NewgenONE Enterprise Content Management Solution is a market leading platform that drives enterprise-wide digital transformation through end-to-end management of enterprise content. The platform connects content and processes with context and enables organizations to go digital.

NewgenONE Enterprise Content Management Solution offers smart tools to capture content from multiple sources, manage it in a secure centralized repository and make information accessible across content-centric processes. It offers flexibility to access or deliver content over mobile and cloud, creating a highly connected and digital workplace. Further, it helps enterprises mitigate business risks by ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements and securing business critical information.

Organizations looking for an advanced content platform capable of scaling for heavy workloads and that need deployment flexibility and advanced automation and AI capabilities should consider Newgen.

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Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
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Greg Sullins

Greg Sullins

Executive Vice President

Wilson Bank & Trust

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With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
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Michael DeCouto

Michael DeCouto

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

Clarien Bank Bermuda

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Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
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Greg Sullins

Greg Sullins

Executive Vice President

Wilson Bank & Trust

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With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
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Michael DeCouto

Michael DeCouto

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

Clarien Bank Bermuda

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Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Greg-Sullins

Greg Sullins

Greg Sullins

Executive Vice President

Wilson Bank & Trust

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With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
With Newgen’s digital automation platform, we transformed the customer onboarding process at our branches in the first phase of our implementation. After the success of this project, we rolled out a retail loan origination system (RLOS) for our customers along with automating the credit card process. Our ambition is to become the digital bank of choice in Bermuda. We plan to launch Newgen’s omnichannel customer engagement (CCM) product suite to further improve our customers’ experience. Our digital transformation journey so far has been fantastic with Newgen as our technology partner.
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Michael DeCouto

Michael DeCouto

Chief Digital & Marketing Officer

Clarien Bank Bermuda

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With Newgen’s low code digital automation platform, we have been able to digitize most of the paperwork in a centralized repository. Our operational efficiency has improved significantly by automating the manual processes. The easy and quick customer validation process has significantly reduced the processing time of personal and housing loans. The real-time reporting functionality has enhanced process visibility and control. We are glad to have Newgen as our technology partner for over a decade and has helped us stay current, compliant, and competitive with its products.
With Newgen’s low code digital automation platform, we have been able to digitize most of the paperwork in a centralized repository. Our operational efficiency has improved significantly by automating the manual processes. The easy and quick customer validation process has significantly reduced the processing time of personal and housing loans. The real-time reporting functionality has enhanced process visibility and control. We are glad to have Newgen as our technology partner for over a decade and has helped us stay current, compliant, and competitive with its products.
With Newgen’s low code digital automation platform, we have been able to digitize most of the paperwork in a centralized repository. Our operational efficiency has improved significantly by automating the manual processes. The easy and quick customer validation process has significantly reduced the processing time of personal and housing loans. The real-time reporting functionality has enhanced process visibility and control. We are glad to have Newgen as our technology partner for over a decade and has helped us stay current, compliant, and competitive with its products.
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Dr. Tariq Saleh Taha

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Using Newgen’s online account opening software, built on a low code digital automation platform, has enabled Fidelity Bank to digitize and standardize its account opening process. Hitherto, the process required various manual hand-offs, resulting in high turnaround time and errors. With Newgen’s software, the bank has witnessed a reduction in operational expenses and an improvement in the customer response time, thereby enhancing customer experience. Newgen has proven to be a reliable partner in our digital transformation journey.
Using Newgen’s online account opening software, built on a low code digital automation platform, has enabled Fidelity Bank to digitize and standardize its account opening process. Hitherto, the process required various manual hand-offs, resulting in high turnaround time and errors. With Newgen’s software, the bank has witnessed a reduction in operational expenses and an improvement in the customer response time, thereby enhancing customer experience. Newgen has proven to be a reliable partner in our digital transformation journey.
Using Newgen’s online account opening software, built on a low code digital automation platform, has enabled Fidelity Bank to digitize and standardize its account opening process. Hitherto, the process required various manual hand-offs, resulting in high turnaround time and errors. With Newgen’s software, the bank has witnessed a reduction in operational expenses and an improvement in the customer response time, thereby enhancing customer experience. Newgen has proven to be a reliable partner in our digital transformation journey.
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Mr. Simon Adu-Gyamfi

Mr. Simon Adu-Gyamfi

Director, Banking Operations

Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited

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With Newgen’s contextual content services (ECM) product suite, we have successfully digitized our manual contracts filing. Newgen’s ECM is available to our users both in English and French, thereby making it easy for users to access the content in their preferred language. The important reasons for adopting this product was its ability to seamlessly integrate with internal systems, user friendliness, and contentious support/engagement. Newgen team ensured all compliance requirements. We are happy to engage with Newgen and look forward to leveraging their products for our current and future digital requirements.
With Newgen’s contextual content services (ECM) product suite, we have successfully digitized our manual contracts filing. Newgen’s ECM is available to our users both in English and French, thereby making it easy for users to access the content in their preferred language. The important reasons for adopting this product was its ability to seamlessly integrate with internal systems, user friendliness, and contentious support/engagement. Newgen team ensured all compliance requirements. We are happy to engage with Newgen and look forward to leveraging their products for our current and future digital requirements.
With Newgen’s contextual content services (ECM) product suite, we have successfully digitized our manual contracts filing. Newgen’s ECM is available to our users both in English and French, thereby making it easy for users to access the content in their preferred language. The important reasons for adopting this product was its ability to seamlessly integrate with internal systems, user friendliness, and contentious support/engagement. Newgen team ensured all compliance requirements. We are happy to engage with Newgen and look forward to leveraging their products for our current and future digital requirements.
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Vinodanand Jha

Vinodanand Jha

Sr. Vice President – Information Technology and Administration

Olam International Ltd. Gabon

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We have successfully completed over 3 years of Go Live with Newgen as one of our valuable IT partner. Implementation of Newgen product has successfully addressed challenges faced by TCI related to Accounts Payable Project. Post successful Go Live, Newgen has worked closely with TCI team to implement change requests which have enhanced user experiences over period of time.
We have successfully completed over 3 years of Go Live with Newgen as one of our valuable IT partner. Implementation of Newgen product has successfully addressed challenges faced by TCI related to Accounts Payable Project. Post successful Go Live, Newgen has worked closely with TCI team to implement change requests which have enhanced user experiences over period of time.
We have successfully completed over 3 years of Go Live with Newgen as one of our valuable IT partner. Implementation of Newgen product has successfully addressed challenges faced by TCI related to Accounts Payable Project. Post successful Go Live, Newgen has worked closely with TCI team to implement change requests which have enhanced user experiences over period of time.
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Amit Sadhwani

