When storing documents online with Bitrix24, you have three choices – Commom Documents (company files, available to everyone), Group Files (workgroup files available to group members) and My Drive (personal files). Please note that you can share access to your personal files/folders with other employee. You can also give a download link to your document to a user outside Bitrix24.
Bitrix24 allows users to work (create and edit) with documents even if there is no MS Office suite installed. Documents can be edited online by multiple users simultaneously. Importantly, document version history is kept so that it’s possible to revert to an earlier version of document at any point, if necessary.
You can easily synchronize your Bitrix24 files with your PC or Mac, when you use free Bitrix24.Drive. Bitrix24.Drive works with both cloud and self-hosted versions of Bitrix24. You can map a single document library or all of your document libraries to a network drive on your local machine literally in 2 clicks using WebDav. Installing mobile app will let you view your Bitrix24 documents on iOS and Android based devices.
Bitrix24 comes with two advanced document workflow tools. Business process designer, available in free plans, can be used for document approval, resume management, or confirmation of expenses, among other things. Records Management (Lists), is available in the Professional plan and is used for administration of business records in companies with high-volume document flow. Two-way synchronization with SharePoint lists is available.
While the cloud version of Bitrix24 is free, a self-hosted version that you can host your server and customize is available as well. The self-hosted edition of Bitrix24 starts at $4990, comes with the source code, CMS and API. Please note that it also has additional tools not listed here, such as HelpDesk and Ticketing. Free 30 day demo is available.