Paul David Vicars - Dayton OH,
Eric James VanHoose - Dayton OH,
A system and method for managing electronic files and tasks in a way that is intuitive to the users, mimicking their environment. The system and method comprises a configurable structure that facilitates the accurate filing and subsequent locating of electronic files in underlying document management/record management (DM/RM) applications, as well the utilization of business rules to manage a process. The manager enables users, with permissions, to communicate with each other regarding these files and their work through ad-hoc workflows that are created by the user as needed, then retained as documentation of events. The manager provides an efficient, secure, auditable handling of unstructured data that is free of predetermined inflexible processes and is not dependant on specific underlying document management software. The system also provides the users a method for measuring the timeliness of structured and unstructured data and processes on a perpetual, real time basis.