|By Business Wire||
|August 21, 2014 07:40 AM EDT||
The business-criticality of enterprise content management applications is increasing, with 80 percent believing they are just as critical as transactional systems, according to a new survey sponsored by Reveille Software™. Executed by AIIM to a cross-section of ECM professionals, the survey reveals how content systems are vital in today’s business and how IT departments are measuring service levels.
“The survey exposed a major gap in the management of ECM applications,” said Dave Gibson, COO of Reveille. “Organizations recognize that these applications are critical to their business operations and failure or downtime can have significant cost implications, however there is little being done to optimize the applications and get ahead of potential issues.”
Key survey findings include:
- The majority, 57 percent, have nowhere near the same performance information about their content systems as they do for transactional systems.
- More than 40 percent noted a system outage or slowdown would cause serious disruption within 1 hour; and 29 percent admitted “it was down to luck that they had not had a major content system outage”.
- For the nearly 50 percent that could make an estimate of downtime costs in the past twelve months, half said more than $50,000.
- Only 32 percent have specific, measured SLAs for uptime.
“It was surprising to find how few organizations have formal processes in place to monitor, manage and report on the health of their ECM applications,” said Doug Miles, Market Intelligence Director of AIIM. “There is an obvious need to audit these business-critical content systems and their SLAs, and deploy ECM-specific application management solutions to provide insight and measurement against these significant ECM installments.”
Reveille addresses visibility requirements by managing the ECM platform and actual end-user transactions. Out-of-the-box tests, metrics, alerts and reports ensure service level attainment, operational efficiency and reduce time to resolution.
Large and mid-size organizations represented 67 percent of the 282 survey participants that were from a cross section of industries including finance, energy, government and more. A white paper, “Managing and Monitoring Business-Critical Content and Capture Applications,” can be downloaded at ReveilleSoftware.com/aiim-wp.
Reveille recently announced monthly subscription pricing for its application management solutions, which support the following ECM applications: EMC® Captiva®, EMC® Document Sciences xPression®, EMC® Documentum®, IBM® Content Manager, IBM® FileNet® P8, Kofax, and Microsoft® SharePoint®.
About Reveille Software
Reveille Software™ enables clients to manage business critical content by helping IT find issues first and fix them fast. Built for enterprise content management (ECM), document capture, and enterprise file sync & share (EFSS), Reveille proactively identifies, diagnoses and repairs issues automatically while preventing downstream errors. With sophisticated end user reporting and dashboards, business and IT managers gain deep insight to make better decisions and improve overall performance. Unlike other application performance management solutions, Reveille’s unique ECM focus and easy-to-use, pre-configured wizards installs in days and is simple to maintain. Based in Atlanta, Ga. and founded in 2000, Reveille Software is used by more than 400 organizations, including 200 Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit ReveilleSoftware.com.
EMC, Document Sciences, xPression, Documentum and Captiva are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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