RE: What do you use for File management?

Subject: RE: What do you use for File management?
From: "Gordon McLean" <Gordon -dot- McLean -at- GrahamTechnology -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:08:03 -0000

Yes I'm certain Documentum COULD do exactly what you need, but it may cost a
pretty penny to get it properly customised to your needs. Ditto for FileNet.

My previous company worked with both companies, creating an additional layer
of 'real world' document management (centred around review and approval and
ticks ALL of your boxes), and may also be worth consideration. I won't post
details here (for fear of breaking any rules) but if you want contact
details let me know.

However Documentum, FileNet and their ilk are typically for very high volume
systems (think millions of documents, not thousands) and as such their
pricing may push them out of your reach. Worth more investigation though.

Now there WAS a Document Review Tool a few years back that I looked at, but
I can't for the life of me remember what it was... Was it a Framemaker
add-on? No... PDF based? Maybe... Dammit, brain not working.

Ohh and there are applications like Brava! which allow multiple author
markup, with comments and redlines and whatnot, all viewable by all
reviewers. It's not part of a workflow (unless it's integrated with a 3rd
party app) but maybe that could be part of your solution?

Do let us know what you decide on, it's a position I'd love to be in, rather
than having to deal with the quirks and foibles of OTHER people (*I* don't
have any, naturally).


Gordon McLean

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To: Rick; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: What do you use for File management?

Rick...what volumes are you talking about...volume is very important in this
evaluation. Documentum can do everything you want and more.
However, unless you have thousands of documents and high activity, it may be

--- Rick <rickrett -at- rocketmail -dot- com> wrote:

> RequirementsRevision Control
> Document archive/repository
> Workflow management - w/ ability to track electronic sign off Batch
> processing w/ parent/child association Access Control (internal and
> external) w/ defined privileges and reporting feature Multiple user
> group definitions Cross platform interface (web interface would be
> great) API (software development kit to make customizations) Search
> Tool that crosses categories Ability to tie into website Ability to
> tie into CCS Ability to securely bi-direction transfer documents w/
> customers
> Can you tell me what you are currently using and pros and cons?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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