Australian software developer and systems integrator Optimus Solutions has successfully completed the implementation of a Java-based electronic document management system for Optus Communications.
The system, MediaManager, was created five years ago in order to provide a solution for storage and management of text, graphic, database, movie and application files (such as Java applets) on a corporate intranet.
After going to tender in 1997, Optus chose MediaManager as a solution for its local document production and management, hoping to benefit from its secure document engine with a built-in Web interface capable of handling thousands of documents.
As a product with customisable features, MediaManager has proven to be a cost-effective solution for Optus with management praising its ease of installation and the low cost of implementation of the system.
"MediaManager has removed several time consuming administrative tasks, such as building indexes, linking documents, compiling metadata and managing folder and server access," Optus' business solution manager Wayne McInnes said, adding that the system "allows Optus to provide up-to-date information to staff, which is essential for every business".
Built on top of an Oracle7.3 relational database, MediaManager provides comprehensive searching facilities for document retrieval, as well as a template-based facility for quick document creation.
Optimus officials claim documents stored in MediaManager can be accessed from any platform using a standard Web browser, while individual files and documents can be protected by access-restricting security features.
According to David Masters, the managing director of Optimus Solutions, MediaManager will benefit any company in need of a document management system under a Web site, but can also be used purely to administer Web applications. Officials said the system is fully scalable and limited only by network capacity. It is certified "100% Java" for use on any platform.