Elon University offers a number of cloud-based file storage and back up solutions for faculty and staff. Whether you're looking to manage documents, automate processes, or easily collaborate on files with colleagues, there are a variety of tools and services to help you streamline tasks and complete projects.

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eDocs

eDocs, powered by Softdocs' Etrieve, is a document management system that allows departments to safely and securely store documents electronically, replacing the need for traditional filing cabinets. Using the eDocs digital document imaging software, departments can quickly scan and electronically file traditional paper-based files in an easy-to-use system that keep that data organized, secure, and easily accessible by those who need it. The university began using eDocs in 2018, replacing the use of Fortis.

Elon offers several file storage solutions, each with different recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or files needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.

OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud-based file storage and collaboration platform within the Microsoft 365 suite. Using OneDrive through online web access is an incredibly easy and convenient way for faculty and staff to access documents wherever they may be via an internet connection.

Elon offers several file storage solutions, each with different recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or files needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.

SharePoint Team Sites

SharePoint is a powerful collaboration platform within the Microsoft Office 365 suite. SharePoint Team Sites, created for departments, committees, or project teams offer components for collaboration, such as space to share files, a team calendar, and a task list to organize tasks and projects for your team.

Elon offers several file storage solutions, each with different recommended uses:
- eDocs is primarily used for sensitive data or files needs for accreditation or auditing.
- OneDrive is recommended for individual work files or files shared with a small group of people from multiple departments or outside Elon University.
- SharePoint Team Sites are recommended for department, committee, or other chartered/ongoing groups for file sharing and collaboration.

Syncplicity

Syncplicity is an enterprise-grade, cloud-based file sharing and collaboration solution that offers Elon faculty and staff an easy way to back up important university-related files. With Syncplicity, you can select important files to sync, allowing those files to be backed up automatically on a regular basis.