ECM In Motion
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Today’s leading companies are harnessing the value of content for new insight
and better business outcomes. IBM ECM is providing the market’s richest solution
for case management work patterns through a deep integration of content management
and case management capabilities with process, business rules, collaboration and analytics.
the opportunity to learn more about leading case management solutions and how
business rules, collaboration and analytics.
The Impact 2013 Executive Meeting Center is open for business!
IBM ECM executives are ready to meet with Clients and Business Partners
Doug Hunt, Ken Bisconti, and David Caldeira are available for meetings
during the conference.
Are you planning to attend the OnDemand User Group (ODUG) meeting that is taking place during IOD? This year for the first time, these meetings will be simultaneously broadcast via the web so even if you're not able to attend IOD in person, you can still join the sessions.
If you're attending IOD, there's no need to RSVP – just join us in Tropics B! If you want to join us online, please register for each session below.
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Tropics B
The New IBM Content Navigator
IBM's Senior Product Manager Ian Story will lead a guided tour of the new IBM Content Navigator and its benefits to CMOD users, including Mobile ECM capabilities, CM8 and CMOD federation, e-Client/pClient replacement functions and much more.
Online session: https://ecmibm.webex.com/ecmibm/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=591856523
Enhanced Retention Panel Discussion
AT&T's Benny Ormson will lead a panel discussion consisting of other CMOD users who have deployed Enhanced Retention features in CMOD.
Online session: https://ecmibm.webex.com/ecmibm/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=598278342
Lifecycle Governance Panel Discussion
Lorilei Puthuff of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will lead a panel discussion on best practices for Defensible Disposal and Governance on CMOD.
Online session: https://ecmibm.webex.com/ecmibm/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=597202519
Whether in person at IOD or via the webcast, you won't want to miss this event! If you're attending IOD, there's no need to RSVP – join us in conference room Tropics B.
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Are you the LOB Manager or LOB Director, the CTO or the IT Director in your organization? Then the ACM tracks in the ECM Forum are for you. You will learn how to combine information, process and people to provide a complete view of case information and achieve optimized outcomes.
We will be showcasing some of the exciting stuff throughout the course of the event and I am sure you will have your brain stretched with the amount of takeaways we have in store for you! You will learn about the latest solutions and best practices for quickly using content and process management with advanced analytics, business rules, collaboration and social software to help drive better decisions.
Listen to these customer speakers:
Do plan to attend these top sessions:
Please visit the EXPO to learn more about IBM Case Manager and Case Management Solutions:
§ Stop by the Case Management pedestals to learn more about IBM Case Manager 5.2 and how it enables mobile solutions
§ See 15+ Business Partners at the EXPO with case management solutions
§ Visit the Smarter Process pedestal
§ Come see the Case Manager and Content Navigator demo at the Demo Gallery
Do not miss our exciting Business Partner solutions:
I would really encourage all of you reading this to view the entire IBM ECM ACM Agenda and use the session builder tool to build your personal agenda. So go ahead and put the exciting ACM sessions on your calendar as must do activities. Hope to meet with you at a bigger, better and exciting Information OnDemand Conference 2013
Mia Winn 270001U2F7 email@example.com 670 Visits
Welcome to social media. It's more than just fun and games and IBM's clients are looking for ways to leverage social media to engage with customers, but how to tackle such a huge task while remaining compliant?
Utilizing the IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite of products, Oceanus has created SocialView, which allows organizations to leverage social media to build business, engage with customers in real time, all while satisfying applicable compliance requirements.
Learn more about this solution in our new eBook: https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/signup.do?source=swg-Oceanus_SocialView
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Guest post by David G. Caldeira, IBM Director of ECM Products and Strategy
The shift from traditional software delivery models to cloud or SaaS for some use cases has gained quite a bit of momentum over the last five years. In fact, IBM expects cloud computing to deliver $7 billion in revenue by 2015.
Traditional business applications can be complicated and expensive. Some require a team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure, and update them. When you multiply this across dozens or hundreds of applications, it’s easy to see why even companies with the best IT departments don’t get all the applications they need.
With cloud computing, costs can be reduced pretty dramatically because you’re not managing hardware and software – the vendor does it for you. The shared infrastructure means it works like a utility: you only pay for what you need, upgrades are automatic, and scaling up or down is easy.
This week at IMPACT 2013, we’ll be demonstrating a case manager solution for SmartCloud, IBM’s enterprise-class, secure cloud technology. It’s a hosted environment for demonstration, evaluation, education, development and testing of case management solutions.
Organizations today face case management challenges that require more insight, responsiveness and collaboration. IBM Case Manager extends case management by integrating capabilities designed to help close cases efficiently with better results – in essence, to work smarter. Using enhanced and proven capabilities, advanced case management helps companies deliver better business outcomes by extracting more value out of their information -- whether that’s in a customer request, loan application, complex industry or regulatory procedure or other complex, knowledge worker-driven activities.
