Posts Tagged ‘Enterprise Content Management (ECM)’

Clearview ECM 5.0 is here!

November 4, 2008

Clearview Software—the leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that complement and extend Microsoft technologies including SharePoint—proudly announces the release of Clearview ECM 5.0, bringing to market their new Business Process Management module as well as intelligent indexing and index validation, external data access, compatibility with Kofax 8.0, and more.

The fully-integrated Business Process Management module (workflow) reduces implementation costs while automating content-centric processes to improve user productivity, information sharing, and collaboration of documents in Clearview and SharePoint. Information workers can manage and monitor workflow activity from the intuitive Clearview Client, which was inspired by the Fluent User Interface in Microsoft Office 2007.

“Organizations will be able to leverage the tremendous efficiencies provided by a solution built on a content-centric business process management product,” says Clearview Channel Services Manager Daniel Mayernik. “The Clearview 5.0 Ultimate Edition delivers the unique advantage of content-centric business process management—the content that drives business processes. Clearview provides built-in support for content events, enabling new content added to any of the Clearview Virtual ECM Domain repositories to trigger a new workflow or complete a current workflow, based on an organization’s unique business rules and policies.”

With Clearview EMC 5.0, no data is left behind. Upgraded to 62-bit, Clearview continues to extend enterprise-class content management capabilities to SharePoint and can also connect to external data sources such as an ODBC database or flat file for quick look-ups of data throughout the enterprise. Document Management Customers will also find that the new compatibility with Kofax 8.0 enables rapid document class synchronization.

Image Access Corporation Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

September 26, 2008

Clearview Software-known as a market leader for its fresh, new approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM)-announces the addition of Image Access Corporation to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Image Access Corporation, which has provided document image capture, workflow, and storage solutions for more than 20 years, has incorporated Clearview into their solution portfolio as a premiere Content Management solution provider.

“We are excited that Image Access Corporation joined the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steven Leichtman, senior vice president of Clearview Software. “The combination of their extensive ECM experience and the robust nature of Clearview ECM will provide their customers with a powerful solution to meet business requirements today and well into the future.”

With the advanced ECM functionality of Clearview, organizations can intelligently store and manage their business information, files, and documents. Together with Image Access Corporation, Clearview will continue to leverage document management to eliminate storage issues and assist organizations with their audit and compliance efforts to ensure proper archival of critical business information.

“With the progression of SharePoint in the ECM market, we feel that Clearview sees the big picture, and provides a product that truly elaborates on the characteristics of historical document management services, and exploits its ability to live and breathe as a natural part of the SharePoint ecosystem,” said Image Access President, John Cassidy.

“Image Access has been providing document imaging and content management solutions for over 20 years. Our ability to respond to market demands with solutions around SharePoint, allows us to position Clearview in a way that can add value to the untapped potential in every organization’s document-centric processes.”

The Spitfire Group, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

August 19, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of The Spitfire Group, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in business-driven technology solutions and integration, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Spitfire will incorporate Clearview into their solution portfolio as their premiere ECM partner solution to maximize the full value and potential of SharePoint.

Spitfire specializes in helping clients achieve alignment between business objectives and technology initiatives. With a business-focused approach and highly-experienced team, Spitfire helps clients maximize project effectiveness and regularly delivers client engagements under budget. Their SharePoint knowledge and experience enabled them to identify Clearview’s unique value proposition of leveraging and extending SharePoint to deliver enterprise-class ECM functionality.

“The Spitfire Group is excited to work as the Rocky Mountain partner for Clearview because we know how much value Microsoft SharePoint and an ECM tool bring to an organization,” said Mark Richtermeyer, President and CEO of Spitfire.

“Our SharePoint expertise can extend the Clearview capabilities in order to maximize an organization’s return on software investments.”

“We welcome The Spitfire Group to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services for Clearview Software. “The expertise and business application knowledge that Spitfire brings to their market is highly regarded and Clearview is proud to have our ECM platform selected for their clients.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Clearview Announces New Director of Marketing Communications

August 18, 2008

Clearview Software-known as a market leader for its fresh, new approach to Enterprise Content Management (ECM)-named Meredith Adams as their newly-appointed director of marketing communications.

For the past three years Meredith has managed the Clearview Documentation Services department, which is responsible for providing Customers and Partners with a world-class Help system.

“We expect that Meredith’s experience, leadership, creativity, and technical knowledge-which is rooted in the ECM software industry-will increase our momentum in promoting the Clearview ECM solution to organizations across multiple verticals,” says Senior Vice President Steven Leichtman.

Her technical and creative contributions to the product and development life cycle have proved invaluable. With more than eight years of ECM experience in both the public and private sectors and a successful track record at Clearview, Meredith will focus on expanding the already impressive footprint of Clearview in the ECM market and drive new sales through community education, social networking, and search engine optimization (SEO) of the Clearview ECM Web site.

