 6.0 provides enhancements in almost every aspect from the core database with support for Microsoft SQL Server to multiple aspects of the user interface, reinforcing M-Files' position as the highest value document management solution available."

M-Files 6.0 provides many new enhancements and features, including:

--  Support for Microsoft SQL Server
--  64-bit M-Files Server and Windows 7 compatibility
--  Advanced automatic properties and the ability to run scripts as event
    handlers; for example, document permissions can be automatically changed
    when the document's properties change, or documents can be automatically
    saved as PDFs so the PDF version is always available.
--  M-Files OCR module providing a direct interface to scanners with
    integrated Optical Character Recognition.
--  Enhancements to workflows and assignments for precisely controlling
    when a document moves to or from a given state, or the ability to assign a
    workflow to only a particular type of document.
--  Major enhancement to Web Access making using M-Files with a Web
    browser just as easy as using the M-Files Client software.
--  Integrated preview function to view documents directly from within the
    M-Files interface.
--  Save As PDF and Send As PDF directly from within M-Files.
--  Expanded compatibility with MS Office products and AutoCAD, including
    enhancements for Outlook with support for saving an email and attachments
    directly as a multi-file document, and an M-Files menu and features such as
    "Insert Property" in PowerPoint as have been available in Word and Excel
--  Support for multiple languages metadata structure with the ability to
    easily change between languages, particularly beneficial for companies with
    operations in more than one country.
--  Support for new language versions, including Dutch, Swedish, Turkish
    and Greek.

A comprehensive overview of M-Files 6.0 and associated technical details are available at the following links:

New Features and Enhancements in M-Files 6.0

M-Files 6.0 Technical Datasheet

About Motive Systems

Motive Systems develops easy yet powerful document management solutions enabling companies and organizations of all sizes in a variety of industries to make dramatic gains in efficiency and productivity by improving the way they organize and manage electronic content. More than 40,000 licenses of the company's products have been sold worldwide, with the flagship product M-Files in use at customers such as AstraZeneca, Parker Hannifin, EADS, FinnComm Airlines, BSA LifeStructures, and Thales. Motive Systems also offers M-Files Express, the only completely free professional document management system on the market. For more information, please visit, or contact:

M-Files is a registered trademark of Motive Systems. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Motive Systems Inc.
    Greg Milliken
    USA: +1.972.516.4210
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