Google Drive cannot possibly meet all forms of requirements, but the beauty is that they don’t have to. It is designed as a platform, with an API allowing different forms of integration and this is where AODocs comes in.
AODocs espouses the following features:
- Integration with Google Apps: The product is installed from the Google Apps marketplace and otherwise claims to be fully support Gmail, Google Sites, and Google Drive itself.
- Security: AODocs extends the permission model of Google Drive. A central user, the AODocs user, owns all files managed by the AODocs software. Through this method, the software is able to apply fine-grained workflow-based permissions to your documents. In addition, all activities are stored as part of an audit log.
- Easy Workflow: The biggest selling point for us is the ability to create workflows to control the document’s life cycle. AODocs even comes with built-in templates for frequently used workflows.
- Cost-Effective Storage: Since AODocs is based on Google Drive, it offers the same cost-effective storage as the Drive product itself. Organizations that are looking to reduce expenditures but in the past were not happy with Drive’s default sharing/permissions model can give AODocs a try.
Thus, if you have more complex sharing needs then you should check out AODocs. They do have a 30 day free trial.