Oracle Universal Content Management (UCM), formerly Stellent, is a component CMS and supports the entire content lifecycle. Component CMS manages content at a component level rather than at the document level.
Oracle UCM manages the entire spectrum of unstructured content - from documents, graphics, and Web pages to scanned images, e-mail, and records.
Oracle UCM converts over 500 file formats to web-ready formats such as HTML, XML, GIF and PDF, and delivers content via web sites, desktops, syndication feeds, mobile devices, and web services.
It integrates with Microsoft Office, Outlook, AutoCAD, Lotus Notes. It includes multi-site web content management, document and image management, digital asset management, records and retention management, personalized content delivery, categorization, portal integration, SharePoint integration, document capture and scanning integration, content conversion and transformation.
Unified CMS offers the same set of common functionality in one product for all content types. This eliminates the requirement for integrations between various ECM components. All managed content and services can be accessed from a common user and administrator interface. Features included are search, security, workflow, revision control, content conversion for all types of content, web based authoring and version control.
It includes the following key features:
- in-context web site contribution, preview, updates, and approvals;
- e-mail notifications during workflows;
- library services, including full-text search, check-in, check-out, and version control;
- flexible metadata and security;
- template-based pages;
- libraries of reusable components and XML-based fragments;
- native content conversion to web viewable formats, including HTML, XML, and PDF;
- dynamic delivery and scheduled publishing models;
- personalized content delivery;
- scheduled content release and expiration;
- full digital asset and records management features.
Consolidating the overall architecture on a single code base, security model, and API eliminates the need for integration, leverages a common IT infrastructure, minimizes application development and support costs, enables simple upgrades, maintenance, and training.
Although each type of content requires some unique functionality, such as file plan management or warehouse management for digital and physical records, robust transformation for video files or for digital assets (such as taking Adobe Photoshop files and transforming them to different formats, resolutions, and sizes), and WYSIWYG editors, layouts, and templates, or dynamic and static publishing models for web sites, these independent content management systems all share a common set of services and functionality.
Any of the content management features can be enabled or disabled within the Oracle WebCenter Content platform. The same content publishing capabilities used to build web sites also work with digital asset management, so the customer’s images and videos can be transformed and added to the site. The same document management system also works with records management.
Benefits of a Single Platform
- Users can create content in Microsoft Word, Visio, or Adobe Photoshop. Whether they are adding content to a web site or collaborating on a presentation, the functions they need stay constant and that is the ability to find content easily, collaborate efficiently, securely store and transform content from one form to another, and deploy it wherever it is needed.
- A unified architecture offers graphical user interfaces with a common look and feel.
- Ease-of-use, because document and imaging management, digital asset management, web content management, and records management functions are on the same web interface.
- Higher productivity because users can perform all content related functions in one place.
- Consolidating the overall architecture on a single code base, security model, and API eliminates integration, leverages a common IT infrastructure, and minimizes application development and support costs.
- Dramatically reduced implementation and setup time compared with rolling out separate or integrated systems.
- Simpler upgrades because all updates occur on a single platform.
- The unified architecture of Oracle WebCenter Content ensures all ECM applications can be deployed on the same platform, and specific content management capabilities are interchangeable, extensible, and complementary to each other.
- Oracle WebCenter Content’s unified architecture ensures all ECM applications can be deployed on the same platform, and specific content management capabilities are interchangeable, extensible, and complementary to each other. This single architecture approach allows users to access all content, applications, and content services from a common user interface.