document review: how it works

As the review takes place in the browser, there are no documents to download, resulting in a simple and intuitive document review.  Below, we show how PleaseReview is used to review a Microsoft Word document. For other document types, please refer to the PleaseReview screenshots or product tour pages.

PleaseReview- how it works

1.  Reviewers receive an email specifying the document(s) to be reviewed. A link takes the Reviewer directly to the document.

2.  By clicking on the desired text or section of the document, Reviewers add comments or propose changes. They can also see and reply to others' comments and changes.

3.  Proposed changes to the document are shown as 'tracked changes'.

Each reviewer is assigned a different color for easy indentification.

4.  The review Owner can reply to, accept, or reject comments and proposed changes both during the review and after it has been completed.

5.  Accepted changes are shown in the document text.

Once completed, Reviewers leave the review and indicate their status (e.g. completed, in progress). Reviewers select whether or not to receive email notifications showing further activity on the document under review.

  

  • eWEEK Labs' tests show that PleaseReview does a good job of simplifying what would ordinarily be a complex task of compiling and resolving revisions in multiple versions of a document.” eWeek.com | technology news
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  • PleaseReview is one of the most valuable proposal tools on the planet.” Carrie Ratcliff, Project Manager - DynCorp International | government & defense
  • We believe that there are many and varied uses for PleaseReview in the Department of Defense due to the diversity and disparate locations of individuals and groups tasked to review and update required documentation.” Robert Pastusek, President c; CEO - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • We have been able to almost eliminate the amount of time authors spend collating comments into the next version and are now far more efficient about resolution of conflicting reviewer comments.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • PleaseReview is a highly recommended document review software tool that requires easy installation and provides a user friendly approach to document review.” Mary Bogdanovski, Regulatory Affairs Manager - CSL Behring | life sciences
  • Our review process is now so much more efficient. PleaseReview helps us get documents completed faster and communication is so much easier.” Vicki Mitchell, Director, SoC Software - Altera Corporation | engineering
  • (PleaseReview) controls the process and helps keep it very organized. You can view all comments and edits by the entire group instead of multiple versions being edited in a vacuum.” user - 'top 10' pharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • One of the reasons why we selected the PleaseReview tool was the fact that the PleaseTech organization had been very, very helpful during our test and evaluation period. I am glad to report that PleaseTech has never disappointed us!.” another satisfied customer
  • The fundamental benefits are time and cost savings for those who create and review documents. The ability to create, review and publish documents more quickly can provide a number of less tangible benefits, such as faster delivery of proposals, an enhanced ability to comply with specific legal requirements, better version control, and less reliance on emailing documents to collaborators.” Michael Osterman, Founder - Osterman Research | market research & analysis
  • We found it (PleaseReview) to be a tool that expedites the document review process markedly...PleaseReview is also very user friendly and there was an instant love of the product not only in our Clinical and Regulatory Departments but across all operational areas on site.” A prospective customer after evaluation, now a customer | life sciences
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  • Authors now spend more time focused on the development of document content rather than document formatting.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • Users find it (PleaseReview) a familiar and comfortable tool to work with and there is no more confusion with multiple comments on the same topic.” Vicki Mitchell, Director, SoC Software - Altera Corporation | engineering
  • …(a colleague) was trying to find Word or Google applications that would have the same functionality as PleaseReview. As hard as (they) tried, (they) couldn’t even find anything that was even close to PleaseReview.” a satisfied recent customer | life sciences
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  • Our users are very satisfied with the system and find it very easy to use and clear in its instructions. We are also extremely satisfied with the helpdesk support which delivers efficient and quick day to day service.” Karen Olsen, Global strategic publications planning manager - Ferring International Center | pharmaceuticals
  • Collaborative reviews can take place in real time, and are fully auditable; and the simple, yet powerful review features of PleaseReview make the job of producing quality proposals far, far easier.” Rob Stainsby, Manager of Technical Design Consultancy - Attenda | information technology
