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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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 ›

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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.

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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 ›

Novatus Contracts acquired by Cogna

Today Cogna announced several acquisitions that included Contract Life Cycle Management vendor, Novatus Contracts.  Prior to the acquisition, Cogna provided generate and access contracts from inside Salesforce.  The acquisition of Novatus Contracts adds these new capabilities: Contract drafting from template and clause library Review and approval workflows Contract records retention and Negotiation portal, that allows for… Read More ›

CLM Vendors in your mirror are closer than they appear

Contract Life Cycle Management (CLM) is one of the ecosystems where the lines between what that business solution solves and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) can solve are blurring.  I spent the last few months researching the CLM industry from the view of ECM.  What I’ve learned is that an entire CLM ecosystem has evolved independent… Read More ›

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Contract Management is a Convoluted Landscape

Over the past few months I’ve been talking about how Enterprise Content Management is a platform and that the ECM landscape is changing.  I’ve been noticing this trend where “new” to me vendors have been popping up on my radar.  At first glance, I labeled each one as a niche vendor.  As new names came… Read More ›