Web Compliance Manager online (imergo)

Published on: 06/02/2008
Web Compliance ensures that your Web site or your Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) conforms to a specification, a standard or a law that has been defined or issued by the corresponding standards or regulatory body. In today's complex Web environments, Web Compliance can reduce costs, ensure interoperability of your pplications, increase customer satisfaction and usability, and protect you of liability issues.

Policy Context

W3C WAI Guidelines: e-europe 2002, e-europe 2010, BITV in Germany, Section 508, DDA in UK, LSI in Spain, PubbliAccesso in Italy and CL&F in Canada.

Description of the way to implement the initiative

Imergo was developed by the Fraunhofer FIT in Germany and it is being maintained and improved by FIT. Imergo® is commercialized worldwide by RedDot Solutions AG under the name of Web Compliance Manager. RedDot belongs to the Open Text Corporation and is one of the world leaders providing ECM solutions.

Technology solution

Technology choice: Standards-based technology, Accessibility-compliant (minimum WAI AA), Open source software

Main results, benefits and impacts

Web Compliance is not reduced to accessibility of Web portals, but it is a wider concept that includes: - Standards compliance and interoperability; - Quality assurance and optimization of resources; - Security and privacy; - Searchability, discoverability of resources and ranking optimization; - Corporate identity; - Compliance to other financial or legal regulations like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Lessons learnt

Lower costs for website owner: Easier management of look and feel Simplified development and deployment processes Page size reduction / Faster rendering (size + standards-mode) Future-proof of websites: Cross-device portability Authoring tool/developer independence More customers: Better search engine ranking Browse diversity is increasing: reaching wider audiences Fulfill legal obligations Improving the corporate image. Scope: International