An effective tool for version control
October 15, 2021

An effective tool for version control

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Ziflow

We use Ziflow to collate feedback and amendments on documents across our entire organization. It allows us to collect and address comments and queries within one piece of software, which is helpful for continuity, and is a useful tool for version control as you can see exactly which changes or comments were carried out and by whom.
  • Lots of possible parameters for comments/queries.
  • You can tag colleagues in comments to get immediate answers to any queries.
  • Provides a useful log of decisions, keeping team accountable.
  • Thorough training needed for new users to explore all possibilities of the software.
  • Interface can be overwhelming to new users as there are lots of options to choose from.
  • Improved accountability with the detailed events log.
  • Improved efficiency as team members can share proofs with one another to save time.
Initially there were teething problems as everyone got used to the new way of working, and inevitably there were technical issues. But as colleagues have become more familiar with the software, it has streamlined our proofing process.
Ziflow has some useful features to capitalise on collaborative working, particularly the ability to share proofs with colleagues, and being able to tag specific team members in comments to highlight certain issues.

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Ziflow has significantly more features than Adobe Acrobat Reader, making it a much more effective proofing tool for our organisation. The ability to 'lock' proofs and have a clear log of decisions and actions made also protects the documents from accidental editing and maintains good version control, which is particularly helpful when many colleagues are working on the same proof.
Ziflow is great for version control, as it provides a separate platform to collate comments and feedback all in one place. There are lots of possible parameters for the types of comments and queries you can add. I like that you can reply and tag people in questions within the proof to clarify any issues. We've found it particularly helpful for proofing PDF documents.

We do a lot of work in PowerPoint and although you can export a PDF of the slides to Ziflow, in doing so you may lose transitions or animations. I've found Ziflow useful for proof-reading the copy on PowerPoints, but we have had to check animations outside of Ziflow.