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Consolidated ECM Is No Pipe Dream
Consolidated content management isn't always smooth, but it is possible. With the right enterprise content management (ECM) system and a workflow that makes

ecm hs1  ECM Is No Pipe Dream Consolidated content management isn't always smooth, but it is possible. With the right enterprise content management (ECM) system and a workflow that makes sense for your organization, companies can trade information silos for a consolidated view that delivers real value to the business. Download this white paper to learn more. BEGINLYX

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Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

A content management system is a software package designed to manage an organization''s entire collection of documents, records, and other information assets. Content management systems are built on a central repository, which holds all content, metadata, rules, and supporting information. Around this, processes and disciplines are established that ensure that day-to-day activities run smoothly and efficiently.  

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The ECM Paradox


Companies across industries can provide effective local autonomy over business process improvement and central oversight over policies and direction. How? With an enterprise content management (ECM) solution offering an architecture and software design that facilitates the delegation of line-of-business solution configuration, and a user interface that helps ensure rapid adoption with minimal training. Find out more.

ecm hs1  ECM Paradox Companies across industries can provide effective local autonomy over business process improvement and central oversight over policies and direction. How? With an enterprise content management (ECM) solution offering an architecture and software design that facilitates the delegation of line-of-business solution configuration, and a user interface that helps ensure rapid adoption with minimal training. Find out more. Read More

ECM vs. EIM


The IT industry is constructed of three-letter acronyms (TLAs). However, the total number of possible three-letter abbreviations using the 26 letters of the alphabet is only 17,576. This explains the stars-wearing-the-same-dress types of incidents in the IT world. When Sherry Fox discussed ECM and EIM, the acronyms represented enterprise compensation management and enterprise incentive management

ecm hs1  When Sherry Fox discussed ECM and EIM , the acronyms represented enterprise compensation management and enterprise incentive management respectively. In this blog, the two “dresses” are worn by two different stars— enterprise content management and enterprise information management . In Sherry’s blog post, the two TLAs are logically parallel. The concepts of enterprise compensation management and enterprise incentive management are both from the area of human resources (HR) , with perspectives Read More

Jackson County Implements Laserfiche for ECM


Laserfiche recently implemented its enterprise content managment (ECM) solution for Oregon's Jackson County. Like many public sector organizations, Jackson County has to adhere to strict records retention schedules. County employees with varied roles must access these records for different purposes, and thus they need distinct views to find, filter, and access the records according to their role

ecm hs1  County Implements Laserfiche for ECM Laserfiche recently implemented its enterprise content managment (ECM) solution for Oregon's Jackson County. Like many public sector organizations, Jackson County has to adhere to strict records retention schedules. County employees with varied roles must access these records for different purposes, and thus they need distinct views to find, filter, and access the records according to their role requirements. A new case study explains how Jackson County dealt with Read More

TEC 2012 ECM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Enterprise Content Management Software


This report is based on data collected from more than 750 enterprise content management (ECM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application. TEC data show that organizations currently seeking ECM solutions value security management, a wide variety of pricing options, document management, on-premise functionality, and workflow management.

ecm hs1  2012 ECM Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Enterprise Content Management Software This report is based on data collected from more than 750 enterprise content management (ECM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application. TEC data show that organizations currently seeking ECM solutions value security management, a wide variety of pricing options, document management, on-premise functionality, and workflow Read More

TOTVS Protheus ERP Is Now TEC Certified


The most recently certified enterprise resource planning (ERP) software product by TEC analysts is offered by the Brazilian company TOTVS and is called Protheus. Although the vendor is not very well known in the North American and European markets, it is extremely well represented in the corporate solutions market of Latin America, particularly in Brazil, where the vendor holds nearly 50% of the

ecm hs1  tool, enterprise content management (ECM) with business process management (BPM), SmartClient Framework, and Developer Studio. In addition, the platform is capable of supporting cloud computing, mobile devices, and social networking. The vendor is actively working to bring all its solutions under this technology framework to make them universal, more flexible, and easy to modify. Stay tuned for TEC's TOTVS Protheus Certification Report, with more on the product background, highlights, features and Read More

Alfresco: Product Brief Overview 2013


Since introducing its ECM platform in the mid-2000s, Alfresco has grown to be a go-to lower-cost solution excelling in large-scale intranet implementations, corporate file sharing services, and document collaboration. Alfresco currently has 33,000 customers whose ECM activities are enabled through on-premise, public or private cloud, or hybrid deployments. TEC looks at where the company is headed in 2013, including changes in management, acquisitions, and the solution itself.

