A Guest Blog Post by David Cornwell, PleaseTech Ltd.
Resulting from the partnership between Oracle and
PleaseTech Ltd, collaborative document review and co-authoring is now available
within Oracle’s WebCenter Content ECM platform, via the integration with
PleaseTech's flagship product, PleaseReview™.
PleaseTech is an Oracle Partner Network Gold Level
Partner specializing in collaborative document review and co-authoring. With over 100 enterprise customers and thousands
of users of their flagship product, PleaseReview, they have seen strong success
in the Life Science sector where the creation of large, often complex documents
to strict corporate compliance and regulatory standards is of particular
importance. A natural fit with Oracle WebCenter Content, PleaseReview is
already extensively used across other document and content intensive business
sectors, such as Defense, Utilities, Government, and IT. This success is
due to PleaseReview being a unique solution to a common problem. Document
review is a critical business process which is frequently the road block in the
document production process. PleaseReview reduces the number of review cycles
and manual processes to save valuable time and deliver an excellent ROI.
You probably already have some form of reviewing and
editing your documents (for example, emailing out attachments, PDF annotation,
review meetings), but anything more than short content shared with a couple of
others and it becomes a nightmare of manual rework and other frustrations. This
integration means that it is now possible (and easy) to really collaborate on a
document- not just by sharing it, but by working on it in a controlled,
collaborative environment. Some of these benefits include:
- Review the same copy of the
document at the same time with multiple other participants (on and offline).
- Maintain control over the
document and what others can (or cannot) do - so no one can overwrite another’s
- Easily and quickly adjudicate and consolidate
all comments and proposed changes into the master document.
- Access the document directly
from the WebCenter Content repository – no more email attachments or other
- Keep track of all activity on
the review through in depth reporting capabilities. This is of particular use
for auditing purposes - and for making those review meetings shorter too.
The aim has been to develop a seamless solution
which would allow all the controlled collaboration benefits of PleaseReview to
be available from within WebCenter Content without the user even knowing it is
a separate system. From adding a custom (and configurable) component to the
WebCenter Content user interface to building system connectors to handle the
various communication requirements between the two, the end result has been
exactly as anticipated. To learn more about some of the technical details that went into the integration, please read this recent blog post - http://blog.pleasetech.com/post/Integrating-PleaseReview-with-Oracle-WebCenter-Content
To get a taste of what to expect from this
integration and understand some of the benefits you would experience, we are
co-hosting a short webinar this Thursday to explain in a little more detail.
Please join us on Thursday January 30th, 2014 at 9am Pacific, 12 noon, Eastern, 5pm
You can simply register for the webinar here: http://pleasetech.com/webinar_oracle_integration_jan14.aspx