IBM FileNet Stability

WolfgangPichler
Senior Consultant at pITsolutions
I have never really heard of problems with the stability because the database. IBM Db2 is never a problem. I cannot say anything about Oracle or other databases. We have avoided implementing with a non-IBM database where we can. When we do, there is no problem with stability. In the larger installations, we use primarily TSM as the object store, and therefore we do not have problems with overrunning file space and those kinds of issues. The only thing we have seen is that when a customer's system administrator installs a new Java version on the server where FileNet is running, sometimes it can cause a big mess. FileNet doesn't come up. View full review »
Moshe Elbaz
IT Manager & FileNet Specialist at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
We have been working with it for a long time. It's one of the older versions. Both it and the new version are probably very stable. We generally don't have any issues with the stability of the system. That could be because we are too small. In Israel we have small companies and they don't have very complicated systems, like in the United States or Europe. We have medium-size customers, compared to companies around the world. We don't have 500 users at a customer's site so these are not huge systems. And they're usually in the same geographical area. It's not like there is a site in New York and another one in Chicago or Philadelphia. View full review »
Seniorsyseng67
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The stability and usability go together. The backend and the front-end are separate but they work together. Still, we can handle them separately, from a technical point of view. View full review »
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Jayanth Palle
Senior Consultant at Northern Trust
Stability-wise, the solution is good. There is not much downtime. I don't see any issues with it. View full review »
GupteshwarPrasad
AVP Technology at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
The stability of the product is quite good. This is the only product I can think of which is very stable. View full review »
GopalVanam
Senior Architect at Tecnics
FileNet is stable. A lot of our customers are actually on older versions, so we've been upgrading their systems recently. The current version is really stable because it has been rewritten. Since IBM acquired this product — FileNet is not an original IBM product — they have rewritten certain engines in it. The more they release new versions, the more the product is stable, especially in the "five-dot" series. They are really stable. We are encouraging customers to upgrade to the latest version. That is what is happening now. I don't remember any stability issues recently. Maybe a long time ago, with certain limitations, there were a couple of issues. But we don't have them now. There is a resolution for everything in the current versions. View full review »
VeyselOzdemir
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is very stable because FileNet is mostly compatible with Unix, Solaris, and also IBM Unix (AIX). It's also compatible with Windows but the Unix system is really robust. When I was working with FileNet for a telecom company, it never went down. The uptime was five-nines. View full review »
DavidOrtega
SAE - Services Account Executive at RICOH
FileNet is stable because the web application server is a very powerful tool. The problem is that people don't always correctly configure this tool. If the people doing the configuration are not the right people, the client has problems. But the web application server is very stable when configured correctly. View full review »
BolarinwaOyerinde
Managing Partner at Inception Business Concepts
From a technical point of view, FileNet is very stable. View full review »
Muhammad Kamran
Project Manager at Ora-Tech Systems
These solutions are very good in terms of stability. View full review »
Supervis3993
Supervisor Of Information Security Risk at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's extremely stable. The only time it ever had a problem was if we lost power to the servers. It never really went down. View full review »
SeniorSo9e37
Senior Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's very stable. We haven't had any issues as far as stability is concerned. It's highly-available, so it's definitely stable as compared to other products. View full review »
Boris Zhilin
Executive Director at Intelective
Every new software has bugs, but the FileNet software suite has been around for ages, so it's stable, it works. View full review »
Principaede6
Principal It Operations Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Now, they are pretty good. In previous versions of Connections 3.0, 4.5, and 5.0, I had a lot of stability issues. It gets a little muddy, because when I would open PMRs, sometimes they would be on the connections interface on front and sometimes they would be on the back. One of my challenges seemed to be that there seemed to be a lot of disconnect between the two teams. It is empirical evidence, but it seems to me that the Connections developers leveraged the FileNet capabilities and the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing. There seemed to be a lot of disconnect between the two teams. I would bounce back and forth between the two teams for weeks or months just trying to get support on performance and stability issues. With the most recent upgrade that we did a year ago, these issues pretty much stopped. View full review »
Corporat88f8
Corporate Vice Presidents at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
From a business resiliency standpoint, it has worked out well for us. We have seen an improvement from some older products to the P8 version now, from a stability standpoint View full review »
Enterpri3203
Enterprise Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We've been using it now for about four years. When we first went to it, we were having some issues, communication across the network issues, but we have had very few issues with it. View full review »
Patrick Obrill
System Analyst at AT&T
The stability is getting better. It had a few issues for a while. Our old solution had problems at the beginning and those issues got better, then we move to a new solution. While the new one still has problems, they are getting better. View full review »
Aldo Puglisi
