Friday, December 12, 2008

Wow, "Renault's Championship Formula One Team Powered by Oracle CM"

Wow, Renault's Championship Formula One Team Powered by Oracle Content Management.

Renault's Championship Formula One Team needs to use and process data in nearly 100,000 documents, and this documents shared across 2 factories and 2 mobile teams. Also The team needs to access documents containing car designs, technical specifications, testing data, and race data; these documents stored in different locations and applications like shared drives, local drives, intranet, and also may be stored on emails.

The team wants to be able to search inside documents, tracking modifications (by creating version for every modification), and secure access to secret documents like car designs and race related information using Oracle Information Rights Management which encrypt documents and track every access trial.

Why did the team choose Oracle Content Management solutions (UCM & IRM)?
  • Ease of use
  • Rapid development
  • Ability of access from multiple locations
  • Support metadata search
  • FullText search
  • version control
  • Single and unified repository
  • Advanced access control using Oracle Information Rights Management
By luck I have read this success story, and I wish it will be helpful for you, and give you more confidence with UCM capabilities.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gartner: MarketScope for WCM

Gartner Said, "The WCM market commands revenue of approximately $750 million. With an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% between 2007 and 2012, it is growing faster than the overall ECM market."

You can see Oracle has been evaluated positive, and in the report MarketScope for Web Content Management, Oracle has been recommended for shortlisting with the leading best-of-breed equivalents.

Also, Gartner Said, "The trend for increased outlay on WCM is strongest in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia/Pacific."

As we know WCM is part of ECM market, and as I am Oracle UCM developer, I like WCM module (Site Studio). But in middle east sales are focusing on other ECM solutions and especially Document Management, and I wish they can focus on selling WCM solutions which is very valuable for big organizations.

Green ECM

Green Technology, I like this word and I am glad because I am working in ECM field that supports green technology concept by default. Implementing document management solutions in your organization will move your company steps toward green initiatives, this by reducing as an example the consumption of electricity and paper.

When you implement document management solution, you want your organization
  • become paperless and removing paper bottlenecks
    this will reduce trees cutting, usage of oil, and emissions of carbon
  • reduce paper storage
    this will save space, that would require energy consumption for heating, lighting, and humidity control
  • centralize paper management and accessibility
    this will allow accessibility of documents from any location, which will reduce paper printing, and number of employees who are commuting to an office (which will save oil)

    Do you know

  • 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets
  • 1 ream (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree

Document management will not only save money to your organization but also will help your organization to become green organization.

As I am Oracle Universal Content Management guru, I recommend you to try to Oracle Content Management Green Calculator