Interwoven Inc., an enterprise content management (ECM) company, has announced that the Commissions on Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), an accrediting body of public and private educational institutions, has chosen Interwoven TeamSite to create, manage, and deploy the content that underpins the SACS Web portal initiative. A component of this initiative is the upcoming deployment of Worksite for collaboration and management of intellectual property. Once all of the member states and regions are fully migrated to the new enterprise content management system, which is targeted for the end of 2004, SACS intends to expand its usage of Interwoven to the organization's intranet. Ultimately, SACS envisions creating multiple extranets on which various combinations of members can collaborate with outside bodies on information and intellectual property important to the accreditation process.
Founded in 1895, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States encompassing public and private universities, colleges, community colleges, elementary, middle, and secondary schools. SACS is the accrediting body for schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The Association also accredits institutions in Mexico, Central and South America, and overseas that provide education for U.S. citizens as well as for individuals seeking an American style education. Member institutions are accredited through the Commissions on Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools and through the Commission on Colleges.