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Efficient and easy migration of Documentum


Do you (still) know Documentum?

While Documentum has had significant success in its history, it has also been plagued by a turbulent acquisition history. Its current, and potentially final, home is OpenText, where it is part of a large suite of different ECM applications. Regardless of its future, there are a lot of Documentum implementations out there. Business and IT leaders alike have the need to integrate Documentum with other applications, as well as migrate content in and out of Documentum.

Efficient and easy EMC Documentum migration

Want to easily migrate content and metadata from EMC Documentum to Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText, Alfresco or any other Enterprise Content Management system? Or do you want to use EMC Documentum as your ECM system to finally tackle the chaos on your file shares?

Maybe you haven't made up your mind yet whether you should stay with Documentum or not... If so, view our recorded webinar: Documentum: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Xillio recommends that beyond purely just exporting and importing content and metadata, this data also needs to be cleaned up and enriched (e.g. through deduplication, version recognition, enrichment of metadata, and classification), so that only valuable data is migrated to the final Documentum environment.

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Content analysis of EMC Documentum

It’s a known fact that a large amount of business information is unstructured. Your current Documentum repository also contains unstructured content, and this leads to a number of challenges. In particular, the functional and technical management of Documentum is difficult because of the sprawl of content, as well as the process of performing an upgrade or migration. Also, being compliant is practically impossible with 'polluted' content and no way to identify where it is.

The main cause of the pollution in Documentum is often the misuse or lack of metadata. While all metadata models were created with good intentions, over time the original metadata model or the use of it has changed by end users. Often, a good strategy and implementation to delete content is lacking. This leads to an imbalance in the content collection, and poor findability of documents by end-users.

Do you want to gain insight into the quality of your content collection within your Documentum environment?

Content optimization of your EMC Documentum collection

Xillio can perform an extensive analysis of your Documentum installation and generate reports in a very short time frame. Xillio can run these reports against your complete Documentum product suite, no matter which version you’re using. You can run this process through your preferred systems integrator, or just let Xillio do the work.

The default reports provided by Xillio include a number of different pieces of analysis, among others:

Content Analysis: here is what you can learn
  • Total amount of Documentum items and files
  • Type items and files (extensions)
  • Total number of empty files
  • Insight into ACL structure (authorizations)
  • Insights into folder structures
  • File size
  • Duplicates, based on content within a document
  • Duplicates, based on metadata such as name, file size, author, date, etc.
  • Insights into available permissions and security data
  • Use and quality of metadata

Beyond these, there are many more. If you want to know exactly which analyses we can perform on your EMC Documentum environment, please contact us.

Flexible platform for Documentum migrations

Export, transform, import. The Xillio platform has connectors for import from and export to Documentum. With regards to EMC Documentum, the platform offers the ability to:

  • Easily upload any metadata field of Documentum objects;
  • Directly carry out maintenance and status operations on the Documentum server from the platform via DQL;
  • Quickly transform content and metadata;
  • Easily indicate relationships between objects;
  • Easily add digital files as versions and/or renditions to objects;
  • Add save and destruction deadlines to objects, for Records Management

Maximize your return on investment of your existing content and make your migration to or from EMC Documentum a success.

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