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Enterprise Content Management, Documentum Overview. This presentation shows what is ECM, why we need ECM, EMC History, EMC Content Management Portfolio, Documentum and Captiva Products overview

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  • Enterprise Content Management Documentum Overview Hisham A. Moneim
  • Agenda
    • What is ECM?
    • Why we need ECM?
    • History
    • EMC Content Management Portfolio
    • Documentum Products
    • Captiva Products
    • Useful URLs
    Enterprise Content Management WebTopDesktop
  • What is ECM?
    • Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the technologies used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM tools and strategies allow the management of an organization's unstructured information, wherever that information exists.
    Enterprise Content Management
  • Why we need ECM? 1- Enterprise Content Management
    • The ECM platform helps manage unstructured content
      • Over 80% of enterprise content is unstructured
    • Problems associated with unstructured content:
      • Ineffectively classified
      • Difficult to find
      • Not secure
    Structured Unstructured Email & Attachments PDFs Checks X-rays Paper Documents Rich Media Web Pages Audio & Video Records Invoices Manuals Claims Contracts Instant Messages Forms Images XML Rows and Columns
  • History
    • In 2003 EMC acquires Documentum, Inc., further advancing its Information Lifecycle Management strategyto enable customers to get the maximum value from their information, from creation and collaborative use to archiving and disposal.
    • In 2005 continuing its focus on the content management opportunity, EMC acquires Captiva Software, a leading provider of input management solutions. Captiva's market leading products provide capabilities critical to implementing advanced information lifecycle management initiatives.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • EMC Content Management Portfolio
    • Documentum Family
      • The EMC Documentum product family helps you manage all types of content across multiple departments within a single repository. With a unified repository, various groups can easily share and reuse their content with other areas of the business that would benefit from access to this valuable information. Our product family also allows your business to share its content safely with outside organizations including partners, vendors, and customers.
    • Captiva Family
      • The EMC Captiva family helps you transform business critical information from paper, fax and electronic data sources into business-ready content suitable for processing by enterprise applications. Youll easily automate the processing of billions of documents annually, quickly and accurately converting their contents into information that is usable for all enterprise business processes in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family 1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family Content Server
    • The Content Server is a service that manages the repository
      • The repository can only be accessed via the Content Server
      • Supports client-server and web-based applications
    • Provides a common enterprise content repository and core platform services for content management, collaboration, and BPM leveraged by all Documentum applications. Content Server supports all types of content, including HTML and XML, graphics and rich media, traditional office documents, and scanned images.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family Clients
    • Documentum WebTop
      • Web based interface
      • No client software installation required
      • Runs in a browser
    • Documentum Desktop
      • Dedicated application installed on client computers
      • Integrates with Windows Explorer
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family BPM 1/5 1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family BPM 2/5
    • Analyze
      • Documentum Business Process Analyzer
      • A business process modeling and analysis tool, supporting full bidirectional model exchange with Documentum Business Process Manager. Business Process Analyzer creates process models as data, not just visual diagrams, allowing for models to be viewed in multiple dimensions, compared with other models for definition discrepancies, and validated against a wide variety of criteria.
      • Documentum Business Process Simulator
      • An add-on simulation analysis tool for Business Process Analyzer, allowing process models to be tested against operational scenarios. This simulation analysis allows bottlenecks and constraints to be understood in advance of putting processes into a production environment.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family BPM 3/5
    • Deploy
      • Documentum Business Process Manager
      • A graphical process design tool suitable for non-technical users. It includes out-of-the-box palettes of business processes and prebuilt activity templates supporting common user tasks, content operations, team collaboration, and integration actions.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family BPM 4/5
    • Execute
      • Documentum Process Engine
      • The runtime environment for process automation and workflow management. The process engine also includes queue management and activity tracking/alert capabilities for both human and system-based activities.
    • Documentum Business Process Services
        • Provides the integration framework connecting processes to external systems and middleware.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Documentum Family BPM 5/5
    • Monitor
    • Documentum Business Activity Monitor
      • Provides real-time monitoring of process execution data and generation of alerts and graphical metrics displayed in management dashboards. Business Activity Monitor can also export process data back to Business Process Analyzer/Simulator, providing for round-trip process optimization.
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Workflow vs. BPM
    • Workflow
    • There are different types of Workflow, for example:
      • "Production Workflow" which uses predefined sequences to guide and control processes
      • "Ad-Hoc Workflow" in which the user determines the process sequence on the fly.
    • Workflow solutions can be implemented as:
      • "Workflow solutions" with autonomous clients which users mostly work with, or as
      • "Workflow Engines" which act as a background service controlling the information and data flow, without requiring an own client for this.
    • Workflow Management includes the following functions, among others:
      • Visualization of process and organization structures
      • Capture, administration, visualization, and delivery of grouped information with its associated documents or data
      • Incorporation of data processing tools (such as specific applications) and documents (such as office products)
      • Parallel and sequential processing of procedures including simultaneous saving
      • Reminders, deadlines, delegation and other administration functionalities
      • Monitoring and documentation of process status, routing, and outcomes
      • Tools for designing and displaying process
    1- Enterprise Content Management
  • Workflow vs. BPM
    • BPM
    • BPM or Business Process Management goes a step further than Workflow. Although the words are often used interchangeably. BPM aims at the complete integration of all affected applications within an enterprise, with monitoring of processes and assembling of all required information.
    • Among BPM's functions are:
      • Complete workflow functionality
      • Process and data monitoring at the server level
      • EAI or Enterp