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The Top 10 Benefits of Content Consolidation

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There are many benefits to consolidating your content. Many
people think of consolidation as a cost savings tactic. And it is, in a big
way, but there are many other advantages. So, with apologies to David
Letterman, this week we will run through the Top Ten list of the benefits of using
Oracle WebCenter for Content Consolidation.

10. Find the content you need, when you need it

In a world where people commonly run searches and get 25,000
hits, it is important to limit the amount of content that you are storing so
only the most important documents are indexed. Having multiple versions of a
document, stored on various servers, at various stages of completion, can be a
real detriment to your organization. Oracle WebCenter provides content
de-duplication, so multiple copies of a document that then diverge into
multiple versions can be stopped, reducing clutter and misinformation.

9. Presenting content in the context of enterprise
applications

It’s one thing to be able to search for content. It’s
another thing when the content you need is presented to you in context. Users
love the fact that when they are in business processes, looking at a customer
or vendor record, that all the associated content is right there listed for
access. Show me the PO, the invoice, the delivery receipt for this purchase.
Show me the presentation, the sales proposal, the service contract for this
customer. With Oracle WebCenter, this kind of integration is available
out-of-the-box.

8. Lowering
storage costs

By consolidating we can lower storage costs. One way this
happens, is that when you consolidate, you often find you are keeping content
that is no longer useful and you can get rid of it. And that is a one-time
gain. But when you consolidate to Oracle WebCenter, you get built-in
de-duplication. So every time content is checked in it is compared to existing
content. So you can minimize your storage costs by reducing the amount of
content you are storing.


7. Lowering administration costs

By using a single content management infrastructure,
organizations can save money by reducing the specialized skill sets necessary
to administer multiple systems. Instead of having specialists in 3 or 5 or more
content management systems, you can have one team that is specialized in your
single ECM product.

6. Lowering retraining costs

By using a single infrastructure, as users move from system
to system, task to task, even job to job, they encounter the same content
management interface. This enables them to use the system without having to be
retrained and reoriented on multiple systems.

See the rest of the list on Wednesday, and for more details, make sure to attend the webinar on Thursday!

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