FileNET WCM Gains Wider Acceptance in Higher Education Market

Jan 10, 2003


FileNET Corporation has announced that its FileNET Web Content Management (WCM) product, one component of FileNET's broad ECM product family, has gained significant momentum in the higher education market with leading universities seeking to create robust Web sites to provide academic information resources and tools for student recruitment. Prominent educational institutions including Columbia University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Bucknell University have recently implemented FileNET WCM as an integral part of their business strategies for creating, updating, and expanding the capabilities of their Web sites. Columbia University Libraries, one of the ten largest library systems in the United States in terms of its holdings, is using FileNET WCM to streamline creation and management of Web site content on two of its key Web-based information systems. Content creators can concentrate on their core responsibilities rather than spend time on tedious HTML coding. In addition, FileNET WCM's granular role-based rights control provides system administrators with controls to maintain a consistent look and feel, in addition to protecting against unauthorized changes. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., has selected FileNET WCM to revitalize a Web site that has no standardized look and is difficult to navigate. The FileNET solution is intended to remedy an information bottleneck that delays and sometimes prevents timely site updates. With content creators able to make updates in FileNET WCM templates, the university Webmaster will be freed from HTML coding tasks. At Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), Manchester, N.H., FileNET WCM replaced the university's in-house system that required the university's IT staff to code and deploy new and updated content, slowing down the flow of fresh information to the site. FileNET WCM reduces IT staff involvement and enables authorized SNHU content creators to update site-wide information by themselves, from any Web browser, using password-protected, pre-designed templates, improving the speed and efficiency of site updates.