What is HP Autonomy Interwoven TeamSite?

HP Autonomy Interwoven TeamSite is an ECM (Enterprise Content Management System) that was developed originally by a vendor called Interwoven. Interwoven is a company that was started in 1993 with its head office in the USA and is now providing content management solutions to business clients globally. Interwoven was acquired by Autonomy and further Autonomy was acquired by HP recently in 2012.

Any ECM and WCM should have the ability to manage, store, find, share, change, track, test, move and back up a large number of the organization’s assets, such as web pages, document files, database, program source codes, scripts.

That’s what HP Autonomy Interwoven TeamSite does with the ability to cover the content development life cycle. The primary development cycle includes:

Assign: a new task involving content creation and assigning that task to a person.

  1. Edit: Content is edited and tested by a content contributor.
  2. Review: Content is reviewed by a reviewer with possible rejection and recycle the process.
  3.  Deploy: Content that is approved by the reviewer is then transferred to the production site.

Essence has been serving clients across the world to implement this robust and user-friendly solution using HP Autonomy Interwoven TeamSite.


Why ECM Products and Content management systems?

Ecm is not a new concept. It has been around for a while now. For as long as there have been large companies, there has been ECM.

With time we have seen the ECM products evolving from a basic system to advanced complex systems. It just got infinitely more complicated (or easier, depending on your outlook) with the rise of digital information.

According to Prescient Digital Media, ECM is “the technology used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM tools and strategies allow the management of an organization’s unstructured information, wherever that information exists.”

With time new products have been introduced to the market and advanced features added to the older products. With increasing competition, the feature list of the ECM products has been continuously growing. Some of the advanced features added to ECM products are Workflow management, Content Targeting, Advanced Caching techniques, etc.

A list of reasons why organizations are investing in ECM is:

  • Content Sharing
  • Compliance
  • Improved Search
  • Version Control
  • Cost-effective Automation

But while the reasons are many for why organizations should invest in ECM, the stumbling block has been to show what the real return on investment (ROI) is from ECM. Everyone agrees that ECM is good, but putting your finger on exactly the order of magnitude of savings, benefits, and choosing from the multiple products available in the market is still hard.