Elcom integrates Web & document management

Elcom has announced the launch of CommunityManager.NET Version 7, a complete web CMS deigned to integrate with Microsoft Office, SharePoint and HP TRIM for streamlined document management across the business network and the Web.

“Today’s businesses are faced with multiple content repositories across online and offline platforms and there is currently little integration between these platforms,” said Anthony Milner, Product Director, Elcom.

“Businesses are refreshing web content offline and then republishing to the Internet leading to a duplication of effort, especially given the sheer volume of data created by modern organisations.”

“The latest release of CommunityManager.NET is designed to combat this issue, providing businesses with an affordable yet powerful tool for integrated content management,” continued Anthony.

Elcom’s enhanced Platform now enables integration between Community Manager’s document library and Microsoft Office. For the first time, users can access and edit web content from within Microsoft Office and save it directly back to a CommunityManager.NET site. Conversely, Microsoft Office documents can be edited from within CommunityManager.NET, eliminating the need to duplicate online and offline changes.

CommunityManager.NET Version 7 provides a single point of management for SharePoint content and web content. Pages, documents and images created within SharePoint can now be pushed out to a businesses’ web site, enabling content to be maintained and published to the Web from a single environment. SharePoint content can also be ‘mapped’ to CommunityManager.NET folders and automatically synchronised wherever mapped content is updated.

A popular document management systems used within government organisations, HP TRIM delivers secure version control capabilities that enable public bodies to comply with legislation around the storage and retention of content.

CommunityManager.NET Version 7 lets organisations simply pull content out of TRIM and make it accessible on their website via a hyperlink.

“Integrating HP TRIM with CommunityManager.NET sites will make it easier for us to provide end users with access to the documents they need on a day to day basis,” said Lyndal Hayward, Information and Publications Manager, The Audit Office of New South Wales.

“There are three distinct benefits with this new feature. Firstly, data will reside within a user-friendly, CommunityManager.NET document library so that it can be accessed quickly without staff having to navigate a complex HP TRIM database. Secondly, by making TRIM data available online via hyperlinks, we will be able to streamline the publishing of web content. Finally, we will be assured that the same version of a document resides both online and offline to comply with content management regulations.”

With the introduction of an Email Publishing module, Elcom has developed an automated, time efficient process for the posting of online content. Non-technical users can now use email as a forum for publishing web content, saving time and eliminating the need for complex training. By sending an email to a specially configured mailbox, content will be automatically published to the businesses’ website along with attached images and documents. Standard templates are used to ensure that content is published in a consistent and professional manner.