Alfresco 3.2 Records Mgt

Back in July, we brought you news that Alfresco was prepping for DoD 5015.02 certification -- which is necessary if one dreams of juicyU.S. Department of Defense contractsfor records management and document management solutions.

Rather recentlywe learned that Alfresco has now become the first open source product to demonstrate compliance with the DoD 5015.02 STD spec.

Alfresco was aiming to win the DoD stamp of approval by September. The date apparently slipped a bit, as these things tend to. But back slapping time has arrived and sales force can stop chomping at the bit. Additionally, a more formal announcement is, we are assuming, just around the bend.

Alfresco’s chances for compliance were enhanced by an update in August that delivered a new records management functionality, included reporting tools and query capabilities.

Learning Opportunities

The DoD standard outlines mandatory baseline functional requirements for Records Management Application (RMA) software used by the DoD in implementing their records management programs. The standard is widely recognized not only by the U.S. government, but also in the private sector and by other governments around the world.

Standing out as one of the DoD-certified document management software options we expect to behearing more and more red, white and blue news from our UK-based friends. Other products that have achieved various forms of the DoD certification include Accutrac from Iron Mountain, Computer Associates' Records Manager, IBM's Records Manager, OnBase from Hyland Software, Open Text Records Management,  Oracle's Universal Records Management, and others.

NOTE: If you want to learn more about Aflresco's RM solution, you can tune into their webinar on Alfresco Records Management, runningon October 29th at 11am Eastern time.