SharePoint is a great product, but it has a number of technical issues that make it difficult to manage documents in the repository as records (such as a lack of document-level security). Microsoft is acutely aware of the need for records management in todayís business environment and theyíre focused on addressing the issue in future product releases. In the meantime, Meridio has a DoD 5015.2 certified records management solution that is integrated rather nicely with SharePoint. Meridio is a Certified Microsoft Gold partner, so they work very closely with the MS development team. The RM product is based on .Net technology, so itís perfect for SharePoint.
I donít work for Meridio, but I have a fair amount of experience implementing their software at commercial and government sites. Drop me a note at the email address listed below if you want to discuss the product off-line.
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> From: "Allen, Doug" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 2005/06/17 Fri PM 04:51:00 EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Sharepoint Services
> I believe that you have discovered or uncovered one of the weaknesses of
> SharePoint. To the best of my knowledge they are not able to address
> Records Retention issues without the use of an external tool. My
> recommendation would be to work to find an Electronic Records Management
> tool that will work within SharePoint.
> Doug Allen, CRM, CDIA+
> -----Original Message-----
> I am looking specifically for information regarding the handling of
> retention and legal holds within SharePoint Services.
> During a conference call with some team members working on SharePoint
> services (not Portal) along with a Microsoft representative. The MS
> representative indicated that SharePoint was being used for short-term
> collaboration , but as of now they do not have a built-in way to handle
> retention and legal holds.
> As you know people will start using SharePoint services for more than
> short-term collaboration since it?s so easy and can cross multiple
> locations and therefore, we need to proactively consider retention and
> legal holds. How are other companies handling retention of records and
> legal holds within SharePoint services? We currently have people using
> SharePoint services on the development server. It has not been
> approved for production yet until retention and legal holds can be
> any advice or experiences are most welcome
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