The Cost of Standing Still:  Top 6 Reasons to Renovate Legacy ECM
John Mancini

By: John Mancini on March 8th, 2017

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The Cost of Standing Still:  Top 6 Reasons to Renovate Legacy ECM

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Your legacy Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system has been a reliable part of your organization for years. It was cutting edge when it was implemented. But how do you know when it’s no longer flexible enough to help your business meet its vision and strategic goals?

Is it when you’re under pressure to support digital transformation initiatives but don’t have the right tools to do the job?

Perhaps it’s when you need to integrate content with other systems and applications but can’t quite link all those silos together?

Or is it when your organization, looking for ever-increasing agility, starts seeing IT infrastructure as a barrier to progress?


Some ECM systems are too old to adapt to modern ways of working. They can’t keep your critical content secure. They don’t comply with tough new regulations and mandates. And they’re unlikely to offer the level of user-experience your users now expect, which means user adoption suffers.

Here are 6 questions you should be asking:

  1. Does Your ECM Meet Your Business Needs?
  2. Do You Get Frequent ECM Updates & Timely Support?
  3. Is your Existing ECM Solution “Modern” Enough?
  4. Can You Easily Customize and Integrate Your Proprietary Software?
  5. Is Your Vendor Moving in the Right Direction for Your Business?
  6. Does the Total Cost of Ownership Compete With Other Systems?

Join AIIM and leading industry analyst Alan Pelz Sharpe for a discussion of these questions on Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

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About John Mancini

John Mancini, president and CEO of AIIM, is an author, speaker, and respected leader of the AIIM global community of information professionals. He is a catalyst in social, mobile, cloud, and big data technology adoption and an advocate for the new generation of experts who are driving the future of information management. John predicts that the next three years will generate more change in the way we deploy enterprise technologies and whom we trust with this task than in the previous two decades. His passion about the evolution of information workers into information analysts spurred John to establish the Certified Information Professional (CIP) program to enable anyone, anywhere to benchmark and develop new and strategic skills. His commitment to education includes the continual development of leading-edge training and publishing of ongoing industry research to help guide new thinking. As a frequent keynote speaker, John offers his expertise on the transformational challenges and opportunities facing information professionals and attracts over 100,000 visitors annually to his blog Digital Landfill. He has published six e-book titles including “#OccupyIT — A Technology Manifesto for Cloud, Mobile and Social Era” and the popular “8 Things You Need to Know About” e-book series. He has a Klout score in the high 60s, is ranked #5 in online SharePoint influence by and #42 in the KnowledgeLake SharePoint Influencer50. John can be found on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as jmancini77.