IBM announced new Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that are designed to help organizations achieve greater business agility and workplace effectiveness. Using a services-oriented environment, clients can now deploy solution applications within days instead of months. IBM Agile ECM Software Portfolio, Key enhancements include: IBM FileNet P8 4.5 is a unified ECM platform that combines content with Business Process Management (BPM) and compliance capabilities. Highlights include: IBM FileNet Business Process Manager 4.5 is an offering for managing content-centric business processes. It supports business process modeling and simulation, promotes business user and IT collaboration, and provides tools for agile ECM application development, utilizing Smart SOA and Web 2.0 technologies such as mashups. IBM FileNet Content Manager 4.5 is designed to provide clients with a scalable, single content catalog that embeds IBM’s content- centric BPM and compliance capabilities into an ECM platform operating on content in multiple repositories. The FileNet Content Manager enables integration with Lotus Quickr, Microsoft Office 2007, and Microsoft SharePoint. It also manages all types of digitized content across multiple platforms, databases and applications. The new offering provides active content capabilities which allow content in CM8 to participate in IBM FileNet BPM 4.5 processes. IBM Content Manager on Demand (CMOD) 8.4.1 provides enterprise report management. The latest CMOD offering includes integration to IBM FileNet P8 for federated Records Management and BPM applications. In addition, the new IBM ECM products use the same technology as IBM’s recently released compliance and discovery offerings. IBM’s records management offerings are a prescriptive set of deployment and management practices, tools and best practices to eliminate deployment complexity, mitigate risks associated with lack of best practices and industry skill and knowledge shortages. IBM’s eDiscovery products help clients take the cost out of electronic discovery management. IBM FileNet P8 integration with IBM Content Analyzer enables organizations to increase the return on their enterprise content investment by analyzing unstructured content together with structured data to gain valuable information. http://www.ibm.com

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