Meeting the Expectations of Today's Knowledge Workers

(Part 2 of a 2-Part Post)

Guest post: John Klinke, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle WebCenter Content 

In my last post, I briefly discussed the expectations that users have today when it comes to user experience, mobile access and application integration. Today, with the latest release of WebCenter Content and Imaging now available, I want to call out the ways that WebCenter helps meet those expectations, and many others.

With the latest version of WebCenter, we've made huge strides in terms of usability, mobile access, automated capture / imaging and of course, application integration. Here are just a few of the new feature highlights that your users are going to love.

Web User Interface

  • A new modern, fast, intuitive web UI that includes user-friendly features like instant search suggestions, favorites, and drag and drop file uploading. The existing native web UI will still be available to support user capabilities like workflows, digital asset management, and records management, but for customers that have basic document management needs, the new UI is far superior in terms of ease of use. 

Mobile Apps

  • Native apps for iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices. These mobile apps allow users to easily search or browse for files within WebCenter Content, favorite them, share them, and save them locally for offline access.  Once your WebCenter Content environment is upgraded, be sure to download these apps from the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play.

Capture and Distributed Capture

  • A completely re-architected capture solution ported to Java EE providing tighter integration with the Oracle technology stack as well as improved scalability and performance. Customers will now be able to use this unified solution for both capture and distributed capture scenarios with both user and admin UIs being browser-based with cross-browser support.

WebCenter Forms Recognition 

  • Enhancements to the WebCenter Forms Recognition solution including an improved data recognition and extraction engine, Windows 7 support, and localization in 16 languages for the browser-based Verifier.

SharePoint Integration

  • A Microsoft SharePoint Adapter for allowing customers to seamlessly store content from SharePoint in WebCenter Content so it can be easily accessed from other applications like WebCenter Portal, WebCenter Sites (via the new WebCenter Sites connector), E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, Primavera and Documaker.

Additional Enhancements

  • XDS Support for Healthcare: WebCenter Content now support XDS (a Healthcare industry standards-based spec for sharing of docs across systems). This allows WebCenter Content to act as the document repository for patient electronic health records.
  • Desktop Integration Suite: User experience improvements for Windows Explorer and Microsoft Outlook integrations as well as support for the enterprise libraries in the new Web UI.
  • Records Management: Enhancements to records management batch and dispositions processing to be cluster-aware and distribute records management jobs across nodes in a cluster.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Integration: Tighter Integration to allow tracking of metrics for WebCenter Content’s content server and inbound refinery activity and health.

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