M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, announced the immediate availability of M-Files Online, the first information management system that enables organizations to flexibly combine cloud and on-premises deployments with a single user license without having to lock into one model.
M-Files Online offers a more intelligent and flexible, system-neutral approach to managing information that makes any organization cloud-ready. This new approach unifies information and related policies and processes across an organization's systems and repositories, including M-Files, file shares, SharePoint, and ERP and CRM systems, providing immediate access to existing information on day one, without massive, upfront data migration projects.
Enterprises are increasingly moving to the cloud or considering how it fits in their future IT strategy. According to the Association of Intelligent Information Management (AIIM)’s The State of Intelligent Information Management study, more than 80 percent of information management professionals are planning solutions that are at least partly cloud-based. Many cutting-edge technologies, especially around artificial intelligence, require elastic computing resources and are therefore often only cloud-based. However, common roadblocks to cloud adoption remain, such as intensive data migrations, reliance on legacy systems, and security and regulatory concerns. M-Files Online removes those roadblocks by seamlessly spanning both cloud and on-premises environments.
“Along with mega-trends, such as the cloud, mobile and the rise of AI, there's a fundamental shift underway related to how organizations manage information,” said Miika Mäkitalo, CEO at M-Files. “As the amount of information explodes, the rigid, complex ways of the past no longer work. M-Files Online offers a new, more dynamic approach we call intelligent information management that leverages AI to bring together information in legacy 'dark data' siloes. M-Files Online is also the only solution that allows freely mixing cloud and on-premises deployments with the same software license. This enables our customers to benefit from modern cloud services, while also keeping the data they choose behind the firewall.”
Key features of M-Files Online include:
- Instant cloud readiness provides future-proof operations: M-Files Online includes the ability to freely combine on-premises and cloud repositories within the same software subscription.
- AI-powered metadata controls content chaos with context: AI identifies and brings together information from legacy "dark data" silos, providing immediate access to critical information.
- Connects to existing file shares and SharePoint: M-Files Online connects to a variety of systems and repositories, from network folders and SharePoint, to file-sharing services, existing DMS and ECM systems, and ECP and CRM systems, without requiring data migration.
M-Files Online is available on a subscription basis, providing immediate access to new features and improvements with automatic updates. This reduces IT workload and ensures access to the latest capabilities, including performance and security improvements, even for on-premises deployments.