RE: ISO Doc Management

Subject: RE: ISO Doc Management
From: "David O'Brien" <obriend -at- mincom -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 08:56:48 +1000


This is exactly what we've done. You might like to have a look at zope:

www.zope.org

It's free, extensible, great if you have a few python-savvy techies around
and is very configurable. It's not bullet-proof, but from what I saw of
SharePoint at the AODC conf in Melbourne, a reasonable challenger.
Especially given the price... :-)

cheers,

David O'Brien
Senior Technical Writer
Caterpillar MineStar Solutions

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<Instead of a flowchart, consider establishing a portal on your intranet
<server. I can't show you ours (for confidentiality reasons), but, for
<example, you could set it up wit:
<
<* Your Corporate ISO logo on the top, conveying the ISO message. A
<confidentiality message. Maybe also a HELP button.
<
<* Buttons for each functional area on the left; clicking a button leads to
<subordinate hierarchical areas.
<
<* Content area in the middle; the heading has the identification and
<description, and the body can have links to relevant documents, etc.
<
<* Links to other functional area, team member names and contact
<info for the
<people in that contact area.
<
<* The usual feedback, navigation, and HELP buttons/links on the bottom,
<along with your confidentiality message.
<
<Portals are hip and web-oriented. People are used to the metaphor from
<portals such as Yahoo! They provide the same ease of maintenance
<that you're
<looking for, while hiding the gears and cranks (well, OK, there'll
<be plenty
<of the other kind of cranks to deal with!<G>). You can readily find
<commercial or even shareware portal software that should suit your purpose.
<
<Above all, don't let the tail wag the dog! The tool or setup you
<use is less
<important than providing an environment (around here, they call it a "user
<experience") that people will actually use.
<
<Good luck!
<
<Marguerite
<



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RE: ISO Doc Management: From: Marguerite Krupp

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