it_user105384 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager - Enterprise Information at a government with 51-200 employees
  • 5
  • 3

What best practices should we adopt when working with Adobe and Documentum?

The company that I work for is currently planning to invest in an ECM solution as a long term strategic objective and Adobe Forms was identified as one of the products that will be used to load & manage our data. I'm a senior manager in charge of the enterprise information for our organization and also the project owner for the e-Repository project linked to the ECM project. 

I'm look to hear from other users:

  • How should we approach the project to effectively utilize Adobe products to be able to integrate with Documentum as the ECM tool?
  • What best practices should we adopt for the success of the project?
PeerSpot user
5 Answers
it_user80364 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Astria Solutions Group, LLC
Apr 28, 2014

I'm familiar with Adobe, Documentum and SharePoint. There are several great enterprise content management solutions in the market that offer intelligent data capture, dynamic workflow, forms management and dashboard/KPI management oversight. These solutions are cost effective, are utilized by State and Federal Agencies in addition to the Fortune 500/1000 and won't require a ton of SharePoint development time. Look for a solution that includes the features mentioned above with deployment flexibility, cloud or on-premises. check out www.docstar.com.

Product comparison that may be of interest to you
it_user77997 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager of IT at Tektronix
Real User
Apr 24, 2014

I'd recommend an agile model for development and implementation. Schedule releases for every 2 weeks or every month so that users get early experience with the application and can give early feedback. A big-bang approach could result in significant time and dollars taking the project in the wrong direction.

it_user107739 - PeerSpot reviewer
Developer at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 24, 2014

I am not familiar with Documentum or Adobe forms. Instead you can utilize SharePoint for Document Management, you can find tons of Resources (Consultants, Samples etc..) It is Implemented in 80% of top 500 Companies and is tightly integrated with MS Office.

it_user108393 - PeerSpot reviewer
Online Educator, specializing in ECM and BPM at Marver Solutions Ltd
Apr 24, 2014

I am not very familiar with either Adobe Forms or Documentum. As far integration goes, use CMIS if supported by Adobe Forms.

it_user108213 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Apr 24, 2014

My expertise is database administration. Although I have worked with Document management, I’ve only reached the point of telling management that if we wanted to buy a solution that already had the document management functions that we need already developed we should invest in Documentum. I have not had the pleasure of working in a large IT environment that was using Documentum.

Whatever solution you put into place should identify what document change tracking you need and be able to show the senior management how that change tracking is being done. The change management should be auditable but, prevent those that are making changes from being able to change what is recorded regarding their change management history. It sounds like you have IT products that address those needs. Now it’s time for the rubber to hit the road.

Related Questions
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 27, 2020
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
See 2 answers
it_user1340349 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 13, 2020
Most of the solutions that we get are to be built on top of the platform. The platform can't be leveraged as it is. Most of the applications are customized applications that follow a particular life cycle workflow. We build custom solutions on top of SharePoint, Documentum, and Adobe. We build applications for a lot of government organizations. The content gets captured by a customized portal, which is written in Java, then the documents get generated via the Adobe and then get published and stored onto Documentum.
System Documentum Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27, 2020
We use Documentum to store important documents for HR and other departments.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 4, 2022
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about OpenText Documentum? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
2 out of 3 answers
it_user1340349 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 13, 2020
The most valuable features of this solution are the security, storage, and document search capability.
System Documentum Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27, 2020
The most valuable feature is that the documents are kept secure.
Download Free Report
Download our free Enterprise Content Management Report and find out what your peers are saying about Adobe, Hyland, Alfresco, and more! Updated: October 2022.
653,584 professionals have used our research since 2012.