IBM Announces New Content Management Solution

Dec 13, 2005

IBM has announced new content management software for IBM eServer iSeries customers, enabling them to create a single, open content repository for the creation, management, and distribution of all forms of content such as images, documents, and reports.

Together with iSeries servers, DB2 Content Manager Standard Edition provides a solution to help leverage business information across diverse applications and business processes. The new software is designed to make it easier for iSeries customers to manage, share, and deliver digitized content across the organization. With search functions, document process management, and multiple viewing options, content such as scanned images, forms, or documents can be off-loaded from individual workstations and stored and managed in a central, secure repository.

With this new release, DB2 Content Manager Standard Edition v 8.3 provides iSeries customers capabilities including: A graphical workflow builder that allows business users to create and maintain their own workflows to define and automate document-centric processes such as document creation, approval, and archiving; Web services support enables all types of data to be captured, managed, and retrieved providing access to information while incorporating content management into a services oriented architecture; Automation of the capture and management of XML documents is enabled in a common content repository; and XML schema mapping utility automates and controls mapping of XML schemas to enable automated capture of XML documents. With native support for Web Services and XML, Content Manager Standard Edition can be integrated with other enterprise applications as part of a standards-based service oriented architecture. It provides Web Services administration, deployment, and integration capabilities that can simplify implementing a content management repository while leveraging the iSeries platform. DB2 Content Manager Standard Edition is currently available through IBM and IBM business partners. Pricing begins at $6,900 suggested retail price.