Content Management Interoperability Services
) standard is a uniform means for applications to work with content repositories. The CMIS standard is an element of the IBM Business Content Services integrated approach to manage and control content created by shared workgroups across your organization. IBM participation in CMIS development drives better interoperability between ECM products regardless of vendor and helps provide clients with more choice and lower costs when it comes to basic ECM needs.
The CMIS standard opens new possibilities for business partners and systems integrators to easily and effectively integrate IBM ECM products. CMIS
- Makes it easier to integrate IBM ECM products into existing installations of Microsoft SharePoint, SAP and other participating vendors.
- Does not replace the extensive API capabilities of IBM ECM portfolio products.
More than a year in development, the CMIS standard is supported by IBM, Microsoft, SAP, BEA/Oracle, EMC, OpenText and Alfresco. Submission of the standards and specifications to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is underway. The specification that describes the standard is available from the OASIS public web site.
Unlike similar standards in the past, CMIS is designed to make it possible to access content where it already exists. This will unlock content to applications and make it possible for users to access more information.
The standard defines a small set of basic object types (folders, documents, relationships and policies) and a set of a few dozen services to manage them. Bindings for both REST services based on Atom and Web Services are defined.