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It's not so much that the EDM tool be specific in relation to meeting FDA
compliance. We already know how to do that.
We're a very small company of under 30 employees, yet have several
contributors authoring SOPs, project management plans, software specs and
the like. All of these docs are in a folder hierarchy on a company server.
The problem is that no one thought to create and then enforce a doc naming
convention, so easy retrieval of any one doc using Windows search is both
time-consuming and a hit or miss proposition.
We aren't looking for anything that my be in the overkill arena, costing
thousands to implement. Rather, we're simply looking for a robust indexing
and retrieval tool that can yield the desired result based on a variety of
search criteria. If a SharePoint rollout makes sense for this application,
then this would probably be the easiest sell to upper management.
Thanks to all for your ideas. > Chris
On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:
> I think ECM has supplanted EDM as the standard term for that stuff.
> EMC / Documentum, ECM Livelink / OpenText, IBM Filenet, on the open
> source side Alfresco, Nuexo, and of course Microsoft will tell you
> SharePoint can do it and maybe it can.
> You might look for a consultant / vendor with specific experience
> supporting FDA compliance.
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
> > I guess I misspoke. None of the content from these documents is to be
> > repurposed.
> > What we're really looking for an easy-to-learn, easy-to-manage document *
> > retrieval* system that provides thorough indexing. This may include a
> > such as Documentum, provided that there are sufficient training aids
> > already available or consultants nearby (Sacramento) who provide bona
> > training.
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