What is the definition of Intelligent Information Management (IIM)?

From ECM to IIM

In order to define Intelligent Information Management (IIM), you first need to understand Enterprise Content Management (ECM). The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) defined ECM as, “Neither a single technology nor a methodology nor a process, it is a dynamic combination of strategies, methods, and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver information supporting key organizational processes through its entire lifecycle.” The main idea behind ECM is having a system that organizes company content in a way that is easy to find and relevant to the user looking for it.

However, in March 2017 AIIM retired the ECM term and replaced it with intelligent information management. IIM is a more comprehensive term that encompasses technological advancements, such as cloud technology. Intelligent information management defines all the strategies, methods, and tools utilized to capture, create, store, secure, analyze, deliver and automate data. An important distinction between an intelligent information management system and ECM is that IIM is not only a content manager but also manages data. Under this distinction IIM can be thought of as more of a knowledge management system that organizes all kinds of business intelligence, not solely content.

What is AIIM?

Founded in 1943, AIIM International is a non-profit professional organization that focuses on providing education, research and certification programs to information professionals. AIIM has partnered with companies such as Microsoft and IBM to provide insight into the way information can be processed and managed.

Templafy as part of your Intelligent Information Management System

IIM is a crucial part of your company’s digital transformation. Digitizing your core business processes in such a way that compliance and governance is automated is at the heart of a successful digital transformation. Templafy’s sophisticated software can play an important role by providing a centralized business template and digital asset management system.

With Templafy, you can trust that employees have access to up-to-date, compliant and on-brand document and presentation templates within their office applications. To increase productivity, only relevant content to each specific user profile is displayed and our solution uses cloud technology to provide employees access no matter where they are or which device they use. We also integrate with leading document management systems such as iManage which utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a completely digital content management system for your company.

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Benefits of integrating Templafy into your company’s digital transformation

Easy access to pre-approved content

Direct access to document and presentation templates, pre-made slides, text elements, images and icon- all right from where employees already work.

Centralize distribution

On-brand and legally compliant templates and digital assets are centrally managed and can be distributed across the entire organization or to specific offices/departments

Work from anywhere - always

Cloud technology allows users to work from anywhere on any device, both online and offline.

Automate complex documents

Document automation in which employees can easily customize complex documents via simple questionnaires.

Easily manage user roles

Each employee can only access and search for the content relevant to their role.

Knowledge hub

Take a look at our knowledge hub to learn how Templafy can support your IIM and digital transformation

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