Micro Focus Content Manager Competitors and Alternatives

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Anonymous User
Real User
Assistant Director - Information Management at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to search, sort and retrieve using metadata; in particular, the ability to create custom reports using... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Official records are managed, thereby being able to identify information that cannot be disposed; managing the lifecycle; and locating our records.

What needs improvement?

The space management functionality, whilst incredibly useful to locate records, lacks the ability to perform a census of records. As a result,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The organisation did not use an EDRMS to manage records prior to implementing HPE CM. In the past, Access databases and catalogue systems have... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise any organisation to really define what their information management business requirements and end-user requirements might be,... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Application Specialist at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 02 2017

What is most valuable?

HPE Content Manager is a complex product with a great deal of functionality for managing paper and electronic records... more»

How has it helped my organization?

HPE Content Manager provides organizations with a reliable system for managing massive amounts of information. It does... more»

What needs improvement?

Many government (and other) organizations struggle to find a system balance between user requirements and records... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Ensure you have enough licenses for all your users. Invest in more intuitive search modules if available/required.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have used custom and integrated SharePoint systems that were not able to handle large amounts of content as easily as... more»

What other advice do I have?

Firstly, plan, plan, plan: Hire a good business analyst and assess how your users work, what type of content they... more»
Praful Sharma
Consultant
HP TRIM Consultant at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are primarily the record web services interface and SharePoint Integration, although there... more»

How has it helped my organization?

RM 8.3.9365 or patch 3 is still under development. I myself have suggested a lot of improvements and defects, and they... more»

What needs improvement?

IDOL integration: With as much as 180 million records and 80 TB of data and 18,000 users, I can see IDOL not behaving... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive, especially the CM versions. But if you need it, you pay for it.

Which solutions did we use previously?

TRIM is a reliable solution and has EDRMS compatibility, which others products lack. Hence, we never really looked at... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It works reliably for average-sized organizational structures.
Anja Mullin
Real User
Deputy City Clerk at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Records management tracking and workflows.

How has it helped my organization?

* Eliminated the need for paper records. * Increased compliance with our internal approval processes. * Helped us with grant, contract approval,... more»

What needs improvement?

* Having a workflow tool that is a little bit smarter. This means being able to leverage the metadata entered about a record in order to make... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Make sure this is really a product you are going to use fully. Otherwise, you are paying for a lot for a product that won’t get utilized.

What other advice do I have?

You can’t pre-plan enough on how you want to organize the records. The more planning you put into the implementation, the more you will get from... more»

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