Oracle WebCenter Content Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 24, 2020

Worth Considering Depending On Your Needs

Score 7 out of 10
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My company uses Oracle WebCenter Content for automating part of our Accounts Payable (AP) processes by ingesting new invoices. The AP department is very happy with the functionality of the OCR (optical character recognition) feature. The product integrates nicely with the Oracle Payables module. The imported invoices can easily be categorized, indexed, etc.
  • OCR works very well when scanning invoices.
  • Integration with other Oracle products works well.
  • Some functionality you would expect to be built-in (such as reporting for compliance) is not and requires other Oracle products to be integrated.
  • Separating an invoice with multiple lines for different departments is not an easy task.
If your company is large and uses other Oracle products, Oracle WebCenter Content is probably a worthwhile investment. It integrates well with other Oracle applications and has the potential to help automate some of your existing processes.

If you do not use other Oracle products, I would say there are better alternatives out there that are probably more user-friendly and cost effective.
Yes - I am a member or the Oracle Application User Group (OAUG) and Commerce Pros (for ATG Commerce). It helps to get input from other companies that may have experienced similar problems with products you use and how they solved them. It is also useful to get insight into ways others use the same products differently than you do.
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Girish Mehta | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Oracle WebCenter Content

Score 8 out of 10
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Oracle WebCenter Content is being used for an AP invoicing solution. It is being used by the AP business team in our organization. It gives a life cycle to our supplier's invoices and gives one repository and source of truth for all supplier invoices and it also provided easy access to the invoices. And to also make sure to prevent duplication and timely payment to the suppliers.
  • It provided one single repository with a URL link to access each AP invoice.
  • It gives a life cycle to each invoice where a business user can perform some additional indexing as per their needs.
  • It also provides a reporting feature and a front-end for users to view invoices with ease and very helpful for auditing purpose.
  • It uses the BPEL engine to customize the life cycle and also it can automate the auto entry of supplier invoices in your EBS system.
  • Reduce a lot of manual efforts, manual errors and workforce.
  • The OCR feature needs to be enhanced as currently for automatically creation of invoices, we still need a XML data file.
The WebCenter content can be used with all the Oracle modules where documentation is being used.
Not yet, but I'm interested in Oracle user groups
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2018

Reduce your data entry effort by 80% with Oracle webcenter

Score 8 out of 10
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We implemented Oracle Fusion Payables along with WebCenter content. WebCenter has optical character recognition capability which reduces data entry effort by 80%. Accounts payables invoice processing is a paper-intensive process. We have a shared service center which processes about 1500 invoices a day. We were looking for a scalable solution and Oracle Fusion Payables with WebCenter solved the problem.
WebCenter content can extract index and archive the data. As per regulatory requirements, we are supposed to store all AP invoices for 7 years. We were storing them physically in cabinets in the office. With the current real estate boom, we were spending a significant amount on rentals. With WebCenter Content, these invoices can be stored, indexed and archived in the cloud. This frees up space in our office and saves money. Our auditors also loved this as data is organized in a much better way and it can be easily retrieved with a click of the button.
WebCenter content is an enterprise-class content management system which can securely store any type of documents from any source. Further WebCenter content can be integrated with any major ERP in the market.
  • Suppliers emailed scanned invoices to WebCenter as opposed to sending invoices via snail mail, which is paper intensive and slow. This alone reduced our Payables processing cycle time.
  • WebCenter Content can extract, categorize, index and organize data from invoice images. This reduces 80% of data entry effort. WebCenter Content has optical character recognition capability. It can match the invoice to the purchase order mentioned on the invoice image.
  • WebCenter content is tightly integrated with Oracle Payables. The scanned invoices can be accessed from payables on demand. Invoice approvers can view the scanned invoice before approving them.
  • Any images in the emails sent by suppliers (supplier logos in the signature) are treated as invoices by WebCenter Content software.
  • We have an invoice with 4 lines and each line has its own project manager. Ideally, each invoice line should be sent for approval to respective project managers. However, WebCenter Business Process management was sending all the lines to all project managers.
  • The user experience of Oracle WebCenter Content can be drastically improved. It is not up to the mark.
WebCenter Content is suitable for payables invoice processing for companies with a huge volume of paper invoices. 80% of data entry effort can be reduced.
For small companies with less volume, WebCenter may not make sense. WebCenter is not perfect. It has some issues. We raised enhancement requests with Oracle, hopefully, Oracle will resolve them soon.
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Lee Cornelison | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 04, 2015

