The improve repository provides standard file management features like the capability to create, import export, rename, move, delete the folders and files etc.. Users can import and edit various file formats - from image files to datasets or text files, word documents or 3rd party tool script files. All of those files can be opened and edited either directly in improve or outside the application. Each time a file is modified a new version is created and the old version is archived with detailed information about the who, what, when, where and why.
scalable file store
The repository server uses HTTPS to communicate with its clients. Authentication can be performed using an LDAP Server like ActiveDirectory. A sophisticated authorization mechanism allows you to protect your files. You can host multiple repositories being accessed by all users. The repository server may be accessed by the improve workbench or read only using the web based improve repository browser.
The repository server allows for searching all of your files. The search capability is security aware. Only files you have access to are searched. File content and metadata is searched. Many file types such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Open Office and many more are supported. The use of a search index makes you search large amounts of data in less then a second.
a day in the life of an analyst
In the tutorial above Tom shows you the capabilities of the analyses tree while leading you through some typical tasks of an pk/pd analyst. It can be seen as a summary of the earlier tutorials and goes a little bit deeper into pk.
For running an external tool, the user has the ability to create steps. Steps are special folders containing all files needed to perform a specific analysis. They are associated with a specific external tool instance and, of course, also trace the "who what when where and why" of your tool execution.