Oracle recently announced a series of new features and capabilities to be added to its ECM software suite, 11g. The product release comes shortly after other leaders in ECM systems, like Open Text and Microsoft, made the newest versions of their solutions available for enterprise use.
The newest version of 11g provides a simpler back-end structure that allows users to operate the application seamlessly and make adjustments to solutions for databases faster. The increased popularity of ECM software is tied directly to the growing need for companies to comply with regulations of various independent watchdog organizations.
New features also include universal records and content management with customizable authorization settings. As more companies appoint an executive specifically to monitor their compliance efforts, providing a feature that allows easy access to all records should improve overall compliance. Increased integration with other common workplace programs will also help organizations with their record-keeping.
Oracle, however, makes no mention of offering the application in the cloud. Fierce Content Management recently reported that leading ECM vendors have implemented cloud capability into their newest solutions and will likely expand the offerings in future versions.