eContractsTM is built ground up on SharePoint 2010 and therefore is a native SharePoint app – not an integration, not a standalone app with connectors or web parts a true native app with all the content sitting within SharePoint content databases, all the customizations based on SharePoint feature and web part extensibility frameworks. All features built to support the contract management process are implemented by App extensions for SharePoint including contract metadata, contract workflow, milestones and alerts, obligations, extensive support to contract types among other features and functionality.
For support of work flows, meta-data we have configured windows workflow foundation templates (native SharePoint work flow engine) along with SharePoint lists and library extenders, web part gallery extensions, SharePoint based custom pages etc., Hence, managing and administering the system is no different from managing any SharePoint application.
All of the contract data and content of the application is accessible by your organization and can be further configured and customized with standard SharePoint web parts, views. Also, since it is a native SharePoint application there will not be a need to invest in additional infrastructure or administrative resources.
Extending the application with integrations can also be done through SharePoint based integration mechanisms like Business Catalog Services, External Content types etc.,