Compare Micro Focus Content Manager vs. SharePoint

Micro Focus Content Manager is ranked 11th in Enterprise Content Management with 1 review while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 36 reviews. Micro Focus Content Manager is rated 3.0, while SharePoint is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Content Manager writes "Difficult to learn, poor technical support, and needs better integration with SharePoint". 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". Micro Focus Content Manager is most compared with SharePoint, OpenText ECM and IBM FileNet, whereas SharePoint is most compared with OpenText ECM, Box and Documentum.
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Pros
It has a robust search but has often been difficult for people to learn.

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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.The most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.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
Due to very limited use in the industry, vendor and contract support are hard to find.

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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.The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.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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Pricing and Cost Advice
I would suggest that you do a thorough evaluation of all competing products and look for support for these products in your local area.

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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.‚Äč

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Also Known As
HPE Records Manager, HPE Content ManagerSharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Overview

Micro Focus Content Manager, formerly Records Manager, is a governance-based enterprise content management system designed to help government agencies, regulated industries and global organizations manage their business content from creation to disposal. Regardless of how you create and collaborate on your content, Content Manager gives you the ability to leverage accurate, contextual, and complete information throughout its lifecycle. Managing your content in this way helps you significantly improve services to your customers, business decisions and insight for future strategy.

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
Missouri State Courts 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
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Government58%
Non Tech Company8%
Hospitality Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Transportation Company17%
Government13%
Logistics Company13%
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Financial Services Firm14%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government8%
Comms Service Provider7%
Company Size
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise65%
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