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Likelihood to Recommend

Amaxus

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 ECM

Your organisation has to support the type of document and records management needed for this to work. In an organisation that only needs to store documents and maybe share with many different parties, this might not be the best-suited software. In a large organisation with stringent document and records management policies, this suite is well suited. It makes management of documents across business units easy to manage and control.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
OpenText ECM
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
OpenText ECM

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
OpenText ECM
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
OpenText ECM
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
OpenText ECM
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
OpenText ECM
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
OpenText ECM
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
OpenText ECM
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
OpenText ECM
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
OpenText ECM
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
OpenText ECM

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
OpenText ECM
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
OpenText ECM
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
OpenText ECM
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
OpenText ECM

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
OpenText ECM
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
OpenText ECM

Enterprise Content Management

Amaxus
OpenText ECM
5.9
Content capture & imaging
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
5.9
File sync, storage & archiving
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.3
Document management
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.8
Records management
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.6
Content search & retrieval
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.5
Enterprise content collaboration
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.3
Content publishing & creation
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
5.6
Security, risk management & information governance
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.9
Contract lifecycle management
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
6.6
Automated workflows
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
5.5
Artificial intelligence
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
4.5
Mobile support
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
4.0
Integration
Amaxus
OpenText ECM
5.0

Pros

Amaxus

  • 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 ECM

  • Documentum's backend repository engine is probably one of the most robust, best-designed repository's currently available. While other vendors seem to constantly release new "implementations", Documentum's design has remained virtually unchanged since it was first released, yet it continues to address the content management needs of users.
  • Although there are many document and content management platforms available today, Documentum probably has the largest collection of modules to address varying functional needs.
  • Recent releases of Documentum have provided significant improvements in user-friendly development and configuration tools, making it easier to rapidly configure and deploy applications based on the Documentum platform
  • Documentum provides a large number of interfaces and APIs for managing the application as well as for building custom solutions/add-ons. This makes it an extremely flexible platform that can be used to build most any kind of application
  • Documentum's support infrastructure and the general online community is well established and broad
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Cons

Amaxus

  • 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 ECM

  • In the past some of Documentum's add-ons have been very difficult to use (e.g. Documentum for Outlook) and difficult to configure (e.g. ADTS and MTS).
  • Due to the inherent complexity of some of the add-on modules, it was likely (at least in early releases of some of these modules) that they contained difficult to isolate bugs and other anomalies. The good news is that EMC's Support Teams provide relatively good and rapid service to assist with the resolution of such issues
  • Documentation is probably Documentum's weakest feature. Although significant amounts of documentation are available for all components, and there are very few items/aspects that are NOT documented, the organization of the documentation sometimes makes it difficult to find what you are looking for at times.
  • In the past, as new add-ons were created and released, some of these ended up being short-lived (either due to users not adopting them or if it was found that the implementation was questionable). Depending on the solution, it may be advisable not to be a "first-adopter" and wait to see what happens to it before deploying it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 6 answers
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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Usability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is easy to understand and learn quickly.
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Reliability and Availability

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I never had any issues with access internally or via VPN. But, the response via VPN, was a bit slow.
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Performance

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.5
Based on 2 answers
  • I used OpenText nearly every day and I never had any performance issues that I can recall. That said, it's not terribly fast either.
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Implementation

Amaxus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OpenText ECM

OpenText ECM 8.4
Based on 2 answers
No, it's pretty easy to implement and use.
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Alternatives Considered

Amaxus

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 ECM

There are numerous other products available including SharePoint, Stellent, FileNet, etc. Most offer many of the same solutions and modules that Documentum provides, however some, such as SharePoint, still have significant shortcomings when it comes to true, enterprise-level document management that require workaround solutions, either via architectural or custom tweaks. The Documentum platform tends to excel in its flexibility due to its available APIs and configuration options. In addition, the stability of its backend repository makes it ideal for global, enterprise-level solutions.
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Return on Investment

Amaxus

  • 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 ECM

  • Provides a strong 'single source of truth' for long term retention of electronic records.
  • The user interface and flexibility make user adoption a challenge. Therefore it is difficult to attain objectives related to reduced storage.
  • ECM sits as a central hub to the overall information strategy. However to gain the value of this we must have stronger and more open integration toolkits.
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Pricing Details

Amaxus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OpenText ECM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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