A Packet in Content Central is a collection of related documents. Each packet is linked by a common index field. In an accounts-payable example, a PO number links a purchase order, invoice, and check.
You can view an entire packet from any of its individual documents. This view reveals whether a packet is complete or missing one or more documents. Automated workflow rules can alert you when a packet remains incomplete for a specified period of time. Other workflow rules can be configured to begin when a packet is completed, such as an approval process on the entire packet.
Along with document grouping, packets provide an easy way for related documents to be downloaded or distributed via e-mail.