Compare OpenText ECM vs. SharePoint

OpenText ECM is ranked 4th in Enterprise Content Management with 2 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 37 reviews. OpenText ECM is rated 9.6, while SharePoint is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of OpenText ECM writes "Scalability is great. We can extend areas horizontally and vertically". 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 SharePoint, Documentum and IBM FileNet, whereas SharePoint is most compared with OpenText ECM, Box and Atlassian Confluence. See our OpenText ECM vs. SharePoint report.
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Pros
An SAP user can store documents directly into OpenText without a connector.Scalability is great. We can extend areas horizontally and vertically.

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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
We are looking for new, advanced UI features. Currently, the UI does not look great.

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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.‚Äč

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10,138
Comparisons
7,375
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2
Average Words per Review
210
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9.5
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38,142
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31,783
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39
Average Words per Review
304
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
Livelink ECMSharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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OpenText
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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
Software R&D Company40%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
REVIEWERS
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
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about OpenText ECM vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: January 2020.
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