Companies manage content through enterprise content management (ECM) tools to communicate and collaborate more easily, share information, and make it easier to locate because information is saved in a central location. However, not all ECM tools meet all of an organization’s needs. It is important to identify what those needs are and evaluate the components of each tool to find the best match. A recent report outlined the target strengths and evaluated various technological offerings. Search Content Management brought this news to our attention in their article, “The top ECM software of 2013.”

Each tool has strengths, according to the report. IBM, Hyland, and Microsoft have offerings that integrate well with their other applications. Microsoft has created an ecosystem around SharePoint, making it easy to integrate with other tools, while Hyland uses the Application Enabler technology that allows its ECM to work with other enterprise resource management systems. Both IBM and Perceptive Software were commended for ease of use and customer focus.

Read the entire article for other highlights, but this gives you a direction to begin evaluation if you are in the market for an ECM tool.

Melody K. Smith

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