iCognition staff have recently returned from the HP Information Governance Forum (IGF) in Melbourne, where the new Records Manager 8 (RM8) product was released. This new name for HP TRIM reflects HP’s commitment to the product and positions the product better on the world stage. We like what HP have done, as they’ve really put a lot of effort and support into this new product. It was important for iCognition to see the commitment from HP to HP RM8, as it gives us the confidence to continue growing our capability and developing solutions and products that add value to HP TRIM.
The HP TRIM product name change is a rebranding and consolidation exercise. Existing HP TRIM customers will see it as just another upgrade process. Check this article about Records Manager 8, as well as the HP Autonomy brochure.
At IGF HP brought in key HP Autonomy executives from all over the world to spend a week with partners and clients. They brought in six key executives from USA, one from Canada, and three from EMEA! That’s in addition to all the key HP Autonomy managers in Australia. That shows us their commitment to the product and asscociated software suite, and their launch in Australia was a great recognition of where TRIM came from.
Essentially what HP have done is merged some key technologies from their existing records management products, Meridio and Autonomy Records Manager, into the HP TRIM code base, and renamed the product Records Manager 8. On the face of it, RM 8 is another version of HP TRIM, but it’s sharp and fresh and underneath the covers there are some excellent changes that have come from Meridio and Autonomy RM. This includes a dropzone function that stays on the desktop (i.e. use it to drag and drop documents onto files), tiered storage options, advanced audit trails, better Lotus Notes integration, and email management and conversation tracking.
There is also a new web client that is an excellent first step toward a good, usable, zero footprint client. They have worked hard at defining key user tasks and ensuring ease-of-use. We can see that this interface will continue improving over time and will really help those clients who want to maximise their bang for the buck of the licence price.
The new RM 8 product compliments and enhances the iCognition Diem Solutions strategies. For example, we believe that those clients who want to provide a strong, functional and highly usable enterprise portal to corporate information are likely to want to look at our new soon to be released Diem Portal 4 for HP TRIM. With this new Portal 4 Microsoft MVC .Net development we believe we have a fast, secure, scalable, robust and maintainable enterprise information management platform that will take our customers into the future.
Not only will Diem Portal 4 be able to operate on desktops, mobile devices and the cloud, the architecture will allow iCognition to flexibly include new functionality, while always ensuring maximum usability. It enhances the knowledge worker’s experience of accessing, managing and harnessing the value of corporate information assets across the enterprise.