At the top of the list of spending plans for the next 12-18 months are workflow/BPM (45% planning a spending increase), document management (45%), and records management (43%).
Search also ranked highly in the results, with 1 in 9 end users planning on spending "much more" on these technologies in 2008.
All of which is consistent with the anecdotal evidence we hear from end users as well as what we saw at this year's AIIM International Exposition and Conference.
It was interesting this year to note the attendance pattern at the AIIM training pre-conference sessions at the Show and how consistent the attendance was with the above priorities. For the first time, we offered our Practitioner training in all six areas as a one-day pre-conference session. The top sessions? ECM (150+ attendees), ERM (100+) and BPM.
Over the next few weeks we'll be packing our bags for the annual round of seminars. The cities are listed below -- we hope to see you there. AIIM will be focusing on this theme of content control vs. content
access -- and more specifically "the SharePoint Effect." Click HERE for details.
April 2 Houston, TX (Renaissance Houston)
April 9 Denver, CO (Marriott Denver City Center)
April 16 Los Angeles, CA (Sheraton Anaheim)
April 23 San Francisco, CA (Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport)
April 30 Bellevue, WA (Meydenbauer Center)
May 7 Dallas, TX (InterContinental Dallas)