Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
Many organizations have invested in enterprise content management, or document management systems, to provide repositories where people can access documents and even collaborate on them. However, ECM systems do not provide BPM capabilities. Where BPM fills the ECM void:
- Route information to departments or individuals based on rules
- Accountability for rules or process missed
- Time sensitive approvals
- Notification of rules missed
Ultimus customers are using BPM in conjunction with their existing document management or ECM capabilities to directly link information with specific processes, add time-bound metrics for the completion of tasks, and to route the information to specific people in the organization based on well defined rules and event conditions.
Ultimus works seamlessly with many document management and ECM applications including Documentum, Hummingbird, SharePoint and many others.