Western selects Hyland OnBase enterprise content management system

CIO Chuck Lanham has announced that Western has selected Hyland OnBase Enterprise Content Management to replace our current NolijWeb document management system.

Western has been a Perceptive NolijWeb customer since 2001, accumulating three million documents from numerous departments across campus. Hyland acquired Perceptive in 2017 and has set an end-of-life date for NolijWeb of December 2020.

Earlier this year, Information Technology Services (ITS) and campus stakeholders began the process of gathering requirements to replace NolijWeb. In addition to centralized document storage (such as provided by NolijWeb), Western also looked for a system’s ability to manage content from the point of inception through the information lifecycle until final archival and destruction.

Based on research and discussions with other universities, Western invited two vendors—Hyland and Softdocs—for on-site demonstrations this past summer. Demonstration feedback was collected from the stakeholders, and the majority favored Hyland OnBase because it best matched Western’s current and future needs.

Business Services is finalizing the contract with Hyland. The initial plan is to start the migration of existing documents from NolijWeb to Hyland OnBase in early 2020.

If you have any questions about this project, please reach out to the Office of the CIO at x3917.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:53am

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