Amit Sadhwani

GM Finance

Travel Corporation of India

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Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
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Liza Montelibano

Liza Montelibano

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Information Officer

Aboitiz Power Corporation

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Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
Any improvement starts from a pebble idea; I always believe projects are generated by pebble ideas—ideas which create ripples of transformation. So, here the pebble idea was to capture optical character recognition (OCR) in the invoices. This led to the massive overhauling of systems and underlying processes. With Newgen’s digital transformation platform, we developed such a unique system that hyper-drives and empowers more efficient, optimal processes. The benefits are reaped at the scale at which we operate, bringing all business units together under one umbrella. The system went live just before the break of the pandemic, making our team well-equipped to carry out our operations from the safety of our homes. We would have been badly stuck, if not for this system.
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Liza Montelibano

Liza Montelibano

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Information Officer

Aboitiz Power Corporation

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Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Newgen demonstrated to us a ‘can do, will do’ attitude towards the business. They demonstrated practical ways of integration and capability of their omnichannel platform which we could build upon with other products, be it on the deposit side or loan side. When we did our due diligence by talking with other peer banks, we found that they had a very good experience with Newgen in terms of delivery, execution, focus, and flexibility.
Greg-Sullins

Greg Sullins

Greg Sullins

Executive Vice President

Wilson Bank & Trust

Features of Newgen Enterprise Content Management Software

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Content Lifecycle Management

Create, manage, share, and archive different types of content with anytime-anywhere access. Complete information management with the flexibility to access and deliver digital content across all channels and devices.

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Business Process Digitization

Digitize front-and back-end processes while intelligently capturing and extracting critical information from paper and digital documents. Leverage low-code content workflow capabilities to ensure rapid design and development of content-centric applications.

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Employee Productivity

Enable anytime-anywhere access, management, and real-time collaboration. Foster a hybrid culture with robust integration and empower employees with smart search and intelligent recommendations.

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Content Intelligence

Go beyond traditional ECM and unlock the possibilities of your end-to-end digital business. Utilize AI-powered capabilities for accurate content extraction, automatic document classification, and machine learning/sentiment analysis for smarter decision making. With model training studio

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Information Governance and Compliance

Ensure safe access to content while maintaining security against unauthorized access to information. Enable long-term retention and disposition of enterprise records. Mitigate risk and meet regulatory compliances with records management certifications.

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Content Lifecycle Management

Create, manage, share, and archive different types of content with anytime-anywhere access. Complete information management with the flexibility to access and deliver digital content across all channels and devices.

diagram-project

Business Process Digitization

Digitize front-and back-end processes while intelligently capturing and extracting critical information from paper and digital documents. Leverage low-code content workflow capabilities to ensure rapid design and development of content-centric applications.

user-pen

Employee Productivity

Enable anytime-anywhere access, management, and real-time collaboration. Foster a hybrid culture with robust integration and empower employees with smart search and intelligent recommendations.

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Content Intelligence

Go beyond traditional ECM and unlock the possibilities of your end-to-end digital business. Utilize AI-powered capabilities for accurate content extraction, automatic document classification, and machine learning/sentiment analysis for smarter decision making. With model training studio

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Information Governance and Compliance

Ensure safe access to content while maintaining security against unauthorized access to information. Enable long-term retention and disposition of enterprise records. Mitigate risk and meet regulatory compliances with records management certifications.

How is Newgen’s ECM Software different?

Traditional Enterprise Content Management

Focus on managing content

Human interventions

Mostly paper-based documents

Simple linear internal workflows

Single cohesive repository

Monolithic architecture, self-contained system

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Modern Content Services

Focus on pervasive utilization of content

Al-ML powered cognitive services

Electronic, paper-based, email, social, and audio-video Content

Collaboration and extended enterprise

Large-scale federated repositories

Modular, services-based architecture

Cloud and hybrid deployments

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All you need to know about Enterprise Content Management Software

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is an all-encompassing term that defines a set of processes and strategies used to capture, manage, and deliver content. Rather than a single technology or procedure, ECM utilizes a combination of methods to support critical information management. This information can then be distributed to employees, stakeholders, and customers.

Enterprise Content Management software has evolved over the years as new and innovative forms of content are introduced to professional work environments and continues to be a critical function to support business practices.

In traditional Enterprise Content Management software, the definition of content generally refers to any information printed on paper documents such as invoices, spreadsheets, or reports. However, that definition has expanded to include any digital information such as email messages, audio and video files, social media posts, web content, and more.

When working with large volumes of content, it is essential to implement an ECM solution to streamline content distribution with workflow automation routing to achieve the full benefits of the platform. With functionalities ranging from capturing content from multiple sources, managing it in a secure, centralized repository, and making information and file-sharing accessible across content-centric processes, Newgen enables business leaders to build a boundaryless workplace with anytime-anywhere content access.

The success of a digital transformation initiative largely depends on how an enterprise is capturing and digitizing content, organizing and storing that content for different use cases, utilizing its context in business processes and decisions, and preserving that content for compliance. Selecting the right ECM platform thus is a key part of your digital transformation initiatives.

Web Content Management (WCM) – also often known as Content Management System (CMS) – is considered a subset of ECM. These systems focus on publishing and managing content across different channels like websites, blogs, etc.

A modern ECM platform is deployed for managing information in your enterprise,

  • From account opening in a bank to managing a claim process in an insurance firm
  • From disbursement of government grants to matching and paying against supplier invoices for a multi-national manufacturer
  • From onboarding an employee to managing your marketing repository
  • And many more use cases – varying from simple to complex business scenarios
  • Multi-channel content management for digital customers
  • Analytics for contextual customer interaction
  • 100% accurate content capture for faster turnaround time
  • Speedy capture, storage, and access of voluminous content
  • Automated operational workflows to serve customers better
  • Robotic process automation for lightspeed tasks execution
  • Fast deploying, upgrading, and recovering functionalities
  • Extensibility with content services integration/aggregation
  • User-centric modularity across ECM application landscape
  • Enterprise-wide content application access
  • Tracking capabilities for continuous improvements and ensuring timely actions
  • Repository agnostic to connect disparate document management systems
  • Microservices around records management, archival, process workflows, business rules, etc.
  • Microservices architecture to deploy selected services in different environments, such as public, private, and hybrid settings

Enterprise Content Management typically processes two types of content: structured and unstructured. Structured content, like code repositories and databases, is data that is pre-defined. Unstructured content is information that doesn’t have a container format, such as Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, company emails, and presentations.

