What Is IBM FileNet?


IBM FileNet is a company that develops software that helps businesses manage content and processes. It markets enterprise content management and business process management in over 90 countries, using its global sales, support organizations and services, its ValueNet partner resellers, application developers and system integrators. It is based in Costa Mesa, California.

The FileNet F8 platform is a framework for establishing custom enterprise systems, providing functionality and capable of being customized to manage certain business processes. FileNet Content Manager helps manage business content with better accuracy, speed and efficiency. It is a document management engine that integrates business content, security and storage features with ready-to-use work flow and process management capabilities.

The features of FileNet Content Manager are a repository for enterprise content, document management services and application development support, delivery of active content in motion, integration with Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint, and social collaboration and mobile computing support. Some free components of FileNet Content Manager are Content Federation Services, Content Navigator, Workplace XT, Content Management Interoperability Services and DITA Data Model.

FileNet launched an open version of its WorkFlo business system software in the early 1990s. It used the IBM RS/6000 platform and the AIX operating system. IBM bought FileNet for $1.6 billion in 2006.

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