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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

Integrating UCM into larger architectures

Imagine that you need to store a vendor invoice in Content Server. The transaction itself is entered in your Vendor Management ERP system and you're trying to avoid making your procurement staff enter data in two places. And, of course, you'll need to be able to get that invoice document out of Content Server from within the ERP, should they decide to view or print it. What are your choices?

The first one I'd consider is SOAP Web Service, which we will discuss in the next section.

SOAP web services

As we've seen in Chapter 8, Backup, Restore, and Content Migration, the Content Server itself is a completely Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) system, where each action the server takes is a discreet service call. And each of these calls can be done remotely, assuming you have the correct permissions and authorization, or chained together. This makes it extremely powerful and easy to integrate.

Let's review a couple of definitions before we proceed: