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19 October 2009, 15:34

Alfresco Record Management certified for compliance

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Alfresco Software have announced the availability of the Alfresco Records Management Module as part of the Alfresco ECM (Enterprise Content Management) system. The new module was the first open source solution to pass the US Department Of Defence 5015.2 standard. This is the standard for mandatory legal and regulatory requirements which systems must meet to be acquired by the US DoD.

The new module allows all the content to be handled in a single repository with a web based interface to manage records held within the system. Captured content can include email with native IMAP support, allowing users to drag and drop messages into folders for automatic importing into the content management system. An extended permissions model and full record life cycles, covering disposal, holds for litigation and tools to assist with transparency and Freedom of Information Act compliance are also incorporated into the record management model. The module is already integrated with the Community Edition of Alfresco and is expected to be included in the Enterprise Edition by the end of the year.

Alfresco Community Edition is licensed under the GPL and is available to download for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Alfresco Enterprise Edition is based on the Community edition, but is integrated with both open source and proprietary systems and is put through a thorough QA process.


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