Organizations can choose between deploying ECM software in the cloud or on-premise. Cloud-based (or SaaS) ECM simplifies mobile and remote access and offers more flexible licensing models. Using in-house information management systems allows more physical control over your content and adds a few additional layers of security and granular control of permissions.

Enterprise Content Management software can be broken down into five major components: capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver. Each component of Enterprise Content Management plays a significant role in the content management process. Here are basic descriptions of each component:

  • Capture: Acquires and delivers data into digital form to help automate data entry tasks and reduce human error
  • Manage: Directs and connects data through collaboration and workflow tools to simplify indexing, retention, and purging.
  • Store: Stows and categorizes data using a repository, a library tool, and the hardware (servers, cloud-storage, or optical disks.)
  • Preserve: Data is backed up and sustained for long-term usage
  • Deliver: Approved users are provided with the data they need when they need it

Enterprise Content Management describes the approach organizations take in managing the end-to-end lifecycle of their content, from origination to disposition, while providing the flexibility to access and deliver digital content across all channels and devices.

Business leaders must create a connected and digital workplace to empower their employees with contextual information and easy access to content, thereby driving more informed interactions with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

End-users can search for specific content within large volumes of structured and unstructured information using full-text natural requests. An ECM system will retrieve it instantly regardless of their device or location. From there, the user may edit, print, read or reformat the content as needed. Enterprise Content Management systems also automate document capture, decreasing the time spent manually scanning and reformatting content.

An outdated ECM software can hurt your organization in more ways than you’d think. Enterprise content management modernization is the key to creating an agile, sustainable, and future-proof organization. Listed here are 10 main benefits of Enterprise Content Management modernization:

  • Customers expect contextual engagement and superior customer experience
  • Interactions must be omnichannel
  • Content is pervasive and is continuously evolving in its format and scale
  • Security, risk, and compliance requirements are constantly changing
  • Workforces must be customer-centric, productive, and able to work remotely
  • Enterprises must be collaborative-driven
  • Operations must be elastic and agile
  • Operations require intelligent automation
  • Digital business models demand an extended enterprise
  • Integrate APIs and BPMs with simplicity
  • Create documents automatically dependent on templates and form entries

Technological advancements, increased demand for company efficiency, and an uprise in data breaches make ECM more critical now than ever before. As a result, it’s crucial for organizations to manage content effectively for integration purposes and to help them make effective business decisions.

Company productivity and efficiency increase as their dependency on paper and physical documents decreases. Businesses that don’t implement ECM risk losing valuable time and assets. If disaster strikes, companies that don’t securely store content can lose that information, leading to significant business interruptions.

Advancements in technology, mobile apps, and remote and cloud technology create new business opportunities. In addition, new types of content are also emerging in the form of social media, video, and audio. Businesses should adapt to these advancements by implementing ECM software to continue to organize data and optimize business performance.

An ECM platform will do these five basic operations for you – capture, process, store, integrate, and archive. While choosing an ECM platform, you must at least assess these key capabilities,

  1. Holistic content lifecycle management
  2. Intelligent multi-channel content capture
  3. Intelligent classification and storage
  4. Scalable, federated repository and discovery
  5. Robust, end-to-end records management
  6. Proactive management of security, risk, and compliance
  7. Integration and microservices
  8. Mobile and cloud accessible
  9. Extended enterprise and collaboration
  10. Rapid business application development
  11. Intelligent process automation
  12. Intelligent automation and analytics

There is a wide range of business process management and document management capabilities in today’s platforms. Choosing the right solution for your business involves understanding how content is currently used throughout your enterprise and how automated workflows and process engineering should work to improve the use of content.

According to TechTarget, basic elements of ECM software should incorporate the following:

  • content lifecycle management
  • workflow management
  • information governance
  • content management systems
  • collaboration tools
  • enterprise document management
  • digital asset management

An Enterprise Content Management implementation is a complex process involving various departments within an organization. Therefore, before implementing ECM, organizations need to develop a strategy to identify their specific priorities and get clarity on the necessary procedures and technologies their new solution will entail.

Before implementation, businesses should perform a content audit by documenting all the types of content their organization deals with and who handles what data. ECM is collaborative, and multiple departments must be involved in the implementation process. Organizations should create a team centered around these multiple groups to reach success.

Organizations should clearly understand what an ECM implementation will achieve, and the best way to do so is to define goals. Regardless of the industry or department implementing ECM, users will likely share these common goals:

  • Eliminate the dependency on paper
  • Streamline all business processes
  • Reduce organizational risk
  • Optimize productivity
  • Improve customer service

An ECM implementation never truly ends. Businesses should build in the capability to refine, configure, and perfect ECM software over time to maximize business value and achieve success throughout the company.

Content services refer to the combination of IT infrastructure, new-age technologies, and unique functionalities that enable end-to-end management of enterprise-wide content. A content services platform establishes a digital and connected workplace, empowering all the users with contextual information and access to relevant content.

For example, Newgen Content Services Platform offers innovative tools to capture content from multiple sources, manage it in a secure, centralized repository, and make information accessible to the relevant stakeholders anytime, anywhere. It offers flexibility to access or deliver content via mobile and cloud, creating a highly connected and digital workplace. Furthermore, it helps enterprises mitigate business risks by ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements and securing business-critical information.

Large enterprises use content services platforms to:

  1. Ensure content governance and compliance
  2. Enable efficient content extraction
  3. Facilitate secure information access
  4. Drive contextual engagement
  5. Streamline content lifecycle
  6. Enable hybrid records management

Yes. Continuously changing regulatory requirements, evolving customer expectations, and increased competition are driving organizations to upgrade to content services platforms. In order to stay ahead of the curve, enterprises must modernize their content management systems, especially to keep up with the growing influx of content, in various formats and through multiple channels.

While your old content management system may be serving your business needs right now, the pervasive nature of the content and the importance of data and insights cannot be overlooked. You must invest in a content services platform that maximizes your current infrastructure and technology investments while giving you the flexibility and agility to adapt to future evolving requirements and business gaps.

With a content services platform upgrade, you can:

  • Transform the way you manage your content
  • Enable a seamless, secure, and digital workplace
  • Enable artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven smarter decisions
  • Empower your IT workforce
  • Allow for effective collaboration and communication between stakeholders
  • Ensure business continuity with cloud-based deployment
  • Stay secure and compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Leverage a foolproof migration strategy
  • Facilitate a rapid and on-budget go-live

A cloud-based content services platform is a cost-effective alternative to a traditional on-premise setup. It enables a seamless flow of content across the organization, allowing users to access content anytime-anywhere. You can start with minimal investment and opt for a pay-as-you-go model per your scalability needs.

