Interwoven, Inc., provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has introduced the new Interwoven Records Manager (IRM) 5.0 product, enabling professional services firms to achieve enterprise content compliance and risk management through a unified information management platform incorporating both paper and electronic records.

Key features of Interwoven IRM 5.0, include: Strong Document Management Integration, an integration model for Interwoven WorkSite 8 to enables firms to classify, declare, and manage email, paper, and electronic records in the context of their document management system. Complete WorkSite integration also enables users to access records via the Web , Microsoft Outlook, or the desktop; a Flexible, Consistent & Centrally-Managed Retention Policy-Retention policy is applied and enforced across physical, electronic, and email records, designed toenable users to declare records at any level of a project hierarchy including single document, folder, matter, or client. A central interface also enables users to create and manage the retention policy, specify trigger events, retention periods, and disposition rules.

This redesign enables the incorporation of multiple events, definable event types, and integration with custom data, providing flexibility for the retention policy to be provided as an enterprise service that can be applied across repositories; Productivity-Oriented Console for Records Managers, File Clerks, and Risk Management Officers, the user interface enables centralized control over enterprise compliance policies enforced by the system including ethical walls, retention policy, standards, security policies, and circulation. The interface can also be individualized to each user’s unique role within the organization, with centralized group-based control of privileges and data access; Scalable, Multi-Tier Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) allows Interwoven IRM 5.0 to be built on a scalable service-oriented architecture to meet the functional needs of small and large firms as well as distributed organizations; and Policy-Based, Server-Managed Ethical Walls-Ethical walls have been redesigned around a policy-based system that is integrated with security policies and server-based. Interwoven IRM 5.0 will be available at the end of September 2005.