We have recently been working with multiple clients that have streamlined their review and approval process to increase throughput and decrease turnaround time. One key process improvement is allowing for quick and simple annotations during the review cycle. TSG’s OpenAnnotate provides for quick, browser based annotations and now includes Workshare Compare integration as well. This post will present how OpenAnnotate combined with Workshare Compare can be used to further streamline the process of reviewing and annotating a document.
One of the major issues for authors with Documentum, Alfresco or Hadoop has always been checking in a document from a browser based interface. We have recently completed adding Office 365 integration to our High Performance Interface (HPI) to allow clients to checkin and checkout without requiring Office on their device. This post will share the approach as well as present a video of the capabilities.
Over the last six years, OpenAnnotate has evolved from supporting only simple annotations to gradually supporting all XFDF features as well as additional collaboration capabilities. Driven by our clients, OpenAnnotate has added a variety of different functionality including collaboration, highlighting, indexing, and redaction. With a modern approach, OpenAnnotate has successfully replaced numerous legacy annotation tools including Documentum’s PDF Annotation Services and AnnoDocs. This post will present all of the new features that are available in OpenAnnotate 2.5.
With the upcoming purchase of EMC by Dell taking the lead of EMC related headlines, most of us missed the EMC earnings announcement that included the ECD division and Documentum. As we presented in 2014 (EMC Announces 2014 Earnings, Layoffs and thoughts of a spin-off) and 2013 and 2012, here are our thoughts on the earnings for 2015.
Based on multiple recent client efforts, TSG is formalizing our solution for Accounts Payable. This post will present how Ephesoft Smart Capture, a open source document capture solution, can be combined with OpenMigrate and HPI to deliver a more robust invoice and check processing solution for Alfresco, Documentum or Hadoop
Based on a client need and as part of our Contract Management solution, TSG has developed an integration to HotDocs and has also become a reseller for HotDocs. HotDocs allows for data to drive the creation of documents and supports simple (ex: form letters) and complex (ex: contracts) document types. TSG’s integration allows the data and documents as well as a PDF rendition to be stored in either Alfresco, Documentum or Hadoop. This post will discuss and present a video of the integration.
TSG is hosting a breakfast meeting with Doculabs on October 15th in Rosemont, IL on the Future of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). If you are interested in attending, please send us a note at email@example.com. This post will summarize the 20 minute TED format talk I am giving to kick-off the meeting.
Hadoop, a leading technology disruptor from the Big Data movement, is a massively scalable architecture capable of dealing with terabytes+ of unstructured data. As the cost of storage, memory and CPU continues to move toward almost free, we are seeing the clients looking to move away from traditional legacy ECM tools for the newer architecture and cost savings by managing their documents with Hadoop. On major advantage of Hadoop versus traditional vendors is the ability to add attributes “on the fly”. This post is will describe an ECM content model for Hadoop and walk through the process of add and remove attributes “on the fly” based on our experience from Hadoop ECM clients.
This week TSG again attended the annual NIRMA conference in Las Vegas to both exhibit and co-present with one of our long-term nuclear clients. If you are not familiar with NIRMA it is the Nuclear Information and Records Management Association. This organization provides guidance in regards to paper and electronic records programs, compliance, and technologies to commercial, utility, and government agencies. TSG solutions are at multiple nuclear clients. This post will highlight our thoughts of the conference.
TSG is holding our annual client briefing on June 1st and June 2nd. To kickoff the meeting, I will be conducting a “State of the ECM Industry – 2015” Overview. This post will present the highlights of that presentation. Continue reading