With 2011 drawing to a close, we look at what we thought were some of the document management highlights of the year. There were also a couple of companies still busy like Nuxeo, which released v5.5, DocuLex, which released a dedicated solution for the real estate vertical, and CaseCentral which offered self-service e-Discovery. Advance RP also upgraded its storage.

Document Management 2011

It’s the end of the year in document management, and a very busy year it was. There really was something for everyone from SharePoint, to HP and Autonomy, from open source to Enterprise CMS. Here are some of what we think are the highlights of the year. Undoubtedly you’ll have others, so let us know and maybe we can get a second list up and running in the New Year. Check it out.

Nuxeo Releases v 5.5

In the dying weeks of the year, Nuxeo is still keeping the pressure up. This time, it has announced a new release of its open source Enterprise CMS platform. The most recent version, 5.5, is a significant enhancement to the platform.

Nuxeo continues to show its commitment to abandoning the traditional application-oriented approach to Enterprise CMS in favor of providing a feature-rich platform for building content-centric applications. Version 5.5 adds social features, mobile enhancements and a number of technical enhancements that improve developer productivity. Interested in more?

DocuLex’s Real Estate DM

Meanwhile, DocuLex has finished up the year with a customized, hosted document management solution for the real estate industry. The hosted solution by DocuLex offers the real estate vertical a way to capture all paper documents in real time and upload them to a remote location for instant electronic archival, management and retrieval -- for up to seven years.

The DocuLex hosted solution is easy to use, the company says, and does not require any technical expertise to learn.

In addition to the secure, web-based hosted document management service, it is also offering a free document scanner to adopters that may not already have one of their own for the initial capture of the incoming paper. Functionality includes:

  • Scan documents as they are received
  • Automatically files the document
  • Documents are always accessible online for one or many authorized users
  • Retrieval can be performed through any keyword search

Needless to say, there is a lot more with this. Find out more on the website.

Advance Upgrades Storage

Advance Record Management has also upgraded its existing electronic document storage with a number of new features, simplifying access to data.

In order to provide better online protection, all documents are transferred to a secure scanning facility. They are then stored into electronic digital data storage with advanced features.

It can store data in DVDs, PDF files or Microsoft word documents with advanced features.

The upgraded solutions help with faster and easier transformation of records into electronic documents. It provides permanent solutions to manage business records securely and efficiently.

CaseCentral’s Self-Service e-Discovery

Finally for this year, CaseCentral has announced the release of its new self-service CaseCentral CloudConnect software for the CaseCentral eDiscovery Platform.

CaseCentral CloudConnect enables law firms and corporate legal departments to securely upload data directly into the CaseCentral e-Discovery Platform to conduct data analysis, early case assessment (ECA) and review, and manage production.

It replaces the traditionally cumbersome process of copying ESI to media and shipping it to a vendor or firm for processing, de-duplication and loading into an e-Discovery tool -- a manual process that can often take weeks.

Instead, with CaseCentral CloudConnect, users select the required files to upload (images, PSTs) and the software automatically encrypts, transfers, processes, de-duplicates and loads the data per client specifications, maintaining chain of custody and creating an end-to-end process that can significantly reduce the time, risks and costs associated with manual processes.

After the data is loaded, users log in to the cloud-based CaseCentral e-Discovery Platform to begin analysis, early case assessment, review and production.