The “speed of business transformation” is the real game-changer in today’s competitive business environment. It is one of the most compelling reasons for adopting the cloud, along with the following:

  • Transit to a Remotely Distributed Environment
  • Build a Connected Enterprise
  • Ensure Scalability and Flexibility
  • Optimize Costs
  • Improve Collaboration and Visibility
  • Ensure Certainty with a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Be Compliant with Regulations

You can leverage the content services platform on the cloud to operate in a remote environment, meet evolving business needs, integrate seamlessly with your existing IT systems, and deliver a delightful customer experience.

Content classification is a process that categorizes and organizes content based on its structural and textual characteristics. This process utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to enable classification based on layout, object, and content. By doing so, content classification helps to improve productivity, decision-making, and customer experience through faster search, sorting, filtering, and access to contextual information.

There are several examples of content classification techniques. One such technique is layout-based classification, where documents are classified based on their physical layout. For example, banks can use layout-based classification to quickly identify and extract information from standardized documents like account opening forms, customer feedback forms, resumes, and medical records.

Content-based classification involves reading the content from semi-structured and unstructured documents, matching it with stored keywords, and identifying the correct classifier accordingly. This technique can be used to accurately classify various documents like invoices, purchase orders, policies, and customer support tickets.

Another content-based classification technique is sentiment analysis, which categorizes text into positive, negative, or neutral sentiment categories. Email classification is also a content-based classification system that sorts emails into different folders based on sender name, subject, and message body.

Object-based classification involves reading images, logos, and other visual content on a document and matching them with pre-determined patterns. This technique is useful in analyzing medical images and records, recognizing driving licenses or passports, and visual product and brand recognition.

The record lifecycle refers to the stages through which a record passes, from its creation to its ultimate disposition. The key phases of the records lifecycle include:

  • Creation: Records are created when information is captured in any format, such as paper and electronic, audio, or video recordings.
  • Classification/Indexing: Records are classified and indexed to enable easy retrieval by assigning metadata, keywords, or tags to facilitate search.
  • Storage: Records are stored securely to ensure long-term preservation and accessibility.
  • Retrieval: Records are retrieved and provided to users who need them. This includes using search tools and providing access controls to ensure confidentiality.
  • Maintenance: Records are maintained over time to ensure their integrity, authenticity, and reliability. This may involve updating, correcting, or migrating them to new platforms or media.
  • Disposition: Records are disposed of when no longer needed in accordance with legal and regulatory compliances. This final stage may involve destruction, transfer to archives, or long-term storage retention.

An example of the records lifecycle can be the process of account opening in a bank. When a new customer walks into the bank and fills out an application form, a new record is created. The information is then fed into the system and the record is classified and indexed into relevant folders for storage while it is being processed. During the account opening process, this record may be required for taking decisions for which it has to be retrieved by different users. Once the process has been completed and the customer is onboarded, the record has to be stored and maintained in a records management system for long-term archival. The record must be disposed of, after an appropriate amount of time, as stated by the compliance regulations.

The above stages can vary depending on the organization and type of document.

Content extraction is the process of retrieving or collecting relevant information from various sources, such as databases, websites, or documents, and transforming this unstructured data into a structured format for further analysis or storage. Content extraction involves consolidating, refining, and processing information. This information can then be stored in a centralized location- on-site, cloud-based, or a combination of both. This involves using automated tools and algorithms to extract and organize the desired data. Content extraction is an essential process that drives the data and analytics workflow of many businesses and organizations.

Content extraction tools can extract specific data points from PDFs, such as names, addresses, dates, and account numbers, and transform these data points into a structured format for further analysis. In addition to PDFs, content extraction can also extract information from footers, headers, and specific sections of documents, such as Know Your Customer (KYC) documents. Leveraging technologies like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) makes it easier to extract information from physical handwritten documents, thereby reducing the need for manual intervention and improving the accuracy and efficiency of the content extraction process.

Federated search is a search technology that allows users to simultaneously search multiple disparate data sources simultaneously using a single query, with the results aggregated and presented in a unified interface.

Unlike traditional search, which typically searches within a single repository or website, federated search enables users to simultaneously search across various repositories, such as relational databases, file systems, web pages, and applications, without needing to individually visit each source. This technology is commonly used in enterprise searches, library databases, and other contexts where information is spread across multiple sources, thereby helping improve customer experience, security, and reliability.

As an organization grows, it may become increasingly complex and time-consuming for users to search and access relevant content across different repositories. A federated search solution can help such an organization overcome this challenge by providing a single, unified search interface that enables users to search across all these repositories.

For example, consider a marketing team that needs to access customer data, sales reports, and marketing collateral from different repositories. Without a federated search solution, the team would need to log into each repository separately and perform individual searches to access the required content. This can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially with a tight deadline. By implementing a federated search solution, the marketing team can perform a single search across all repositories and maintain all relevant content in one place. This can save time and improve productivity, enabling the team to complete their tasks more quickly and efficiently.

Content Services Platform Enterprise Content Management System
Focuses on utilization of content Focus on managing content
It has large scale federated repositories It utilizes single cohesive repository
It supports content management of different types of files and documents including audio, video, social media, paper-based, and email. It helps in managing mostly paper-based documents.
It offers cloud and hybrid deployments. It is usually deployed on-premise.
It leverages AI/ML-based technologies to process content and documents. It requires human intervention for identifying, classifying, and processing of documents.
It provides extended enterprise support and collaboration capabilities. It provides simple linear internal workflows and limited collaboration capabilities.
It has modular, services-based architecture It has monolithic architecture and has self-contained systems.

Enterprise communication refers to the ways in which the people in a business or an organization communicate to exchange information, collaborate on projects, and make decisions. It involves creating a communication infrastructure that enables seamless and secure communication between employees, customers, partners, and other stakeholders. This includes using different communication channels and tools such as email, instant messaging, video conferencing, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings.

Enterprise communication is essential for businesses to function effectively and efficiently, and to enable them to break down information silos and stay connected. It also allows the creation of a digital workspace for effective collaboration among team members, thereby improving productivity and creativity. Effective enterprise communication can also help to build and maintain strong relationships between employees and their customers, partners, and stakeholders.

An example of enterprise communication is in the context of remote work and collaboration. With many employees working from home or other remote locations, businesses must have effective communication tools and strategies to maintain productivity and ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Image enablement is the process of digitizing physical documents, such as paper documents, images, and converting them into digital images. This process involves using document imaging technologies such as scanners, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) to capture the information from the documents. The process also provides various features such as image enhancement, image compression, noise reduction, skew correction, and conversion to effectively manage images for business use cases. This helps maintain document quality and improves the efficiency of the process by eliminating the need for manual processing.

