Evolving product vision:
Previously, M-Files had focused on its metadata orientation, thinking about WHAT the content is versus WHERE it resides. M-Files then advanced its messaging and product to support a repository neutral proposition, with the introduction of its Intelligent Metadata Layer connectors to external repositories.
(Sidebar: the 2019 product roadmap includes support for G-Suite and Office Online co-authoring, and new IML connectors for Google Drive, Exchange, iManage, Laserfiche, OpenText and Box).
The latest layer to M-Files product positioning focuses on becoming front-end neutral. By embedding the M-Files user interface into the applications people are already using (e.g., Salesforce, Outlook, ESRI ArcGIS, SharePoint Online, NetSuite, Teams, etc.), users now can reap the benefits of M-Files’ strengths (metadata orientation and being repository neutral) in a context-sensitive way to access relevant content more easily. In the future, users may not even know they are using the power of M-Files.