Computer Associates International, Inc. announced the availability of CleverPath Enterprise Content Manager (ECM). CleverPath ECM extends the collaboration-and-community capabilities of CA’s CleverPath Portal to simplify management of all types of content across the enterprise using a graphical Portal interface. Supported content types include data, images, multimedia, presentations, spreadsheets, documents, email and text. CleverPath ECM provides comprehensive content management capabilities for these diverse content types — including storage and access management, process automation and workflow administration, version control and secure check-in/check-out functions. CleverPath ECM stores and manages metadata for all content types. Its type-specific plug-ins can be developed to scan content as it is loaded to extract this metadata. Other media services, such as thumbnail creation, can also be automated for streamlined workflow. CleverPath ECM is delivered with a set of standard plug-ins for most common media types such as Word and PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, JPEG images, MPEG and Quicktime multimedia, and MP3 audio. It can also be customized to work with third-party content services, such as audio and video search engines.