Image enablement has become an essential part of modern businesses as it saves time, space and increases efficiency. For example, a hospital might use image enablement to convert medical records from paper to digital images. This allows doctors and nurses to access patient information quickly and easily andenable them to make faster and more accurate diagnoses. Similarly, a law firm might use image enablement to convert case files and contracts into digital images. This allows lawyers to easily search and retrieve important documents, making their workflow more efficient. Additionally, a museum can also use image enablement to digitize artwork and historical documents, which can then be shared with a wider audience online while preserving the originals in a climate-controlled environment.

Image capture refers to the process of recording a digital image by using a camera, scanner, or any other imaging device. In the digital world, there are various ways to capture images, such as QR code scanning, MICR, OCR, document scanning, and video recording. QR codes are used to provide product information, coupons, or links to websites, while MICR is used to capture information from banking documents. Document scanning is the process of digitizing paper documents. The captured documents are then processed using techniques like OCR and ICR to extract text and other relevant information from the document. Meanwhile, video recordings are used for online KYC, security, and monitoring purposes. The image and extracted data can then be stored, modified, and shared for further processing.

Image capture has become an essential aspect of modern life, and it has numerous practical applications across various industries. For instance, in the retail industry, QR codes are used to enhance customer experience by providing easy access to product information, coupons, and website links. Many restaurants now make use of QR codes to display their menu, allowing customers to view the menu using their mobile devices.

In the banking industry, Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) technology is used to capture important information from bank checks, such as the account number, routing number, and check number. This technology speeds up check processing,  and reduces errors.

In the healthcare industry, document scanning is used to digitize patient records, which improves the efficiency of data management and allows for faster and more accurate diagnosis and treatment. OCR and ICR techniques are used to extract relevant data from digitized documents, such as patient names, dates of birth, and medical history.

Meanwhile, video recordings are used in various fields, including law enforcement, security, and online KYC (Know Your Customer) verification. In the banking industry, video recordings are used to verify the identity of customers during online transactions. In the security industry, video recordings are used for surveillance and monitoring purposes and help to prevent theft and other criminal activities.

Data extraction is the process of retrieving or collecting data from various sources, such as databases, websites, or documents, and transforming this unstructured data into a structured format for further analysis or storage. Data extraction allows consolidating, refining, and processing of data, which can then be stored in a centralized location- on-site, cloud-based, or a combination of both. This process involves using automated tools or manual processes to extract and organize the desired data. Data extraction is the backbone of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) and ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) processes, which drive the data and analytics workflow of many businesses and organizations.

An example of this can be Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Organizations collect customer data from various sources, such as websites, social media, and customer support interactions. However, this data is often unstructured and scattered across multiple platforms, making it difficult to analyze and gain insights. By using data extraction tools, businesses can automatically extract and consolidate customer data from these disparate sources into a structured format, such as a customer database. This allows businesses to gain a 360-degree view of their customers, including their preferences, behaviour, and interactions with the company.

A document control system is a set of processes and tools used to manage, organize, store, and track electronic documents. The process ensures that documents are properly created, reviewed, approved, distributed, and retained while providing security and version control to prevent any unauthorized access or changes. Document control system is used in organizations to reduce the operation complexities, bring efficiency to the system, and ensure that all documents are up to date, accurate, and easily accessible.

In the context of healthcare, hospitals and medical clinics can use a document control system to manage patient records, policies, procedures, and other sensitive information. With a document control system in place, healthcare organizations can ensure that patient records are accurate, complete, and up-to-date. The system can also provide access control features, ensuring only authorized personnel can access sensitive patient information. It can also improve collaboration among healthcare providers, ensuring all team members can access the latest medical protocols and procedures.

A document tracking system is a software application that allows users to monitor the status and location of documents as they move through different stages of a workflow or business process. The application helps to access, search, create, version, and modify documents by assigned users. It may also include reporting and analytics capabilities to help organizations track and improve their document management practices. Thus, the application helps to improve overall system productivity, promote paperless transactions and ensure the safety and integrity of the documents.

An example of a document tracking system can be a law firm that needs to manage large volumes of legal documents. With a document tracking system in place, the firm can track the location and status of physical documents such as contracts, agreements, and court filings. It can easily locate and retrieve documents when needed, reducing the risk of lost or misplaced documents. The system can also provide automatic notifications to alert staff when documents are due back or need to be reviewed, thereby improving accountability and efficiency in managing physical documents.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) refers to the systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and distribution of digital assets such as images, videos, audio files, and other multimedia content. The purpose of DAM is to streamline the process of creating, publishing, and distributing digital content while ensuring that it is secure, compliant, easily accessible, and properly managed. A DAM system can help organizations to create a centralized platform for multimedia content, thus eliminating the need for manual processes and reducing the risk of any data loss or duplication.

Furthermore, it offers a range of tools and features for automating tasks including metadata management, version control, and rights management. These tools can help organizations to seamlessly collaborate, achieve faster operations, reduce operational costs, and increase data integrity.

An example of DAM can be an insurance firm that stores and manages digital assets such as customer documents, policy data, survey images and videos, and many more. By implementing DAM, the firm can easily store, organize and categorize digital assets. Additionally, by using metadata management, the firm can tag and categorize digital assets for easy search and retrieval. The system also helps firms to comply with regulatory compliances such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability And Accountability (HIPAA), or Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations.

Electronic Data and Information Capture (EDI) is a process that involves capturing data in a digital format for efficient storage and processing. The goal of EDI is to eliminate manual data entry and ensure accurate and efficient capture of information.  The user can use this captured data for various purposes, such as analysis, reporting, and decision-making.

EDI can be performed using various techniques, including scanning, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and barcode recognition. EDI also offers several advantages over manual data entry. By eliminating the need for manual entry, the process saves time and reduces labor costs. It also increases data accuracy, as there is no room for human error. The digitized data can also be easily stored and retrieved, making it easier to access information quickly and efficiently.

A use case for Electronic Data and Information Capture (EDI) can be seen in a manufacturing company that needs to exchange electronic data with its suppliers and customers. Using EDI, the company can easily exchange information such as purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices with its suppliers and customers in a structured and standardized way.

Medical records management is the process of creating, storing, and maintaining an accurate and complete medical record for individual patients. This process aims to ensure that the patient’s health information is easily accessible, secure, and confidential. Healthcare providers can use this information to diagnose and treat patients. It also plays an important role in research, quality improvement initiatives, and insurance reimbursement.

