MetaCommunications today released the next version of its online proofing and approval solution, Approval Manager 2012 R2. Approval Manager includes hundreds of features for automating online proofing and approvals for marketing, creative, web design and production environments. The new release includes industry leading annotation and markup tools for concepting and proofing web pages, HTML based emails, video and audio files. Mobile access for iPad/iPhone and Android based devices now allows reviewers and managers to collaborate anywhere. Digital signatures and compliance with United States FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11 enable healthcare organizations with the ability to utilize Approval Manager 2012 R2 within their review and approval workflows.
Web Page, Email, Video and Audio Review Tools
Now, interactive web pages and emails can be routed through approval workflows and annotated by reviewers. Collaboration on web page and email content can be done in realtime or routed for private review.
"We believe we have delivered the industry's most powerful web site and interactive content review tools in this release," says Robert Long, President of MetaCommunications. "This is a major step for the industry, and is just the beginning of the tools we intend to offer online marketing and creative professionals."
Powerful video annotation and markup tools have also been added in the latest release. Reviewers have scalable timelines, frame-by-frame markup, scrubbing tools and the ability to upload a wide variety of popular video and audio formats.
Support for iPad and Android Based Mobile Devices
Approval Manager 2012 now supports proofing on iOS and Android mobile devices. Users can now use their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to participate in the review process anywhere and instantly. Managers have full access to proof workflows and control over the process and deadline management.
With the all new digital signature feature enabled, Approval Manager fully complies with United States FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11. Once digital signature is enabled, reviewers will be required to provide verification of their identity by entering their password before viewing or submitting a review for a file. An audit trail is provided to record all activities that occur as part of the review and approval process.
View more of the new features in Approval Manager 2012 R2.
Pricing and Availability
Approval Manager 2012 R2 is available immediately as an on-premise solution or hosted in the cloud. The on-premise Express edition is free and includes unlimited users, storage and proofs. The on-premise Standard edition starts at $995 and includes complete workflow management.
Online hosted versions of Approval Manager 2012 R2 start at $199/month and can be custom branded and tailored to each organization.
Trials of Approval Manager and a comparison of its editions can be found on our Editions & Pricing page. Approval Manager may be purchased from the MetaCommunications online store.