A recent CMSWire article noted that legacy content management applications constantly interrupt worker productivity through time wasting activities, such as “spending more time toggling back and forth between [siloed] apps than actually using them” and requiring workers to manually “recall, locate and prepare the conversations, files, images and other resources most relevant to their task at hand.” The article states that constant task shifting [common in legacy content tools] costs as much as 40 percent of someone’s productive time.

Loss of user productivity, limited scalability, and outdated application architectures are only some of the reasons why legacy content tools cannot fulfill the demands of the following use cases due to serious technical limitations, also noted below:

  • Repurposing enterprise content with a schema-flexible content model. To ensure current and future needs are met, organizations require a schema-flexible content model to quickly make changes to the data model, as well as provide horizontal scalability. Unfortunately, updating or altering the metadata model of legacy content tools can “break” existing applications and integrations. Legacy tools also cannot scale by switching from a SQL to NoSQL database.

  • Processing complex content-driven transactions and creating advanced workflows. Legacy tools use the same decades-old core architecture of files, folders and electronic cabinets. Developers must force-fit the business model into this antiquated structure instead of designing a metadata-centric content model that matches their business processes.

  • Integrating enterprise content and building native mobile apps. Legacy tools do not provide the architecture to easily merge all local and cloud-based content within a single addressable framework. Legacy tools also do not support the development of native mobile apps that provide mobile users with the enterprise-class functionality they need, even when offline.

Our new white paper, Solving Complex Content Challenges: Replacing Obsolete Systems with a Modern Content Management Platform, provides further detail as to how modern content management applications accelerate digital transformation initiatives without the fatal technical flaws that cause legacy tools to fall short and diminish worker productivity.

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