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 […]
Special Note: Anyone that is planning an upgrade from Documentum 5.3 to 6.5 should look closely at this note as some types of upgrades (clone or in-place) could result in content that was retrievable from 5.3 not being available in 6.5. This post was developed based on recent work for a major pharmaceutical client. The client, […]
For many clients, one of our first projects is a Documentum Health Check. This is typically a 2-3 day project where one of our technical architects will visit onsite to review all the different components of the Documentum environment. We encourage this type of project as it allows us to be more pro-active with identifying […]
During our upgrade and migration work, we typically get asked the question “can OpenMigrate preserve the r_object_id during the upgrade process?” Clients typically look for this because they are using the r_object_id as the “link” between Documentum and another system (PeopleSoft, SAP, Custom….).
In this difficult economic environment, many clients are scrutinizing every bill to look for ways to reduce costs. A client called me the other day in reviewing their current maintenance agreement with Documentum/EMC. As with most clients, Documentum maintenance was 19% of the purchase price. My clients rather leading question was: “Given that Documentum has […]
Migrating out of a full-feature ECM solution like Documentum can introduce a number of challenges; OpenMigrate can help resolve the problems.
Every couple of months we like to step back and offer a “What’s next” post in regards to our thoughts on what Documentum customers should be considering with their implementations. For this post, we will highlight our thoughts based on a thorough review of EMC World and our client briefing discussions.
Recently a client that uses Documentum WebPublisher went live with a D6.5 SP2 upgrade. All the appropriate planning was done in preparation for the launch as detailed in this prior post. The upgrade in the development environment exposed some updates that needed to be made to supporting DFC based applications, but the upgrade process itself […]
Though-out EMC World, one of the main themes in many of the product presentations (xCP, MyDocumentum…) was a focus on configuration versus customization. As a buyer of Documentum software, it is easy to see why configuration can be better than customization as it: