When ECM or enterprise content management first came out in the market, the application seems to be ignored by the companies. They seem to have not grasped the importance of having a paperless archiving method of the company’s information. In short, enterprise content management then was boring and useless.
But then with the changing technology, enterprise content management was defined suddenly as the easy method of empowering the entire content of the organization. With the use of a centralized monitoring platform of the content, it allowed the managing process of these information to be effective as opposed to the early nonbelievers of this technology. The change of definition was brought about by the technology of ECM to be integrated with the other applications that were being employed by the organization. It can now be used together with the other web services which make it more user friendly and efficient.
In this era of fast changing technology, ECM gains the place of being an advantageous application because it makes implementation easy. It was built on web services that make communication easier to its users. It encourages sharing as well as easy monitoring across the organization. It also answers the security needs for accessing information. It allows authentication among the users before user is granted access. It understands the things that are important to the company and it makes use of these things to satisfy these clamors in content management. The true definition of ECM would only be seen by the effective implementation of the application that brings about easy and updated content management.