"With the UIA Maturity Model, organizations can see how a commitment to using specific information access technologies can enable critical business processes that underpin revenue generation, cost cutting and client satisfaction programs", stated Babineau. "Every organization wants to find ways to bring information to users and introduce it to business processes, but most rarely think about the future potential of what the underlying technology could do. The Attivio Maturity Model provides companies with a glimpse of what information access capabilities and benefits are available if a strategic, rather than short-term solution investment decision is made.
The objective of the model is to help organizations establish, benchmark, and improve information access and management strategies. According to the report, the first step in developing a plan for implementing UIA is to conduct a self-assessment of current capabilities and needs, then determine the urgency and importance of solving each issue identified. As an organization moves into the next stage, the incremental capabilities and benefits are measured across two vectors - business criticality and information management integration and process improvements.