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 […]
See how Alfresco Share’s search interface compares to OpenContent Search
See how Alfresco Share’s contributor interface compares to OpenContent Search for functionality such as document import, content editing, and metadata editing.
See how Alfresco Share’s folder and document viewing interface compares to OpenContent Search and Case.
See how Documentum’s Webtop search interface compares to OpenContent Search
See how Documentum’s Webtop search interface compares to OpenContent Management Suite for working with documents in folders.
See how Documentum’s Webtop search interface compares to OpenContent Management Suite for document import and editing
See how Alfresco’s ADF folder components compare to OpenContent Search and Case
See how Documentum’s authoring and contributor interfaces compare to OCMS. Products highlighted are Documentum Webtop, D2 and xCP.
See how Documentum’s search interfaces compare to OCMS. Products highlighted are Documentum Webtop, D2 and xCP.
See how Alfresco’s ADF search components compare to OpenContent Search
See how Alfresco’s ADF contributor components compare to OpenContent Search
With the Alfresco Content Accelerator available for both Documentum and Alfresco repositories, we have seen a recent surge in modernization and replacement of older interfaces. For this post, we will take a deep-dive into some of the components of older interfaces and contrast those features with modern features from the Alfresco Content Accelerator.
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.
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 […]
With TSG is now part of the Alfresco family, we want to give new and existing Alfresco customers an idea of how to do more with an Alfresco deployment by utilizing the OpenContent Management Suite and OpenAnnotate. This post will include a high-level video along with additional links to other unique features.
This is the third post in our series on migrating from Documentum to Alfresco. As we pointed out in our disclaimer in our initial post on this subject, we are not saying Alfresco is better than Documentum, just different. Which Interface to compare? The challenge in comparing Documentum to Alfresco interfaces is both solutions offer […]
In the last post of our 2018 Share and OpenContent Management Suite comparison series, we compared Search features between Share and OpenContent Management Suite. For this post, we’re going to compare the the contributor functionality available in Share and compare that to OpenContent Management Suite (OCMS). Our evaluation is based on what is configurable using the out-of-the-box products […]
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.
In the previous post of our ADF and OpenContent Management Suite (OCMS) comparison series, we’ve compared how the search as well as the contributor interfaces work in ADF vs. OCMS. As we’ve done previously with our comparison series blog posts, (Alfresco Share and Documentum) for this next post we’ll turn our attention to the available functionality for […]
In the last post of our ADF and OpenContent Management Suite (OCMS) comparison series, we compared how Search works in ADF vs. OCMS. As we’ve done previously with our comparison series blog posts, (Alfresco Share and Documentum) for this next post we’ll turn our attention to the contributor interface. Specifically for contributors and authors, we’ll […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago, we compared building a search interface using OpenContent Management Suite vs. Alfresco’s ADF framework. In the post, we were able to configure a search interface in OCMS in less than 10 minutes. For this post, we will look at building a Case Management interface in OCMS.
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”.
As part of our 2018 comparison series between Alfresco Share and the OpenContent Management Suite, we previously discussed the search interface as well as the contributor interface. For this post, we will look into the available functionality for both consumers and contributors when looking at a group of related documents, typically contained within a folder.
Beyond the features and look and feel of ECM user interfaces discussed in our initial posts, we recognize the importance of a stable and robust development environment necessary to facilitate the customization, support and maintenance of an ECM platform. We also recognize that organizations who use Documentum today likely employ staff with Documentum specific skill […]
We are working with a couple of large clients on the latest update for our High Performance Interface (HPI). The 2.1 release will have an all-new interface as well as numerous functions and features not available in the previous release. This post will present a preview of the HPI 2.1 release.
Similar to our Open Source efforts, most of our ideas for posts come from clients. For this post, we will address a question from a client evaluating Adobe LiveCycle ES2 and TSG’s Active Wizard as part of a forms effort. “In a nutshell, what are the differences between Adobe LiveCycle and Active Wizard?” This is […]
The OpenMigrate Bulk Load Interface provides a highly configurable user interface which enables the user to easily manage documents and import them into a variety of targets.
EMC made many significant announcements in 2012 (D2, xCP, D7) that has impacted their user base. Now that the dust has settled, we are making the following predictions as we look forward into 2013:
Earlier this year we wrote about comparing Alfresco Share to OpenContent Management Suite. As part of that comparison series, we mentioned that Share has garnered some concerned attention from Alfresco customers this year when Alfresco announced that Share would be deprecated in future. In moving away from Share, Alfresco has been heavily promoting their Application Development Framework (ADF) as […]
TSG recently deployed its open source Annotation tool (OpenAnnotate) on top of the CSC FirstDoc interface for a Life Sciences company in Europe. Although FirstDoc is just a customization of the webtop interface, there are a few things to look out for when customizing it for end users.
As part of our making Documentum Better in 2018 series, this post will look at how users can work with folders and documents within a folder in Webtop as compared to OpenContent Management Suite. In prior articles, we’ve explored how users add documents to the repository and search for documents. For this post, we will […]
Back on November 1st, 2011, EMC/Documentum announced an exclusive licensing agreement with C6, a French Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software provider and long-time partner. Over the holidays a webinar was held that included a live demo of the tool. For this post, we will present our initial thoughts on the product for those evaluating use […]
As mentioned in multiple posts, TSG has many clients stuck on Legacy ECM tools like FileNet, Documentum and OpenText. While most of the posts here are focused on how to migrate to a modern ECM environment sometimes the burden of moving all of the documents and interfaces can be too daunting. For this post, we […]
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.
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 […]
Over the last two years, TSG has posted multiple times regarding differences between the OpenContent Management Suite, the Alfresco Application Development Framework and Alfresco Share. While all approaches interact with the Alfresco repository, there are some subtle differences to consider. This post will share a summary of our previous posts for those looking at Alfresco […]
Most Documentum customers we talk to utilize Webtop in some capacity as a user interface to the repository. As we’ve posted in the past, we recommend that clients move away from Webtop as it’s an outdated interface that has not been a target for investment since the EMC/Dell days, and certainly is not in line […]
Unveiled with D6 in 2007, Documentum Foundation Services (DFS) was the service-oriented replacement for the Documentum Foundation Class (DFC) and the Microsoft specific Primary Interop Assembly (PIA) including lingering components of the original Documentum API still embedded within the DFC. With the announcement at EMC World that the new development environment will be a REST […]
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 […]
One of our current Active Wizard clients is making the move from the classic ActiveFlow component of the Active Wizard to the new Flex-based ActiveFlow component, for filling out their forms. The Flex ActiveFlow is based on our AWLite product and as mentioned in a previous post, allows for a streamlined interface that is more user-friendly and intuitive.
OpenText & Documentum Products and Consulting Services TSG has been working with Documentum software has since its infancy in the 1990’s. How many people remember EDMS 98, Accelera, or the first wind-blown Momentum in Miami in 1996? We were there! As Documentum, now part of OpenText, has aged, customers want improved capabilities that are just […]
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.
Dave Giordano, President and Founder of TSG, was invited to be a guest contributor for the Document Strategy blog. The following is a re-publish of his first article covering innovation in the ECM space. Read the original post here.
One of the biggest challenges in rolling out new interfaces for ECM is migration from older/legacy systems. We just started working with one financial services client that, in moving toward an Alfresco and HPI 2.1 solution, has initiated a hybrid approach to allow the interface to be introduced quickly while simplifying and reducing the risk […]
If you’ve been convinced by one of our previous articles here to implement a consumer portal, you might be wondering where to start. Portal implementations may vary drastically based on business requirements, but there is common ground for all portal implementations that this post will highlight.