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Extend IBM Enterprise Content Management Solutions with Content Navigator


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Your users demand rapid access to data and content to help drive better business outcomes. However, siloed content repositories present numerous concerns for organizations, including accessibility, …

Your users demand rapid access to data and content to help drive better business outcomes. However, siloed content repositories present numerous concerns for organizations, including accessibility, mobility and compliance issues.

To address these challenges and provide a unified interface for all content repositories, IBM released Content Navigator. This free, web-based application provides a flexible, collaborative user interface to access and manage content from all IBM content repositories, including Content Manager, Content Manager OnDemand, FileNet P8 and CMIS-compliant repositories. Customizable through a complete API toolkit, IBM Content Navigator is designed to support custom plug-in development to allow users to extend their content management investments through enhanced functionality and application integrations.

Learn how your organization can most effectively deploy IBM Content Navigator to extract the greatest value from your IBM enterprise content management environment.

We discuss:

Functional and architectural overviews of IBM Content Navigator

Application deployment and integration best practices

Use cases for custom plug-ins

Demonstrations of IBM Content Navigator and custom plug-ins

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  • 1. Extend IBM Enterprise Content Management Solutions with Content Navigator
  • 2. Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We help clients implement business-driven technology solutions that integrate business processes, improve worker productivity, increase customer loyalty and create a more agile enterprise to better respond to new business opportunities. About Perficient
  • 3. • Founded in 1997 • Public, NASDAQ: PRFT • 2013 revenue ~$373 million • Major market locations throughout North America • Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fairfax, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York City, Northern California, Philadelphia, Southern California, St. Louis, Toronto and Washington, D.C. • Global delivery centers in China, Europe and India • >2,100 colleagues • Dedicated solution practices • ~90% repeat business rate • Alliance partnerships with major technology vendors • Multiple vendor/industry technology and growth awards Perficient Profile
  • 4. BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Business Intelligence Business Process Management Customer Experience and CRM Enterprise Performance Management Enterprise Resource Planning Experience Design (XD) Management Consulting TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Business Integration/SOA Cloud Services Commerce Content Management Custom Application Development Education Information Management Mobile Platforms Platform Integration Portal & Social Our Solutions Expertise
  • 5. Introduction Christine Livingston Senior Project Manager Christine Livingston leads Perficient's advanced case management practice and works in collaboration with IBM to develop industry-leading solutions that incorporate IBM's case management, enterprise content management and business process management technologies.
  • 6. Agenda • Introduction – Who is Perficient? – What is IBM Content Navigator? – How does IBM Content Navigator compare to previous tools? • Overview – How do I add Content Navigator? – What features does Content Navigator provide? • Extensions and Customization – How can we leverage the full capabilities of IBM Content Navigator? • Demonstration
  • 7. IBM Content Navigator Overview IBM Content Navigator is a web-based application that provides a flexible, collaborative user interface for accessing and managing content from multiple content repositories. IBM Content Navigator is extensible and customizable through a complete API toolkit, and supports mobile access. IBM Content Navigator supports: IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition repositories IBM Content Manager OnDemand repositories IBM FileNet P8 repositories OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) repositories
  • 8. Capabilities Comparison Feature IDMDT WPXT ICN Architecture Thick client Web app Web app Document index search    User‐created dynamic searches    Sortable results columns    MS Office integration    Recent searches view    Full‐text search    Send document link via email    Save items as favorites    Workflow integration    Document preview/thumbnail    Side‐by‐side document view    Content sharing (Teamspaces)    Convert to PDF    Download multiple documents as ZIP    Mobile device support    Cross‐repository search   
  • 9. Architecture Overview Source:
  • 10. Adding Content Navigator Source:
  • 11. Supported Software • Windows • Linux • AIX Operating Systems Web Browsers • Google Chrome • Microsoft Internet Explorer • Mozilla Firefox Application Servers • Oracle WebLogic • WebSphere Application Server Hypervisors • Microsoft Hyper-V Server • Red Hat KVM • VMWare ESX • z/VM • IBM PowerVM Hypervisor • IBM PR/SM Databases • DB2 • Oracle • Microsoft SQL Server Source: http://www‐
  • 12. Content Accessibility • Search for content • Share searches • View documents • Edit document properties • Add annotations • Email documents and links • Print documents • Download documents • Thumbnail previews • Convert content to PDF • Leverage external data services • Browse content • Execute text searches • Save documents, folders, and other content as favorites • Edit documents • Add documents to content servers • Create folders • Enable document versioning • Create teamspaces • Favorite documents Content Navigator Capabilities ICN with Content Manager
  • 13. Flexible Document Viewing Annotations & Thumbnails Filmstrip View Split Panel & Tabbed Layouts
  • 14. Content Analytics with Enterprise Search • Useful for combining information from various repositories/sources into a single “source” or search • Map multiple information sources to a consolidated facet (metadata tag) • Keyword searches across various sources/repositories • Supports content management systems, email servers, file systems, web servers, database platforms, portals, IBM Connections, etc. Keyword Search Normalized Indexes
  • 15. Microsoft Office Integration • Provides a heads-down MS Office experience – Browse – Search – Access teamspaces – Review and approve documents • Seamless Content Addition – Leverage entry templates – Automatically map native document properties to repository properties
  • 16. Mobile Functionality • Browse and search content • View content • Add new content • Send to/from other apps • Edit document properties Content Navigator for iOS Mobile Toolkit
  • 17. Extending Content Navigator with Plug-ins • Menus • Menu actions • New features • New layouts • Request or response filters • Custom services • Custom viewers • Custom widgets (UI components) Custom plug-ins may be written in Java and JavaScript, optionally leveraging the Dojo Toolkit and content repository APIs (P8, CM, CMOD). Plug-ins may add any of the following components:
  • 18. Perficient’s Datacap Plug-In • Monitor Datacap server health • Visualize real-time statistics • Identify processing bottlenecks • Retrieve and display batch history
  • 19. Perficient’s Output eXpress Plug-In • Print, email, fax, and export documents • Convert documents to PDF • Define output templates • Centralize printing • Extract page ranges • Support bulk operations Output eXpress is a Perficient utility that provides streamlined export of electronic documents from various content repositories, and includes a plug-in for IBM’s Content Navigator interface.
  • 20. Demonstration
  • 21. Questions? Please type any questions into the chat box.
  • 22. Thank You! For more information contact: Christine Livingston
  • 23. ICN Screenshots
  • 24. Cross-Repository and Multi-Document Class Search Capability Search Creation
  • 25. Search Results in List View Search Results
  • 26. Search Content – Mobile Device
  • 27. Interacting with Content Content Management Menu
  • 28. Content Management Menu – Mobile Device
  • 29. Default Viewer – Single Pane Document Viewer
  • 30. Default Viewer – Thumbnails Document Viewer
  • 31. Default Viewer – Multiple Documents with Split Screen Document Viewer
  • 32. View Content – Mobile Device
  • 33. Browse Content Manager Repository – List View Browse Content
  • 34. Browse Content Manager Repository – Magazine View Browse Content
  • 35. Browse Content Manager Repository – Filmstrip View Browse Content
  • 36. Browse Content – Mobile Device
  • 37. Teamspaces Overview Teamspaces
  • 38. Teamspace View Teamspaces
  • 39. Content Analytics Search Results Content Analytics with Enterprise Search
  • 40. Add Content – Mobile Device