ecm hs1  2013 Since introducing its ECM platform in the mid-2000s, Alfresco has grown to be a go-to lower-cost solution excelling in large-scale intranet implementations, corporate file sharing services, and document collaboration. Alfresco currently has 33,000 customers whose ECM activities are enabled through on-premise, public or private cloud, or hybrid deployments. TEC looks at where the company is headed in 2013, including changes in management, acquisitions, and the solution itself. Read More

Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights. Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about

ecm hs1  information management systems, CRM, ECM, BPM, MRO, PPM, POS, and SFA systems (I've included data from many permutations of these as well--for example industry-specific solutions, and applications that could fall under larger headings like warehouse management systems). Let me break that down. User demand for all things FOSS increased by roughly 2% from 2008 to 2009. The greatest increase came from people seeking applications that supported FOSS database platforms, followed by those supporting Linux, and Read More

The Blessing and Curse of SharePoint's "Grandma's Attic" - Part 1


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ecm hs1  within ERP, BPM and ECM solutions, are welcome in the meantime. Read More

The Blessing & Curse of SharePoint’s “Grandma’s Attic” - Part 2


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ecm hs1  not yet a full-fledged ECM system in terms of structured and non-structured data, including multi-media integration, production imaging, document composition, flexible and dynamic workflows, etc. Beware of SharePoint Site “Anarchy” Because SharePoint Foundation is free to end-users, downloadable, and easy to use (as explained in Part 1 ), individuals, departments, and workgroups can all deploy sites without calling on IT departments’ support. End-users can obtain the tool without IT staff Read More

Enterprise Configuration Management for Risk Mitigation


Enterprise configuration management (ECM) is a process to capture data and dependencies about an information technology (IT) infrastructure and to create an audit trail of changes against that infrastructure. The ECM process manages the revision and status of all the digital assets in an IT infrastructure. This white paper by Chris Kincaid from Configuration Management, Inc. discusses the benefits of ECM for risk mitigation.

ecm hs1  against that infrastructure. The ECM process manages the revision and status of all the digital assets in an IT infrastructure. This white paper by Chris Kincaid from Configuration Management, Inc. discusses the benefits of ECM for risk mitigation. Read More

PLM Migration: Migrate Your Mind First


This article identifies the increasing requirements of system replacements in the product lifecycle management (PLM) area and recommends users rethink the implementation scope, system integration, acquisition method, and so on before strategizing their PLM migration plans.

ecm hs1  in enterprise content management [ECM] and SaaS in customer relationship management [CRM]) quite noticeably, and now they are seen in the PLM market, not quite significantly but representing a trend nonetheless. FOSS PLM: Aras Innovator, the only enterprise open source PLM solution, has been offered for over three years without asking for license fees. The partner and user communities of Aras Innovator have been growing very fast since the company changed the licensing model on January 15, 2007. For more Read More

Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


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ecm hs1  the engineering change management (ECM) module lets the authorized user define a sequence of other users and steps in the process. For example, upon the release of a suggested engineering change, the process will start at person one, wait for approval, then go to person two, etc. The same holds for the Cause and Correction quality feature, where user-defined assignment of defects, based on the defect code, is how the records are sent around via on-screen To Do lists. The product offers basic time & Read More

TEC Offer Tools for Software Selection at Gartner's Small Business Vision Event in Boston


According to TEC, selections for enterprise software such as ERP, ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a selection process without a comprehensive understanding of its unique business needs. TEC believes that problems arise when companies do not prepare a proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their short-listed vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements analysis will ease the selection burden.

ecm hs1  ( http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/press ), ECM, CRM, or SCM solutions may fail to meet requirements if an organisation undertakes a selection process without a comprehensive understanding of its unique business needs. TEC ( www.technologyevaluation.com/press ) believes that problems arise when companies do not prepare a proper request for information (RFI) to evaluate the pertinent responses from their short-listed vendors. However, TEC states that its sophisticated means for performing requirements Read More

Laserfiche, a Brief on its Enterprise Content Management Solution for 2012 and v9


Over the years, Laserfiche, the California-based vendor, has expanded from the records management space to enterprise-class enterprise content management (ECM) software. In this TEC Report, TEC director of knowledge services Josh Chalifour reviews three different use cases for Laserfiche’s ECM product and details how the product’s functionality (especially with respect to version 9) can help companies address their content as well as business process management problems.

ecm hs1  use cases for Laserfiche’s ECM product and details how the product’s functionality (especially with respect to version 9) can help companies address their content as well as business process management problems. Read More