Thursday May 09, 2013

WebCenter Partners Week: Extended Content Solutions

Today as part of our WebCenter Partners Week, we'll be hearing from across the pond in the UK, where our partner, Extended Content Solutions creates WebCenter Solutions to enhance our customer's experiences.

If you are just joining us today for the first time this week, you'll want to check out the past few days of posts from our partners, TekStream, FishBowl and Lingotek for some interesting reading and video views.

And for any of you WebCenter partners out there that are feeling left out - fear not - there is always room for you at the Oracle WebCenter Blog. We'd love to hear from you and feature your solutions to our readers in upcoming weeks. Contact me directly @  and we'll take care of you.

Extended Content Solutions

Founded in 2000 Extended Content Solutions (ECS) are an Oracle Gold Partner and WebCenter Specialist based in the UK. We pride ourselves on understanding customer requirements and delivering the finest solutions. All our staff are actively encouraged to undertake Oracle specialization training and we have experience in all aspects of Oracle WebCenter including Sites, Portal, Content and bespoke ADF development.

How do you manage your Digital Assets?

ECS produce a number of full product solutions based on the WebCenter platform. One of these is MediaStore which provides Rich Media asset management for enterprises.

MediaStore utilizes the underlying functionality of the WebCenter platform and enhances it with enterprise features such as bulk uploads and approvals, collaboration areas, copyright control, embargoes and integration with Oracle ATG commerce and WebCenter Sites.

MediaStore is being used by a number of organizations in the UK where it has been extremely successful in;

        • Reducing transport costs and project time by allowing third parties to share media and collaborate on new designs 
        • Enforcing corporate logos and branding
        • Reducing storage costs by providing a single repository for all digital assets
        • Enhancing digital asset management capabilities of Oracle ATG commerce

MediaStore is available as an online trial just get in touch for details of how to access it. For more information about MediaStore features and customer success stories please see the MediaStore pages on our websites at

Other products include Case Management, Scanning and Know Your Client (KYC) solutions all encompassing our unique and accessible user interfaces. For more information please see our website at

WebCenter for Financial Services

At ECS we recently completed a WebCenter Portal and Content implementation for the UK Fund Manager, CCLA. The results of this project have significantly reduced the time to process transactions, virtually eliminated paper from the processing team and saved costs by providing clear tracking of item status and ownership.

The CCLA implementation uses Oracle Document Capture (ODC) to scan mail items. These are then stored in WebCenter Content where they are indexed and validated including signature checking. Integration with Customer information allows transactions to be posted and reports are generated in Content for sending to Customers. WebCenter Portal is used to provide collaboration areas and dashboard overviews of item processing.

Videos describing the WebCenter implementation at CCLA are available below. 

CCLA Reduce Costs with Oracle Universal Content Management

CCLA Increase Efficiency with Oracle UCM

For more information about the use of WebCenter in CCLA and other case studies take a look at our website at or contact us at or on +44 (0)1483 688 030.


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Thursday Jan 06, 2011

Major Analyst Report Chooses Oracle As An ECM Leader

Oracle announced that Gartner, Inc. has named Oracle as a Leader in its latest "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management" in a press release issued this morning.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. According to Gartner, "Leaders have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clearly articulated vision. In the context of ECM, they have strong channel partners, presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technology or vertical market. Leaders deliver a suite that addresses market demand for direct delivery of the majority of core components, though these are not necessarily owned by them, tightly integrated, unique or best-of-breed in each area. We place more emphasis this year on demonstrated enterprise deployments; integration with other business applications and content repositories; incorporation of Web 2.0 and XML capabilities; and vertical-process and horizontal-solution focus. Leaders should drive market transformation."

"To extend content governance and best practices across the enterprise, organizations need an enterprise content management solution that delivers a broad set of functionality and is tightly integrated with business processes," said Andy MacMillan, vice president, Product Management, Oracle. "We believe that Oracle's position as a Leader in this report is recognition of the industry-leading performance, integration and scalability delivered in Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite 11g."

With Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite 11g, Oracle offers a comprehensive, integrated and high-performance content management solution that helps organizations increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve content security.

In the report, Oracle is grouped among the top three vendors for execution, and is the furthest to the right, placing Oracle as the most visionary vendor. This vision stems from Oracle's integration of content management right into key business processes, delivering content in context as people need it. Using a PeopleSoft Accounts Payable user as an example, as an employee processes an invoice, Oracle ECM Suite brings that invoice up on the screen so the processor can verify the content right in the process, improving speed and accuracy. Oracle integrates content into business processes such as Human Resources, Travel and Expense, and others, in the major enterprise applications such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, and E-Business Suite. As part of Oracle's Enterprise Application Documents strategy, you can see an example of these integrations in this webinar: Managing Customer Documents and Marketing Assets in Siebel.

You can also get a white paper of the ROI Embry Riddle achieved using Oracle Content Management integrated with enterprise applications. Embry Riddle moved from a point solution for content management on accounts payable to an infrastructure investment - they are now using Oracle Content Management for accounts payable with Oracle E-Business Suite, and for student on-boarding with PeopleSoft e-Campus. They continue to expand their use of Oracle Content Management to address further use cases from a core infrastructure.

Oracle also shows its vision in the ability to deliver content optimized for online channels. Marketers can use Oracle ECM Suite to deliver digital assets and offers as part of an integrated campaign that understands website visitors and ensures that they are given the most pertinent information and offers.

Oracle also provides full lifecycle management through its built-in records management. Companies are able to manage the lifecycle of content (both records and non-records) through built-in retention management. And with the integration of Oracle ECM Suite and Sun Storage Archive Manager, content can be routed to the appropriate storage media based upon content type, usage data or other business rules. This ensures that the most accessed content is instantly available, and archived content is stored on a more appropriate medium like tape. You can learn more in this webinar - Oracle Content Management and Sun Tiered Storage.

If you are interested in reading more about why Oracle was chosen as a Leader, view the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management.



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