4 Ways Speedy External Storage Can Improve Your Workflow

Written by Rina Nir

Speedy PDF, Web-Storage, Jira Cloud, Google Drive

See how Speedy external storage protects you from data loss and keeps Speedy free.

The Speedy PDF App is used to sign off on Jira Issues, help your team move quickly, and stay on task. However, the app relies on a connection to an external storage location to operate, which can be a headache to configure. We’ll explain here four reasons why we chose to make storage for Speed-eRecords one of the core features of our App:

  1. Speedy’s external storage saves signed-off Jira issues for compliance audits.
  2. External storage protects your data from accidental deletion.
  3. Speedy stores your data in your own hands and avoids data governance issues.
  4. In return to the effort of connecting to an external storage, Speedy will save your team a lot of time.

Say a colleague wants to incorporate Speedy into the team’s workflow, but you are reluctant to deal with an app that you need to connect to an external storage system.

So, let us explain why this feature is going to make your life easier, and how we’ve tried to make Speedy’s use of external storage locations as painless as possible. We’ve selected storage apps like Google Drive and AWS, which may already be a part of your infrastructure. Plus, the availability of Google Drive is perfect for testing the system out by using a free gmail account as a temporary evaluation setup.

Neil, a veteran IT administrator, was uncertain when a member of his team proposed making Speedy part of their pivot to the cloud strategy. However, after testing Speedy out, Neil changed his mind.

“To begin with I was doubtful. But I have to admit, using Speedy really did streamline our whole process. You can sign-off on issues in just a couple of minutes. And it was super easy to get set up because I’ve made dozens of burner gmail accounts over the years.”

Selecting a Storage Location

Storage for Speed-eRecords acts as a safe harbor. Files stored on Jira issues can be lost if the issue is mistakenly deleted. That’s a risk, especially if you have to deal with compliance audits. Since Speed-eRecords are automatically stored upon being signed, they will be protected in the storage system. Furthermore, this feature avoids any data residency issues. By choosing your own storage location, you have control over your data. It’s never in our hands and is always under your control.

If you can’t use either AWS or Google Drive – our current storage locations of choice – a solution is on its way. RadBee is looking to expand our arsenal of external storage systems. We’ll soon be adding the option for users to request or recommend new software that we can use. We hope to offer an array of options to aid user experience.

Finally, the fact that Speedy uses your own storage has one more benefit: that we can keep it free! We don’t need to charge you for storage which we don’t manage. Speedy is a thrifty choice. Connecting storage for Speed-eRecords may be much easier than getting a budget approved.

Visit the Atlassian Marketplace today and Download this app to help you prepare for compliance audits.


Blog posts in this series:

  1. Better PDF Exporter or Speedy PDF for Exporting Jira Issues
  2. Password Protection and OTPs, authenticating your eSignature
  3. From Jira Cloud to Microsoft Sharepoint with Speedy PDF Sign-Offs

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