Enterprise Content Management System

What is Enterprise Content Management?

Enterprise Content Management System is a centralized system for storing, organising and documenting an organisations data in the form of documents. Enterprise Apps manage and store content and information relevant for the functioning of an organisation in a centrally managed database and help in easy retrieval as well as management of the data. Two important aspects of Enterprise Content Management are the efficient management of organisation wide data and compliance with rules, regulations and prevalent practices. Enterprise Content Management system is the basic enabler in converting all the unstructured data in an organisation, in the form of emails, reports, images, etc. into structured documents. This process helps in optimization of information, enabling business processes.


With today’s increased use of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) a powerful migration tool is a must in every major installation. There are ever more occasions when volume document migrations become mandatory: moving existing documents into a new ECM application, consolidating repositories across the enterprise, replacing older legacy systems or simply upgrading to a new repository version, to name just a few. There is more to it, of course, than simply uploading content into a repository. Documents need to be stored in the right context location and enriched with wisely assigned metadata in a way which meets the requirements of business operations, accessibility and security. This requires a migration tool with all the inbuilt power and automation to transform metadata easily and to classify content in a way to optimize support for critical business functions.


For a global investment bank, HCL created a web-based application to track and control different stages of the workflow from creation, work-in-progress, editing, reviewing, publishing to approval designed for a specific user role, region, product and discipline.


The audience of this paper is CIOs who are contemplating reducing operational cost of mainframes and supporting the business objectives of their enterprise via a modernization strategy that calls for reverse engineering. The paper examines the main drivers of reverse engineering by organizations that have decided to continue using mainframes and highlights key features of the reverse engineering service from HCL.