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September 25, 2009

Content Management planning in Business Objects

Filed under: SAP Business Objects — Shahfaisal @ 11:20 am

It is the process of planning and managing the content of a system so as to ease the support and maintenance of that system. Besides ease and maintenance, a well deigned content management strategy helps in:
• Creating a secure implementation thereby protecting confidential information.
• Preventing information overload from users accessing too many objects which also avoids unnecessary hits to data sources.
• An efficient structure for users to find the information they need.

The first stage of planning is to analyze stakeholder requirements. The results will provide the information needed to create the content management plan. logical content plan involves mapping out who needs access to what content, then organizing users and content based on those needs. This is accomplished by:

• Creating a folder structure and organizing objects.
• Creating a group structure and organizing users.
• Specifying user and group access levels for folders and objects.
• Creating Profiles for structured personalization.
• Creating corporate categories and assigning objects.

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