Big data EIM — the NoSQL revolution gets compliant
When traditional ECM systems are no longer able to keep up, thats often simply a result of the sheer volume of data to be processed. Even though leading ECM platforms could theoretically be scaled to accommodate any desired level of performance. The problem is, the expense for this type of performance increase simply cannot be justified.
A number of medium-sized and large retail operations have experienced this firsthand when the government demanded 100% tamper-proof archival of their point-of-sale records. Although traditional ECM solutions can handle 2 billion transactions and 10 TB of volume each year, when you reach over 25 billion records, this conventional technology doesnt stand a chance.
Welcome to the world of big data applications that dont even bat an eye at volumes like these. Historically, however, they pose a completely different problem: compliance has always been a foreign concept to big data. Whats more, combining ECM with big data was until recently considered an exercise in futility.
With the enterprise information platform NE.Databridge and its integrated analytics-capable monitoring tool NE.Insight, weve used open source standards to close this gap. The result is big data EIM with no compromises — ultra-fast, highly intelligent, extremely cost-effective, and 100% compliant.
Point of sale recordkeeping as a big data program — cash in on bonus added value
Germanys Federal Ministry has been very clear. Documents for all cash transactions must be retained so that they are “available immediately at all times in machine-readable form.” This means all records from cash register systems must be archived in a system that is capable of providing a correct, complete, and compliant representation of all cash register transactions from the individual retail locations.
The last extensions expire at the end of 2016 — and there are quite a few retailers who do not yet have a solution. Thats understandable: Were talking about volumes that often exceed 50,000 transactions a second totaling over 2.5 billion records per year. Scaling traditional ECM database concepts to handle that much data results in completely unacceptable upgrade costs.
Point-of-sale recordkeeping is however more than just the latest onerous government regulation. Its also a real opportunity for retailers. Because when traditional ECM is not the answer, big data technologies are waiting in the wings. The cost-efficient, big-data-ready NE.Databridge platform, for instance, is capable of much more than just the basics. Its real-time data and high-performance analytics features open the door to completely new possibilities for retail management and special offers. Another advantage that speaks for itself, NE.Databridge is recommended and certified by leading retail consultants and offers exemplary technical integration with WN/TP.NET.
Product category: Content management for digital POS media
Enterprise content management
Enterprise content management — an escape plan for documents and more
Even though the digital universe may enjoy basking in the sun of completely virtual business models, files and documents have certainly not lost significance for a great many business processes. On the contrary, documentation obligations are increasing in lockstep with the growing volume of cases, letters, e-mails, notes, scans, and other pieces of information. Managing this semistructured or unstructured content without silos or redundancies is a challenge that cant be solved by simply investing in an ECM storage platform.
We focus on the intelligence of the entire ECM process chain: real-time capture, reliable assessment, competent enrichment, compliant storage, sensible aggregation, and thorough utilization within our customers applications. The goal is to map business logic and processes within the enterprise with maximum flexibility and precision. To this end, the work our solution architects perform is largely independent of hardware infrastructure lifecycles and departmental boundaries. Were thoroughly familiar with the technical aspects of implementing major platforms such as FileNet, OpenText und Documentum — but frequently, its tools weve developed ourselves including NE.Databridge, NE.Insight and NE.Capture that make the difference.
Anyone can tap into the endless flood of detailed information from their business processes. Thats nothing special anymore. The real challenge is managing that data in real time and converting it into measurable added value. This is where conventional technologies, solutions, and ways of thinking come up short. Its also where nextevolutions work begins.
nextevolution AG sets new standards in managing documents and information. Weve been in enterprise development for 15 years as IT consultants, developers, and system integrators. Building on that solid foundation, were now focusing on solutions in the ECM and EIM space that allow our customers to aggregate and leverage all of their information capital. By taking a lead role in the fusion of EIM with big data technologies, weve earned an advantage and broadened our horizons. Our tools are setting new standards. As intelligent, high-performance applications, they have the functionality to handle business use cases that have thoroughly evolved.
But our true strength lies somewhere else entirely: in a trusted place, where projects flourish, where decision-makers, IT specialists, and users are connected, in spirited collaboration. In the real world.