Heavily regulated businesses need the support of the kind of enterprise content management solution achievable with Microsoft SharePoint

SharePoint, like any other computing platform, offers stakeholders lots of capabilities. But successfully capitalizing on what, otherwise, may be hidden features often requires some work. Enterprise content management (ECM) is an example of one feature set achievable on either an on-premises SharePoint implementation, or even on Office 365. ECM may be a “nice to have” capability for most businesses, and a “mission-critical” foundation plank for any heavily regulated business looking to capitalize on office automation. ECM maintains the position it does with heavily regulated businesses because it is much easier for these businesses to collect, categorize, and report on their…
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Checking SharePoint Server 2013 for the Features of a Successful Records Management Program

While SharePoint Server 2013 can be used to underpin a successful records management program, out of the box, it lacks a number of important features a successful records management program will require. The missing features include: Support for building file plans. As John Holliday explains in a video tutorial titled Main Challenges for Records Management, the most important component of a successful effort to build file plans is to ” . . . identify a consistent methodology for specifying how different types of records should be managed.” This methodology is not included in SharePoint Server 2013 and must be built…
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Look to OpenText Compliance Add-Ons for SharePoint to Unlock Mission Critical Value for Regulated Businesses

If highly regulated businesses are best positioned, presently, to derive the most benefit from SharePoint as a mission critical application, then look to OpenText’s ECM Suite for Microsoft® for a set of targeted applications to break down business silos within heavily regulated businesses. These targeted applications include: Application Governance & Archiving Legal Content Management Enterprise Library Web Parts Storage Services, and Web Solutions for Portals Our review of a customer success story about Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS), the largest electric utility in the State of Vermont, posted to the OpenText website for its OpenText Document Management with OpenText Records…
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