The first roll-up of the New Year and things are already beginning to move. If you want to look ahead, the Real Story Group has released its market analysis for 2012, while a number of companies including Cabinet NG, Kofax, Aptus and Accusoft Pegasus have new releases or upgrades worth looking at.

Enterprise CMS in 2012

The Real Story Group has released its yearly analysis of the enterprise content management system and document management market for 2012.

The report aims to help document management buyers navigate the numerous vendors and pitfalls in the current market, and after a busy 2011, there are many.

According to the Real Story Group, the enterprise CMS market is a mature market; buyers’ needs remain similar each year, with the core goal still the need to manage electronic documents.

What changed in 2011 (and may be an even bigger trend in 2012) is the interest in the demands of the mobile workplace.

The interest is not in complex collaboration or integration; buyers want simple access to work-related files from any device and location and, although we are closer to achieving it than ever before, considerable hurdles still must be overcome.

Interestingly, the Autonomy acquisition by HP put the topic of information management back on the agenda and into the public eye, even if at times it appears that mobile information management appears to have stolen the limelight. The report is available to buy from RSG at the moment, but we’ll be taking a closer look at it soon.

Cabinet NG Releases CNG-WEB 8.1

Document management vendor Cabinet NG (CNG) has released the latest version of its browser-based document management interface CNG-WEB 8.1.

This is only a single point upgrade, but comes with a number of improvements that are worth a look including:

  • Dashboard: The dashboard page presents users with a single page summary of recently accessed folders and documents, documents they have checked out, workflow information and scheduled items. Each panel can be resized or hidden to the user's liking and all custom dashboard settings are retained for future use.
  • Scheduling: Users can schedule and manage documents and folders easier and more efficiently than before.
  • Tablet aware: CNG-WEB detects iPad- and Android-based tablets and presents a touch-friendly user interface. Interface elements are resized for improved finger navigation

There are also a pile of user efficiency and ease of use enhancements, including further interface customization and simplification as well as new icons that can offer graphical recognition of the document's type and status. CNG-WEB is compatible and included with CNG-SAFE (installed and online) at no additional cost. It’s available now.

Aptus Launches yourDCC

Meanwhile, Aptus Solutions this week announced that it has launched yourDCC, a software-based document control center for SharePoint.

It provides document distribution, review and approval functionality and a transmittal solution for those working in the engineering vertical.

Aptus says yourDCC unlocks the benefits of information management for an organization by overcoming difficult to import document file formats, platform requirement, security, and cost issues. It is flexible, and can be delivered over a network or via the cloud, allowing secure access to internal and external stakeholders via an Internet-enabled device.

The bottom line is that it manages documents through all stages of their development and has the ability to issue secure transmittals, handle renditions, create engineering work packs and map relationships between documents.

From a single SharePoint management interface, yourDCC provides a audit trail that streamlines processes to be completed.

Aptus focuses end-to-end content management delivery and solutions in large-scale engineering environments. It’s available now.

Kofax Releases DotImage Edition

If you missed it during the week, Kofax, as one of the most active companies last year in terms of product development and acquisitions, looks set to continue its momentum, this time with the release of Kofax DotImage Enterprise Edition.

The Enterprise Edition extends capture beyond the enterprise firewalls to include line of business applications that are accessible via the web at the point where information originates. 

Accusoft Pegasus’ ImageGear Upgrade

Imaging vendor Accusoft Pegasus has released ImageGear Professional v17 for Windows DLL, including full-page OCR support and support for searchable compressed PDF creation.

With ImageGear Professional v17, applications can perform OCR, create smaller searchable PDF files from scanned document images and compress individual regions of a page to produce an optimized, searchable PDF.

The new version of the ImageGear Professional DLL edition includes full-page OCR support for over 120 languages including Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.

Using Accusoft Pegasus, developers are offering JPEG 2000 decompression speeds up to 40% faster than in previous ImageGear Professional versions.