Performance and ease of use in a search interface is often one of the highest concerns clients have when deploying Alfresco. Back in April 2016, we presented how to Do More with Your Alfresco Deployment with a configurable search interface. For this post in our 2018 Share and OpenContent Management Suite comparison series, we will […]
Performance and ease of use in a search interface is often one of the highest concerns our clients have when building an ECM system. Back in 2012, we did a Search comparison between Webtop and OpenContent Search (then called HPI). As part of our 2018 Making Documentum Better blog series, we thought we’d update the […]
One troubling point we continue to see in our industry space, whether it be content management providers like Nuxeo, ASG or even analysts like Gartner, is a continued push around the benefits of a federation search, often as an alternative to migration. This post will explore federated content management with a comparison to a very […]
As we have mentioned on this site multiple times, performance and ease of use in regards to searching is one of the most frequent concerns as it relates to use of Documentum. During our review of D2, we thought it would make an interesting blog post as well as video to compare searching across the […]
Often times Documentum users, frustrated with Webtop Search or Advanced Search will request “Can we just have a Google Search?”. This post will provide input to Documentum developers on how to best address this ongoing request. While this post is specifically focused on Documentum developers, lessons learned about interface design apply to our Alfresco and […]
Earlier this year, we posted about HPI Search compared to Documentum Webtop and D2 as well as our thoughts around some of the technical issues with D2. For this post, we thought we’d take a closer look at the options for search with D2 as compared to HPI.
As we’ve mentioned previously when comparing search in Alfresco Share to the OpenContent Management Suite (OCMS), performance and ease of use in a search interface is often one of the highest concerns clients have when deploying Alfresco. As we’ve recently started comparing the new Alfresco Development Framework (ADF) with OCMS, naturally our first inclination it to […]
One of the first questions for any Alfresco implementation is: “how will users search and access documents?”. As longtime readers of the TSG blog will know, we typically recommend against the user “I just was a Google Search” approach. Most of our clients want to target certain document types/scenarios and search on key attributes to […]
In previous posts, we looked at comparing the Alfresco Development Framework (ADF) to OpenContent Management Suite (OCMS), specifically the search, contributor, and folder interfaces. For this post, we are going to turn our attention to building an application on each of these platforms. Specifically, we’ll look at how clients can build an Alfresco search interface.
I was talking to a client last week that was struggling with their Documentum system performance. This client had recently brought in Documentum Consulting, and having been unsuccessful in improving performance, was concerned that there might be nothing left to do. This post will focus on innovative things TSG has done for clients in regards […]
In the previous post in this series, we compared searching in HPI vs. out of the box interfaces like Share. However, we have seen multiple TSG clients attempt build a search interface from scratch. In this post, we will discuss why it is better and faster to leverage HPI for Alfresco search rather than “rolling your own”.
I met with a client yesterday that was struggling with a typical ECM issue in regards to how to provide for searches against multiple ECM environments. While ECM vendors love to pitch the “one repository to rule them all”, most ECM users have content in a variety of different solutions that have evolved over time. […]
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 […]
Typically Documentum users will have heard Ed speak at Momentum or EMC World in the past in regards to system performance and Documentum. For this post, we are going to take a different approach and talk about Documentum Search APPLICATION Tuning for system and USER performance. All of the concepts relate to our Alfresco and […]
One of our most popular methods to make Documentum better for our clients is to implement a consumer portal application based on Open Content Search. This consumer portal is typically a simplified search and retrieve interface based on a read-only cache of documents and metadata outside of the Documentum repository. TSG has implemented multiple consumer portal […]
We’re working with a large Pharmaceutical company to install Documentum xPlore as a replacement for FAST. We’ve just finished the QA environment deployment, and we’re planning for the Production deployment in mid-April. For this post, we are going to discuss the cutover strategy as well as some lessons learned from the project.