Enhanced Governance and Control: Solving “File share-itis”

July 1, 2008

In today’s challenging business environment, organizations of every size have either internal or external concerns about their information control and management. This can range from simply being concerned about losing information or information leaking outside of the organization; to who has access to sensitive or controlled information; to extensive and sophisticated regulatory requirements governing the way an organization must manage, protect, use, and track their critical business information. These have all been traditional benefits associated with ECM and the value it offers to an organization. One very specific and increasingly alarming issue that I hear from my customers is that they are highly concerned about what they don’t know that might be contained in their vast corporate network shared drives. This particular issue is now being referred to as “file share-itis.”

Of course, companies have for years used shared network drives or shared file paths as a pseudo-collaboration and information storage mechanism. As we all know, necessity is the mother of invention, and through our technology evolution, these have become the methodology used by so many organizations to store, share, and “manage” their business documents and information. Even organizations that have deployed ECM applications continue to use file shares pervasively.

I attribute this trend to the unfortunate reality that ECM solutions have fallen short of opportunities because of high license fees, complexity, cumbersome user experiences, and low enterprise-wide adoption rates. The problem that exists with file shares is that we can’t control or manage content we don’t know about.

Most organizations will candidly admit that this is a growing fear and discomfort because over the years, the sheer volume of information stored on these drives has reached overwhelming volumes. Herein lies one of the fundamental interests and business value opportunities for SharePoint. Unlike legacy ECM vendors, Microsoft has attempted to delicately balance controlling information with the resources and manageability required to support the governance and controlling system.

Companies want control, but without exorbitant costs and resource/support requirements. SharePoint is being positioned to provide control at an attractive cost with a reduced managed system as a key benefit. And this is one of the reasons that SharePoint resonates with so many organizations today and is being so carefully and diligently explored as a new business technology.

It can provide organizations with the ability to eliminate “file share-itis” by providing security controlled access, management, and policy administration (including retention policies) for information—all readily available to users on their desktops within a Microsoft-centric user experience.

Clearview Announces Release of Clearview™ 4.1 ECM Suite

June 24, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the release of ClearviewTM 4.1, an update to the popular next-generation Clearview ECM software suite.

Available today to customers and partners around the world, Clearview 4.1 represents significant enhancements and new features designed for the emerging requirements of business organizations and the general ECM market. Clearview 4.1 incorporates enhancements such as expanded support for highly complex SharePoint implementation configurations, a new AJAX/ASP.NET based web browser client, and a new Microsoft Office Suite plug-in – all delivering deeper integration of Clearview Content Services with Office 2003 and Office 2007 user experiences.

“We chose Clearview based upon its cutting-edge approach to ECM along with how seamlessly it fits into our Microsoft-technology infrastructure,” said David Mansfield, Executive Vice President and CFO of The Provident Bank, an independent community bank headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

“Our information workers love the simplicity of the Clearview user interfaces. Even our external auditors have commented that it’s the best system that they have ever used.”

Clearview’s ECM innovation emphasis continues to be centered on the value-add extension Clearview brings to the SharePoint-based ECM market. According to Kyle McNabb, Principal Analyst and Research Director at Forrester Research in the November 2007 The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Content Management Suites, Q4 2007, “SharePoint is an especially good fit for (ECM) buyers who: 1) Choose Microsoft to address their collaboration needs; 2) Will look elsewhere for transactional content-centric support; and 3) Want to leverage their investments in Microsoft.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

DocPoint Solutions Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

June 18, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of DocPoint Solutions, Inc., a new subsidiary of Quality Associates, Inc. focused on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration and increase the exchange of information, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, DocPoint Solutions will sell, implement, and support the Clearview ECM Suite, a proven software platform used by organizations across the U.S. to maximize the full value and potential of SharePoint.

DocPoint Solutions provides a full range of ECM consultative services, support, and software with a specific focus on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration efforts and increase information exchange across the enterprise. The company primarily provides its services to government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations.

“In looking for a software partner, we specifically selected Clearview because of its focus on and expertise with the Microsoft SharePoint platform,” said Bob Dickerson, Vice President of DocPoint Solutions. “With more than 85 million SharePoint licenses sold in the U.S., the software has a wide base of users.”

He added, “Surprisingly, most organizations have yet to scratch the surface when it comes to effectively implementing and using the software to help workers collaborate on projects, review needed information, and get more work performed in less time. The organizations that are coming to us for assistance realize the inherent value of SharePoint, and want to maximize the use and effectiveness of the software in their daily operations.”

“We are excited to add DocPoint Solutions to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services for Clearview Software. “One of our successful business approaches is to partner with companies that hold deep industry experience, such as DocPoint Solutions, which enables us to become established within industries that include banking, manufacturing, professional associations, and higher education. These organizations share the goal of improving employee collaboration and saving time and effort.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Tallega Software Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

June 3, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of Tallega Software, a world-class provider of document capture technology, content management solutions, and consulting services, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Tallega will represent, deliver, and support the Clearview ECM suite to their customers as part of a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution.

