Documentum Resolves Information Overwhelm
08/04/2010

Overwhelmed by information? Today, it is estimated that each person in an organization produces around 800 MB of content every year. The growth of unstructured content, the kind that you can never put your hands on when it is needed, is estimated at around 200 per cent, every year.

Online PR News – 04-August-2010 – – • How do you classify it effectively?

• How do you know if a piece of content is valuable?

• Is it the latest version?

• Who controls it?

• Who has access to it?

• Can you make a decision based on the information?

• Is there a way to audit the lifecycle of the information and tie it into a business process?

The flood of information is unstoppable, especially with the wide array of tools available that make everybody a publisher - business documents, photos, video, medical images, e-mail, Web pages, fixed content, XML-tagged documents, etc.. The need to provide process around information and documents has become critical. And, as business around the world becomes more and more regulated, compliance and best practices make this requirement for process urgent, too.

While there are many established solutions to the problem of information overflow, there is an emerging technology that goes beyond the current approaches and takes into account the 3 C’s of information management - compliance, consolidation, and collaboration. Documentum services are a robust bouquet of tools that range from: simple document management, content classification, Web content management, search, COLD, input management, digital asset management, business process management (BPM), collaboration, customer communication management, forms processing, Information Rights Management, compliance, and archiving.

Compliance is a key concern, especially for CFOs and CEOs, who have the most at stake in ensuring that all information parameters are taken care of. Take the example of the pharmaceutical companies where, usually, an enormous amount of time is spent in managing product labeling documentation such as Package Inserts (PIs), Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPCs), Core Data Sheets (CDSs), etc.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration, as well as other health authorities like the EMEA in European countries have implemented plans for electronic submission of labeling content in XML format.

To comply, typically, documentum development companies, or Documentum consulting companies could use a wide array of technologies from the Documentum family of solutions. These would include the following Documentum services: Technologies: Documentum Content Server 6.5 SP2, Documentum WebTop 6.5 SP2, Documentum Administrator 6.5 SP2, Documentum Index Server 6.5 SP2, Advanced Documentum Transformation Services 6.5 SP2, Documentum PDF Annotation Services 6.5 SP2, Xpress Author 3.0 SP2 Content Authoring Tool. Documentum development also could involve Arbortext EPIC Editor 5.4 Content Authoring Tool, Arbortext PE Server Engine 5.4 (XML Transformation Server) Solution Description: xmLabeling product is a Documentum-based solution to manage global labeling documents for submission to the FDA in Structured Product Labeling (SPL) format and to the EMEA in Product Information Management (PIM) format.

While this would save money, time and labor, the chief benefit would be, if documentum consulting company was to steer them in the right direction, xmLabeling 6.0 successfully implements PIM DES 2.7 standard – successful compliance.

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