  • I am 100% delighted with PleaseReview. It has freed me from days of comment incorporation and playing referee!” Kristi Boehm, Manager of Medical Writing, - US biopharmaceutical company | life sciences
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  • PleaseReview assists in keeping the focus on the content of the document rather than the process or tool.” Robert Pastusek, President & CEO - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
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  • Companies looking for an easy way to collaborate on documents with external entities - including partners and customers - will find PleaseReview a flexible, easy-to- use collaboration platform.” eWeek.com | technology news
  • As everyone can enter the review at the same time they can see what others are doing and so no longer work in a vacuum.” Kristi Boehm, Manager of Medical Writing, - US biopharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • PleaseReview is a consistent, systemised, and easy to use replacement for the manual process we put up with before.” Ben Newell, Configuration Manager - NATS | air services
  • PleaseReview has been a great success in our company and our users have been happy with how easy the software is to use. I continue to receive positive feedback from them.” Matt Fitzpatrick, Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. | life sciences
  • Our product search showed it (PleaseReview) was the only application specifically designed for collaborative document review and co-authoring.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • PleaseReview is a powerful and unique piece of technology that completely alters the way a business can manage co-authoring and collaborative review of documents, combining intuitive ease of use with absolute control and accountability.” DM Magazine | document & content management
  • We believe that PleaseReview has distinct advantages in ease of collaboration, adjudication of submitted changes and output to near 'signature ready' Word documentation.” Ken Thetford, Chief Operations Officer - Holmes-Tucker International | defense
  • When owning a review, PleaseReview makes it easy to see any issues with either the document or process due to the number of comments made.” user - a 'top 10' pharmaceutical company | life sciences
  • Assembling review report memos by hand used to be difficult. Now, generating these memos through PleaseReview’s reconciliation reports is so much easier and far quicker.” Mark Ainsworth, PSoC Applications Engineer Principal - Cypress Semiconductor Corporation | technology
  • One customer indicated that the document comment adjudication sessions were reduced from two weeks to three days using PleaseReview.” Ken Thetford, Chief Operations Officer - Holmes-Tucker International | government & defense
  • CANDU Owners Group is still in a trial roll out phase of PleaseReview, but from my point of view this product greatly reduces the effort required to administer multi phase reviews. Feedback from reviewers has been that PleaseReview is easy to use and that the ability to thread comments adds to the quality of the review.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • PleaseReview offers a number of useful features, such as confidential review, and the ability to limit particular users’ edits to specific 'zones' within a document.  Because the review process tracks changes in a database and not in the native document application, an independent audit trail can be established for all changes to a document.  This is particularly important in compliance-focused environments.” Michael Osterman, Founder - Osterman Research | market research & analysis
  • PleaseReview is our ‘go-to’ software whenever we have a critical document to edit — we don’t need to think about the process too much anymore!” Karen Valentino, Vice President of Program Management - Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. | pharmaceuticals
  • PleaseReview was an obvious choice for the Editor's award this year, as it stood out as innovative as well as a really well thought-out product.” Dave Tyler, Editor - DM Magazine | document & content management
  • Introducing PleaseReview has enabled us to deploy the staff previously involved in the document review process to other activities.” Ben Newell, Configuration Manager - NATS | air services
  • We are confident that usage of PleaseReview will continue to deliver substantial benefits to both authors and reviewers. Whilst the continuing challenge of competing priorities and resource issues will continue to have an impact, PleaseReview will enable us to get closer to the target 30 day review completion time.” John Skears, Program Manager - CANDU Owners Group | nuclear
  • I honestly don’t understand how we truly dealt with proposal reviews before PleaseReview. This is a highly effective and simple collaborative review tool, and anyone wishing to produce quality output should consider PleaseReview.” Rob Stainsby, Manager of Technical Design Consultancy - Attenda | information technology
  • Your support team was extremely responsive to our recent installation and upgrade questions. It is always a pleasure to work with an organization like PleaseTech.” Mark Kilchenmann, Holmes-Tucker International, Inc. | IT services