One of the key challenges of medical records management lies in ensuring the privacy and security of the patient’s information. This requires implementing strong security measures, including encryption and secure access controls, to prevent any unauthorized information. In addition, healthcare providers also need to comply with various regulations to ensure that patient information remains protected.

Consider a case when an existing patient visits the hospital where he had undergone a prognosis earlier. With medical records management in place, the healthcare providers can quickly retrieve the medical records and diagnosis history of the patient using key identifiers such as the patient’s name, mobile number, patient ID, or a combination of any of them. This helps expedite the diagnosis process and provides superior healthcare services quickly and efficiently.

Social media records management refers to the process of capturing, preserving, and organizing the social media content and data of an organization in the form of official records. Organizations generate an enormous amount of valuable information through their social media interactions, including posts, comments, likes, shares, and direct messages. This information is often considered an official record, and it is essential to properly manage and control this information to ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and organizational requirements and also to preserve it for future reference and analysis. This process typically involves the use of records management software and policies to govern the capture, classification, retention, and disposal of social media records.

Consider the case of a B2C company that leverages social media for customer service and support. When a user complains or inquires about any issue the post needs to be captured in the internal system to generate a ticket for internal tracking and then further processed to reach a resolution.

Record archival refers to the process of preserving and storing content that is critical for the ongoing operations of the organization. This can include the content utilized in different processes across industries, such as customer KYC documents, loan statements, insurance policies, employee records, legal documents, contracts, and more. The goal of a record archival process is to ensure the long-term preservation of valuable administrative resources and to make them accessible as and when required. The process typically involves the transfer of physical or digital records to a secure physical location or digital repository in order to protect them from any damage, deterioration, and loss. This also includes cataloging, indexing, and digitizing the records, implementing policies and procedures for ongoing management, and destroying the records that are no longer needed. A systematic approach to record archival can help organizations comply with regulatory and legal requirements, such as record-keeping mandates and data privacy laws.

In the banking industry, various documents involved in the customer’s KYC process, such as application forms and identity proofs, are required by law, to be preserved for a certain period of time. To do this, banks often store these documents in a records management system for long-term storage. This act is known as record archival.

Multi-channel data capture is a process that involves collecting data from documents via multiple sources, including scanners, e-mails, hot folders, mobile devices, and multi-function printers, and then translating it into actionable business information. By collecting data from multiple channels, organizations can gain a more comprehensive view of their customers and then use this information to make informed business decisions, improve customer experience, and enhance customer engagement. Furthermore, the process also enhances organizational efficiency by streamlining the three core areas of enterprise-level information capture – scan, transform, and deliver.

In this context, a retail company can use a multi-channel data capture system to capture data from multiple sources such as paper documents, email, web forms, and mobile devices in a structured and standardized manner. By doing so, the company can reduce the time and cost associated with manual data entry and processing and benefit from features like OCR and intelligent data extraction. The retail company can also integrate the multi-channel data capture system with its existing systems and applications, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. This integration can enable seamless data exchange and integration with internal business processes, resulting in more informed and timely decision-making.

Document organizer software is a type of software designed to help users and organizations in managing their digital documents and files. The software provides a centralized location for systematically storing, organizing, and accessing electronic documents, such as word-processing documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, and images.

Some of the common features of a Document organizer software include:

  • Document classification and tagging: Allows users to categorize and tag their documents to ensure a more accessible search and organization
  • Document search: Enables users to quickly locate specific documents by searching for keywords, tags, or other metadata
  • Version control: Keeps track of changes made to documents over time and allows users to revert to earlier versions if required
  • Collaboration: Allows multiple users to work on the same document at the same time and keep track of the changes made by others
  • Document security and compliance: Provides measures to ensure the confidentiality and protection of sensitive documents

These types of software are helpful for organizations as they provide a centralized platform for users to share and access important documents and offer a range of tools and features to perform operations.

An example of document organizer software can be a legal firm using the software to categorize and tag their documents according to different criteria, such as case type, client name, or document type, which makes it easier for users to search for and retrieve specific documents when needed. It can also help legal professionals collaborate more effectively with team members and clients by providing a centralized platform for document sharing and access control.

A Content Services Platform (CSP) is a software solution that provides organizations with a centralized repository for managing, storing, and distributing content. This platform establishes a digital and connected workplace to empower all users with contextual information and access to relevant content. A CSP’s primary objective is to improve how organizations can manage content and streamline all content-related processes. CSP typically offers multiple capabilities, including, content management, version control, search, and collaboration, to enable content creation, storage, governance, and distribution. The solution also provides access to content across multiple channels and devices while ensuring the ability to integrate with other enterprise systems.

The content services platform has been recognized by both Forrester and Gartner as a content and document management solution that focuses on improving efficiency, collaboration, and access to content in a modern and seamless way.

An example of this can be banks that receive a large volume of paper-based documents such as loan applications, account opening forms, and KYC documents. These documents need to be processed and stored securely while maintaining regulatory compliance. CSP can help banks manage and automate their document-centric processes, thereby improving operational efficiency and reducing the turnaround time for processing documents. Additionally, features like Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and intelligent data extraction can help banks quickly extract data from documents and feed it into their core banking systems, reducing the need for manual data entry.

Document lifecycle management refers to the process of managing and controlling the creation, distribution, use, storage, and disposal of documents. The lifecycle of a document begins when it is created and ends when it is disposed of or archived. During this process, the document can undergo various stages from drafting, to review, approval, distribution, and storage.

The process of document lifecycle management aims to ensure that documents are created, stored, and disposed of in a controlled manner, to enable easy retrieval and use as and when necessary. The process also safeguards the protection of sensitive or confidential information. This can be accomplished by leveraging document management software, which automates several of the steps involved in the document lifecycle process while maintaining integrity and authenticity and providing a centralized repository for storing and retrieving documents.

The goal of document lifecycle management is to optimize the information flow, and reduce the cost and risk associated with managing documents, while also improving efficiency and collaboration.

An example of this can be an account opening process. When a new customer applies to open an account at a bank, a new record is created and classified, then stored for processing. Throughout the account opening process, different users may need to access the record. Once the customer is onboarded, the record is maintained in a document management system for long-term archival. When regulatory authorities dictate, the record is disposed of accordingly. The above process involves all the phases that a document undergoes that need to be managed by the organization in a fast and efficient way.

