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"The most valuable features of IBM File Manager are workflow, content, and process capabilities."

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"No code and low code, scalable, and stable collaboration platform. Straightforward to set up. Its support system is good and offers fast issue resolution.""What I like about SharePoint is that they keep up with a lot of updates, and they bring out new features. I also like that the system is integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.""Ability to store files of any type.""For SharePoint, I believe the most valuable feature is the customization and allowing you to share and edit files and documents. Being able to share externally and the precise administration of the files in terms of giving permissions and controlling who has access to what is a very good feature."

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"The most valuable features of IBM File Manager are workflow, content, and process capabilities."

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"It has worked very well for me. It seems like they've improved everything. I don't have any cons about it as such, but I don't think they have a talk-to-text, speech-to-text, or speech-to-type. That would be cool for accessibility.""Integration needs to be more straightforward, particularly with Azure. SharePoint also needs a more comprehensive introductory course for users.""Document management and the ability to easily integrate single sign-on (SSO) are areas for improvement in SharePoint.""The solution lacks collaboration features."

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  • "It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month."
  • "Any extended support from Microsoft is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of IBM File Manager are workflow, content, and process capabilities.
    Top Answer:IBM File Manager should improve the UI. There should be more customization based on the user.
    Top Answer:I have been working remotely for an insurance client and I use IBM File Manager.
    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:What I like about SharePoint is that they keep up with a lot of updates, and they bring out new features. I also like that the system is integrated with the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.
    Top Answer:You have to pay for a license to use SharePoint, and any extended support from Microsoft is expensive. For example: if you have SharePoint 2013 and it reaches its end of life and goes out of support… more »
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    Also Known As
    SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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    Overview

    IBM FileNet is a leading IBM enterprise content management product family. IBM FileNet is one of the ECM solutions that can change the way a company does business by enabling users to capture, activate, socialize, analyze, and govern content throughout its lifecycle.

    There are many IBM FileNet products available, all of which are integrated and based on the FileNet P8 Platform.

    SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

    Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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    Sample Customers
    Suncorp Group Limited, St. Vincent Health, Citigroup, SRCSD, and UK Dept for Work and Pensions.
    Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm32%
    Insurance Company17%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    University9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    IBM FileNet is ranked 5th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 7 reviews. IBM FileNet is rated 7.0, while SharePoint is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of IBM FileNet writes "Useful workflow, beneficial content, but setup could improve". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Offers great OCR capabilities, metadata storage and proficient archiving ". IBM FileNet is most compared with OpenText Content Suite Platform, OpenText Documentum, IBM ECM, Box and Alfresco, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, WordPress, OpenText Documentum and Atlassian Confluence.

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