HPI Search Compared to Webtop and D2

This blog is the first post in a series that will consist of multiple short posts that touch on a number of differences between TSG’s HPI solution and the Webtop and D2 interfaces.  For the first post, we will discuss searching for content. Users of ECM systems are often willing to put up with some of the more complex functionality (i.e. checkin, checkout, workflows), if they can quickly and accurately locate content.  However, if users are unable to easily perform this basic function, you can be sure that they will be quick to loudly voice their concerns and find ways around using the ECM application.

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Documentum – EMC World 2015 – Meet the Executives

Rohit Ghai – President,  Jeetu Patel – Syncplicity,  Jason Capital – Chief Revenue Officer, Ryan Davidsen – Global  SE Lead , John  OMelia – Senior Vice President – Documentum , Jeroen Van Rotterdam – Chief Technology Officer

Session was described as being just Rohit and Chris McLaughlin, head of Marketing – Chris was a no-show.

This post will share questions and answers from the session.

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Documentum – EMC World 2015 – Overall ECD Product Vision and Roadmap – Ahson Ahmad and Mark Arbour

Earlier this week, we wrote about the Documentum Platform Roadmap.   We, along with many other attendees, mistook the first day’s session as the overall roadmap rather than just the Documentum Platform.  This post will describe the overall Roadmap and present our thoughts.

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Documentum Content Server 6.7 – Primary Support Ending April 30, 2015 – What should clients do?

At EMC World 2014, Rick Devenuti shared 13 minutes into his keynote  that only 25% of Documentum customers had upgraded to the Content Server 7.x after over 18 months of 7.x being available.  While Rick spun this news to the positive, we had been posting since 2013 that many of our clients were hesitant to upgrade despite at Documentum 6 to Documentum 7 was nothing like the upgrade clients experienced for previous releases.

While Rick Devenuti has recently left IIG (now ECD), for the clients that are still on Documentum Content Server 6.7 (still significantly more than 50%), this post will present our recommendations regarding extended support, content server upgrade as well as other upgrade issues.

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Documentum and Alfresco – What are some of the bigger differences?

Many of the more popular posts over the years have been surrounding Migrating from Documentum to Alfresco  and other comparison posts.  While some of the differences are obvious (Big Public Company/Division of EMC versus Private Company, 20+ Years old versus 10 Years Old…..),  for this post, we thought we would summarize some of the not so obvious differences for clients considering migrating from Documentum to Alfresco from both a technology and culture perspective.

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Enterprise Content Management Predictions – 2015

This post will give some thoughts in regards to the futures of ECM and what we would expect in 2015.  In looking back, we neglected to do a predictions last year.  See our post detailing our 2013 predictions for Documentum.  This post will compare our thoughts and predictions in the past for the previous two years as well as give our thoughts for the upcoming year. Continue reading