As part of EASY World 2014, chief architect at EASY, Oliver Merk, announced the development of the next ECM generation under the project name “SPIRIT”. It will provide so-called business modules for the technical EASY ECM services, which enable the creation of ECM solutions in record times thanks to the simple configuration.
The foundations for this new platform are already there, with sensible, established EASY ECM services like archiving, rendition, OCR etc. Files and documents that you, our customers and partners, manage using our current solutions will continue to be available. In addition, “SPIRIT” offers a whole new range of functions and features, which make your work simple and efficient, especially when it comes to document-intensive processes.
SPIRIT is a modular platform containing various tools: These tools can be easily configured using the EASY SOFTWARE AG business module.
What may have seemed like a distant vision back in September has now been brought to life by EASY. A core team of development and application specialists is constantly working on the realisation of “SPIRIT”.
Last week, the EASY experts spent several days in a bootcamp working on organising the next ECM generation. The focus was both on answering key technical questions and on technical details and the requirements facing “SPIRIT”. The development process is similar to that of building a house: First there must be a stable foundation upon which all of the other floors – or, in the case of “SPIRIT”, services – can be based, can stand securely and offer the very best usability. When viewed as a whole, the “building” must be inherently consistent and must fulfil all of the needs of the user.
Besides the arrangement of the so-called micro- and macro-architecture, the bootcamp agenda also included topics such as indexing, component composition and scenario testing. In terms of analysis and development, the focus was on, and continues to be on, two aspects: the simplicity of the applications with the greatest possible functionality and flexibility. It is, of course, no easy task, and one that can only be successful when the challenge is viewed as part of the organic process itself. In other words: SPIRIT lives.