Over the last couple of years, some ECM vendors have been touting a Federated Search model to “cure” the issue of access to document content contained in legacy ECM systems. Whether from an ECM vendor like Nuxeo or supporting software vendor like Simflofy, the marketing message of getting access to multiple repositories from one search hearkens […]
Because clients often leverage SharePoint as their company Intranet, many consider configuring SharePoint as a search portal for external repositories. This approach allows users to use one central interface for searching and retrieving content. While Documentum provides the MyDocumentum for SharePoint product to provide search access to Documentum, we are seeing more clients wanting a […]
TSG will be conducting a Webinar with Alfresco on February 11 (Recording Posted) on how to enhance or extend Alfresco Share with HPI 2.1. This post is the first in a series of posts on how HPI 2.1 can work with Share and will focus on Search and Document Display.
Many experienced Documentum customers have attempted to leverage the Google appliance as an alternative to Documentum Search or as part of an Enterprise Search effort. One of our clients presented their experience at our user group meeting. This post will discuss their findings.
Many clients are struggling with the concept of Enterprise Search. While the last post discussed ways to improve search results, this post will discuss thoughts and experience with a recent client focused on Enterprise Search.
One of the trends we are seeing with our Alfresco clients is a desire to move away from custom interface coding to more configuration or no code approaches. This post will highlight the differences between coding approaches for Alfresco Share and the Alfresco Development Framework (ADF) and configuration approaches with TSG’s OpenContent Management Suite.
After the successful 11 Billion Document Benchmark with DynamoDB, we had a discussion with a couple of the major analysts as well as a nice shout-out from Jeff Potts on ECM Architect. We received a ton of great feedback on the scale of what we were able to accomplish along with lots of discussion specifically […]
The last post discussed the results of an HPI Lucene Search test compared to a Webtop FAST Search as part of a proof of concept for a client looking to provide a consumer interface. As we have often mentioned on this forum, we continually see clients looking for a better search interface than Webtop, as […]
We have recently begun working with a couple of clients on potential migration efforts from Documentum to SharePoint for their document control applications. In preparing for these efforts, we are in the process of upgrading OpenContent, OpenMigrate and even parts of HPI to run on either SharePoint or Documentum. For this post, we thought it […]
Similar to our recent post and whitepaper on Documentum and SharePoint integration, this post will present similar options for Alfresco users. We recently posted an example of SharePoint and Alfresco integration in our Learning Zone. This post will present a recap of possible solutions to compare and contrast the alternatives.
This short video overviews search in OpenContent Search and highlights attribute searching
While helping a client troubleshoot some FAST full text indexing issues with their Documentum 5.3sp6 environment recently, I came across some tools that proved to be helpful during the troubleshooting process.
During some interesting discussions this week, the team brainstormed around federations of content and how to name a federated approach where we are doing more than just search but not bringing along all the baggage that goes with a migration. This post will introduce the concept of “Federated Content Aggregation” approach to content management. Federated […]
With the release of the Alfresco Content Accelerator (formerly the OpenContent Management Suite or OCMS) this week, one of the major benefits for Alfresco, Documentum or NoSQL customers with content management interface requirements is the ability to configure interfaces/solutions with No Code. No Code is a means to deliver specific business functionality quickly through configuration […]
Since the new Documentum Search Services beta program just started last week, we thought we would share some of TSG’s thoughts on full-text search and our plans to add Lucene capabilities to our open source offerings. Documentum Search Services (DSS), was tentatively called Enterprise Search Services (ESS) early in the product development. DSS promises to […]
No Code was popularized by Salesforce and other SaaS vendors as a means to deliver business functionality without the requirement of developers, allowing users to configure specific capabilities and start using the application quickly. This post will present a background and the benefits of No Code as well as present how the OpenContent Management suite […]
The latest release of Alfresco One introduced a range of enhancements to the search capabilities in Alfresco Share. With these enhancements also came a significant upgrade to Alfresco’s back-end indexing and search engine, Solr. This article will showcase some of the new search features that are available in Alfresco 5, as well as provide information […]
During a TSG presentation at AIIM Executive committee last month, one question raised from the audience was “how would you define a modern interface for ECM”. This post will address some of the concepts and practices TSG implements in building our modern interfaces to differentiate from the legacy interfaces of the past.
