Alfresco Webinar – Benefits of a Rolling Migration versus a Big Bang – October 21st

When moving to Alfresco, many clients struggle with the cost and effort associated with a “Big-Bang” migration from their Legacy ECM system. In a “Big-Bang” scenario, all the content must be migrated to the new system during a very risky and expensive cutover weekend.  This Webinar will present:

  • A Migration overview – how migration is more than “dump and load”.
  • How migration requires more than just moving the content but also all the the users and applications that have been attached to the legacy repository over time
  • Difference between Simple and Complex migrations
  • How a Delta Approach can reduce timing and risk of a Big Bang Migration
  • Benefits of a Rolling Migration versus a Big Bang Migration

One TSG client opted to employ a rolling migration to address the issue with a big bang approach.  With the rolling migration approach:

  • The cost and effort of a large migration did not delay getting the benefits of the new system.
  • Only selective documents are migrated real-time when requested in a rolling approach.  Any surprises with the legacy ECM documents can be addressed by the existing team document by document rather than all documents at once.
  • The cutover weekend can be staged to involve limited users (and hence documents) to avoid the risk of a large cutover weekend.  No content is required in the new system on cutover.

Webinar will include a demonstration of a client’s rolling migration for illustration.  Webinar is a 1:00 EST Today – Recording available shortly afterwards.

Register Today!!

Alfresco and Box – An Integrated Approach for Collaboration and Approval

TSG just finished a successful proof of concept for a life science company that, like many companies, uses Box for collaboration (among other tools) but wanted to add more traditional ECM capabilities like workflow approval and electronic signatures.  Alfresco, combined with TSG add-on products, provides robust workflow review and approval.  This post will discuss the proof of concept and  results.

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Documentum or Alfresco – Simple Workflow in HPI

As discussed in previous posts related to our Active Wizard product here, here, and here, TSG has always preferred a form-driven dynamic workflow for document review and approval.  This is especially true for our regulated clients (ex: Pharma, Energy) that utilize TSG’s Compliance Solution.  However, we’re seeing more and more clients outside our regulated industries that want to enable workflow using a template approach without needing a form to drive the workflow process.  For these clients, TSG is happy to announce the Simple Workflow module in HPI.

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TSG @ Alfresco Summit San Francisco

TSG will once again be in attendance at Alfresco Summit this year.  We have a lot of new /existing clients attending, and looking forward to educate attendees on solutions we have built on top of the Alfresco platform.  Be sure not to miss our presentations during Summit:

Wednesday – September 24th
Lightning Talks #1 – 3:00-3:40 @ Seacliff D
Migrating from Legacy ECM Repositories to Alfresco
Plugin-Free Annotation in Alfresco Share

Thursday – September 25th
Case Study: Curing Cancer with Alfresco and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

A special thanks to Ron Swan from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  We’ve been working with ASCP for the past 2 years, and looking forward to share the innovative work (Google Glass POC, Amazon Web Services for Uploads, Medical Virtual Slides w/ Annotations) we’ve been developing for ASCP and their members.

Wednesday night we will also be co-hosting an After Hours Event with our friends at Blue Fish and MSI at the Starlight Room at the famous Sir Francis Drake Hotel starting at 10:30PM.  Stop by our both to pick up an invite and get a demo of our latest solutions and case studies.

Hope to see you there!

Documentum or Alfresco – Engineering Construction Management Solution for HPI

TSG has recently updated our solution for Engineering, and specifically construction management solution for either Alfresco or Documentum. In addition to the normal capabilities of HPI, the engineering construction management solution adds a unique approach for leveraging project templates to begin activities on the project. This post will present an overview of the solution and some of its unique capabilities. Continue reading ‘Documentum or Alfresco – Engineering Construction Management Solution for HPI’

Canadian Museum of Human Rights – Opening Weekend

In the fall of 2012, Technology Services Group flew up to Winnipeg, Manitoba with Alfresco to understand CMHR’s vision for their museum.  More than a decade in the making, and still under construction, we were able see the vision for the numerous digitally driven exhibits being designed and built, the need for an API to interface with all of the exhibits, how digital assets which would be licensed and owned, and how a core repository would be required to centralize all of these assets.  The most amazing part of the trip was getting a tour of the 350 million dollar museum.  While only partially built at the time, the museum already had the incredible alabaster walkways in place, the window enclosures were being sealed, and you could already start to envision how amazing the Garden of Contemplation and Tower of Hope would be once completed.


Almost two years later, the museum will be opening this weekend. TSG is honored to have been a part of the process, in assisting CMHR in building a core content repository on Alfresco, interfacing with their collection systems, and building a central platform providing content to all of the museum exhibits and the online collection.  CMHR has integrated various TSG solutions to help make this possible, including HPI as the primary interface to bulk import, index, and search all of the incoming digital assets. TSG’s OpenMigrate solution is also used to ingest content from various collection systems into a single repository and drive a publishing process to the external facing web site.

Thank you again for letting TSG and Alfresco be a part of what will be one of the most technologically innovative and thought-provoking museums in the world.

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HPI Edit Online – Save directly into Documentum or Alfresco Repository from Microsoft Word

We often hear from our clients that the process of changing a document requires too many steps. TSG has added a new feature to the HPI product that allows users to seamlessly edit their documents in one simple step.

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