Compare IBM ECM vs. SharePoint

IBM ECM is ranked 10th in Enterprise Content Management with 2 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 39 reviews. IBM ECM is rated 7.0, while SharePoint is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM ECM writes "Improved the electronic routing of our information". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution". IBM ECM is most compared with IBM FileNet, ASG Mobius and SharePoint, whereas SharePoint is most compared with OpenText ECM, Box and Atlassian Confluence. See our IBM ECM vs. SharePoint report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ECM vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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Pros
The vertical scalability, as we can use it across some of our applications.The content management is all about you as you can make the same content for minimal purpose solutions applications.The scalability is a valuable feature, that we're able to display our documents to so many people.

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The most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.The online editing capabilities, file sharing, auditing, information security, ease of solution management, and the easy user adaptation to the platform are the most valuable features.This solution has helped us with the categorization, organization, management, discovery, and delivery of program and project related information.For any organization with more than one person in it, if they are trying to organize things to let people in the company know what others are doing, then this solution is good for them.The workflow feature is valuable because it enables us to cascade responsibilities.It has helped us with storing all the documents, which means that people are not going to intervene. There is a way of extracting knowledge within documentation and tracking it. There are knowledge assets for where documentation is stored, indexed and searchable through SharePoint.The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution.Tech support tops off as excellent.

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Cons
I would like to see seamless application integration.I think it's already getting away from Java applets. A lot of our users struggle with keeping up to date with Java versioning, so a lot of the functions they're doing, like printing, emailing, and even some of the viewing, they're struggling with.I would recommend not going with ECM 8 and going with FileNet instead. It seems like that is the future of the lower-volume repository. It seems like they are moving away from ECM 8.5 so I think we're going to have some challenges coming up, getting off of that technology.

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The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement.This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities.I would like a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools.Workflow is something that can become more intelligent.Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents.The initial setup was very complex.I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve.

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For this type of solution, it is not wise to buy it without Software Assurance.The pricing works for us.The cost is expensive, but worthwhile.We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design.The data classification and search elements are cheap.The replacement costs for it are cheaper if you use only SharePoint.It is very expensive.​

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2,675
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1,860
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
333
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7.0
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38,382
Comparisons
31,958
Reviews
39
Average Words per Review
304
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Overview

IBM Content Foundation on Cloud

IBM Content Foundation on Cloud allows organizations to deliver extensive enterprise content management capabilities to their users very quickly. IBM Content Foundation is powered by the FileNet content and process platform and IBM Content Navigator user experience. This cloud offering can be leveraged for a variety of use cases including collaborative document management, imaging solutions, social content management, archiving, and more. It also offers a platform for developing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions in the cloud.


 IBM Case Manager on Cloud

IBM Case Manager on Cloud is a solution platform that engages people with business content, provides contextual insight through real-time analytics, and enhances teamwork through collaboration tools and flexible workflow. Enables Business and IT to work together to create solutions across the enterprise that enables an organization to make smarter decisions for better business outcomes, while balancing the need for security and compliance in a world of heightened risk.

                               

SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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Sample Customers
KeyBank, Standard Chartered Bank, Union Bank, Sistema Tecnol‹gico de Monterrey, Illinois Department of Human Services, UnitedHealth Group Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm50%
Insurance Company21%
Healthcare Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government9%
Comms Service Provider6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Large Enterprise100%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ECM vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
378,397 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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