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The Digital Thread literally threads document versions together, so that all of them are tracked and none of them get lost. Information is placed in metadata of document you are working on. This metadata is traceable and identifies various versions of documents, changes made, and locations stored, proving groupware to be an effective document manager.
A Digital Signature opens up in emails sent and received, which displays location of most recent document and version you are currently receiving. The Digital Signature takes guesswork out of document collaboration.
As mentioned before, document versions are sent back and forth throughout document collaboration; however, groupware that utilizes Version History creates and displays a flowchart of where document has been and when it was there.
Version History is an essential groupware tool, especially when merging time rolls around. Version History puts everything in its proper place in order to eradicate normal confusion of ad hoc document collaboration.
As a content management tool, groupware utilizes these three tools not only to track ad hoc collaboration but also to help piece document back together again with simplified merging procedures.
Unlike Turkey Bowl, collaboration with groupware will make a team play - even if it is ad hoc-successful.
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