After a long and arduous process, the GimmalSoft Compliance Suite has finally received the coveted Department of Defense 5015.02 certification, making it the only certified RMS built on the SharePoint 2010 platform. What does this mean for the rest of us?
Well, for one thing, it means that companies will no longer have to purchase multiple systems in order to meet the de-facto compliance standard. This could be a huge coup for GimmalSoft, because it will now enable records managers to work directly with work-in-progress documents that are stored within SharePoint instead of having to manage records separately.
As a point of reference, I have seen the GimmalSoft tools, and I have to say they are impressive. Definitely worth considering, just based on ease of use and the core functionality they provide (stay tuned for an upcoming series of posts). From what I’ve seen so far, the tools take full advantage of the SharePoint user experience paradigm, which is saying a lot considering some of the other tools that are out there.
With (DoD) 5015.02 certification under their belt, GimmalSoft is now poised to usher in a new era in the RM tools market, so this promises to be an exciting year in the records management space. You can read the press release here. For a more in-depth review of the GimmalSoft Compliance Suite, check out this piece by Bruce Miller at RIMtech.