Managing Enterprise Content With ECM Software

A better solution for storing information and automating business processes

Enterprise content management (ECM) is a business strategy for capturing, managing, storing, preserving, and delivering documents and data related to operational processes. ECM includes, but is not limited to:

Managing enterprise content has evolved with the proliferation of data types and now includes the automated management of:

  • Structured information (data)
  • Unstructured information (notes, various supporting documents), and
  • Semi-structured information (e.g., invoices, purchase orders, receipts).

How organisations can benefit from an ECM platform

An ECM solution provides a business a means of organising and making the best use of its information store. These benefits are achieved by:

  • Managing all parts of the document lifecycle, from creation and ingestion to deportment and destruction.
  • Eliminating paper and its associated costs (printing, storage, searching)
  • Tracking document changes, enabling versioning and history—including who makes revisions
  • Giving users real-time visibility into up-to-date records and information to check statuses, resolve issues and complete requests
  • Facilitating compliance via reporting and auditing

Taking solutions beyond enterprise content management

An enterprise information platform not only manages content from inception and through the document lifecycle, it also provides capabilities which far exceed standard ECM software functionality, including:

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