I’ve spent the last hour or so digging in to the new features rolled out this morning in SmartVault v3.3. The Houston-based company gets kudos for listening to customers --- and even MORE kudos for reacting by making significant improvements to its already great service. Oh, BTW, the improvements are FREE and users can just log on and immediately take advantage of them.
For those using the “Pro Plan” they’ve added a “User Activity Log” function that will give you an audit trail detailing which users uploaded, downloaded, deleted, or changed the properties of ant particular document and when. For those practicing public accounting and utilizing SmartVault as a “portal service” this report is a wonderful addition.
The new version also provides a direct link to any file (or folder). This allows users to embed a file reference anywhere --- email, desktop, website, etc. Very handy, indeed. I’ve included their video tutorial here. I think it explains the function very well.
The other nice new feature is the ability to create “vaults” directly from the SmartVault Drive. This will prove to be a time (and aggravation) saver for me.
Good job --- hats off to Eric Pulaski and his team!
PS – full details of the update here.