In this episode Alan Pelz-Sharpe discusses the current state of ECM in Brazil with Walter Koch . Topics they cover include:
- the project undertaken by Brazilian banks to move to scan cheques and process them electronically. Hitherto 72 aeroplanes per night have been needed to move cheques around the country - in future cheques will be imaged at the branch at which they were received, and then, once processing is complete, the hard copy will be destroyed without the original cheque having been moved
- the dramatic rise of SharePoint in Brazil - Alan said he went to Brazil's main ECM show in 2008 and saw virtually no mention of SharePoint. He went to the same show in 2010 and SharePoint dominated the show. Walter said that to accomodate SharePoint the ECM show in Sao Paulo September 2011 will split into two - an ECM show, and a SharePoint show, both running alongside each other, both the same size. Listening to Walter it strikes me as amazing that one ECM product (SharePoint) has grown to warrant the same size of conference as all of the rest of the ECM world put together.
- key ECM vendors in Brazil- Walter says that the same big 5 companies Oracle, Open Text, IBM, EMC and Microsoft are dominant in the Brazilian market as elsewhere in the world, but that there are also some local players
- Walter's observations on ECM in the Middle East, and on the recent Info 360 event in the US
This podcast was recorded on the 19 July 2011, and lasts for 31 minutes