It was a big week in the document management and Enterprise CMS space. While SharePoint 2013 was the focus of the Las Vegas SharePoint conference, EMC was also keeping busy in Vienna. Meanwhile, Jahia released Wise and Kofax partnered with Cornerstone.
SharePoint 2013 for ECM?
One of the big subjects that gets tossed around like confetti every three years when Microsoft starts the build up to its next SharePoint release is the potential for the new release to act as an Enterprise CMS.
With the SharePoint 2010 release, we saw this conversation start gaining traction almost as soon as it was released, and although many enterprises are still trying to get to grips with 2010 till this day, the buzz is already starting for the upcoming release of SharePoint 2013.
The hype around this release is growing already, especially in light of the SharePoint conference which finishes today. Microsoft is a Gartner MQ ECM Leader, so it must continue to innovate in this space to keep up with the other ECM leaders.
Mike Ferrara was one of several contributors giving us a bird's eye view from the conference. He attended a session covering Microsoft’s efforts to increase their clout in ECM with SharePoint 2013, and this is what he found out.
KnowledgeLake SharePoint Capture Enhanced
Also around this year’s conference in the document management space, KnowledgeLake announced a number of enhancements to KnowledgeLake Capture, its solution for scanning and capturing information from documents and bringing into the SharePoint environment.
Among the new enhancements in this release is the ability to scan and index documents faster and in multiple batches at the same time, along with new language support and advanced prioritization functionality.
It has the usual Office ‘look and feel’ about it so the learning curve here is quite low as users can work off a familiar ribbon bar application menu that they will be familiar with from standard Office user interfaces. Capture is easy to install and configure, KnowledgeLake says, so users should be able to get up and running quickly.
Capture is one of the key features that we will be looking for in the next version of SharePoint, and from SharePoint partners, so watch this space for more on this.
Qorus Document Automation For SharePoint
Finally, from the document management space and the SharePoint conference, there is a new release of the Qorus document automation solution for SharePoint
Called DocGeneration it enables enterprises to access document automation functionality natively from within SharePoint, Word and PowerPoint, and enables users to design and build templates that pull together all the live data stored in the SharePoint lists, CRM systems, or just about any other enterprise system, Qorus says.
This release provides wider support for a whole new generation of complex documents, but also simplifies the design and development process making it more efficient.
Enhancements here include calculated tags and configurable sorting and filtering to support the addition of dynamically generated tables, while also providing support for SharePoint Business Connectivity Services.
EMC Content Management
However, SharePoint was not the only big news in the document and Enterprise CMS world this week. If you missed it earlier, EMC was getting busy with its content management portfolio at its Momentum Conference in Vienna, Austria.
During the conference it released a truly massive bunch of applications, and application upgrades that it says will push the benchmark for the industry to as-yet unknown levels.
Of course it was going to say that, but a quick overview of what was released suggests that on this they are probably right and that other players in the space are going to have to really push themselves to keep up. Fortunately, we had Virginia Backaitis there to see exactly what EMC has been up to. You can check her coverage out here.
Jahia Wise Released
Another big announcement over the past week was from Jahia, which has finally release released Jahia Wise, which enables document sharing and collaboration no matter what environment you’re working in.
There were no real surprises here as we had previously taken a deeper look at Wise with Elie Auvray CEO of Jahia, who walked us through the different elements of the new application.
However, there were a couple of things that were kept under wraps until the release, which we were able to talk about last week.
Kofax With Cornerstone
The result is a comprehensive scan-to-archive capability that combine SharePoint’s collaboration capabilities with Kofax’s information.
Cornerstone Records Management provides document storage, secure document destruction, document imaging and data protection services to its customers. It uses a Kofax solution to automatically capture and perfect images of documents originating in both paper and electronic formats. More on this later.