Last week we posted about solutions and how Documentum and Alfresco are focused on providing solutions in different ways. One major solution we see both Alfresco and Documentum targeting is Document Control/Compliance for life sciences, nuclear utilities and other regulated industries. Typically control requirements affect the creation and changing of SOPs, Policies, Procedures, Test Methods, Submission Documents, Engineering Drawings, Specifications, Calculations, Design Documents, Promotional and other types of documents. This post will compare and contrast TSG’s Compliance Solution for regulated industries that supports both Documentum and Alfresco with typical Documentum solutions including DCM and D2. Continue reading ‘Documentum to Alfresco Migration – TSG Compliance Solution for Regulated Industries’
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TSG recently responded to a client’s questions regarding using Alfresco versus Documentum or other solutions for Life Sciences. The questions were the next step after a demonstration of Alfresco and TSG solutions for controlled documents. The demonstrations are available in the learning zone.
This post will share those questions and responses while preserving the client’s confidentially.
Tags: bpm, bpmn2.0, dynamic workflow
As mentioned in our previous post about managing controlled documents in Alfresco, Active Wizard 5.0 utilizes the Activiti BPM platform for dynamic workflow processes. If you’re curious about how dynamic workflow works in the Active Wizard, check out this post from earlier this year, which we wrote after we had posted our initial thoughts about Activiti. In this post, we will review how Dynamic workflow has worked in the Active Wizard in the past, and contrast that to how we’re using Activiti in Active Wizard 5.0.
If you’re interested in a live demo of Active Wizard 5.0, check out the following screencams in the TSG Learning Zone:
Tags: 21 cfr part 11, change control, compliance, regulated
TSG has over 15 years experience building systems to manage controlled documents. Most of these systems have been built on top of Documentum for clients in various industries including Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear Energy, Manufacturing and others. When talking to these clients about their thoughts on moving from Documentum to Alfresco, the inevitable conversation comes up: “How do we manage our controlled documents?”
One of our products, Active Wizard, is an electronic forms and workflow product that is well suited for controlled document systems. With the help of a TSG client in the pharmaceutical industry, version 5.0 of Active Wizard will support both Alfresco and Documentum repositories.
The Salesforce.com Dreamforce convention is winding so we thought we would share our thoughts on what we observed and heard over the past week.
As always, the convention offered a lot of fanfare and excitement mixed with tons of useful knowledge from the over 800 sessions. For the most part we are convinced that the Social Enterprise is gaining a significant amount of traction, and more and more companies are looking for ways to move their legacy systems from on-premise to the cloud. Salesforce.com continues to invest significantly in developing their Platform and being the industry leader with Cloud systems.
We recently finished conducting a technical proof of concept with a financial services client. One of the big discussions was workflow, specifically a queue driven approach with workflow templates versus a form driven approach with dynamic workflow. Since either approach could satisfy the client’s requirements in one way or another, the client wanted us to compare and contrast the different approaches. This post will summarize some of the key differences.
Tags: Active Wizard, Cognos, Documentum, Workflow
Many of our clients deploy some type of business workflow as a part of their ECM offering and see some great efficiency improvements. This entry is going to outline how a large Pharmaceutical client was able to create some advanced reporting around their promotional materials approval process to help identify inefficiencies in their process and improve their workflow turnaround time. The client uses TSG’s Active Wizard dynamic workflow engine to drive their approval process of promotional and marketing materials. They were looking for answers to the following kinds of questions about their process:
We’ve recently completed our initial effort that successfully implemented the Active Wizard’s dynamic workflow with the Activiti workflow engine embedded in Alfresco 4.0. The Active Wizard has supported Documentum workflow since 2002. For this new effort, we re-examined some of the fundamental concepts behind the Active Wizard’s dynamic workflow. This post will overview those concepts, and how the Active Wizard’s dynamic workflow is different than a typical “dynamic” workflow template. One best practice we have seen at multiple clients is to leverage forms AND workflow. Especially in the case of controlled document processes, a form needs to be created along with one or more attached documents to explain to the user what they are approving. In this post, we will discuss the use of forms for dynamic workflow.