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Tag: ECM

Smart Capture is not Text Analytics

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 ›

A “Full Featured” Contract Life Cycle Management Solution

In my survey of Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) vendors, not one CLM vendor encompasses all of the current functionalities in a single solution. and some offer them at different levels.  Here is my “Dream Team” of features for a single CLM solution.  This is what each phase of CLM would look like if all… Read More ›

Back Office Content Solutions for State and Local Human Services

As I’ve been looking for out-of-the-box solutions that heavily rely on content, I’ve come to realize that these Back Office Content Solutions are everywhere.  When I started this research I didn’t know how many solutions to expect and how prolific these solutions were.  My real surprise was in human services benefits administration, the poster child… Read More ›

Can Text Analytics coexist with Information Governance?

The Text Analytics/ Predictive Analytics World conferences this month were eye opening.  I felt that I was standing on the edge of an abyss and trying hard to both look down but not fall in.  While predictive analytics is huge, especially in social media, text analytics is still looking for its opportunity.  At the vendor… Read More ›

Information Professionals – Why do we stay?

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 ›

ECM Take Away from Text Analytics World

Coming out of the April 2016 AIIM conference, I’ve had a renewed interested in text analytics.  There were a few sessions and a growing interest in text analytics.  It seemed that Information Professionals were being asked by their managers for examples to find value in their content repositories.  Unfortunately there were no use cases to… Read More ›

Will ECM vendors catch up to Back Office Content Solutions?

Back in March I was already telling the ECM industry that they were not alone.  I was researching a trend where I thought vendors were emerging that offered out-of-the-box back office content solutions that were being sold directly to business users.  I expected to find a few examples in each content-rich core business areas.  What… Read More ›

It’s Not Just Customers that Buy the CLM Vision

As I dig deeper into Contract Life Cycle Management, I’m finding a lot of interesting tidbits.  I already said that I was surprised by how large the market is already.  My next big shock is that it’s not only customers that are buying CLM but the investment community as well.

Contract Life Cycle Management with Information Governance

Out-of-the-box CLM solutions often meet corporate counsel’s needs more efficiently than building a custom CLM solution on an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform.   What ECM platforms offer that the CLM vendors miss is Information Governance.  Information Governance is an accountability framework to ensure proper handling of both documents and information within an organization to meet… Read More ›

Building a Custom Contract Life Cycle Management Solution on ECM

I’ve been researching the Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) ecosystem which has started to overlap the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystem.  In yesterday’s post, I grouped the CLM vendors into three categories based on the level of their out of the box functionality.  But I really can’t give a perspective on CLM without addressing a… Read More ›