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Microsoft Ranks Among The Strong Performers In ECM Suites

The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

November 9, 2007

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  • By Kyle McNabb
  • with Connie Moore,
  • Diana Levitt

Why Read This Report

Microsoft dove into the enterprise content management (ECM) pool headfirst with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. And the product shows promise, thanks to strong Microsoft Office integration, proven Web content management (WCM), and market leading collaboration support. However, SharePoint Server 2007 lacks ECM breadth and depth outside of its good — but not great — document management, records management, and WCM technology. And Microsoft's begun to address its shortcomings by partnering with other ECM vendors such as Hyland for document imaging support and Open Text for content archival help. Focusing its resources on making ECM — such as document management — available to all Office users, and making sure application developers using Visual Studio .NET have easy access to SharePoint help make Microsoft a Strong Performer and a strong choice for Microsoft-centric IT organizations.

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