Amaxus CMS (discontinued) vs. OpenText Documentum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
Score 3.0 out of 10
N/A
Amaxus was a commercial PHP-based content management system from Box UK, an agile software developer and consulting company. It provided an enterprise-level web content management system used by large brand and agencies. It is known for a focus on usability. The product has been discontinued.N/A
OpenText Documentum
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
OpenText acquired Documentum from Dell EMC in 2017, and now supports the enterprise content management (ECM) system. The vendor says users can build content-centric applications and solutions from collaborating on business documents to delivering case-based applications to managing highly precise processes in the most regulated business environments.N/A
Pricing
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
OpenText Documentum
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.4
1 Ratings
3% below category average
OpenText Documentum
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
1% below category average
OpenText Documentum
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
OpenText Documentum
-
Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Content Management
Comparison of Enterprise Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)
-
Ratings
OpenText Documentum
9.2
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Content capture & imaging00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
File sync, storage & archiving00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Document management00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Records management00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Content search & retrieval00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Enterprise content collaboration00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Content publishing & creation00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Security, risk management & information governance00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Contract lifecycle management00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Automated workflows00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Artificial intelligence00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Mobile support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Integration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
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User Ratings
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
Likelihood to Recommend
3.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amaxus CMS (discontinued)OpenText Documentum
Likelihood to Recommend
Discontinued Products
Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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OpenText
Documentum is best used in medium to large institutions that can afford it, have alternate solutions for web publishing, and who have either in-house developers or can hire good Documentum developers (not the ones who know Java but do not understand ECM). It is, in my opinion, the best heavy duty ECM solution out there, assuming OT is not gutting it as we speak. That is my only hesitation to not giving it a 10, OpenText is an unknown quantity in this and I worry that they will only support Documentum until they have figured out how to fill the gap between Documentum and OT and then offer a migration path to OT with a Documentum sunsetting as an incentive.
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Pros
Discontinued Products
  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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OpenText
  • Records management: Compared to other content management systems, this provides a efficient and scalable solution. It gives lot of flexibility in managing the content as Records or Legal holds.
  • Workflow system has external plugins to connect with FAX, Mail, Database and FTP servers etc. which gives an option to integrate with any system with documentum.
  • Creation of websites and maintenance is easy. Content authors can create the pages with effective mechanism.
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Cons
Discontinued Products
  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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OpenText
  • WDK framework has been the biggest drawbacks from the application speed point of view, as well as client complexity and not so natural look and feel. Yes, with the latest releases much of these features are improved.
  • EMC is very expensive to buy, own and support, where some products require many dependent Docuemntum products to be installed to work at its best.
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Likelihood to Renew
Discontinued Products
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OpenText
Stability is a key factor as well as its flexibility. Also, any organization that deploys Documentum will have made a significant investment in terms of time and money, so not renewing its commitment can come with a significant cost. That said, the decision to deploy Documentum initially should come only after extensive evaluation, knowing that once deployed it will likely remain the platform of choice.
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Support Rating
Discontinued Products
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OpenText
Support is better than with ECM, but could use some improvement.
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Alternatives Considered
Discontinued Products
I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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OpenText
At the time it was purchased it was one of the best, most robust solutions available on the market.
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Return on Investment
Discontinued Products
  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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OpenText
  • After this product, the client is able to manage content security and due to it, the client is able to use the business process, and this really reduces effort and increases the profit in business.
  • It provides integration with SAP easily which really helps the client to manage this effectively and with minimum effort system is ready to use.
  • Also searching, automated flows also create a bigger impact and reduce a lot manual effort.
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