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 […]
I just got off the phone with a life-sciences client that finished a briefing for Documentum in regards to their eRoom environment. Announced a couple of years ago, CenterStage was to be the replacement for eRoom and eventually Webtop.
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 […]
Recently we visited a client that wanted to add links to Documentum documents to SharePoint. While the first solution was mostly “out of the box”, the client had TSG build a pretty innovative solution. For this post we will discuss the problem, initial solution and long-term solution for adding links to Documentum documents in SharePoint.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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.
First off, a couple of clarifications The Content Management and Archiving (CMA) group of products (that included Documentum, Captiva…) has been changed to the Information Intelligence Group (IIG). We (TSG) are just going to stick with “Documentum” to keep things simple and relevant to our reader base. (Plus we save on having to explain the […]