Reviewing and Revising a Document Together Shouldn’t be this Hard
Two or three times a day, I get an email from someone asking me for feedback on a document.
Here are some examples from this week:
- A draft PowerPoint deck prior to a meeting
- A sales presentation prior to a client visit
- An excel spreadsheet from our PR firm
- Wireframes for a new feature set we’re building
- Graphics/Layouts for an email campaign we’re about to run
Every time, it’s the same thing. An email with an attachment – you know the drill.
I open the document (office doc or adobe doc if it’s something from a creative) and I start to figure out where to make comments. Then I might forward the doc and my comments on to a few others on my team to get their feedback prior to sending it back to the person who originally requested the feedback.
The comments of others become new versions of the original file with their additional comments. When I finally get all of my team’s feedback, I send the entire mess off to the poor soul who made the request in the first place.
Now the author is stuck collating all of these comments to actually use the feedback to revise the document. Sometimes the process starts all over again with the new version and maybe even a different group of people.
It shouldn’t be this hard!
Well stay tuned, starting very soon, Volerro is putting an end to this chaotic process.
We’ve been working on an exciting new product to help teams review documents together and collect feedback efficiently; in real-time or asynchronously over the entire revision episode.
By the way, it will handle office docs, adobe docs, images, video, audio even web url’s.
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