Enterprise Content Management Software

TrustRadius Top Rated for 2023

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M‑Files

M-Files is a platform for knowledge work automation, that helps knowledge workers to find information faster. M-Files features a metadata-driven architecture, embedded workflow engine, and advanced artificial intelligence. This helps customers to eliminate information chaos, improve…

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IBM FileNet Content Manager

IBM FileNet Content Manager is a cloud-native content services solution to manage, share and collaborate on content to save employees’ time and improve customer experiences. This ECM solution includes functionality for document management, business process management, case management,…

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OnBase

OnBase by Hyland is an enterprise content management platform with business process and case management capabilities. It is modular by design and allows users to tailor the solution to their specific requirements.

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Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft's SharePoint is an Intranet solution that enables users to share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and collaborate across the organization.

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Box

Box is an online cloud content management solution that caters to individual users as well as businesses.

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Atlassian Confluence

Confluence is a collaboration and content sharing platform used primarily by customers who are already using Atlassian's Jira project tracking product. The product appeals particularly to IT users.

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M‑Files

M-Files is a platform for knowledge work automation, that helps knowledge workers to find information faster. M-Files features a metadata-driven architecture, embedded workflow engine, and advanced artificial intelligence. This helps customers to eliminate information chaos, improve…

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Laserfiche

Laserfiche has two main editions: Rio and Avante: Laserfiche Rio is designed to meet the needs of large organizations that have more than 100 users. It combines content management functionality with business process management (BPM), security and auditing, unlimited servers and a…

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OnBase

OnBase by Hyland is an enterprise content management platform with business process and case management capabilities. It is modular by design and allows users to tailor the solution to their specific requirements.

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Square 9 Softworks

For document-intensive companies looking to improve business efficiency, Square 9 Softworks develops solutions for process automation that aim to drive increased productivity across all business applications.

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Egnyte

Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost…

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MediaValet

MediaValet’s Digital Asset Management platform makes enterprise digital libraries accessible, discoverable, and shareable to the organization's entire ecosystem – globally.

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Dashpivot - By Sitemate

The Dashpivot Systems Cloud is an integrated management system designed for built world companies - replacing paper forms, spreadsheets, word docs, PDFs, static folders and clunky apps with a single no code software platform.Via the Dashpivot Systems Cloud, processes and procedures…

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IBM FileNet Content Manager

IBM FileNet Content Manager is a cloud-native content services solution to manage, share and collaborate on content to save employees’ time and improve customer experiences. This ECM solution includes functionality for document management, business process management, case management,…

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Nuxeo

The Hyland Nuxeo Platform is a cloud-native, cloud-first, scalable solution which utilizes automation technologies to improve efficiencies, increase accuracy, and provide its capabilities. With it’s low-code technology, organizations can implement Hyland’s Nuxeo Platform with customizable…

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Alfresco

The Alfresco platform, from Hyland, delivers comprehensive cloud-native content services. It is used to intelligently activate processes and content to accelerate the flow of business.

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OpenText Documentum

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…

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OpenText Content Suite Platform

The OpenText Content Suite Platform oversees the lifecycle management of information across the enterprise from capture through archiving and disposition. With agile information governance to address the latest data governance and data privacy best practices, the vendor states their…

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OpenText eDOCS

OpenText eDOCS is presented as a light-footprint, cost-effective and highly-flexible enterprise content management (ECM) solution for Legal, Corporate Legal, Public Sector and Professional Service organizations and corporate law departments. eDOCS aims to ensure sensitive work product…

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DocuWare

DocuWare’s document management software delivers digital workflow and document control to boost productivity without the need for IT resources. Its cloud and on-premises products are presented as a best-fit solution for companies seeking to digitize, automate and transform key processes.…

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Epicor ECM

Epicor ECM is based on docStar, a document management software offering that was acquired by Epicor in 2017.

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Oracle WebCenter Content

Oracle WebCenter Content is Oracle's ECM Suite. This product is tightly integrated to other Oracle products and provides ECM functionality to Siebel CRM and PeopleSoft. The WebCenter product family also includes Oracle's CMS (WebCenter Sites) which they acquired from FatWire.

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IBM Enterprise Content Manager

IBM Enterprise Content Manager and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) applications enable organizations to manage all forms of content and secure secure data with respect to compliance needs. The platform enables capture, activation, sharing, analysis and governance of unstructured…

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Veeva Vault PromoMats

Veeva Vault PromoMats streamlines the creation, review, and distribution of compliant content at scale. PromoMats is a regulated content management application that supports the full lifecycle of promotional content. It enables content creation, review and approval, digital asset…

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Curata

Curata's content marketing platform (Curata CMP) enables more efficient content creation with greater impact on pipeline. According to the vendor, this solution enables users to: Analyze marketing and sales pipeline impact: Instantly access content metrics such as leads generated/…

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Dokmee ECM

An ECM solution for streamlining the digital transformation process in a manner that the vendor states is efficient, cost effective, and user-friendly. Dokmee is presented as a secure, easy to use enterprise content management system designed for a variety of purpose including document…

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FileCloud

FileCloud is a secure content collaboration platform (CCP) that provides compliance, data governance, data leak protection, data retention and digital rights management capabilities. Workflow automation and granular control of content sharing across most enterprise platforms is fully…

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OpenText Extended ECM Platform

The OpenText Extended ECM Platform aims to transparently integrate with applications such as SAP S/4HANA®, SAP® SuccessFactors®, Salesforce®, Microsoft® Office 365® or other process-driving software. With ECM integrations, the content services platform bridges content silos and automates…

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What is Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Software?

