Learn how AODocs can help you accelerate your business, break information silos and add intelligence to your content with a platform that is born in the cloud.
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What is AODocs?
AODocs is a content services platform leveraging the full power of the cloud to help organizations control their documents, automate their business critical processes, and meet compliance requirements.
Who can access AODocs?
Any user equipped with a Microsoft or Google account can access AODocs. It can be either a professional account (Azure Active Directory account or Google Workspace cloud collaborative suites) or a personal account (outlook.com or gmail.com).
Note: AODocs Content Services licenses are required for Microsoft users to collaborate on your AODocs domain. Contact our sales team at email@example.com to learn more.
If the ability for Microsoft users to sign in is activated on your AODocs domain, when you access AODocs for the first time you’re prompted to sign in with Google or Microsoft. Learn more: Sign in to AODocs.
If you're a user with a Google Account working on an AODocs domain without the ability for Microsoft users to sign in to AODocs, when you access AODocs you're simply prompted to sign in with your Google Account.
Note: To access libraries and documents you need sufficient permissions. Learn more: What are permissions in AODocs?
Where is my content stored?
With AODocs, your content is stored either in:
- Google Cloud Storage (GCS) – if this storage type is activated on your AODocs domain, you can use it for Document Management libraries only. For each library you can choose between:
- Google Cloud Storage buckets created and managed by AODocs
- a single bucket that you create and manage on your own Google Cloud Storage
Note: AODocs Content Services licenses are required to activate Google Cloud Storage on your AODocs domain. Contact our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- Google Drive – for Google Workspace customers only. Libraries can be of type Team Folder, Secured Folder (accessible from the Google Drive interface) or Document Management. Learn more about which type of library to choose.
Learn more about the differences between Google Drive storage and Google Cloud Storage.
Which content can users access?
- Google users can access content (attachments) stored in Google Drive and in Google Cloud Storage.
- Microsoft users can access content (attachments) stored in Google Cloud Storage only. They can access libraries using Google Drive storage, but not the attachments themselves, unless they have linked a Google Account to their Microsoft address.
Use this section to learn more from the Knowledge Base, according to what you want to do and whether you’re a Google user or a Microsoft user.
Google users can find out how to choose the type of library they want to create. Then it’s a good idea to go to the First steps section which outlines the options available for creating each type of library.
Microsoft users can create Document Management libraries only, so the most useful place to start is Create a library from scratch.
Google users can access the section about creating documents to find out about how to create documents in each type of library.
Microsoft users can find out about how to create documents in Document Management libraries.