4,200 Courses Delivered Worldwide on Content and Records Management

AIIM - The ECM Association Leads the Way in Helping Organizations Manage Their Business Critical Information and Processes

Worcester, (PresseBox) - AIIM - The Enterprise Content Management Association has expanded its certificate training program to include two new programs for Business Process Management (BPM) and Information Organization & Access (IOA). These new programs provide organizations with the skills and knowledge to improve their business processes and optimize enterprise search and findability. Online and in-person courses are now available to students worldwide.

AIIM introduced its ECM and ERM Certificate Programs in January 2006, and since then has delivered 4,200 courses across the world to students in Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, Hong Kong, Dubai, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Netherlands, and the United States. This makes AIIM the leading provider of both content management and records management training in the world.

"The huge success of our first two certificate programs on Electronic Records Management and Enterprise Content Management led us to develop related certificate programs to help end-users make smart information management decisions," notes AIIM President John Mancini. "With over 4,200 course attendees in the first 18 months of operation, AIIM is now the leading provider of education on records management and document management in the world."

Each AIIM Certificate Training Program consists of three designation levels (Practitioner, Specialist and Master) across four programs (Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Electronic Records Management (ERM), Business Process Management (BPM) and Information Organization & Access (IOA)). "AIIM course enrollees receive an understanding of technologies, methodologies and global best practices for managing information and business processes, but also obtain the highly respected AIIM Practitioner, Specialist and/or Master designation," states Atle Skjekkeland, Vice President of AIIM.

The AIIM Business Process Management (BPM) program offers strategic and practical knowledge for building a business case, process/information governance, business analysis, BPM architecture and technologies, collaboration, and the role of enterprise content management (ECM) in business process management. Information about the BPM program is available at http://www.aiim.org/....

The AIIM Information Organization & Access (IOA) program covers content audits and inventories, search tools and techniques, taxonomies, metadata, document and content modeling, the user experience of information access, information organization standards, and findability. Information about the IOA program is available at http://www.aiim.org/....

The two new programs were developed in conjunction with AIIM´s Education Advisory Group which includes such organizations as Accenture, BearingPoint, Fujitsu, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Royal Mail, The National Archives of the United Kingdom, US Department of Treasury, and Virgin Media.

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AIIM is the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) -- the tools and technologies used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM enables four key business drivers: Continuity, Collaboration, Compliance, and Costs.

For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with managing documents, content, records, and business processes. Today, AIIM is international in scope, independent, implementation-focused, and, as the representative of the entire ECM industry -- including users, suppliers, and the channel -- acts as the industry´s intermediary.

As a neutral and unbiased source of information, AIIM serves the needs of its 50,000 plus members and the industry by providing educational opportunities, professional development, reference and knowledge resources, networking events, and industry advocacy.

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