If you're looking for a way to organize your important files, a paperless solution might be your best bet. Simple document management software will allow you to tag, categorize and file your paper and digital files. FileCenter Pro 8 has some excellent sorting features, and thanks to its helpful tutorials and videos, you'll be able to implement it in your office in no time. However, its lack of workflow tools will burden your office if more than one person plans to use it.

FileCenter Pro 8 is simple to install and integrate into your office. At launch, the system walks you through the steps necessary to transfer your files into its library. You can choose to create your own filing system or to allow FileCenter to build suggested folders. Naturally, you can make whatever changes you need to once you're actually using the software.

FileCenter Pro 8 works with most printers. When you scan a file, you can use the software's optical character recognition (OCR) capabilities to read the text. This makes the document ready for editing, and it allows you to run a full-text search if you can't remember where you filed a document. FileCenter can convert any file to a PDF, and once converted, you get a wide range of options to combine or split files as you need. If you need to add your digital terms-and-conditions file to a paper contract, you can convert both into a PDF and link them as a new file.

For as intuitive and simple as FileCenter Pro 8 is, this document tracking system does not offer any kind of workflow control. Fortunately, it integrates well into a single user's workflow. You can save your word processor documents directly from FileCenter, as well as send emails from the software and upload files to it from mobile devices.

The most impressive aspect of this document management software is FileCenter's support features. The program starts with intuitive and helpful tutorial tips and videos. These provide detailed – but not tedious – information about using the program. If you need further help, Lucion Technologies offers a FAQs section on the FileCenter website, and customer support agents are available by email and live chat.

FileCenter Pro Summary:
8.7/10

FileCenter Pro 8 is simple document manage software with an excellent support structure and a strong list of features and tools. It is extremely easy to install and implement in your regular business practices. However, without workflow and version controls, this software is best for single-person use.

 
 
 

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Pros
The document tracking system's OCR capabilities allow you to search for and find scanned documents by keywords in the text.

Cons
There are no workflow or version controls.

The Verdict
: 8.7/10

If you're trying to get your documents and files under control, FileCenter Pro 8's simple interface and strong tools could be just what your business needs.