Broadcast, media and archive organisations have been very dependent on manual workflows for business processes, along with the huge volume of paperwork, emails and phone calls required to manage them. In the days of videotape and film this was not ideal, but it was at least manageable as users could actually get their hands on the physical item. But this method of working does not lend itself to file-based content. It cannot operate at maximum efficiency, cannot be automated, is error prone and gives very little feedback in order to find out the status of any content or process. The need for a highly efficient file-based, business process management (BPM) solution to acquire, manage and deliver the content cannot be over emphasised.
Mediaflex-UMS (Unified Media Services) delivers the most powerful, flexible and user configurable media-aware BPM software platform available today. Mediaflex-UMS provides a library of over 50 frequently used media management and content preparation tasks that users can configure to create templates for specific business processes, without the need for special scripting expertise or specialised development.
"Content Intelligence" is an integrated element of the Mediaflex-UMS Workflow, enabling metadata mining from the content essence files along with metadata held within the Mediaflex Meta Server. It enables workflow automation and orchestration, based on your business-generated metadata values thus significantly reducing operational costs and improving efficiency and collaboration across the entire content lifecycle.