Enterprise Content Management Tools
Drive performance with superior enterprise content management tools
ECM that truly connects your business
Connect all your enterprise content and support your business workflows with M-Files.
The dilemma of enterprise content management
Superior ECM systems provide tools that help organizations deal with the dilemma of managing enormous amounts of information in a data-driven business world.
Too much information
Each day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data1 – and the speed with which data is created is increasing exponentially2. It’s estimated that by 2025, the amount of digital data worldwide will hit 163 ZB3.
Of all the information in data repositories, more than 50% of it is considered “dark data.”4 This is information that is uncategorized and unknown to the organization, rendering it completely useless. This results in extra expense for storing data that will never be used. But it also represents wasted opportunities, as dark data may hold valuable insight or business intelligence that can’t be accessed.
It’s estimated that 80% to 90% of organizational data is unstructured5 and in a wide range of formats, making it difficult to search and analyze. From videos, graphics and images to presentations, email, social content and websites, this unstructured content is difficult to store and even harder to retrieve unless companies have a way of organizing it effectively.
Waste of time
Information workers spend as much as 30% of each day searching for documents with little success6. ECM software that can eliminate these time-wasting activities can help companies significantly improve productivity while reducing costs.
Metadata: the secret to managing enterprise content
M-Files offers an enterprise content management solution with a unique approach to organizing content that overcomes all the obstacles of content management today. Rather than focusing on where data is stored, M-Files tags documents with metadata that makes them easy to find no matter where they live within disparate systems, platforms or data silos.
A file’s metadata might describe anything from the type of document it is, the customer it pertains to, important dates within the document, what the status of the document is and what needs to happen to it next. Metadata essentially converts unstructured data into structured content that can be searched for and found in context.
Because files with metadata can live anywhere in the organization – in network folders, SharePoint, CRM platforms or other business systems – M-Files doesn’t require documents to be migrated to a central repository. Rather, M-Files leaves documents exactly where they are and creates connections to provide a single, unified view of content within the organization. AI-powered technology automatically searches for and finds documents, analyzes them to extract information and tags them with metadata that makes them more visible and easily found.
The result is an enterprise content management system where employees no longer need to spend hours each day searching for content, and where organizations can easily see all the information assets under their control.
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Enterprise content management tools from M-Files
M-Files’ ECM solution offers a comprehensive set of enterprise content management tools for taming the complexity of organizing mountains of data and documents.
Documents at your fingertips
To find a file, workers can simply type what they’re looking for into the M-Files search bar and get connected with their documents in seconds.
A unified view
By creating connections to documents throughout the organization, no matter where they reside, M-Files unifies business data and documents across different systems, applications, and archives to deliver a single view via a desktop client, a web browser or a mobile application.
A single version of every document
M-Files puts an end to versioning headaches and multiple attachments flying back and forth via email. With M-Files, everyone works with a single, authoritative version of a file that’s accessible via a link.
As documents are co-authored and revised, M-Files stores a history of each successive version, making it easy to track edits and to roll back to an earlier version if necessary.
M-Files can crawl legacy archives and systems to search for documents, find patterns and data, and surface relevant files that add business value.
Content in M-Files is automatically accessible to the right people and the right people only. Dynamic permissions can be defined by criteria like user role, department, project, workflow status and more.
M-Files’ enterprise content management tools let you automate document-intensive workflows to improve efficiency, minimize errors and ensure compliance throughout the lifecycle of each document from creation to final retention or destruction.
How M-Files integrates with existing tools and systems
One of the most impressive aspects of M-Files is its ability to integrate with an existing technology stack so that workers can continue using familiar tools rather than needing to learn a new platform. M-Files offers several integrations to line-of-business applications, other archives and legacy ECM solutions, which means workers can use the tools they are familiar with – such as Microsoft Teams, Salesforce, Outlook, SharePoint, or Google Workspace – as they access documents via M-Files.
M-Files Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) make it easy for companies to build connections to their own systems so that they can use M-Files to extract more value from their information assets. Third-party add-ins offer even more capabilities and extensibility to adapt M-Files for specific use cases.
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Why choose M-Files’ enterprise content management tools?
As a next-generation intelligent information management platform, M-Files provides all the enterprise content management tools organizations need to tame the chaos of growing volumes of documents. Simply put, M-Files helps people find and use information more effectively to drive business performance and reduce business risk.
M-Files’ enterprise content management tools can be deployed in the cloud, on premises or in a hybrid solution that combines cloud-based flexibility with on-premises investments in infrastructure. Solution templates and best practices for multiple use cases enable companies to build information management solutions without starting from scratch. And M-Files’ highly configurable platform can be easily customized to support specific use cases and requirements.
It’s no wonder that thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries around the world have chosen M-Files to manage business information and processes.