There are different types of enterprise content management distribution systems.  The distribution methodology of ECM application is an important function in order to automate sharing services as well as contact and follow-up facilities.  The first developments of ECM were more focused on content management for internal information needs.  With the development of different online distribution services and Internet based commerce, content distribution management became another architectural abstraction of the core ECM serving which functions as a specific line of business.

Most ECM applications provide extremely flexible ECM distribution facilities and functions for the service.  The first and probably the most utilized function is the scheduled content distribution structure of ECM.  In this method, distribution of information is set by administrators to happen on specific days in a month.  The regularity of distribution services is flexible enough to enable ECM administrators to establish regular contact with their firm’s costumers.

The second type of distribution service is event-triggered.  In this method, administrators will set specific special event to launch content distribution on their contact channels.  This is usually used on email marketing as a complement to regular or scheduled distribution.

The last method is on-demand content distribution services.  This is very popular nowadays especially on rich media content such as video or music services.  On demand distribution specifies that users or clients should request first for a specific content offered by a company.  After the request, the company can immediately trigger the distribution service of their ECM to satisfy the demands of the client.

The volume of information and data being processed by insurance services and companies make them an ideal candidate for ECM solution deployment.  In fact, the insurance service sector is one of the top users of enterprise content management.  The number of documents being filed everyday by insurance companies and the correspondences they accomplish are reasons why they should deploy an ECM insurance service solution.

Insurance companies should understand that their market sector requires voluminous paper work and they must satisfy the communication needs of their clients to stay afloat in the industry.  Official regulations also compel insurance agencies and companies to have very systematic data and content management systems in order to protect the interests of the consumers.  

With the use of ECM insurance service solutions, all these hard work could be made easier.  An effective enterprise content management could unify all the data needs and requirements of insurance companies.  Thus, they can effectively manage thousands of accounts under their custodianship and deliver quality service for their clients.  

Through ECM, insurance companies can also effectively reduce their paper trails.  Different divisions would not make redundant documentary and paper work as the ECM application could integrate these aspects into a unified information system.  

And because of the enterprise content management solution, insurance companies, agencies and service providers can ensure that they are complying with the standards set by regulators for the insurance industry.  This organization of standards therefore could significantly improve the efficiency of service delivery thus making a big impact on their productivity.

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