Is it time for your business to consider a new approach to content management? A content services platform might better serve your needs. How well does your Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software tackle your business needs? If your business is like many others, ECM has been exceptional in theory, but lacking in practice. It is difficult for a software package to accomplish all the needs of your business without extensive knowledge of its operational details. Therefore, a successful ECM is custom designed. The custom design of an ECM product takes extensive time and expense to produce.
A content services platform eliminates the need for a single repository. Why does this help your business? There are several ways in which content services can help your business today and in the future.
Unless your business has a significant amount of money available to develop custom ECM, your ECM data repository does not adequately meet the needs of your employees. Again, a content services platform does not require the need for a single repository. This realization alone can ease the anxiety of most businesses. Moreover, this type of platform considers the current and future needs of your business. This holistic view of your business focuses on applications that can integrate rather than isolate your data.
A content services platform recognizes that many businesses have more than one data repository. While ECM might not have been designed to require one data repository, that was the interpretation of most business leaders. Therefore, when the platform failed to solve all operational needs, it was inefficient or ineffective. With our new focus, the overreaching point is to find ways to integrate data from however many data repositories your business operates.
Lastly, a content services platform possesses timely implementation implications. The focus is on integrating and sharing data from multiple repositories. A simple content application can allow your business to search, update, and distribute data from your different data repositories. Therefore, timely implementation is the result.
By focusing on a content services platform instead of ECM, your business will see timely results. Moreover, simple content applications are less expensive than a custom designed ECM. If your looking for a product that considers all your business needs, then Content Services is the more effective way to search, update, and distribute your business information.