An enterprise search capability in-built into your content management system allows users to intuitively locate and access content quickly, regardless of the file type, format, or storage location, thereby enabling efficient content discovery. This involves using techniques like tagging, indexing, classification, and metadata extraction of both structured and unstructured data. ECM offers different types of search capabilities which include:

  • Multiple search techniques including folder search, full-text search, fuzzy search, and proximity search
  • Dynamic facets for easy sorting through of search results
  • Custom search configuration on documents and folders

In the context of the healthcare industry, a hospital or a medical institute can quickly retrieve the medical records of the patient based on the patient ID, name, mobile number, or other fields. The medical records can be obtained from different departments and repositories in a unified search interface, making the task easy and efficient.

Records lifecycle refers to the stages a record generally goes through, from record creation, to classification, retention, access, retrieval, preservation, and ultimately, disposal. Records lifecycle management implies the process of managing records from their creation to their disposal in order to ensure that they are appropriately handled, retained, and destroyed in accordance with legal, regulatory, and business requirements. The goal of records lifecycle management is to ensure that the records are effectively managed throughout their entire lifespan while maintaining their integrity and authenticity, minimizing risks, and maximizing their information value.

Record lifecycle management is important in healthcare institutes to efficiently manage the different phases that a record undergoes. For instance, when a patient visits a hospital or medical institute, a new record is created, classified, and stored for processing. During the patient’s treatment, different healthcare professionals may need to access the record. Once the patient is discharged, the record is maintained in a records management system for long-term archival. When regulatory requirements dictate, the record is disposed of accordingly

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems are software solutions that help organizations capture, manage and deliver content throughout their lifecycle. There are several types of ECM systems, each having their own specific focus and capabilities:

  • Document Management Systems (DMS) are one of the most common ECM systems. They are designed to manage the creation, storage, and retrieval of digital documents. DMS can help organizations improve collaboration, version control, and security
  • Web Content Management Systems (WCMS) are designed to manage the content creation and content publishing for websites. WCMS can help organizations ensure that their web content is up-to-date, consistent, and compliant with web standards
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems are used to manage digital assets such as images, videos, and other media files. DAM can help organizations manage their digital assets more efficiently, thereby enabling faster access, better collaboration, and improved control over brand assets.
  • Records Management Systems (RMS) are designed to manage records throughout their lifecycle. RMS can help organizations meet compliance requirements, reduce risks, and improve the efficiency of their records management processes.
  • Workflow Management Systems (WMS) are used to automate and streamline business processes. WMS can help organizations improve efficiency, reduce errors, and increase productivity by automating repetitive tasks.

Generally, ECM systems combine several of the above functions into a single software package, giving organizations the ability and flexibility to leverage the systems as per their business needs.

Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) is an advanced technology that leverages machine learning algorithms and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to accurately recognize and extract text from images and handwritten documents. Unlike traditional OCR, which relies solely on pattern recognition to identify characters, ICR combines OCR with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced algorithms to analyze the structure and context of the text from physical documents and enhance its strength and accuracy.

ICR systems can recognize characters written in multiple styles and font sizes, making it an ideal solution for digitizing large volumes of handwritten documents and storing them in the database. This allows businesses to save time and organize unstructured data.

A healthcare organization can use ICR technology to automatically read and extract data from handwritten prescription forms, lab reports, and medical records. This can significantly reduce the time taken to process and store patient data, resulting in faster diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is a technology that recognizes human-marked data on documents, such as forms or surveys. The process involves capturing the record via scanners and then checking the transmission or light reflection through the document to identify any marks, such as checkboxes and circles, that might have been made on it. The data from marked fields are extracted quickly and accurately and then leveraged for further processing. OMR is widely used in fields such as market research, consumer surveys, banking and insurance applications, government and voting systems, and education.

OMR technology can be used in the automated processing of answer sheets in various examinations, including competitive exams, entrance tests, and recruitment tests. OMR technology can read and interpret the marked answers from scanned answer sheets and automatically generate results, thereby significantly reducing the time spent manually grading papers.

Barcode scanning is a method of capturing and decoding the information stored in a barcode, typically on a product or item. This information is not just limited to simple product information but can also include other data such as asset tracking information, shipping information, and so on. To perform barcode scanning one can use a barcode scanner or a smartphone with a camera and a barcode scanning app installed. To read the barcode, an image of it is captured and the encoded information is decoded. This decoded information is then usually sent to a computer system, such as inventory management and records management, for processing.

Barcode scanning technology can be used to improve inventory management and streamline the checkout process. Retailers can use barcodes to track their inventory levels, which makes it easier to keep track of stock levels and reorder products when necessary. Barcode scanning technology can also help to reduce errors in inventory management and minimize the time taken in counting inventory manually.

MICR stands for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, a technology leveraged in the banking industry for processing checks and other financial documents. MICR uses special characters, printed with magnetic ink, that can be read by specialized MICR readers to capture information quickly and accurately from the document. This information is then used to automate document processing, which helps reduce the risk of errors and makes the approach faster and more efficient than manual methods.

In the context of the banking industry, MICR technology is widely used for automated check processing, which involves sorting, reading, and routing checks to the appropriate bank or branch. MICR technology allows banks to process checks quickly and accurately, thereby reducing the time taken for manual check processing and improving operational efficiency.

PDF document management software is a type of software that is designed to help organizations manage their PDF (Portable Document Format) documents.

This software provides various tools and features that enable users to create, edit, organize, store, and share PDF documents. Some of the key features of PDF document management software include:

  1. Document creation and editing: The software enables users to create new PDF documents and edit existing ones. This can include adding or removing pages, merging or splitting documents, and adding annotations or comments.
  2. Document organization and storage: The software enables users to organize their PDF documents logically and efficiently. This can include creating folders, tagging documents with metadata, and setting up access controls to ensure that only authorized users can access certain documents.
  3. Document search and retrieval: The software enables users to quickly search for and retrieve specific documents based on their content or metadata. This can save time and improve productivity by reducing the amount of time that users spend searching for documents.
  4. Document sharing and collaboration: The software enables users to share PDF documents with others and collaborate on them in real-time. This can include features such as version control, commenting, and tracking changes.

Overall, PDF document management software can help organizations to improve their document management capabilities, increase productivity, and reduce the risk of data loss or security breaches.

An example of this would be a health insurance claim by a customer. The customer will submit his relevant documents to his health insurance agent, who will then route them to the claims officer, who can verify the claim documents and assess the proofs. He will then send it to the surveyor, who, upon approving it, will intimate the finance team regarding disbursal, and finally, the customer will be able to get his claim serviced.

Digital library content management refers to the process of organizing, storing, and managing digital content in a library or an archive. Digital libraries contain a variety of digital resources, including text documents, images, audio and video recordings, and other multimedia content.

