ACOM Updates EZ Content Manager
March 7, 2008 Alex Woodie
ACOM Solutions has updated its Windows-based document archive for System i servers, called EZ Content Manager, with enhancements geared toward making the product faster and easier to use for both systems administrators and regular users.
ACOM launched EZContent Manager nearly two years ago as a low-cost and easy-to-use content management system. The product offers a SQL Server-based repository that holds documents from multiple systems, index and search capabilities, and a Web-based interface that allows users to pull up documents, in addition to other features.
With EZContent Manager version 3.3, the company has worked to streamline the processes of simultaneously accessing, editing, and distributing documents. With this release, processes that are created in one folder can be reused by other people in other folders. For example, in the collections processes, when billing documents are brought to screen, the operator can also summon associated correspondence in one operation versus bringing up each relevant document singly and sequentially, according to ACOM.
Enhancements have also been made to the export and import utilities, which enable users to export reports to Excel, PDF, or CSV files. This release also brings the capability to have files automatically renamed during the import process based on metadata included in the files.
More flexibility has been built into the system in the form of allowing multiple working folders and subfolders to be used in the same process, and by allowing users to include any and all types of documents in folders. When the automatic document distribution function of the product is used, users will be happy to see they can distribute to multiple contact or distribution lists, both inside and outside of the company.
This release also brings new goodies for systems administrators, such as a new session management tool that tells administrators which users are logged into the system, how long they’ve been logged on, and their level of usage. Also, users that forgot to log out for the day can be automatically logged off, or sent a message asking them to log off.
EZContent Manager version 3.3 is available now. Pricing starts at around $10,000. For more information, see www.acom.com.
This article has been corrected. ACOM released version 3.3 of EZContentManager in late September 2007, not version 3.4. IT Jungle regrets the error.