FileNet Corporation has announced the availability of its new FileNet P8 product architecture. FileNet P8 is an integrated framework designed to leverage content management, business process management, and enterprise application connectivity capabilities to speed critical business decision making, helping companies and government agencies to build and sustain competitive advantage while lowering their overall cost of doing business. FileNet's P8 architecture combines the capabilities of FileNet's Panagon platform, Acenza application framework, and Brightspire eBusiness framework and Business Process Management technology into a unified ECM platform. Additionally, the FileNet P8 architecture uses a single repository, single user experience, and a single Application Programming Interface (API) set for developers.
The FileNet P8 architecture features four pre-packaged suites: Business Process Manager--for applications that automate complex business processes to improve process performance, reduced cycle times and improved productivity; Content Manager--for managing complex documents and controlling, sharing, and accessing content in a secure environment; Web Content Manager--for managing the creation, approval, and publication of Web content and complex documents to multiple Web sites; and Image Manager--for managing and accessing fixed objects like images, faxes, emails, and rich media. These suites enable FileNet customers to choose the capabilities that best meet their needs and add modules and components as required.
The FileNet P8 architecture operates in both Java and Microsoft environments and with SQL server and Oracle database support. Support for IBM's DB2 database support is planned. In addition, the architecture is tightly integrated with BEA's WebLogic and IBM's Websphere Web servers. FileNet P8 also integrates to the customer's portal of choice, with integration available for BEA, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, Plumtree, and Siebel immediately. FileNet's P8 platform is available now; enterprise configuration price points start at $125K to $420K, depending on the specific suite.