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Twelve Days of Christmas Day Four Zoomable Images

The 12 Days of Christmas: The Fourth Day – 4 Zoomable Images

“On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 4 zoomable images, 3 key texts, 2 dashboard reports and a project in XaitPorter”

Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and partridge in a pear tree? Hopefully, whoever receives these gifts is a true bird lover. Here at Xait, we offer instead the gift of great layout tools for your documents in the form of zoomable images to make your business-critical documents stand out from the crowd.

 

Xait Christmas Ornaments

Twelve Day of Christmas Day Four Embedded Pictures Screenshot

How do you bring life to your documents? Through images and other visuals. Savvy professionals know that well-placed images increase appeal and integrity. What is the business value of – for example – one company’s proposal, annual report or business prospectus being more reassuring and readable than that of another company? Only the difference between winning a bid, attracting investors or generating sustainable value for your business.

The days are over when you have to take a screenshot of an excel sheet or word image and then import it to a document. Usually the outcome was a low-quality image – grainy, blurry and non-readable.

In XaitPorter, you have the ability to re-use images across multiple documents. Another key feature is version control: this prevents contributors from using outdated figures and images, keeping the integrity of the version at all times. You also can restrict access to images based on role. For example, if you upload a financial image which has restricted access, you can lock down the image so only authorized readers will have access to use it.

How can you use vectorized images in XaitPorter? You can place zoomable images securely and easily into a document. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then XaitPorter ‘s images will help you bring value to your documents.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Day Two Dashboard Reports

The 12 Days of Christmas: The Second Day – 2 Dashboard Reports

“On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 2 dashboard reports and one project in XaitPorter”

What project data and information can you view in your dashboard reports?

Overall project overview – including project timelines and progress and

Detailed data and information – including resource allocation; comments and edits; approvals and workflows     

The dashboard will typically be the first screen you see when you log into the XaitPorter platform (unless you are logging directly into a specific project – remember the first day ?)

You can think of the Dashboard as the command center for your overall administrative and reporting tasks. You also have the ability to select which reports you would like to see in your dashboard – as well as deciding where those reports should display – by simply dragging and dropping them into your preferred position. You can also adjust the size of the reports by simply dragging them to different columns. For example, if you have three reports in one column, each will be 1/3 height; but if you have one report in a column by itself, the report will expand to make use of the full column height. It’s super easy for your entire project team to use and customize.

 

Xait Christmas Ornaments

Twelve Days of Christmas Day Two Dashboard Reports Screenshot

This customization allows you to optimize your work space and tailor XaitPorter to your needs – saving you and your team valuable time by having your most important information available at a glance. Here is a little secret as well: you can have many more than two dashboard reports.

Dashboards give you better control and real-time visibility of your project – and this is your gift for Day 2. Wait until you see what we have for tomorrow…

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Learn more about how your company can manage projects.Schedule Demo


Using Color in your Documents

Using Color in your Documents

Just how colorful should your professional business documents or proposals be? How much color is too much color? Are you using color to effectively highlight key points are are you splashing color everywhere in hopes of making a poorly worded document seem more interesting or valuable? In the world of business documents color should be used as an emphasis tool and not as a flashy glittery show piece. Each color and section you use color in should have a specific goal and if using that splash of color is not helping reiterate that goal you should think twice about using it.


Content Library

The Value of a Content Library

Is there a way to efficiently re-use content? That is a question we have heard over and over again throughout the years and the answer is yes, in XaitPorter its called a content library. Many times business documents tend to say the same thing or have the same sections that go in each documents much like an about us section, product descriptions, SLAs, or terms of service. Is copying and pasting really the best way to solve this issue? Lets take a look at 3 key benefits of using a content library.


Xait to exhibit at the Norwegian Operators Conference (NOC2015)

Xait will be exhibiting at the Norwegian Operators Conference 2015 (NOC2015)

Every mid-November since 2003 leading NCS operating companies have presented themselves at the Norwegian Operators Conference. Over two days 15 large, medium sized and small oil companies, mostly represented with their CEO´s, will detail their business strategies. This is a unique opportunity to learn how the operators approach the future differently.


Less Jargon, More Understanding

I’m sure most of us have seen a proposal, email or any number of business documents that are so filled with jargon that they have either lost their core purpose or are so convoluted that they become completely useless. Jargon is defined by dictionary.com as:

“Language that is characterized by uncommon or pretentious vocabulary and convoluted syntax and is often vague in meaning”


Using the Correct Style & Tone in your Proposals

Using the Correct Style & Tone in your Proposals

How can you alter the style and tone of your documents to ensure you are aligned with your objective? Before we get too deep, lets first talk about the difference between style and tone. Style, according to Wheaton College, can be defined as “the way in which something is written, as opposed to the meaning of what is written.” This would include the type of document you are writing, the typeface, the font size, the use of graphics, the spacing of the margins, etc etc etc. Tone on the other hand refers to the attitude of what is being written or the impression you are trying to convey to your audience.


Oil Crisis 2015?

Understanding the difference between a crisis and opportunity is all in the eye of the beholder. So how does one person see a crisis and the other person sees an opportunity? Well the person who sees crisis is only looking at what is directly in front of them while the person who sees the opportunity can not only see what is in front of them but they can see what is behind them and what is in the future. They also have the belief that every problem or challenge has a solution.


Your Documents Live or Die by Your Brand

Your Documents Live or Die by Your Brand

We have all heard the sayings, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” or “Look good, feel good.” Now obviously these are catered to the individual but shouldn’t they apply to your business documents as well? Every piece of content or document you produce should have a branded and professional appearance.


How do You Ensure Data Quality

How do You Ensure Data Quality?

Data quality is becoming a prime concern for companies of all sizes, not just the big boys who have traditionally always dealt with these issues. In today’s business environment everything a company does is tracked and measured, the sheer quantity of information available can quickly become overwhelming and at worst, forgotten about or even lost.

Our Data is Safe and Secure… Right?


Proposal Tool

How to Choose a Proposal Tool

This blog is all about setting down what you should be looking at when you are ready to pick a proposal software.

Before we set down the list, let’s go back to the basics real quick.

What is it you plan to achieve by your proposal?

Before you roll your eyes at the question, take a moment and think about it. The aim of a good proposal is to persuade the client, convince them that you are the person they are looking for. Out of the heaps and heaps of proposals on their desk, the evaluators must see yours as the one proposal that they want to put their money on. And that is worth every penny you invest in this tool.

So do you Google “the best proposal tool” and click the first one that answers your query? Well, we know it is a lot more than that. So here are some features that you should look out for when choosing a proposal tool:


Promo Video

The XaitPorter promotional video is now available.

The new promotional video explaining all the features and capabilities of XaitPorter is now available and can be viewed at Xait’s home page.
The aim of this video is to highlight the advantages of using XaitPorter for collaborative writing online.


Breakfast seminar presentations are available for download

Breakfast seminar presentations are available for download

We would like to thank those of you who attended our breakfast seminar February 2, 2010. We also want to give a special thanks our presenters; Jon Williams of Strategic Proposals, Per Henning Uppstad of UiS, our own Leif Kjetil Skjæveland and Ray Brown of Concurrence. As we mentioned the event was filmed and will be made viewable very soon. Details on how to view the videos will be announced on our webpages shortly.


Xait vil utfordre Word

Softwareselskapet Xait ønsker å erstatte Microsoft Word med sitt produkt XaitPorter, som gjør det mulig for flere personer å jobbe med det samme dokumentet samtidig.

Offshore.no har møtt salgssjef Kris Sæther.