Dancing with documents

Dancing with documents

Summary: Collaboration, records management, and workflow are just some of the features in current electronic document management software. We examine your options.

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Contents
Introduction
Objective
DocuShare
Hummingbird
DocBanq
Interwoven
SmartLibrary
Trim
Specifications
Sample scenario
Editor's choice
About RMIT

Sample scenario

This company wants to standardise on an enterprise-wide document management system, with a focus on paper elimination, electronic capture of data, and workflow monitoring.

Approximate budget: Open

Requires: A document management system that includes the following features: version control, collaboration, audit trails, archiving, and Meta data searches.

Concern: Integration with existing office software.

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Topics: Software, CXO, Data Management, Enterprise Software

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  • Electronic Document Management

    While your reviews on EDMS options are solid they fail to take in to account the biggest users of these packages in Australia are Engineering biased.

    Most of the packages reviewed I found found to be nearly useless in an Engineering Environment.

    One, named after a bird, can not store more than one electronic file to a profile (essential for storing the native and a image file of the signed original) and can only manage one to one relationships in its database which is not good for correspondence let alone a drawing with say 100 equipment tag numbers to be related to it.

    I suggest you also look at products such as Documentum, Filenet (both the McLaren add-on), ProArc and Assai to name a very few.

    The other issue is that engineering is also moving rapidly away from CAD centric applications to datacentric design tools and your reviews make not mention of the future in this regard. Look at, for example, SmartPlant Foundation and Aveva products.
    anonymous