WebCenter for Records Management

Score 4 out of 10
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This was selected as a solution to be used as the platform for a planned enterprise-wide records management system. An important feature was the the ability to manage both existing paper records, as well as current and future electronic records. The optional RMA records management module offered a Records life-cycle management ability that we did not previously possess.
  • Offers a stable Content Management environment with native versioning for use as a collaboration environment.
  • The optional Inbound Refinery can automatically generate PDF renditions of content files
  • Records management module meets all of the basic DoD 5015.2 Records Mgmt standards specifications
  • Standard components can perform additional functions was as Image Processsing, water-marking
  • The user interface is very dated, and not really very configurable without custom module development. We are waiting to see what the promised improvements in the UI look like, when they are debuted in the upcoming 12C release of WebCenter
  • There are really no simple utilities or APIs for transferring content and metadata between WebCenter and any interconnected systems. Any data transfer project -- whether an ad hoc transfer, or an ongoing service -- typically requires some sort of custom Java development
  • The basic application is very mature, and pretty much bullet-proof. When odd problems or behaviors arise, the Oracle support engineers have a wide range of support experience with the product. Their knowledge levels can vary from expert to essentially no experience with the product. This can lead to lengthy, frustrating support cases, to solve even minor issues
If a customer is setting up a system from scratch, can they afford to have a 3rd party integrator come on site to assist with designing, configuring and launching their installation? It might be very difficult to bring a WebCenter system up, without any expert assistance for the launch.

If a potential customer needs to have a great deal of interconnectivity with other enterprise systems, how much custom development support can they muster to support their plans?
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Scott Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2014

Enterprise Content Management with Oracle WebCenter Content

Score 8 out of 10
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I am an enterprise content management consultant. My company designs and builds implementations of content management solutions for public and private sector organizations who need to manage hundreds of thousands upwards to millions of documents for web and non-web use. Oracle WebCenter Content is built on a robust content and document management repository with fully customizable metadata and that scales extremely well. WebCenter Content provides enterprise-wide content management, not just web content management (though it does that too). The system uses web service APIs to allow third-party as well as other Oracle tools to leverage its capabilities so it is highly adaptable to almost any business need.
  • WebCenter Content's biggest strength is its robust content repository
  • WebCenter Content provides SOAP and JSON web service APIs for integration with third-party and custom tools
  • WebCenter Content has very strong yet flexible access control and security
  • WebCenter Content has very powerful, customizable workflows to accommodate any organizational authoring, editing, and approval structure
  • WebCenter Content provides excellent tools for development, staging, and production authoring/developing, testing, and publication
  • Metadata for content stored and managed in WebCenter Content is fully customizable so custom rules can be created to store, retrieve, and manipulate content individually or in batch.
  • WebCenter Content is fast and scales very well for optimal performance.
  • Better user experience, especially in SiteStudio, the web development IDE.
  • More modern user interface features such as drag-and-drop web page construction
  • More modern and visually appealing user interface overall
  • A full implementation of WebCenter Content as a managed node in the WebLogic application server to leverage all of WebLogic's capabilities
  • Integration of a web experience/campaign management tool for managing online marketing targeting and personalization
For organizations that have a huge number of documents in a variety of formats (MS Word, PDF, text, etc) to manage - and by huge I mean hundreds of thousands or millions, WebCenter Content is a great solution. WebCenter Content is also a great choice if/when an organization has a lot of users with different roles and permissions to be managed. During the selection process the focus should be on how the client actually works. Implementation and development are relatively small parts of the overall life cycle. What is important to ascertain is who will be using the system (authors, administrators, editors, etc), what tasks or objectives do they need to complete, and what the content creation, review, editing, approval, and maintenance process looks like.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 13, 2016

My take on WebCenter Content

Score 8 out of 10
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We use Oracle WebCenter Content to store our invoices from EBS and also HR docs from PeopleSoft into Oracle WebCenter Content Imaging.
  • The Forms Recognition component works very well
  • The CMU and Archiver utilities provide the capability to import and export content between different environments
  • Mobile offering
  • More user friendly administration
It is well suited for imaging and bulk data. It is not very well suited in my opinion in collaborative document editing.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Content capture & imaging (4)
File sync, storage & archiving (4)
Document management (4)
Records management (4)
Content search & retrieval (4)
Enterprise content collaboration (2)
Content publishing & creation (3)
Security, risk management & information governance (3)
Contract lifecycle management (1)
Automated workflows (2)
Artificial intelligence (1)
Integration (2)

About Oracle WebCenter Content

Oracle WebCenter Content is Oracle's ECM Suite. This product is tightly integrated to other Oracle products and provides ECM functionality to Siebel CRM and PeopleSoft.  The WebCenter product family also includes Oracle's CMS (WebCenter Sites) which they acquired from FatWire. WebCenter Content is meant to orchestrate content lifecycle management from creation to archiving, and contains infrastructure for document management and timely, compliant, branded presentation.

Oracle WebCenter software subsumes three packages, WebCenter Content (this ECM package), WebCenter Sites (Web Experience Management with Content Management features), and WebCenter Portal (self-service portal with content delivery) that are frequently bundled. WebCenter products are targeted and enterprises and larger entities, and are part of Oracle's effort to integrate their content management offerings with E-Business Suite, Peoplesoft, and JD Edwards, for a more comprehensive centrally managed environment.

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