Doculabs: SharePoint vs. Documentum as the Pharma Platform for ECM
What should you do if you’re a pharma at this inflection point? We recommend the following:
1) At a minimum, consider a two-platform consolidation strategy. Over the next few years this approach would bring you to SharePoint for management of uncontrolled documents, a single application suite for management of controlled documents (probably CSC FirsDoc), and a single platform for controlled DM (Documentum).
2) But also consider a one-platform consolidation strategy. This would bring you to SharePoint for management of uncontrolled documents, and either FirstPoint or NextDocs for management of controlled documents – both based on SharePoint.
3) Do a formal empirical evaluation of the three solution options at your organization. Do a bakeoff between FirstDoc/Documentum, FirstPoint/SharePoint, and NextDocs/SharePoint. It will require some time and resources, but the stakes are high enough to justify it. In my next post on this topic, I will explain exactly how to conduct such an evaluation.
Hat tip to @saminsimi.
TechNet: SharePoint 2010 Records Management Planning
Includes an overview, creating a file plan, physical records, ediscovery, and archive versus in place records management in SharePoint 2010.
Never has the default SharePoint UI looked so good! As previously discussed, next on the list for implementation in the lab was Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, otherwise known as MOSS, which is now complete.
In addition, SharePoint Designer (now a free download) was added alongside to complete the Microsoft experience:
With this addition, the lab now has a robust range of web platforms suitable for experimentation.
Thanks to the new 8-Core Mac Pro, now demonstrating enough practical application to belie its original moniker of “glorious overkill”, our new CMS lab is online.
Aside from the primary Windows and CentOS systems, we are currently running TurnKey Linux Appliances of the following platforms:
with plans to include others such as Joomla, Concrete5, and of course Microsoft SharePoint in future waves. If you are passionate about another platform you think we should include, please feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments.