Traditional ECM Audit Trail vs. VCS-based Author Changes Audit
Traditional ECM Audit Trail:
- Provides an overview of actions performed on documents.
- Tracks actions like viewing, editing, and deleting.
- Beneficial for showing the chain of custody in legal investigations.
VCS-based Author Changes Audit:
- Offers granular detail of changes down to the line of text.
- Capable of tracking changes in embedded text within binary files.
- Invaluable for legal investigations due to detailed change logs and author accountability.
In summary, while ECM provides a broad overview of document actions, VCS-based audits offer detailed insights into content changes. This granularity proves especially valuable for legal investigations, enabling a deep understanding of document evolution and individual responsibilities.