EMC’s Documentum has been widely adopted as it is one of the preeminent enterprise content management and records management platforms. With the vast amount of valuable content housed within Documentum across enterprises today, it’s critical that they be able to access and capture this content as a fundamental part of any successful search effort.
After all, if it isn’t crawled and indexed, then it won’t be found!
As I meet with current and prospective clients, the question that is asked often is “What are the capabilities of the out of the box Documentum Connector versus using a third party connector, such as BA Insight’s EMC Documentum Connector?”
Let’s break it down…
SharePoint’s OOB Documentum Connector vs a Third Party Connector: Which One to Use and When?
For organizations with simple scenarios, a moderate amount of content, straightforward security mapping, and no need to correct or augment metadata, the OOB Connector would most likely suffice.
For larger scale projects that require higher throughput, more advanced security, and more sophisticated metadata and crawling configuration, a tool such as BA Insight’s
EMC Documentum Connector is likely a better fit. Some of the additional benefits this Connector offers include:
- Advanced Security – handles complex security scenarios often found within Documentum
- Smart Mapping – including scripting, full crawled property access, and automated metadata mapping
- Easier Administration – including a testbench, diagnostics, and scheduled tasks
- Sophisticated Content Crawling and Association – for external lookup
- High Scalability and Throughput – indexing speeds ranging up to hundreds of records per second
Outside of EMC’s Documentum Connector, there are a whole host of other platforms which house important data that your users need access to when searching for critical information. BA Insight has over 50 connectors to surface information in SharePoint- the most offered in our industry. We recently announced 10 new connectors and consistently update our current set of indexing connectors to ensure optimal performance with the latest versions of the supported content systems.
To learn more about how the BA Insight Documentum Connector Extends SharePoint Search, read our whitepaper.