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a system for capturing, preserving, managing and delivering unstructured content and documents. ECM also secures content digitally in compliance with policy. ECM systems make these records retrievable and shareable. Content can be transferred with minimal risk to the content's security.

Enterprise content management systems ensure that users can easily access up to date documents. ECM systems also include version control features so that old versions of documents can be recovered as needed. Businesses use ECM systems to reduce organizational risk and ensure that users get the documents and information they need.

Enterprise content management software often includes Workflow Automation functionality, which allows businesses to automate and streamline their processes. It can benefit a business by reducing manual tasks, improving efficiency, enhancing collaboration, and enhancing the customer experience. The implementation of Workflow Automation functionality may vary across different products. Some products offer a no-code, drag-and-drop interface that allows users to easily create and customize workflows without the need for programming or scripting. Other products may provide more advanced features, such as conditional branch logic and the ability to chain multiple workflows together to create complex decision trees.

ECM Software Features & Capabilities

  • Capture, Imaging: The ECM system supports the digitization of content.
  • File Sync, Storage, Archiving: Foundational to the ECM system is its storage system for long-term preservation & retention of content in an organized fashion.
  • Document Management: Beyond capture, ECM systems support sharing, distributing, printing, faxing, etc.
  • Records Management: Secure, policy-controlled and compliant storage, retrieval and production of records, transactional or otherwise.
  • Search & Retrieval: Helps users find the content they are looking for. Various methods for assistance include filters, tags, metadata, and the like.
  • Collaboration: ECM systems support file and content sharing within the enterprise, or integrate with preferred collaboration software or modules.
  • Content Publishing & Creation: Some ECM systems also support the publishing of content to web pages.
  • Security, Risk Management & Information Governance (IG): Security controls with rules, policies, and permissions defining and delimiting access to content and records. This is a core feature and a necessity for enterprises.
  • Integrations: ECM systems have integrations with multiple 3rd-party systems such as electronic signature software, hardware (printers, scanners, etc.), digital asset management, Disaster Recovery solutions, CRM, ERP, and web content management systems (WCMS, or CMS).

ECM System Considerations

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software is designed to facilitate lifecycle management, information governance (IG), and collaboration. Modern ECM systems should provide a single source of truth. Additionally, they should offer features for version control and synchronization, intuitive search, and discovery. It is also important for ECM software to integrate with other applications to deliver viewable content across multiple platforms.

The timely delivery of contracts and other transactional documents is also an important component of business process management (BPM). This is a secondary goal of ECM software. Security and optimized business processes are built into a successful ECM's content storage and retrieval systems.

Pricing Information

Enterprise content management systems may have a one-time/ annual license fee that can start in the $2,000-$3,000 range. Alternatively, they might offer a monthly subscription fee that is per user per month. The subscription fees start at $15-$20/month/user and increase proportionally with the size of the company. Certain ECM vendors also offer a free trial.
However, many ECM vendors do not openly disclose their prices but will provide a quote upon request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do organizations use enterprise content management software?

Enterprise content management (ECM) systems allow organizations to capture, store, and manage documents and make them accessible to end-users. Types of files that can be stored and retrieved digitally include:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • PDF files
  • HTML files
  • scanned images

More recently, ECM software has evolved to capture other types of files as well, including video and audio recordings and social media posts.

What are the benefits of using an enterprise content management system?

There are a few key benefits that come along with using ECM software. If your organization currently keeps track of important information using paper documents and filing cabinets, you should consider the following benefits of moving to an ECM system:

  • Greater security from not needing to rely on paper records
  • Secure document storage in compliance with your organization’s policies
  • Being able to store documents digitally rather than needing physical storage space
  • Having a centralized location for all your important documents
  • Ability to access documents from any location within the company network
  • Ease of file sharing and collaboration across the business
  • Ability to automate document/content capture, publishing, and archiving processes

What are the top enterprise content management systems?

According to end-user feedback on TrustRadius.com, top-rated enterprise content management software include:

For more information about other ECM products, including which products are most popular among different business sizes, view the Enterprise Content Management Software TrustMap on TrustRadius.com

How are enterprise content management systems and document management systems different?

Enterprise content management (ECM) systems are similar to document management systems (DMS) in many ways. For example, they both help manage files, provide a central repository for document storage, and perform document retrieval. However, there are a few key differences as well, including:

  • ECMs can work with both structured and unstructured information, while DMSs work with structured document formats.
  • ECMs tend to be more complex systems than DMS software, as they are designed to manage the flow of documents across enterprise organizations.
  • Some ECMs also have content publishing capabilities, while DMSs are mainly used for creating, managing, storing, and retrieving documents.
  • DMSs also focus more heavily on document metadata management and manipulation than ECMs typically do.

How much does enterprise content management software cost?

The cost of enterprise content management software varies depending on the type of software deployment (cloud-based vs. on-premise), number of users, and pricing model. Some products will have a one-time license fee, this can range between $2,000 - $4,000.

Cloud-based products are more likely to have monthly or annual subscription-based pricing instead. Prices can range from $5 to $50 per month per user.