By automating the right processes, applying the right analysis and involving the right people, management can optimize case outcomes.
For example, UniCredit, a global banking and financial services company, wanted to take a proactive approach to crisis management and establish world-class capabilities via faster response times, a shorter decision chain, and the ability to share information with authorities and other banks. With Case Manager, UniCredit is now able to quickly simulate different scenarios of an event or combine different events in a single case from internal and external data sources. This information can be securely shared across the organization or with external parties via PC, tablet or Blackberry. As a result, the bank has been able to reduce risk, minimize liability, secure information, and capture the experience to learn and prepare for future crisis.
Tejon Ranch, the largest private landholding in California, is using Case Manager to maneuver contracts through the office more easily and ensure that insurance certificates are updated from more than 5,000 consultants. The company can also quickly react to access bonds for general use improvements and additional building projects. Management can easily track what’s been spent, maintain all supporting documents for those activities, and be ready to take advantage of the best opportunity to exercise future bonds
This latest release of Case Manager is part of IBM's overall strategy to deliver advanced case management solutions that unify information, processes and people within many industries to handle their critical business caseloads more effectively. You can see a preview of Case Manager on SmartCloud and other Smarter Content solutions in action at Booth SP-6 in the Smarter Process zone.
Unfortunately, I had to make last-minute changes to my travel plans and will not be attending the IOD EMEA Conference in Berlin. Fred Monjazeb will deliver the ECM keynote, and ECM executives will meet with customers and partners. The conference is in good hands, and I look forward to hearing how it went.
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Guest blog by Michael Green - Offering lead, IBM Case Manager
While an understanding of how the power of content differentiates IBM Case Manager from IBM BPM is important in any discussion of the two, it is not the only differentiator. Another key feature of case management is that in case the knowledge worker or case manager is the main decision maker. As such, the ability to provide flexible process flows that emanate from the case worker and do not have a predetermined outcome is of critical importance.
In classic BPM the processes are understood as being end to end – with business rules and process parameters dictating the process flow between applications and through an organization. Out of this structure comes repeatable processes, enhanced efficiencies and faster throughput. A rules based assembly line assembly line for enhancing the productivity of knowledge works.
Case management however, defies this rational. It is has too many unrepeatable steps, too many that if they are repeatable are done so out of order, or used for some cases and not others. Mostly, it is a process that is driven not by a rules engine but by a knowledge or case worker, based on the unique specifics of the case. Certainly there can be business rules involved to handle initial triaging and scoring, and process choreography to handle the required back end updating and data collection, but the majority of decisions and task initiation in a case are made by the case workers themselves. These decisions are based on the documentation associated with the case, the policies and regulations surrounding the case type, and the case workers own understanding of what would be needed to successfully resolve the case file – to achieve a positive outcome.
To achieve the benefits of BPM in a case scenario the processes must therefore be discrete, individual and none sequential. They must be able to be chosen as needed by the case worker and include the ability to launch ad hoc process steps (usually via email sent from within the application) and include searchable comments – so that decisions are documented and kept in context. These are capabilities found in IBM Case Manager about which I will enunciate next post.
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Guest blog by Michael Green, Offering Lead - Advanced Case Management
IBM BPM is the enterprise class business process engine from IBM. It is designed to choreograph process flows from multiple enterprise applications based on sophisticated business rules enabling discrete process decisions and automated process steps. Inherent in IBM BPM is the idea that a process is an end-to-end system with a known outcome. Case management, on the other hand, is by definition a process flow where the outcome is unknown. While business rules and automated steps are important to case management, case management requires the ability to pick and choose process tasks based on decisions made the by case worker. Nonetheless, there are distinct requirements in case management that demands the sort of process choreography that IBM BPM provides.
While a caseworker may be the ultimate arbiter of the decision making, he or she often requires information found in one or more disparate enterprise applications. Moreover, any changes made to a case file often require an update to those enterprise applications so that the customer or citizen’s file is accurately maintained. IBM Case Manager interfaces with IBM BPM at the design level to enable Case Manager process designers to access the power of IBM BPM process choreography to enable data exchanges. By effectively merging design environments this enables Case based workflows to extend beyond the realm of individual decision makers and leverage the power of the automated process choreography. By combining the two, the flexible task based process capabilities of IBM Case Manager with the automated business rules driven engine of IBM BPM, the full promise of the process efficiencies of Advanced Case Management can be achieved.
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The Smarter Content Summit is coming your way! With 11 events planned for North America and 3 in
The sessions will highlight what's new and notable with IBM ECM software with tracks designed for Line of Business and IT attendees, so your whole team will leave informed and empowered. We've designed our agenda to maximize your time – with industry-focused events running only half-day, so you can take what you've learned right back to the office and put it immediately into action.
