M-Files 2018

M-Files is an intelligent information management solution that is simple to install and learn, reliable, powerful and secure.

Thousands of businesses in over 100 countries use M-Files on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments to improve productivity and quality, and to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.

M-Files intelligent information management (IIM) solutions transform how businesses find, manage, secure and share information with a unique metadata-driven approach that organizes and processes document and other content based on what it is, rather than where it's stored.


Major new features & enhancements in M-Files

M-Files 2018:

  • Introducing the Intelligent Metadata Layer (IML) that unifies information across systems like shared network folders, SharePoint, OpenText, Documentum, Box, Dropbox and more. Access these systems directly and immediately without migration.
  • AI-Powered Information Management incorporates artificial intelligence to assist users by improving and automating how documents and other content are tagged with metadata, such as class or type, customer, project and case, and even automatically assign permissions and initiate workflows, even images!
  • New User Interface - M-Files 2018 features a completely redesigned user interface that makes M-Files more engaging and personal. The customizable home screen and new search experience will enhance the way you find and use information across your business.
  • Performance Improvements
  • File streaming support - open large videos and PDFs immediately and without having to download them first.


Follow the links below to learn more about the Intelligent Metadata Layer and get additional information on M-Files 2018 New Features and Enhancements.

Intellligent Metadata Layer

M-Files 2018 New Features and Enhancements

No confusing, chaotic folders

Does your staff often ask questions like, "Should I save a proposal in the sales folder, or in the customer folder?" or "Where did the marketing team save the latest presentation?" If so, M-Files will make your life easier by eliminating those impossible-to-manage folders. Just save to the vault and open from the vault - every time. You can then find and display files based on tags, or metadata, such as all invoices by month, all purchase orders by customer, or all files related to a certain customer or project - it's dynamic and instantaneous.


Fits the way you work - no training required


M-Files integrates seamlessly into Windows Explorer and supports all Windows applications, so it’s immediately familiar to anyone who uses Windows. With M-Files, you don’t need to worry about extensive training or user resistance.

Supports all applications and file types

M-Files supports literally every Windows application. Simply use the standard Save and Open commands to save to and open from the vault, whether in the cloud or on-premise, the experience is identical. Every file type is supported, including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, Emails, CAD files, Quickbooks files, images and pictures and everything else.


Industry-leading features

  • Fast search – both "full text" file contents and metadata
  • Secure, metadata-driven user access permissions
  • Check-in/check-out with audit trail
  • Version management
  • Workflow with email notifications
  • Fast offline use and remote/mobile access Support for scanned paper documents and email
  • Web interface
  • Robust interface for connecting to external databases such as an enterprise CRM or ERP system
  • Rich scripting capabilities and a complete Application Programming Interface (API).

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09 May 2018

By Greg Milliken
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