What happens with the files and documents that are sent to me? How do I make sure that a file is stored against a specific job? And how can I manage my files and documents and download them in case I need them in the future? These are all questions that are answered in this article.
Files & Documents
As well as bringing together all emails, notes, and tasks, all files and documents relating to a piece of work can be stored against the work item.
Furthermore, all files attached to an email that’s linked to a piece of work will be automatically stored against it in the work item's Documents tab.
Files attached to comments on client tasks will also appear in the work item's documents tab (however files attached to regular task comments will not be). Additionally, documents can be shared, saved and organized using an outside Document Management System.
Once the work is completed, all files and documents will remain with the work item. Karbon does not automatically archive or delete documents after a certain period of time.
Document Management System
Connecting to a Document Management System
Connecting with your Document Management System in Karbon allows you to manage all files related to a work item from a single place. You can also easily copy client files from Karbon directly to your Document Management System.
To set up the integration, open your Settings off of the main menu and select File Storage. Here you will be able to login to Dropbox.
Keep in mind that The Dropbox integration is built for Dropbox Business (not the Personal plan) and the user connecting Karbon to DropBox will need to be an admin user in the Document Management System.
Once that connection is set up, please instruct each team member to log in to their own Dropbox via their profile page in Karbon.
Connecting folders to a work item
After setting up the Document Management System in Karbon, you can then begin to connect individual folders to a work item. Follow the following 3 steps to set that up:
Step 1: Navigate to the Documents tab in a Work Item
Step 2: In the Connect Folder area, click on the Connect Folder button. The folder selector modal will appear
Step 3: Browse and select the preferred folder for the Work Item and click Connect
Copy files from a work item to your Document Management System
Navigate to the Documents tab in a Work Item
In the Karbon Storage area, select the files that you want to copy across and click Copy. The folder selector modal will appear
Browse and select the destination DropBox folder and click Copy Here
Share a folder or file link from your Document Management System in Karbon
While writing an email or note in Karbon, you can easily share a whole folder or link to the specific file you’d like to share.
Click on the attachment button
Select your preferred Document Management System and browse for the file you want to share
Keep in mind that the permission setup in Dropbox will apply to any user trying to access the link. If the user doesn’t have access, they will be shown a Dropbox screen where they can request access.
Uploading a file to a work item
Go to the work item, and select the Documents tab, then click on Upload to manually upload a file.
Rename, edit or delete documents on a work item
By clicking on options '...' you’ll be able to choose whether to rename or delete (archive) it.
Note: You can unarchive an item by going into the Karbon storage clicking the options ‘...’ and choosing Go To Archive
Any files that are listed under the Documents tab of a work item or contact can be downloaded individually, or bulk downloaded.
Download a single file
To download a single file, simply click on the file name.
Bulk download all files
To download the items in bulk, select the items you’d like to download and click the ‘Download’ button.
Files on work items on a repeating schedule
Files and documents uploaded to work are specific to that work item and will not carry over to future work. More often than not, files and documents are specific to every period. For example, if your clients are submitting expenses, each file would pertain to each period and hence would not make sense to keep accumulating files.
However, if a document is included within a description of a task or within a description of a client task, then the document will be copied across to future work. This could be a certain form that you need the client to fill out for that specific work type.