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

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ECM and standards

There have been many attempts to create standardized interfaces and APIs for ECM systems over the years, including several that predate the term ECM. ECM is no different from other areas of the computer industry in that the availability of standards helps customers and independent software vendors create applications and add-on components that will work with more than a single vendor's products. The downside is that cross-vendor standards often cater to only a core set of common features or (worse) provide for a wide range of optional features that vendors may freely choose to implement or not. This can place a burden on application writers when they want to exploit a feature not available in every supported ECM product.

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