Need help justifying your attendance? Share the Top Five Reasons to Attend postcard with your management (and invite them to come, too!).
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Register today! We look forward to seeing you there!
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IBM Connect 2014 is almost here again – are you ready? Now is the time to start planning your schedule (using the Session Preview Tool you can build a plan and save or print it – or even email the info to your colleagues). If you're an ECM practitioner, there's a lot going for you to take advantage of. Below is a list of sessions that you'll want to add to your calendar.
And don't forget to visit the ECM pedestal inside the Solution Expo! As always, our product experts will be on-hand to provide a demo of the latest product updates and help you find exactly what you're looking for to take your content management strategy to the next level: social!
If you are interested in booking a one-on-one meeting with our executives, please act quickly as space is limited. Your request can be submitted directly to your IBM representative, but if you need help please contact me directly email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you there!
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Guest Blog by Michael Green - Offering lead, IBM Case Manager
What is next for case management in healthcare? Lets start with some interesting statistics. Medical information is doubling every 5 years, and the majority of it is unstructured – not just health or financial data, but reports, notes and documentation – including things like digital images, xrays and lab reports. Another interesting statistic is that each year in the US, 1.5 million people are incorrectly prescribed medication, and up to 98,000 die of preventable errors in hospitals alone. We trust our doctors, we trust our system, but at critical areas it is not meeting that trust.
The next steps for case management in healthcare is to begin the process of making sense of the growing information available and to provide better guidance to the healthcare professionals who we trust to make our life and death decisions. Capture the information wherever it may be housed, analyze it – both unstructured and structured – and provide both focused individual data and objective cross-patient analytics to our medical providers so that they can make the right decisions to affect positive outcomes. The medical establishment worldwide has come to the realization that some of the ways it can rein in the cost of healthcare is by being proactive: by identifying high-risk patients early on; by putting in place home based health plans to help those patients reduce their risk; and by making better, more informed, decisions. This is not just a US trend, promoted by the Affordable Health Care Act, it is a worldwide initiative. The ability of advanced case management to provide the information and analytics to improve investigation and decision-making is a key capability in the next phase of medical care.
IBM Patient Care and Insight is an application written on top of IBM Case Manager. It brings together assets from IBM Research and from the Watson initiative to provide powerful predictive and analytical tools to help healthcare professionals make more informed decisions. It also provides access to patient information, next steps, best practices and collaboration within a single web based interface that can allow all those involved in a patient’s care – in the hospital, the home and the wider community based medical establishment - to have a single reference and tool for care management. IPCI is the first step in bringing the power of advanced analytics in an interconnected world to help rein in the cost of healthcare and provide better outcomes to patients.
Please join us at Impact Global Conference to discuss the Patient Care and Insights solution tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1 - 12:00–12:45 AM
IBM Patient Care and Insights: A Care Coordination and Management Solution
Location: Marcello 4403
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Guest Blog: Dave Perman , Sr. Product Manager - IBM
For IBM Case Manager’s design, development and offering teams, Friday, September 13th was a very good day. After a year of hard work by IBMers that span the globe, it was the day that the forth major release of the product, version 5.2, was available for worldwide download.
ICM 5.2 contains major enhancements requested by our partners and customers.
It starts with its support for the unified Content Platform Engine 5.2 that offers greater architectural simplicity in addition to performance. This platform release also included capabilities needed to support several new ICM 5.2 features.
A new ICM web based administrative client, modeled after the platform’s ACCE counterpart, makes tasks like configuration and import/export much easier and accessible right from your browser.
Case Builder also got its share of new features. From its integrated solution page designer, to a new data layout editor that lets you design rich form like views to display your case properties, to an integrated rules designer that has case property awareness, and finally to a completely rewritten task step editor that is significantly faster and easier to use. By being part of Case Builder, artifacts from these components are now included in the solution package and automatically deployed along with everything else, saving you time and many manual steps.
The final piece to the ICM 5.2 puzzle is the completely new Case Client. Now built on top of ECM’s popular Content Navigator framework, the client gains performance, visual consistency and behaviors with the other ECM apps like Content Navigator, and a bunch of new features such as Case Visualizer that gives case workers a complete view of what is happening with their cases. You can even combine other Navigator features into a single desktop along with the Case Client for those users who want quick access to each.
Customers and partners who were involved in the release’s design have praised its architectural streamlining, its enhanced customization and configuration, its alignment with a common, standards based UI framework, and its ability to empower end user to handle case style solutions faster and more efficiently.
For us on the design and development teams, we will enjoy the moment, catch a well deserved breath and then start the process all over again. For the rest of you, check out IBM.com and developerWorks for more details on IBM Case Manager 5.2. We think you will like what you see.