IBM Content Navigator V3.0 delivers enhanced content integration and new, powerful, role-based redaction capabilities

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP16-0513
December 13, 2016

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IBM® Content Navigator is the unified, IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) experience platform that spans mobile, web, and desktop form factors. It includes features that make it easier to create, share, manage, and collaborate on content by using ECM products, key partner solutions, and even third-party content repositories.

Content Navigator is not just a modern, easy-to-use experience, it is also an open, standards-based platform to build custom ECM applications. It is the most effective way for partners and clients to simplify and accelerate development of custom user experiences on mobile, web, and the desktop.

Content Navigator V3.0 enhances the integration with Box and Microsoft™ Office and provides new role-based redaction capabilities. It also marks the beginning of a new Continuous Delivery support policy.

While not licensed independently, Content Navigator V3.0 is available as a bundled component of the following ECM offerings:

  • IBM Case Manager V5.3
  • IBM DataCap V9.1

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Key prerequisites
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Content Navigator requires a compatible document repository and web browser.

For details, refer to the Technical information section.

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December 16, 2016

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Content Navigator V3.0 includes the following enhancements:

  • Office Online Server integration. Initially available with FileNet® Content Foundation and FileNet Content Manager, users can create and edit files by using lightweight, web-browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint

    Office browser-based editors are seamlessly integrated into Content Navigator to allow the user to:

    • Create new Office documents.
    • Edit existing Office documents.
    • Save changes continuously.
    • Collaboratively co-edit in real time.
  • Dynamic role-based redaction. Addresses document-sensitive and data-regulatory impacts by introducing role-based redaction that limits the users' exposure to sensitive data, which is based on their business role. The redaction placement or burn-in requires the IBM Daeja™ ViewONE 5.0 Virtual Module for Permanent Redaction. A single copy of the document is stored, together with role-based redactions. Redactions are put in place based on business roles. Auto-discovery of sensitive data and auto-creation of role-based redaction is available with Datacap Insight Edition.
  • Enhanced integration with Box. From Content Navigator:
    • Supports content creation and classification in Box repositories that leverage Box metadata templates.
    • Allows content to be found, regardless of where it is stored, which is based on both content and metadata.
    • Leverages external data services to get data from an external data source to customize field properties and manage metadata template property behavior.
    • Invites and manages external collaborators on Box folders.
    • Leverages native Box viewer when viewing Box documents.
  • Other notable enhancements:
    • Deprecate an existing, Java™-applet-based email action by replacing it with a configurable, HTML-based email action. 
    • Outlook remembrance option that, when enabled, remembers the last added email classification and applies it to the next addition.
    • Advanced settings option for saved searches. Through the advance settings options, saved search authors can set read, required, and hidden attributes on both text and property-based criteria. In addition, saved search authors can filter operators for each property-based criteria.
  • New sample plugins:
    • Aspera® faspex
      • Provides new send through Aspera action.
      • Allows users to select one or more files that leverage Aspera faspex.
    • DocuSign
      • Provides new single-select and multi-select document action to send documents for signature by using DocuSign.
      • Provides signature status of documents submitted: pending, complete, and signed.
    • User Interface customization. Provides new user interface experience for navigating Content Navigator features within a desktop.

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For information on IBM Content Navigator V2.0.3, see Software Announcement AP14-0480, dated October 28, 2014.

For information about IBM Case Manager V5.3 and DataCap V9.1, see Software Announcement AP16-0516, dated December 13, 2016.

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IBM Content Navigator does not have a program number (PID). It is a nonchargeable, bundled component of a number of ECM products.

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Documentation for Content Navigator will be available at IBM Knowledge Center on December 16, 2016.

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Software requirements

Content Navigator requires a compatible document repository, such as Content Foundation or Box and also a compatible web browser running with a macOS or Windows™ operating system.

Additional details can be found at IBM Knowledge Center on December 16, 2016. Select a specific version or edition from the drop-down menu. Select Hardware and Software Requirements under the Getting Started topic.

Planning information


This offering is delivered a nonchargeable, bundled component of a number of ECM products. There is no physical media.

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Content Navigator is available as a nonchargeable, bundled component of a number of ECM products.

It does not have any orderable part numbers.

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Not applicable.

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Although Content Navigator V3.0 has adopted the Continuous Delivery support model, it will assume the lifecycle support policy of the program that includes it.

Additional terms and conditions for Content Navigator V3.0 are defined in the Content Navigator V3.0 license document, L-SYUE-AD5VNN.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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Country/Region Announced
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes
Japan IOT
Japan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka


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