Digital library content management involves several key tasks, including:

  1. Acquiring digital content: This involves identifying and acquiring digital content from various sources, including publishers, authors, and other content providers.
  2. Cataloguing and metadata management: This involves assigning metadata to digital content to make it searchable and retrievable.
  3. Storage and preservation: This involves storing digital content in a secure and accessible manner and preserving it over time to ensure its long-term availability and accessibility.
  4. Access and retrieval: This involves providing users with access to digital content and enabling them to search and retrieve content based on their needs and interests.
  5. Digital rights management: This involves managing the rights associated with digital content, including copyright and licensing agreements.

Digital library content management is typically supported by specialized software tools and systems, such as Digital Asset Management (DAM) and library management systems. These tools provide a range of features and functionality to support the various tasks involved in digital library content management, including metadata management, storage and preservation, and access and retrieval.

Consider a corporate library or an information centre that serves as a central repository for all of the organization’s digital resources. This could include resources like training materials, reports, research papers, and other relevant documents that are essential to be acccessed for the effective performance of any company’s employees.

Enterprise Information Management (EIM) is a set of processes, strategies, and tools that organizations use to manage their information assets. EIM involves the collection, storage, organization, and retrieval of data and information across an organization to improve the business processes, decision-making, and overall performance.

EIM includes a range of disciplines, from data governance, to data quality, master data management, content management, and business intelligence. It also involves using technologies such as enterprise content management systems, data integration and migration tools, and analytics platforms. EIM ensures that data is accurate, complete, and consistent across an organization. It enables access to information in a timely and efficient manner, empowering organizations to make informed decisions based on reliable data. EIM helps organizations to improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance customer experience. It also helps to mitigate risks associated with data breaches and non-compliance with regulations.

In the context of the banking industry, banks have to manage the confidential data of thousands of customers. A diversified set of documents generated from different departments in the repositories needs to be managed, which can be easily accessed whenever required. These documents need to be processed and stored securely while maintaining regulatory compliance. An EIM system can help to achieve all the tasks securely and efficiently.

Data capture involves collecting data from various sources and converting it into a digital format that can be stored and analyzed. There are several different types of data capture, each suited for different types of data and applications. Some examples include:

  1. Optical character recognition (OCR): This is a type of data capture that involves scanning printed text and converting it into digital text. This is commonly used to digitize printed documents such as invoices, forms, and contracts.
  2. Barcode scanning: This involves using a barcode scanner to capture data from a barcode and then using this data to identify and track items such as products or inventory.
  3. RFID (radio-frequency identification) scanning: This involves using an RFID reader for capturing data from the RFID tags attached to objects such as inventory or assets.
  4. Web form capture: This involves capturing data entered by users in different fields like checkboxes, text fields,etc., combined in an online form, such as contact forms, registration forms, and survey forms.
  5. Voice-to-text transcription: This involves converting spoken words into text using speech recognition technology. It is commonly used for transcribing interviews, meetings, and other spoken content.
  6. Sensor data capture: This involves capturing data from sensors such as temperature sensors, motion sensors, and pressure sensors. This data can be used to monitor and analyze environmental conditions, equipment performance, and other factors.
  7. Image and video capture: This involves capturing visual data using cameras and other imaging devices. This data can be used for visual evidence, inspection and monitoring, and for video KYC applications.

By capturing and digitizing data, organizations can improve their ability to analyze and use this data for enabling informed decision-making and for improving business processes.

An enterprise search engine is a powerful tool that can help organizations to improve their information management capabilities and help users to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions. The tool provides advanced search capabilities, including natural language processing, fuzzy search, and faceted search, as well as the ability to search within specific types of content, including images and PDFs.

Consider a customer support back-office team that needs to readily access multiple data from different sources pertaining to a customer. An enterprise search engine can enable the user to retrieve data easily and quickly to deliver an excellent customer service.

An Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) is a type of content management system that combines document management and records management tools as an integrated system.

An electronic document can ensure that records aren’t lost and help you extract any information or data that you need, quickly and reliably.

  1. Document storage
  2. Sorting and categorizing
  3. Security
  4. Communication

An EDRMS is a type of content management system.

The purpose of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is to help you get things done in an efficient manner. The system:

(i) Enables users to locate documents immediately using robust search functions
(ii) Automates everyday tasks such as routing of electronic forms from one approving personnel to another
(iii) Reduces manual data entry
(iv) Achieves a paperless or paper-less environment

Meanwhile, an Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) is built to testify that things are executed correctly. An ERMS aims to ensure compliance. It helps companies avoid any penalties by auditors and governing bodies.

An Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) focuses on the planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other managerial activities that are involved in records creation, maintenance, use, and disposition, to achieve proper documentation of the policies and transactions.

An Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) will ensure records aren’t lost, and help you get any information or data you need quickly and reliably

A centralized content management system provides a central location for your organization’s content, where it can be fed to multiple channels, both localized and personalized.  A centralized content management system allows you and your team to store the text and assets that can be used and repurposed across many customer-facing channels and platforms. For many organizations, this takes the form of a headless content management system (CMS), though there can be several approaches to this.

Electronic Document and Records Management (EDMRS) is a technology tool. While much effort and resources are typically invested into the development of information architectures, training, and change management during (and after) the implementation of an EDRMS, it is still a technology focused initiative.

The EDRMS exists in a broader information management context that includes organisational policy, strategy, business processes, and culture. ECM looks beyond just the technology layer to ensure people, process and technology are working together in harmony.

The important components of EDRMS include:

  1. An electronic document management component for storing and managing all documents that users create on a daily basis.
  2. An electronic record management component for managing records that can be created by office users or by the protocol office.
  3. An input and output protocol management component for managing incoming and outgoing protocols.
  4. A task management component for managing user tasks.
  5. A user management component for managing the permissions for each office user.
  6. A statistics and report generation component for generating statistics and reports.
  7. A system administration component for managing the content type hub or search center.

Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) involves extracting information from paper-based and electronic documents and utilizing this information for end-to-end automation of document-centric processes. IDP can capture and extract data from various document types and formats, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents.

To achieve this, IDP leverages technologies like AI/ ML models and advanced OCR engines. IDP systems can continuously learn and improve through a human-in-the-loop mechanism and adapt to different document layouts, formats, and languages.

IDP helps handle large volumes of documents to significantly reduce the time and effort required for manual data entry. Additionally, it also enhances accuracy and minimizes errors in the document processing workflow. Overall, IDP optimizes operations by automating tasks and improving efficiency.

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