Enterprise Content Managment solutions can be expensive. I have talked with many organizations who see just the cost of implementing solutions and see the benefits as just faster retrieval of information stored in the system.
Integration of your ECM solution with your line of business systems can greatly improve the return on the invstment that you have made in ECM. Think about how often you are researching employee data in your Human Resources System and suddenly realize that you need actual documents that relate to that data. You have and ECM system, the problem is that it is not connected to your HR system. At best you toggle back and forth between screens to get everything you need (maybe clicking on the wrong application and taking extra time. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could access the documents directly from your HR system?
Integration of systems contributes to business intelligence. How often are you collecting information from multiple systems, often wondering if you have it all. Sometimes this is just an annoyance. Sometimes it can be a very expensive annoyance. Integration used to be a complicated time consuming endeavor. Now, with integration solutions such as ILINX Connect http://www.imagesourceinc.com/Products/ILINXProducts/ApplicationIntegration/index.htm a single solution can be used to integrate multiple systems using the same procedures for each integration. How easy can it get? Want to learn more? Nexus 2009 http://nexusecm.com/index.htm is coming to Bellevue, Washington on November 2-3. Come to Nexus and learn more about how integration of your systems can help your bottom line!