Tallega is a solution provider specializing in helping small, medium, and large businesses purchase, implement, and support information capture and content management solutions that seamlessly fit their unique business requirements. After identifying the growth of Microsoft SharePoint in the ECM industry, Tallega turned to Clearview to add a unique, SharePoint-based ECM solution to their portfolio.

“We looked at several products that integrate with SharePoint, but Clearview is the only product we’ve found that truly encapsulates SharePoint as a platform and not simply a repository,” said David Gerber, President of Tallega Software.

“SharePoint is causing customers to look at content management in new ways, and Clearview is leading that innovation. We are proud to partner with Clearview for several reasons: the product is a great fit for the SharePoint market; the product delivers on its promises; and the team is a quality group of industry veterans.”

“We are pleased to welcome Tallega Software to our Partner Network and look forward to them offering the Clearview ECM suite as part of their rich solution portfolio,” said Phil Pascarelli, President of Clearview Software. “Their exceptional document capture and content management solutions delivery combined with their outstanding consulting and support services make us very confident that Tallega will be a valuable member of our Partner Network.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.

Marco, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

May 29, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, today announced the addition of Marco, Inc., a leading integrated solutions provider of voice, data, video, and print, to the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Marco will market, sell, deliver, and support the Clearview ECM suite to its customers in the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

With 23 years of data networking experience, Marco is one of just a few companies with the expertise to build a solid network foundation and seamlessly connect voice, data, video, and print applications to help organizations achieve new levels of performance and productivity. Marco considered about a dozen software solutions before thoroughly evaluating three ECM suite options and ultimately selecting Clearview to bring added value to the information and content management of Marco’s customers.

“Clearview stood out because of the experience and strength of its management team and the product’s innovative encapsulation of Microsoft Office SharePoint,” said Jack Herold, Software Solutions Manager for Marco.

“We feel Clearview has a very unique value proposition for our customers because it is the only product in the marketplace that encapsulates SharePoint. This enhances the sizable investment many of our clients have already made in SharePoint by making it easy to access the Clearview functions without leaving SharePoint.”

“We welcome Marco to the Partner Network and are excited to be a part of its full integrated solutions portfolio,” said Steve Leichtman, Senior Vice President of Sales for Clearview Software. “Marco’s broad industry experience as a comprehensive integrated solutions provider and exceptional dedication to customer satisfaction make us very confident that it will be a key member of our Partner Network.”

Advanced Document Solutions, Inc. Joins Clearview Authorized Partner Network

May 13, 2008

Clearview Software, the premier innovators of contemporary Microsoft® SharePoint® based Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions designed exclusively for Microsoft technology environments, is pleased to announce that Advanced Document Solutions, Inc. (ADocs), a preferred integrator of business process improvement, document automation, and electronic document filing/content management systems, has joined the Clearview Authorized Partner Network. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, ADocs will represent and deliver to their customers the Clearview ECM suite as part of a comprehensive SharePoint-based ECM solution.

ADocs is a solution provider with expertise in offering the appropriate application of document automation and imaging technologies to meet specific business requirements. Experts in many common business processes and industries, the ADocs team possesses significant knowledge and training in business process improvement techniques, and works to help customers improve existing systems and reduce cycle time and cost. ADocs has added Clearview to their solution portfolio because of Clearview’s unique, SharePoint-based ECM solution.

“ADocs is a true solution provider in every sense of the word. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to ECM solutions. That means that the products we work with have to represent the highest possible value to our customers and the people behind them have to value our customers as much as we do,” said Mike Brown, Vice President of Sales for ADocs.

“The ECM space is littered with legacy products that represent the best technology money could buy-15 years ago. Clearview’s ability to federate and encapsulate the various data silos and legacy applications that are out there represents true value to our users. And the value they bring to Microsoft SharePoint users is leading edge. We believe that Clearview will be a dominant player in our market in the coming years.”

“We welcome ADocs to our Partner Network and are extremely pleased that they will offer the Clearview ECM suite as part of their solution portfolio,” said Mike Ball, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Product Strategy for Clearview Software. “Their exceptional document management and business process expertise and solutions delivery combined with their outstanding customer commitment make us very confident that ADocs will be a high-value member of our Partner Network.”

Clearview has introduced a fresh approach to ECM that uniquely leverages the native ECM capabilities of SharePoint as core components of the Clearview suite architecture. By extending SharePoint with transactional document imaging, report management (COLD), and business process management, Clearview delivers enterprise-class ECM functionality that rivals legacy ECM products. Furthermore, the Office 2007 user experience provided throughout the Clearview client interface provides information workers with a familiar Microsoft experience designed to promote ease-of-use and rapid adoption of ECM on every worker desktop.