Opinions and discussion on content management by two of the biggest guys in the business. *Measured by combined weight

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Strange Days

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“Strange days have found us, Strange days have tracked us down” – The Doors I have been competing with OpenText using Documentum for quite a long time. Now with the sale of ECD by Dell/EMC those days will soon come to an end and a new era in ECM begins. Strange days indeed. A lot of thoughts come to… Read More ›

Contract Life Cycle Management »

2016 Contract Life Cycle Management Buyer Guide Released

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When I started down the path of looking at Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) solutions a few months back, I wasn’t sure what I expected to find.  Very quickly I came to realize that Enterprise Content Management vendors barely recognize CLM vendors exist. Once I started my research, I quickly found that the CLM landscape… Read More ›

Content Analytics »

Smart Capture is not Text Analytics

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One of the things that got me going again about Text Analytics was the claim by many vendors at the AIIM Conference 2016 that they support Text Analytics.  Most didn’t and here’s why. Zonal OCR and Smart Capture are Not Text Analytics In automated indexing of captured (or imaged) documents, there are two options Zonal… Read More ›

Information Professional »

Information Professionals – Why do we stay?

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I really enjoyed Pie’s article, “What is an Information Professional?”  His research on where many of us came from and what we wanted to be was interesting.  In his close, he asked for the story of our start.  It got me thinking.  Isn’t the more interesting question for any Information Professional, why do we stay? Being an… Read More ›

Back Office Content Solutions »

On Boarding is the HR Content Solution

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The challenge with any solution is identifying return on investment.  This is especially true in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions where savings is workflow improvements or document accessibility are often difficult to quantify.  This has been the case for Human Resources departments trying to move to electronic Employee File Management (EFM) systems.  When HR went… Read More ›

OEM an ECM Platform »

ECM vendors should look to Oracle as a guide

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It’s nice to get back into a good conversation over the direction of Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  This time around it’s platform verses solution.  I brought up that ECM Is Not a Solution, It’s A Platform a few weeks back and last week Pie also stated that Content Management is a Platform.   While we share… Read More ›

ROI on Enterprise Content Management »

Getting Rid of Paper is Simple Arithmetic

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I’m going to be honest, selling “scan and store” is boring.  When I get asked the value of simply scanning all the documents in a file room and storing them in a repository with a simple index, I become Rainman.  “That will be $10,000 and you’ll have a 1-year return on investment.”  Usually no one… Read More ›

Records Management »

The Hamburger and the Sea of Documents

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Papa’s (Ernest Hemingway’s) Favorite Hamburger Ernest Hemingway was the original “Most Interesting Man in the World.”  In 2002 when I heard that Hemmingway’s library in Cuba would be digitized I pushed for Documentum to get involved.  I was ready to volunteer my skills and my vacations to the effort.  Documentum didn’t, but I didn’t forget the… Read More ›

Enterprise Content Management »

Strange Days

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“Strange days have found us, Strange days have tracked us down” – The Doors I have been competing with OpenText using Documentum for quite a long time. Now with the sale of ECD by Dell/EMC those days will soon come to an end and a new era in ECM begins. Strange days indeed. A lot of thoughts come to… Read More ›