While we have seen over the past year how a number of BPM providers have been steadily building up the content management capabilities of their principal suites, this is the first time, AuraPortal says, that the content management module is a separate but integrated module, giving it a flexibility that it might not have otherwise.
AuraPortal’s Content Management Module
With this, AuraPortal can offer companies a list of enterprise applications that includes document management, customer relationship management, business rules software and, of course, BPM.
AuraPortal, Module Integration
The starting point for this, says Pablo Trilles, AuraPortal vice president, was the idea to create a system with an integrated document management and content management system so enterprises would not have to goto other vendors or products to flesh out their systems.
Even in the best-case scenarios, the use of third-party vendors offers integratable solutions that are considerably less effective than one system from one vendor, he says.
Content Management, BPM
While the concept and realization of the content management module in itself is interesting, its place in the current market is also worth noting.
The idea of an integrated content and document management system with a BPM suite has been around for a while, but, as yet, most companies have concentrated on developing the capabilities of an existing system rather than introducing a new element that could manage all content at all levels.