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EMC's Documentum aims to ensure compliance

EMC has claimed that its Documentum Compliance Manager, or DCM, will help companies develop and monitor content-related processes...

EMC has claimed that its Documentum Compliance Manager, or DCM, will help companies develop and monitor content-related processes in accordance with regulatory requirements.

DCM is an easy-to-use, web-based application that enables companies to create, store, share, revise, approve and distribute information within an automated and audited environment securely.

It automates content control by creating a web-driven knowledge chain that links disconnected, manual processes for collecting, sharing and applying controlled content to meet quality goals and compliance requirements.

Most of the compliance regulations mentioned are American, although British and European ones are expected to be added in due course.

DCM is part of a broader set of enterprise content management (ECM) offerings from Documentum, which was acquired by EMC last year.

Other suppliers, including IBM, are building document/content management and compliance offerings.

IBM has a Lotus Workplace Web Content Management product based on its Aptrix acquisition. It provides a set of development tools for building a website, storing the content (including HTML) within the DB2 Content Manager repository, and pulling it up and reusing it.

IBM also bought document management supplier Green Pasture Software in 2003 and rebranded its technology as DB2 Document Manager. Gartner analysts said the Green Pasture technology would help IBM better compete with Documentum and FileNet.

Chris Mellor writes for Techworld

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