Digitalization at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
I think it's quite stable, it's a very robust product and we haven't found any major problems or issues, so far. View full review »
CEOd7ae
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
It is highly stable. View full review »
Softwaref5a5
Software Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, so good, but we're also very new, in this implementation particularly. View full review »
it_user543282
ECM Filenet Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability is really good. Earlier, we used to have a lot of issues with the stability, especially with the updates for the new products. The new additions made now are so stable. It is a very good for operating systems. They have simplified it using products in different situations. View full review »
Sanjay Petkar
Chief Manager at a government with 51-200 employees
The product is very stable. We don't have much of a problem as far as the stability of the technology and the product go. View full review »
SolomonChris
Founder at intellicon systems
The performance is good. We have one administrator for maintenance. It is relatively low maintenance. View full review »
CTO724f
CTO at a healthcare company with 1-10 employees
It is stable, and it works. View full review »
Matthew Rybak
Operations Specialist at Fairfax Data Systems
Stability is fantastic. It's probably one of the more highly secure systems out there right now. Though, you have to have the right people to support, implement, integrate, and maintain it. No technology will work completely on its own. Even if it does, one day it might break (and that goes for any tech). View full review »
Informat0634
Information Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It is very stable. The maintenance process has been greatly improved over the past few years. It seems like there is maturity now to the product which didn't exist even four or five years ago. View full review »
Reviewer8e92
User at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
FilenetS7829
FileNet System Admin at Emug
I've never come across anything better for stability. The key way that this product has improved the way that that our business functions is by its stability. Its ability to remain up despite other pressures, its consistency, and lack of downtime are really the greatest things that it brings. There is difficulty in the upgrade path when new versions come due every other quarter. View full review »
Engineer49eb
Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It is very stable. We hardly have any downtime or any major issues. View full review »
Sergey Gorobets
Architect of ECM solutions at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I haven't seen any problems. FileNet is stable software as long as it is installed correctly. View full review »
Director014f
Director of user services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not aware of any recent issues. It is very stable for now. View full review »
CEOdd42
CEO at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Excellent. It's probably one of the most mature pieces of technology that IBM offers. View full review »
Chuck Picard
Enterprise ECM Program Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
For the most part, the solution is very stable. Once it is a fully-baked application, it is stable. View full review »
Suren Shiva
Software Architect at Deloitte
It is pretty stable. View full review »
SeniorSy447e
Senior Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
At its core, it's stable. In its basic implementation, it's stable. View full review »
Reda Torkey
Chief Commercial Officer with 51-200 employees
No, for the last 20 years I haven't faced any big stability issue. View full review »
GeneralMba45
General Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ben Holmes
Financial Informatics Analyst at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
At this time, it has improved, but it wasn't that stable not that long ago. View full review »
reviewer1014633
Administration Division Support and IT Services at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability of the solution is good. View full review »
reviewer1081452
Director Of Information Technology with 201-500 employees
We did not have any stability issues. View full review »
ServerMadd8a
Server Manager at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have it load-balanced, so we don't really have outages. With HA it's very stable. View full review »
ProjectL6af9
Project Lead Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It is an extremely stable platform, if it is built right. View full review »
SaidGaga
Founder/ECM BPM Senior Consultant - Project Manager at gacosi
The solution is very stable. View full review »
AreaMang4d5e
Area Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very good. We did have some issues with Web services. It was a version conflict, because two Web services were deployed, an old version and a new version, and both were accessible. So we had some problems with that but it wasn't a product failure. View full review »
Smeb97d
SME at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a good, stable system. View full review »
ShababShams
Project Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
Stability is perfect. View full review »
Chrystan Duarte
Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's so stable. View full review »
Solution4311
Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very stable and reliable. View full review »
SystemTe38a9
System Tech Oracle Database at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
While the stability is pretty good, there sometimes can be issues with the database connections. FileNet has too many outages because things are broken in the database. View full review »
ProjectL3ff4
Project Lead Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Stability is really good. We fairly recently upgraded a version of it and have not been having any problems. The resources seem to be really good with this version; it is a little easier to troubleshoot issues. We do not have many issues with the newer version. View full review »
Greg McGarthy
Architect For FileNet ECM at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is stable as long as you create the right environment. We have had issues at times, but just because of configuration issues. View full review »
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