Document Management Systems

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  1. DanWA

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    It is hard to search

    Has been very hard introducing older people to

    The outlook plugin can be very dodgy at times

    It is very expensive
     
  2. exodus_68

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    Sounds like most other products then...
    :cool:
     
  3. kbekus

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    I find most Document Management Systems add a significant level of complexity and overhead to the file save / load process. You really need management buy in on a project of this type - if the upper level people don't use it or promote it, then it's just going to linger like a bad smell, but not get used to it's fullest.

    Having said that, of the several products I've used, I found TRIM, especially Context, easiest to navigate and browse for files. It has an explorer extension that makes it a little like browsing a typical file share. And the capability of taking documents 'out' to carry on a notebook works well. <- that's another point, do you have roaming or regional users? If so, it might be worth investigating cloud based solutions.. these also work well for things like iPads.
     
  4. narkotix

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    worked fine from where I worked previously and that was a very large (4k+ users) deployment....

    search is as good as the metadata put into it...put crap in...you get crap results..
     
  5. Tinian

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    I'd advise against moving to Trim. Seriously. Pick something else.

    If end user functionality is what you're after, Trim isn't the solution. If a seamless electronic/ paper document management system is what you;'re after, Trim isn't the solution. If collaboration is what you're after à la Sharepoint et. al, Trim isn't the solution.
     
  6. narkotix

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    nice try EMC :tongue:
     
  7. Tinian

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    I'm not selling anything here, but EMC Documentum was used for the Australian Government Online Service Portal (AGOSP) australia.gov.au :thumbup:

    I've also migrated to Hummingbird from TRIM. Sharepoint (MOSS) from TRIM. I just don't like TRIM. :lol:
     
  8. mitsimonsta

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    +1 for Alfresco, massively improved product of late. Does SharePoint better than SharePoint if you ask me.
     
  9. grs1961

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    Don't. Just ... don't.

    It is bloody atrocious, its search tools are useless (it's easier to 'find . -type f -exec grep blahblahblah /dev/null {} +'), their support (paid support, mind you), are more incompetent than any 10 others, ...

    Printing the documents out and filing them in shoeboxes would be better.
     
  10. Glide

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    Good thread. While were are on the same sort of thread, does anyone know of good forms and process management software that does not take a degree to operate?

    Something basic, user form -> approvers -> action - everything I have looked at is like taking a sledge hammer to a mosquito.
     
  11. Joehax

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    Are you at my client site? We're deploying this now.
     
  12. narkotix

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    fair enuff.....vicgov is predominately TRIM and it works well though the only hangup was the shitty ice web interface (v7 changed all that)

    I've been involved with another massive hummingbird install and it does well...

    my only hangup is sharepoint is not an EDMS (its not compliant with anything - think vers, as4390, etc)


    anyway good healthy debate from all, and im only taking a dig at ya ;-)
     
  13. g1g@8yT3

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    No, Im in Perth. Just deployed 7.5 Server to a fed gov agency, so far so good all running smoothly.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses - has been a very informative discussion. Looks like I have a short list of things to look into now.
     
  15. Lukenet

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    sorry to revive this thread.. How do you find alfresco.

    We are implementing a QA system so doc management has become critical business process. I want to get this right first time if possible.
     

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