It is already happening, and I couldn’t be happier. There are CMIS-base custom clients being developed and released that are taking some of the pain out of using ECM systems. I’m not talking about open source clients, but commercial clients with dedicated teams and one goal, to make money.
I know that there is pain in the use of ECM systems, and not just because I use them. I know this because of one simple metric; In my list my most successful ECM projects, the top of the list is dominated by systems that do not use the default user interface. I’m not talking about customized clients. I’m talking CUSTOM clients.