Oracle Universal Content Management lives up to the name
Oracle UCM 10g R3 scores high with Microsoft integration, comprehensive search, and new Ajax tool for organizing Web sites
Workflows, both simple and complex, are developed with a similar visual process. For my Web site test, I routed paged edits through a legal department; requests appeared in an attorney's Workflow Inbox in Content Server, and the person also received e-mail notifications.
Oracle Universal Content Management is a deep product, and I've only touched on the main new features. When I step back and examine the overall architecture, it too makes a lot of sense for large enterprises. For instance, UCM records management and rights management can be applied to your other systems, such as file servers and e-mail archives. In itself, this could simplify information administration throughout an organization and reduce costs.
Although implementing a full UCM system would be a large undertaking, Oracle has turned Universal Content Management into a better, more open product that's certainly competitive with the other main ECM vendors: EMC Documentum, IBM FileNet, Interwoven, and OpenText. Of the open source CMS products, Alfresco comes closest to Oracle UCM, though I believe UCM is superior in most areas, especially usability and security.