A New Drug Application dossier often includes documents drawn from numerous repositories; Documentum in Regulatory, Oracle in Manufacturing, and SharePoint in Marketing. In fact, variants of the same document can often be found in more than one repository, forcing a complex reconciliation process.
No end user application can possibly track every document and document store, the net result being silos of information. ALiCE (i4i's Authoring Lifecycle Collaboration Environment) solves this problem by managing all connections, remote and local, making it look to end user applications as if they are interacting with a single document store. Finally, ALiCE respects the permissions and security defined in each of your existing repositories.
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