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The STRATO Document Manager empowers businesses to share documents, track its versions, and verify the authenticity of each version in real-time.

A tamper-proof record of all these events and more is stored on a STRATO blockchain ledger and managed using cutting-edge Private Chains.

Current Challenge

Sharing, verification, and reconciliation of sensitive documents between multiple parties has four major issues:

  • Accessibility: Due to privacy risks, sending and receiving confidential documents using the current technology is not safe
  • Trust: If there are multiple institutions involved in sharing of the documents, there needs to be a trust layer between them
  • Cost: There are huge costs involved in document distribution services
  • Time: The current process is manual and time-consuming, which substantially drains the organizations’ resources

Product Overview

The STRATO Document Manager empowers businesses to share documents, track its versions, and verify the authenticity of each version in real-time.
The flexibility of this application transforms business document collaboration capabilities and drives down reconciliation costs; all with better, faster audibility than ever before.

It is a blockchain-backed system which:

  • Shares data on a need-to-know basis for the customer
  • Identifies the source of a document
  • Provides a complete audit trail of how the document was verified, thereby ensuring complete provenance tracking
  • Allows users to verify and attest to a specific document and version

Implementation/Fit

STRATO Document Manager is designed with simple implementation in mind.

  1. App Demo
    Secure Login
    Login with Keycloak
    one of many SSO / OAuth options
    View Video
  2. Upload Document
    User 1 uploads a word document
    Upload creates a hash of document
    Uploaded to AWS S3 storage in this example
    Only User 1 can access this file
    View Video
  3. Add Collaborator(s)
    User 1 adds User 2 (and later a third user)
    Only member users can view, download and track the document
    View Video
  4. Download & Edit Document
    User 2 downloads the document, makes some changes
    User 2 uploads the new version
    STRATO checks the document to confirm it is truly different
    Access is still limited to the same users
    View Video
  5. Verification (Attestation)
    User 2 adds User 3 as another member
    User 3 verifies the document
    Users 1 and 2 do the same!
    STRATO checks the verified document hashes to confirm a match
    View Video
  6. Ownership Change
    User 1 transfers document ownership to User 3
    This can be done at any point between members only
    View Video

Features & User Flow

  • Smart Contracts
  • Simple Login (SSO/OAuth)
  • Upload
  • Off-Chain Storage
    • With STRATO the actual document files don’t need to be stored directly on the blockchain but still have the same level of security and integrity one can expect from a blockchain.
  • On-Chain File History
  • File Ownership & Transfer
  • Attestation/Signature
  • File Sharing & Privacy
    • This advanced feature is enabled by STRATO’s enterprise-grade private chains
  • Data Classification (RBAC)
    • This advanced feature is enabled by STRATO’s enterprise-grade private chains

Key Differentiators

STRATO’s advanced Private Chains

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Document properties can be created to inherit the RBAC data from other enterprise systems (e.g. Microsoft AD)

Data Classification
Document properties can be created to inherit enterprise data classifications, labels and tags.

Direct Business Value

  • Create multiple accounts on a single node, which can significantly reduce the operating costs
  • Simple interface that other blockchain-based solutions are unable to provide
  • Clear provenance of documents, which other mainstream solutions are unable to provide