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Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager by William J. Carpenter

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Use cases

To get an immediate feel for some of the problems that ECM can solve, let's look at a few typical use cases. These are just examples of popular scenarios to give you some concrete idea of what ECM is all about. There are certainly many more that are not covered here.

Central Document Repository

It seems pretty obvious these days that there is a benefit to centrally managing business documents, but it was not always so. Early systems for centralized management tended to also mean giving up control of your documents to that central authority, and it isn't always obvious whether that's a good idea. Modern ECM systems focus on centralized technical control (secure storage, reliable backups, high availability, and so on) while leaving business ...

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