On May 4, the OASIS international consortium approved Content Management Interoperability Standards version 1.0 that will allow information to be shared and accessible across ECM systems, according to Econtent Magazine. CMIS is expected to remove the need for companies to maintain detailed customized code in order to use information on one ECM system to another.
Many companies that use ECM praise it for improving their adherence to compliance standards. While some in the industry believe that there are more regulations required to keep ECM systems truly integrated, most think CMIS is a step in the right direction.
"It won”t initially, at least, change the way content management systems operate, other than to open them up for access. That may not sound revolutionary, but as of today to do a simple thing like that can necessitate a huge amount of development work and associated costs," Alan Pelz-Sharpe of the Real Story Group told the news provider.
AIIM recently reported that many companies that use ECM have experienced better success with their ECM systems as they have worked to improve the level of organization. The success has led to a number of companies that do not use ECM to consider the move.