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Pros
Most of our customers are very fond of the upgraded smart user interface.

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The most valuable features are the collaboration and sharing.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.

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Cons
The architecture needs improvement, as it's complex.

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The workflow engine cannot support the business needs.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.

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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.

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.
Top Answer: The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.
Top Answer: We use this solution for intranet, extranet, web site, content management, collaboration, integrations, eCommerce, inventory, portfolio, project, and process management.
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Also Known As
Livelink ECMSharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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Overview

OpenText Enterprise Information Management (EIM) technologies and business solutions allow organizations to take full advantage of enterprise information and gain better business insight, create a positive business impact, increase process velocity, reduce risks related to information governance, and protect intellectual property from internal leaks and external threats. OpenText provides solutions in the core EIM categories of ECM, BPM, CEM, Information Exchange, and Discovery.

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
KUKA Roboter GmbH, MAN Diesel & Turbo, FMC Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, KHS GmbH, The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, COMM-UNITY EDV GmbH, BwFuhrparkService GmbH, Swarovski, Hydro One, Viega 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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Government7%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Government9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise50%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise69%
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OpenText ECM is ranked 4th in Enterprise Content Management with 2 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 24 reviews. OpenText ECM is rated 10.0, while SharePoint is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of OpenText ECM writes "Reliable management with an upgraded interface that is easy to set up and configure". 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". OpenText ECM is most compared with Documentum, IBM FileNet, Alfresco, Hyland OnBase and Microsoft OneDrive, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Box, WordPress, Citrix ShareFile, Documentum and Atlassian Confluence.

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