- Posted on 9. December 2010 22:53
The Internet has changed many things when it comes to Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms. Projects can move much faster because files can be transferred in minutes, and comments can be communicated back and forth in seconds. Just as email, instant messaging and FTP software have helped increase the productivity of A/E/C firms; new web-based file transfer software has revolutionized the industry. Now, not only can files be transferred in seconds, but contacts, revisions, comments, and timelines can be integrated into one streamlined and automated system.
And the best thing is it’s easy! Just logging onto a web-site will allow you to do all necessary project steps in one place, with the click of a mouse. Here are the very basics about the file transfer software developed by eTransmittal for A/E/C firms.
Using the Program
eTransmittal is a web-based productivity tool. To run this file transfer software, all you need is an Internet connection and a web browser like Internet Explorer or Firefox. You don’t have to install anything and you don’t have to learn to navigate complicated software. Then, just like sending an email attachment, you upload documents into the program. After that, you upload all of your contacts directly from your email.
Sending and Receiving Files
After you’ve uploaded your drawings and contacts, then it’s easy sailing from there. With about four clicks of a mouse, you’re done. Just select the drawings, select who you want it to send to, and then click save. The file transfer software takes it from there.
Tracking the File and Revisions
All you have to do is log on to eTransmittal anywhere you are – at home, at your office, out of town. As it is web-based you can access it anywhere you have an internet connection. After logging in, you can see who’s opened it, which has edited it or commented on it, and all with a time stamp of when. Easy instructions show you how to categorize documents with an innovative labeling system.
You can insert your email or other contact information to receive real-time alerts when an edit or a comment has been made, or if a file has been retransmitted. Everything is automated and streamlined, allowing you to track the file, revisions and contacts in one place.
User Training Available
You can be comfortable that eTransmittal’s file transfer software is known for its ease of use and implementation. You can start using it in minutes, creating and sending transmittals. There are some aspects of the tool that you may want some instruction on, and that’s fine. In minutes, eTransmittal’s excellent tech support can provide instructions and advice as needed.