The ability to access the correct version of a document or record is important. Content must be managed so that it is used to achieve business goals. Enterprise content management (ECM) is the systematic collection and organization of information that is to be used by a designated audience. Tech Target brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Exploring the best ECM software for your company.”

ECM is neither a single technology, methodology nor a process. It is a dynamic combination of strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store and deliver information supporting key organizational processes through its entire life cycle.

So how does one go about choosing this very important component to a business?

Selecting the best ECM software for a company depends on business goals and objectives, organizational culture and standard operating procedures. Organizations have a range of choices and each one should be considered individually for its benefits and drawbacks.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.