UBS Intranet

Secure Content Management at UBS

The goal of the ECM project UBS PRP (Platform Replacement Project) was to completely overhaul UBS' intranet infrastructure. For its new platform, UBS chose the Oracle ECM suite 'Universal Content Management' (UCM), with AdNovum as their implementation partner.

In a first step, AdNovum consolidated the business requirements together with Oracle and UBS' IT department and wrote the technical specifications. AdNovum then took the lead in implementing the new solution including the required modifications (language support, personalized internal news) and integrating it into the UBS' IT environment.

At the same time, AdNovum worked in close cooperation with Oracle and UBS to optimize the performance and scalability of Oracle UCM to enable compliance with UBS requirements. AdNovum also supported the migration of the existing content and meta-information. Finally, AdNovum was responsible for quality assurance from the pilot release to the final implementation in April 2009. Particular attention was given to the security integration, including SSO, authentication, authorization, and imports.


  • Approx. 70'000 internal user
  • Information platform for all, with flexible number of closed user groups
  • 400 publishers
  • Management of about 1'300 sites including approx. 70'000 HTML pages and 100'000 news items
  • Custom home page with personalized news
  • Time-controlled publication (e.g. for quarterly results)
  • Integration of market data systems (stock quotes)
  • Closed user groups (CUG); some sections of the intranet are only accessible to authorized users
  • Direct access to documents via web browser
  • Oracle TEXT full-text search for a variety of document types
  • Thumbnail generation for graphics
  • Content and metadata push to Microsoft FAST enterprise search
  • WYSIWYG HTML-editing & workflow-based processing
  • Expandable metadata model for the structured storage of content
  • XML News Export Feed (similar to RSS)
  • Component-based architecture
  • Content feed for external applications
  • Automated installation and configuration
  • Fine-tunable caching for performance optimization
  • Clustering concept for high availability


  • Oracle UCM, DB Oracle 10g, Java 64bit VM, Apache, IBM Http Server
  • AJAX, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), CSS, HTML, XML, idoc (UCM scripting language)