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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata."

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"The most valuable feature is that the documents are kept secure.""The most valuable features of this solution are the security, storage, and document search capability.""Documentum is a highly scalable document management solution because it's built on a solid platform."

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Cons
"I think the presentation layer could be improved - currently, it's too complex, and there are too many features cluttered all over the screen."

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"An area that needs to improve is how to reduce storage space on the AWS site.""It's difficult to manage and customize Documentum.""The user interface can be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Hi. I would suggest Ezofis which has a lot of customization and ease of use features compared to Alfresco. Even the pricing is better compared to ECM products in the market.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the flexibility of the searching elements of the metadata.
    Top Answer:The license for Alfresco is expensive - not the maximum, but close. There are also extra costs once you start building integrations, as implementation seems to be very costly.
    Top Answer:Documentum is a highly scalable document management solution because it's built on a solid platform.
    Top Answer:It's difficult to manage and customize Documentum.
    Top Answer:I rate Documentum eight out of 10. If you are planning to implement Documentum, I suggest checking to see if OpenText has any pre-built customizations that match your use case. I don't recommend… more »
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    Also Known As
    Dell EMC Documentum, Documentum
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    Overview

    Founded in 2005, Alfresco is a leading enterprise content management and document management platform. Alfresco allows users to easily access, manage, share, and retain content in the same way that they work i.e. in the cloud, on mobile devices, at physical locations, or even through a combination of all of these.

    Alfresco is based on open technology, making integration of the platform into the enterprise cost-effective, transparent and secure.

    These are the core benefits of using Alfresco:

    • Content control
    • Collaboration across your company
    • Easy information sharing
    • Business process automation
    • Empowerment of IT and business users
    • Compliance throughout the lifecycle of the content

    EMC Documentum is an enterprise content management platform that was purchased by EMC from the original developers in 2003.

    EMC Documentum offers a range of products that are all highly integrated, secure, and cater for the full information lifecycle. The workplace has become increasingly dispersed, mobile and social, and EMC Documentum provides information solutions to align with these new business requirements.

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    Sample Customers
    Over 1,300 companies from 180 different countries. Including EuroStar, Saks Fifth Avenue, NASA Langley Research Center, and KLM.
    Bank for International Settlements, Postel, GSD&M, Agility Logistics, and E.ON
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Non Profit14%
    Government14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business80%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Large Enterprise80%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    Enterprise Content Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Box, OpenText and others in Enterprise Content Management. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alfresco is ranked 11th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review while OpenText Documentum is ranked 4th in Enterprise Content Management with 3 reviews. Alfresco is rated 6.0, while OpenText Documentum is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alfresco writes "Flexible and customizable but lacking integration with Microsoft". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OpenText Documentum writes "Secure document storage that is stable, has good support, and good search capabilities". Alfresco is most compared with SharePoint, Hyland OnBase, OpenText Content Suite Platform, IBM FileNet and Nuxeo, whereas OpenText Documentum is most compared with OpenText Content Suite Platform, SharePoint, IBM FileNet, Box and Atlassian Confluence.

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