One of the most difficult things about migrating off of FileNet happens for those clients that have relied on leveraging the FileNet COLD format for storage of computer generated documents from internal systems. Built in the 1990’s in a time when network bandwidth and storage conservation was paramount, the format is unlike any others, badly […]
Migrating to Alfresco – Reducing Risk, Stress and Cost with a Rolling Migration
Too often, migrating to Alfresco can be seen as a massive undertaking where the migration effort means moving all the content, integrations and people to the new platform in a migrate all at once, “Big Bang” approach. Given the effort to move all the different components, along with training the users on a new system, […]
Documentum & Alfresco Migration Strategies – What Factors Should be Considered?
As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, we often meet with potential clients who are interested in using OpenMigrate to meet a migration need but they haven’t yet identified specific migration requirements beyond the need to move documents from one location to another. It is important to identify requirements and an overall migration strategy […]
Supersized Documentum Migrations and Upgrades Two Billion Documents and Counting
Two weeks ago we completed several of the largest Documentum migrations and upgrades we’ve ever seen. With short outage windows, we helped plan and support our client’s migration of their Documentum systems from a data center in the southeast US to the Rockies while simultaneously upgrading the repositories from Documentum 6.5 to 6.7 SPx. Altogether […]
Documentum Migration to Alfresco – Development Environment Comparison
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 […]
Documentum Migration to Alfresco – Part 1
2010 seems to be the year many of our Documentum clients are deciding (or considering) to migrate to Alfresco. For this post, we will try to address the reasons leading to this trend. This will be the first of several posts on the subject with follow-up posts providing more technical, application and industry examples. First […]
Migrating From Documentum with OpenMigrate: Best Practices
Migrating out of a full-feature ECM solution like Documentum can introduce a number of challenges; OpenMigrate can help resolve the problems.
OpenMigrate: Bulk Load Interface Available for Download
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.
Documentum Migrations – OpenMigrate Sucessfully Moves Half Million Records
Today, a large scale data migration was completed for one of TSG’s pharma clients using TSG’s OpenMigrate tool. Roughly 560,000 records and 175GB of data were migrated at an average pace of 2 documents per second. The entire migration completed in less than two weeks. Records from the client’s previous Sybase Database and FTP based system […]