When developing a taxonomy for an ECM implementation, the question of how heavily to use folders to classify content always arises. Out-of-the-box implementations of Documentum using WDK applications, like Webtop, typically rely heavily on creating new content in folders, as well as using folder trees to find documents. TSG has had a lot of success […]
Alfresco’s out of the box user interface, Share, is typically the collaboration interface most Alfresco clients leverage for their initial development efforts. Alfresco Share has garnered some concerned attention from Alfresco customers this year when Alfresco announced that Alfresco would be deprecating Share in future. To help readers understand the difference between Share and the OpenContent […]
We just completed a very interesting integration for one of our clients to enable searching across multiple Documentum repositories. The client was struggling with the Federated Search from Documentum and was looking for a better solution to access two separate Documentum instances with a cleaner search. This post will detail our approach and some of […]
We are working with a couple of different clients that are considering TSG’s High Performance Interface (HPI) to as an alternative to Alfresco Share. This post will discuss some of the key differences between the two interfaces for those clients considering alternative Alfresco interfaces.
TSG initiated our 11 Billion benchmark test on Friday, May 10th. The first phase of the benchmark was aimed at building a large repository with our OpenMigrate ingestion tool and proving access for OpenContent Search, OpenContent Case and OpenAnnotate. The initial ingestion phase concluded on May 17th with 11 Billion documents and ingestion speeds of […]
As mentioned in a previous article, many clients are moving to away from FAST in preparation for the eventual release of Documentum Search Services (DSS) slated for release in June that leverages the open source product, Apache Lucene. This post will share the results from one client that executed a proof of concept test to […]
Check out this short demo that shows OpenContent Search’s options when it comes to formatting the search results view.
See how easy it is to add a new attribute to a search form in OpenContent Search using the admin GUI
Check out this short demo that shows how users can filter search results in OpenContent Search.
See how Alfresco Share’s search interface compares to OpenContent Search
In moving our legacy repositories customers to new modern solutions, one of the major recommendations to reduce cost, risk and stress is a rolling migration. In a discussion with a client last week, there was some confusion in mixing a rolling migration with a federated search. This post will discuss the differences and how a […]
See how Alfresco’s ADF search components compare to OpenContent Search
As detailed earlier in our Redacting Roadmap and as we have been posting this week, both the OpenContent Management Suite and OpenMigrate are adding capabilities for document redaction. While previous posts posts detailed redacting content across a case folder with OpenContentCase as well as text and pattern redaction as part of an ingestion process with OpenMigrate, this post will demonstrate how to redact documents […]
Streamline Index and Search for Digital Assets OpenContent Digital Archive provides ECM users with an intuitive interface to import, index, and search digital assets. It provides the following benefits: Centralization of all digital assets within your organization. Quickly bulk index digital assets in batches Import large files, including video and audio, in a streamlined approach. […]
Content Service Platform Scaling – How Good Key Design and NoSQL can avoid the need for Elastic/Solr or other indexes
TSG has implemented multiple large document solutions in our Alfresco, Documentum and NoSQL (DynamoDB and HBase/Hadoop) practices with volumes in the hundreds of millions and sometimes billions of documents. Our most recent FileNet Migration had 4 Billion Documents and in 2019 TSG successfully benchmarked 11 Billion documents internally on DynamoDB. This post will highlight the […]
Way back at Momentum 2001 in Chicago, I remember having an in-depth conversation with a Documentum architect in integrating Autonomy into the Documentum platform. TSG was implementing Autonomy at the time and Documentum was looking to build a pluggable architecture into Documentum in which any search engine could be integrated. The 5.3 platform helped usher […]