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What's the difference between an online and an offline archive?

Should you use an online archive, or offline? Find out here.

Offline archives

An offline Project Archive is a downloadable application containing a copy of your main project data. The viewer opens in your web browser, so it’s a lot like working with your project in Aconex.

Your offline archive includes the entire content of your mail and document registers, including all historical versions of every document as well as mail attachments and threads.

Your offline archive offers a wide range of functionality: 

  • Search for documents and mail with standard Aconex search capability.
  • Export search results to Microsoft Excel for reporting.
  • View all of your documents, including mark-ups and document history.
  • View the event log for every document.
  • View sent, received and draft mail, including transmittals and associated attachments.
  • Easily open and save mail attachments.
  • Access full mail thread information.
  • Export Mails as PDF/EML (and attachments) with CSV Mail register (and link to each Mail)
  • Print project mails.

Online archives

An online Archive maintains your data within Aconex: effectively, your organization retains online read-only access to your project data as it was at that point of time for the selected subscription period.

An online Archive offers you access to your project from anywhere at any time, retaining all the great advantages of Aconex’s search and reporting functionality without having to worry about installing or maintaining any software.

With an online archive you can:

  • Access your data in all of the modules you had available on the project
  • Search for documents and mail with standard Aconex search capability.
  • Export search results to Microsoft Excel for reporting.
  • View all of your documents, including markups and document history.
  • View the event log for every document.
  • View sent or received mail, including transmittals and associated attachments.
  • Easily open and save mail attachments.
  • Access full mail thread information.
  • Print project mails.
  • Send jobs to a printer using Aconex.

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