Attended three good sessions this afternoon. First one was EMC Documentum Architecture Overview – Part 1 by Jeroen van Rotterdam, Second was Rick Devenuti Keynote – last presentation was John McCormick “What’s Next” Product Roadmap. This post will try to summarize the three presentations with some thoughts on the overall product direction.
After a rough flight and hotel screwup, finally got into the Venetian early this morning. We are trying to post fast and furious so apologize for any spelling errors or initial thoughts. Today’s post will highlight some of the interesting sessions in the morning and focus on announcement around Web Services.
We just finished a new 6.6 Documentum install for a client and ran into something slightly unusual. During the installation, we were not able to install a workflow template from an existing archive, a routine install activity. In the past, we could always move workflow templates between repositories using Application Builder and Installer and create […]
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 […]
Webtop Customizations are a consistent source of concern for internal IT. Concerns range from level of development effort to upgrade cost and long-term support. Specific concerns include: Business changes and customizations must be redone when Webtop versions change Internal resource staffing and the need to retain Documentum programmers Documentum support for new releases This post […]
This week we are urgently reminding clients, as part of their upgrade evaluation, to look seriously for character encoding issues in regards to their current Documentum content and the affect on upgrades.
TSG recently worked with a client evaluating EMC’s Retention Policy Services (RPS) product. For those unfamiliar with RPS, RPS is used for automating content retention and disposition, while also allowing for holds that prevent disposition. Additional information can be found on the EMC website here: http://www.emc.com/products/detail/software2/retention-policy-services.htm The client liked many of the features of the […]
As SharePoint continues to gain traction as a collaboration tool of choice, it is increasingly common for many of the organizations utilizing it as well as Documentum to struggle with how to get these two technologies to coexist. How can users seamlessly search and view content managed by Documentum from SharePoint sites? How can users […]
Many Documentum Compliance Manager (DCM) 5.3 users are reaching a decision point on upgrading to DCM 6.5. The typical driver is primary support for DCM 5.3 expired on 12/31/2009 while DCM 6.5 will be supported until 08/31/2012. Typically DCM is used by companies operating in regulated industries (ex: pharmaceutical manufacturing) to meet regulatory requirements around […]