If you've ever had to collaborate around complex Word documents, like a contract, or statement of work or a bid in response to an RFP - then you're probably all too familiar with the challenges around getting the right input, from the right people, in all the right places, and in time to meet that looming deadline!
To help you streamline your team communications and stay on top of collaboration, we're pleased to announce that we've just added a brand new collaboration feature set to the Qorus Document Builder Add-in for Word, designed for busy people just like you.
Now, with the Qorus Document Builder Add-in for Word, you can:
- Create assignments in Word documents
- Collaborate on and complete assignments
- Track deadlines and receive email notifications
- Get insights into people's current assignment activity and past performance
CREATE ASSIGNMENTS IN WORD DOCUMENTS
To get started, all you need to do is save your document to a shared location, like SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business. Then select the part of the document you'd like to assign, and go over to the Collaborate tab to create your assignment.
COLLABORATE ON AND COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS
Find all the assignments that have been assigned to you in your 'To Do' list. Clicking on an assignment will jump you straight to the part of the document where that assignment is found.
You can type in the assignment box or content control, or you can use the Qorus Document Builder Add-in to search for the content you need for your assignment in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, and insert that content directly into the document.
Multiple collaborators can work on the same document at the same time, thanks to the co-authoring capabilities that come with Office 365.
TRACK DEADLINES AND RECEIVE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS
If you've included a due date in your assignment, Qorus will track it, and will show red assignment icons if it becomes overdue in the Qorus Document Builder Add-in.
For urgent assignments, you can choose to have collaborators notified immediately. Or you could wait for the email digest that Qorus sends out daily, and that contains a status update of all active assignments across all documents. The notification emails include links to the document, so collaborators can quickly and easily jump in right away.
GET INSIGHTS INTO PEOPLE'S CURRENT ASSIGNMENT ACTIVITY AND PAST PERFORMANCE
Qorus tracks assignment activity, and provides insights into people's current workload and past performance. This includes the average turn around time in completing assignments, and a track record of how many assignments were completed late, on time, or not completed at all.
You can even have a look at people insights before assigning a question or a section of a document to someone, to help you decide whether they are the right people for the job.