Laserfiche, SharePoint 2010: Official DoD 5051.2 Certification
It’s been in the air for a few weeks but now it’s official. Laserfiche has been awarded DoD 5015.2 for its integration with SharePoint 2010.

Combined, the two now provide not only an extensive enterprise content management system, but also one that has a received certification for its records management system.

For Laserfiche (newssite), this certification will give it selling power across the public sector. It is also generally recognized in the private sector as the de facto certification for ECMs, which should also raise its profile amongst private companies that are looking for complaint and secure software.

DoD 5015.2 Certification

The US Department of Defense Records Management certification -- DoD 5015.2 -- is a standard used not only by the DoD, but also by many federal, state and local governments.

It outlines the minimum requirements of RMSsbefore they can be used by the DoD and other federal agencies and outlines what functions they must have. Included among desired features for certification are:

  • Capture and scanning management
  • File plan management
  • Retention and disposition management
  • Access and library management
  • Storage management
  • Email management

Combined, these applications manage different aspects of electronic and physical records and come with search capabilities to locate records stored across enterprises.

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Laserfiche and SharePoint 2010

Laserfiche is one of a number of enterprise cms vendors that offer integrated records management capabilities with SharePoint. Built on Microsoft.NET and already tightly integrated with SharePoint 2007, Laserfiche adds the following capabilities to support the 2010 version:

  • ADO.NET provider to enable access to Laserfiche data from Business Connectivity Services
  • Federated Search
  • Records Management document categorization using SharePoint's BCS

Laserfiche says it is the first ECM vendor to partner with Microsoft for a DoD 5015.2 certification for SharePoint 2010. Testing for the integrated solution was completed in June and the certification is valid through June 22, 2013.