Network Security with Synology

A NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a data storage for networks. Like the devices of Synology, the world leader in this field. Together with PaperOffice, the well-known data management system, it forms a functional and very secure entity for a company’s intranet.

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There are various providers of storage space in the cloud on the Internet. This benefit, has advantages, but also disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage is undoubtedly the transfer of data into third, in foreign hands. Even if it is promised that the deposited documents are absolutely safe, no company in the world can guarantee this 100%. Not only hackers can compromise data security, depending on the location of the cloud provider, the respective state laws can allow the relevant authorities and companies to completely legalize the content. An unfortunately bad example here is the USA. For example, the renowned computer magazine “c’t” already warned US clouds in April 2017, as their data protection among experts is rated as very low. But even in the EU or in Germany at any time data leaks are possible, either from sloppiness at the operator of the cloud or be it from secret powers of European intelligence.

The reasonable solution for companies is therefore the establishment of an intranet with a common server for all integrated terminals. The NAS forms the heart of the hardware, the central data storage. At the same time, PaperOffice Team is the figurative mind of the company intranet.

The operation of NAS and PaperOffice

The central focus of a data management system such as PaperOffice are logically structured databases whose structure allows maximum security but also lightning fast access.

PaperOffice makes it easy for its users to migrate data previously stored on hard drives of laptops or desktops to a shared data store, the NAS. So all documents of a company are always available and not only if the colleague in question is currently running his computer and allows data access. Of course, hierarchical levels are also possible on the NAS, ie the establishment of different, password-protected access levels.

Databases are used for communication between the computers connected to the network and the NAS. On the side of the terminals, these are mySQL databases, in which all information is stored that will later move to the NAS. This can be data from the hard disk as well as scanned documents to digitize analog formats as well. If a NAS-based intranet is already set up, the paperless office should also be realized. It’s easy with PaperOffice.

From the mySQL database, the information stored here is transferred to the database on the NAS. This is the database management system MariaDB 10, which is used by PaperOffice as well as Synology.

Safety first

As soon as you save the data in the mySQL database, they are encrypted using an AES 1024-bit key. This extremely secure encryption was originally used for military purposes. A second level of security refers to Windows operating systems. Usually, a data directory is created under these operating systems when saving. For example, this allows espionage software to gain insight into what has been stored. Quite a table of contents for thieves. Windows cannot create a data directory under PaperOffice and Synology NAS.

Once all the data in MariaDB 10 has arrived on the NAS server, PaperOffice manages it according to the wishes of the user. Safe and with access speeds that are literally lightning fast.

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Document management system PaperOffice – ideal for small and medium-sized enterprises

Efficient document management systems pay off in the long term

The term document management software, DMS for short, describes a tool whose functionality goes far beyond the heart of the matter. The original approach, the logical archiving of digital data on single-user computers or in networks, almost inevitably entails additional functions.

It is only sensible to use, instead of many different programs, only one dedicated to the management of data. Especially if this program is equipped so that it connects via corresponding interfaces with other programs, such as the ERP or the accounting software of a company. PaperOffice DMS is such a tool with multifunctionality, quasi the Swiss army knife on the hard disk or the server, whereby the origin of PaperOffice is not to be found with the Confederates, but in Harsewinkel in the Münsterland. However, that is already 17 years back and during this period PaperOffice set out to conquer the world.

Document management system PaperOffice - ideal for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Efficient document management systems pay off in the long term

Today, around 900,000 users across the globe are convinced of the capabilities of this document management program. One of the reasons for this is the fact that the PaperOffice team never stops evolving, this is reflected in the already often achieved price-performance victory in various publications. It is a constant process of improvement regarding PaperOffice and, as far as possible, it stays often one step ahead of the competition. For example, in terms of the use of artificial intelligence or the integration of NAS servers.

Here are just 5 important points described with which PaperOffice goes beyond expectations:

Point 1: Central information management

PaperOffice DMS is the omniscient memory of many SMEs. For this purpose, the folder structures of the managed computers or servers are structured uniformly. Duplicates are tracked down as if by magic – the user is informed and can decide how to proceed further. Analog documents read in via the scanner interfaces are converted to digitally editable documents via the integrated OCR text recognition function, and prepared on the basis of master data and a keyword index so that the integrated search engine only needs a fraction of a second to find certain documents, even if the User barely knows what it’s all about. Recently edited documents will, of course, be listed in a preview.

Point 2: Versioning

In companies, but also in authorities or associations, documents go through several processing steps, even by different people or departments. The problem with conventional office software is that only the most recently edited version is available and changes or entries previously made have sometimes been overwritten or deleted. PaperOffice prevents this by creating a history for each document containing when and what has been edited. Any version of the document can be restored as needed.

Point 3: Legal provisions

The observance of retention periods or the storage of original documents has lost nothing of relevance even in the digital age. For this reason, PaperOffice has laid down the principles for the orderly management and safekeeping of books, records, and documents in electronic form as well as for data access (GoBD) according to the German governmental financial administration.

Point 4: Perfected workflow

What could be better than integrating the control of projects, processes or instructions into document management? For example, PaperOffice DMS enables the allocation of group rooms in the network, including the control of it.
Assignment of tasks is also one of the functions in PaperOffice, in which not only documents as a whole, but certain areas of the document, such as an invoice total or address, can be defined as a task. You can form teams and mark tasks as “done”, add comments to tasks, and much more.

Point 5: AI-based automation

Accounting is important, but also constantly repetitive and it is usually provided with only minor changes operations. Nevertheless, it is labor-intensive. At PaperOffice DMS, there is a feature called “PIA” and is integrated artificial intelligence. Its task is, among other things, to create templates and forms from master data, recognize them and storage them fully automatically.

There are more important points in PaperOffice DMS, but the best thing is to just test the software to check them out for yourself.

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